Over at Ally Bean’s place, she answered twenty questions because "it’s something fun to do." She then invited others to do the same. So I’m doing it.
Your most memorable fancy dress costume? Probably my uniform from the pipe band, which included a balmoral (a hat similar to a Tam O’Shanter), a Prince Charlie jacket with a white shirt and black bow tie, a kilt in MacLean of Duart tartan, diced socks in the colors of the tartan, garters with green flashes, and wing-tip brogues. Oh, and the traditional sgian dubh (a small knife) in the right sock. And no, I don’t have any pictures.
Which social media platform do you use the most? This blog on WordPress, with Instagram running a distant second. I’ve been paying a little more attention to Facebook and Twitter in preparation for the A to Z Challenge that’s rapidly approaching, but I generally try to avoid them.
Favorite season? Same as Jim Gaffigan…
If you had to choose the beach or mountains, which would it be? Most likely the beach. Not that I’m a beach person, but I’m definitely not a mountain person.
What can you play very well? The following flavors of solitaire: Klondike, Canfield, Scorpion, Sultan, Batsford, Alhambra, Free Cell, and Yukon. I’m also pretty good at sudoku.
What kind of cheese do you like? American, cheddar, provolone, and Swiss.
Life goal? To keep it going as long as possible.
How many cities have you lived in? Three metropolitan areas: Chicago, Indianapolis, and Atlanta.
What language do you wish you could speak? German.
What can’t you stand? What music has devolved into.
If you have an hour to kill on your hands, what would you do? Play solitaire on my phone or do a sudoku.
Your favorite routine? Go down to the filling station for a bottle of pop, go home and take a nap, then go over ot Thelma Lou’s and watch TV… no, wait, that’s Barney Fife’s favorite routine. Maybe this one…
Text message or phone call? Text.
Your most precious treasure? Molly, my cat. (Mary’s more than just a treasure.)
Your latest foreign language mistake? Hasn’t been much of an opportunity to make one.
What’s the best therapy for you? Sleep.
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be? John Steed from The Avengers (no, not the comic book characters).
Where would you like to travel? Mongolia, Taiwan, Paris, and Rio de Janiero during Carnaval. Wouldn’t mind going back to Australia and Singapore.
Where did you meet your spouse/partner? At Loyola when we were students, but we first saw each other in a training class at Marshall Field’s. She and I just ended up in line for coffee at school, and she turned and asked "Do you work at Marshall Field’s?" That was 44 years ago, and we’re still together.
If you decide to do this, link back to Ally’s blog (link is above).