Mister Pre-si-dennnnnntttt...
You can't forget me baby...

Tell me what you thinking about...

It's been a while since I've done a meme, so I'm running with one that I stole from Marty who, in turn, stole it from Dave2.

Memes are such theft-fests. In a loving way, of course.


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 26 and 37. 26 because it's how old I was when Katie and I got married and 37 because that's how old I am and will be when we have our first baby later this year. I hope I interpreted this one correctly. My other answer was "nothing, because I don't know so how could I answer."

Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never trying. But that hasn't stopped me from not trying on things in the past out of fear.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? I talk a lot, so, yes.

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? I like Marty's answer... "Making people more tolerant and accepting of others."

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? Not sure how to answer that one.

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? Zero control. I go with the flow and let the currents carry me where the galaxy feels I need to be. It's hard to justify fighting it.

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? It depends on the situation. Some things need to be done right and others need to be the right things. I've done both and worried about both.

If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Be yourself. Forget what everyone else says.

Would you break the law to save a loved one? Damn right I would.

Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity? Oh absolutely. Sometimes you just need a new perspective. A lot of that comes with age.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people? I, like Marty, do try to see the positive in others and I'm always able to overlook opinions others have developed in that effort.

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? If everything made everyone happy, this world would be peaceful. Government and the war machine couldn't let that happen, now could they?

What is one thing have you not done that you really want to do? Becoming a published writer and I haven't done it for lack of focus. My God, I'm the Chicago Marty.

Do you push the elevator button more than once? No. Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? No. And I'm afraid the elevator would subsequently breakdown and leave me stuck inside.

Why are you, you? Because, for the most part, I like me.

Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend? I dunno. I'm not always the best at staying in communication with my friends. I could be better.

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? I love my wife and family and all that we've done together but I would hate to not be able to make new memories considering the life change we've got coming up in a few months.

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first? No, you have to fight against the lies and misconceptions to uncover the real "truth."

Has your greatest fear ever come true? No. And I pray it never does.

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive? When Katie and I are together doing something for us.

If not now, then when? In three months.

If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose? Time and pride.

Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever? Yes.

When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in? We're doing that now. I think all first-time parents do.

If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today? My family.

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous? No.

What is the difference between being alive and truly living? Loving.

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Write without fear of denial or ridicule.

When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing? When I lost my breath during a workout. I hate that sound and it makes me want to work out harder to overcome it.

Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you? Others are making them for me. Mostly that little cauliflour-sized human in Katie's womb. I'm okay with that.

Steal at will.

So Roger Clemens was acquitted on all six counts of perjury?

I'm truly not surprised by this. I know I should be, but I'm not.

Even though he's technically and legally not guilty, Clemens' legacy is forever tarnished and I cannot ever look at him the same way again.

There was a time when I looked up to that guy.

That time has passed.

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