Night Writer did this one. So did Mitch. My turn.
1. The phone rings. Who will it be? Increasingly, it's a call for Fearless Maria.
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Yes. It only takes a minute and as a former Targetoid I tend to worry about damage to vehicles in parking lots.
3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener? It depends on the crowd. I can go into raconteur mode pretty quickly, but I usually prefer to listen and then fire off a one-liner. Better to pick your spots.
4. Do you take compliments well? **blush**
5. Do you play Sudoku? About once every 6 months or so, just to prove that I still can. I prefer crossword puzzles.
6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? If I were armed, sure. If not, predators would be drawing lots.
7. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Day camp once. My son is a Boy Scout, though, so I've more than made up the gap in the last few years.
8. What was your favorite game as a kid? Wiffle ball. We'd play all day long, all summer long. We'd keep track of our home runs. One summer I hit about 500 and still finished 3rd. Tough league among my buds at Alicia Park.
9. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew she was married, would you? Happens all the time -- that's the advantage of being married to a sexy person.
10. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? Never seemed to work very well back in the day.
11. Do you like to pursue or be pursued? I defer to Satchel Paige, who said "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
12. Use three words to describe yourself? I think not.
13. Do any songs make you cry? No, but plenty of them make me cringe. And if you know me at all, you know better than to click any of those links. For the love of God, don't do it.
14. Are you continuing your education? Every day. In every way.
15. Do you know how to shoot a gun? Yes. Not necessarily well, though. Subject for further research.
16. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? Sure, but not for a long time.
17. How often do you read books? Each day, without fail.
18. Do you think more about the past, present or future? Probably all in equal measure.
19. What is your favorite children’s book? I agree with Night Writer on this one: “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
20.What color are your eyes? Grayish blue. Kinda like my hair these days.
21. How tall are you? 5-11, if we're going to be honest about it.
22. Where is your dream house located? If I'm going to dream, I'm going to have more than one. A deluxe condo in either Chicago or New York, a nice estate in England and a home on the North Shore. And not necessarily in that order.
23. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed? If my wife and kids are safe, probably our wedding album. But even that could be replaced if necessary.
24. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? A few months back -- I got a gift card from the parents of one of the teams I coached. It wasn't very good and the wait staff clearly was more interested in turning tables than serving us. They cleared my wife's plate even though she wasn't done eating, which was pretty lousy. We won't be going back any time soon. If you happen to be in Roseville, try something else.
25. Where was the furthest place you traveled today? Northeast Minneapolis, Roseville, Arden Hills. A whirlwind itinerary, I tells ya.
26. Do you like mustard? Darn right I do, and pretty much any kind you can think of. The more coarse ground it is, the better. Someday I gotta get back to the Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. It is one of many great Wisconsin shrines to gastronomy.