Wow, thanks to you I now have lots of nonsense to write about. Sometimes it's a good idea to ask for help.
Since I know how long your attention spans are (not) and I'm kind of a long-winded answerer, I'm going to bust up your suggestions into a few different posts. Kathy replied first so here are my answers to her questions.
What's it like being very tall?
Well, I wouldn't say that I'm really tall. I'm only 6'4" which is taller than average but not freakishly so. Still, there are two situations where I am acutely aware of my height:
1. When I go down a stairwell and I have to duck underneath that part of the ceiling that drops down from above. Too many times I've gone lumbering down a set of stairs and clocked my noggin on that piece. Now I instinctively bend my neck to the right whether I need to or not.
2. When I have to talk to someone face-to-face who is taller than me. Because it's rare for me to be shorter than someone else, it actually makes me feel uncomfortable to have to look up at another person when I talk.
Your bucket list
Note: I'm ok with this idea, as long as I can remove the "before I die" stipulation. It's obvious I have to do these things before I die because it's pretty difficult to do things after you die - and saying "before I die" just makes it feel like I need to cram some stuff in before it's too late. Therefore, I prefer my bucket list to be considered stuff I will do "as soon as I can."
1. Take a motorcycle trip around the US with my wife and take (at least) 3 months to do it
2. Visit Norway, Japan and Australia
3. Perform on Letterman's Late Night with The Receders
4. Go SCUBA diving in exotic and safe locations ("safe" referring to no sharks, stingrays or other deadly creatures).
5. Orbit the earth from space
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
Wow, cool question. You're like the Barbara Walters of the blogsphere! What kind of tree you say? That's a tough one.
- I'm afraid of heights so I wouldn't want to be something tall like a redwood
- I'm not gay so forget about any kind of fruit tree
- I'm way too tall to be any kind of bonsai
- I can't stand those car air freshners so pine trees are definitely out
- I'm mostly nuts so... let's go with an oak tree!
Blogging peeves (besides having nothing to write about)
I'm going to pass on this one, because I like totally am not like into the negative vibe?
However, if I was to turn this around and point out positive attributes you should try to achieve instead, I might say things such as:
- Keep your font clear and easy to read. Old people like me don't do well with pink on blue.Ok, who am I kidding... these are really just peeves in (not so clever) disguise. Oh well, I gave it a shot.
- Make your posts as short and digestible as possible (uh, unlike this one?). Like I said earlier, bloggers have very short attention spans.
- Enjoy your template as is and focus on your writing. Fancy templates are not what keeps the people coming back (said the guy who doesn't use a template).
- Write when you're inspired and know when to take a break. Either that or ask your readers for input. You'll be surprised at how helpful they will be!
- Have fun. Be silly. Let your hair down! Rants are ok every now and then but EVERYBODY likes to laugh.
The times in your life you've cried
You mean besides when Spock died and they had to shoot him down to the planet Genesis?
Well, other than the millions of times I screamed in protest over my brother's tortuous teasing as a child, the only other time I can remember crying was the first time I held Brandon immediately after he was born. There's really no other moment quite like that in a parent's life.
So thank you Kathy, these questions have been very helpful. And for the rest of you...
Watch for your answers soon!