Asked and answeredPosted: September 17, 2010
If you could have any super power, what would you have and why?
The Temptations sayeth:
But apparently I can’t get next to you…so that is in the running.
Actually, of all the super powers available, there really is no contest. I’d like to be able to play 3rd base like Brooks Robinson did. The man could play the corner like no one ever has and ever will.
“I’m beginning to see Brooks (Robinson) in my sleep. If I dropped a paper plate, he’d pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first.” – Sparky Anderson
Who is your fashion icon?
I don’t have a lot of flexibility at work.
A strict dress code specifies “uniform of the day (class A or B) or utility dress in accordance with specialized assignment.” I hear people say they have to think about what to wear to work. I have no idea what that is like. I get up and think “perhaps I’ll wear blue today”, and I do. Everyday.
Away from work I am exceedingly casual. Sometimes I believe that is an extension of me trying to get away from work me.
I do not own a tie.
I guess I lack an icon.
What is your favorite quote?
My son pointed out to me that “some good things don’t go well together, like Chinese Food and cheese.”
I like the way he sees the world.
What playlist/CD is in your iPod/player?
While I’m writing this I am listening to Go to Nassau by the Grateful Dead.
I listened to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Live At Newport before that. Lightnin’ was a great old blues singer and an amazing guitar player.
Are you a night owl or a morning person?
I’m not sure. My job currently requires that I make it in by 5:30 am. That means I get up at 4:15 and necessitates an early bed time.
On vacation I like to stay up late, but my body’s rhythm is a little out of whack. I’ll wake up at 7 and think I slept in.
Perhaps I need to take longer vacations until I can give a solid answer on this question.
Do you prefer cats or dogs?
I don’t have a quarrel with either. I like to judge them as individuals, not as entire species.
I guess I like that dogs seem willing to work. If I’m going to lean toward one over the other I think that would probably push me dogward.
Dogward – an adjective indicating action in the direction of a dog or dogs.
What is the meaning behind your blog name?
Blurt is just a good descriptor of how it feels when I’ve got an idea of what I want to write about. It just comes out without a lot of thought.
Perhaps that shows.