A Mini Mish-Mash of a Survey
1. If you could have been born in any year and grow up in that era, which year would you choose? Why?
I think I'll stick with 1982. Life's more or less fallen into pretty good places for me being when I am, so I'm good.
2. What company or store that’s gone out of business in the last two years do you miss most?
W.G. Grinders. Man, I miss me a good toasted sandwich as only Grinders knew how to make. What I wouldn't give for a turkey reuben grinder or chicken salad grinder or chicken cordon bleu grinder. Nuts.
3. Who’s the strangest person you’ve called a co-worker, and what made him or her so special?
Having worked in the restaurant and news businesses, there are a lot. The one that comes to mind is a guy named Jason, native of St. Charles MO, who was one of the funniest/most disturbing people you'll ever meet. No matter what he said, even pop culture references of which I was ignorant, it was hilarious. He would do anything you told him to do just to do it. A quick recreation:
Jason: What are you worried about? Lemon juice doesn't hurt if it gets in your eye.
The rest of us: Yeah it does.
The rest of us: Okay, do it.
Jason: Alright. (squirts lemon juice in his eye, waits a few seconds). AH! Okay, that hurts!
Also, Jason has a weird thing about one of his eyes that makes it look off-center. It's not a lazy eye, it's something about the pupil. A bit creepy.
4. If you could take one class this year—regardless of whether that class exists or is offered in your vicinity—what course would you choose? (Examples: Hitchcock Movies, Intro to Japanese, The War of 1812, How to Make Cookies, Making Sense of Printer Error Codes, The Life & Times of Conrad Bain, etc.)
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein- A Comparison and Contrast of Contemporaries (something examining their fiction writings, how they're the same/different, each writer's use of philosophical/theological/mythological/historical elements, etc.)
Okay, your turn.