It’s a lazy, cloudy day so I’m doing a lazy blog: one of those “tell me about yourself” things. Here goes:

Were you named after somebody? Yes, my first and middle name come from two uncles. However, my uncle is Carl so they changed the spelling of mine to be Karl so that people could tell the difference. Yeah, cuz when you’re at Thanksgiving dinner and somebody says “Hey, Carl, can you pass the gravy?” I can tell whether they meant me or my uncle. Otherwise, they say “Karl with a K”…which is just too many syllables and makes things even less convenient.

When was the last time you cried? Probably when my 3 year old niece died…September 2005.

Do you like your handwriting? Handwriting? No. Signature, yes.

What is your favorite lunch meat? I’m not a big sandwich fan…but for traditional sandwiches, I’d have to say ham.

Do you have kids? HELL NO

If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Best friends – we’d have so much in common! And he’s got such a great sense of humor!

Do you use sarcasm a lot? Oh no, never.

Do you still have your tonsils? Yep.

Would you bungee jump? If you asked me in my early 20’s, yes. Now, probably not.

What is your favorite cereal? I like Smart Start Healthy Heart. I also enjoy the taste of Kashi Go Lean Crunch…but as I mentioned last week, they have an unfortunate side-effect.

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Yes.

Do you think you are strong? Physically? No way.

What is your favorite ice cream? I’m so boring: probably chocolate chip cookie dough.

What is the first thing you notice about people? Depends. If seeing them from behind, their ass. If from the front, the part of their chest exposed above the top few buttons (preferably with hair…if it’s a man). If by voice only (phone call, etc…) or witing (online profile, letter), a sense of sarcasm/humor mixed with intelligence.

Red or pink? Blood red. The darker the better.

What is the least favorite thing about yourself? Despite my low self-esteem, I really don’t detest one particular feature. But forced to respond, I’d say I live in fear too much. I don’t take enough chances.

Who do you miss the most? HMMMM – I honestly don’t know. I miss people who have died (Regina, Aunt Lorraine, etc…) but I also miss friends who I’m not in contact with regularly any more as a result of geography or relationship (Jeff, Pete).

What color pants and shoes are you wearing. Ugh – I should have dressed differently today because this isn’t goign to sound good: grey Sketchers and a pair of sage green/grey Calvin Klein cords. It looks better than it sounds.

What was the last thing you ate? Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal with soy milk (do i sound like a hippie?)

What are you listening to right now? My office’s air-conditioning fan blowing and a siren running down Mass Ave toward Harvard Square.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Are you serious? Um, white?

Favorite smells? Cut grass, skunk, brownies or cookies baking, Tommy (cologne), melon.

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Probably my boss…yesterday.

Do you like the person who sent this to you? No, not really. But I love him (it was Randy). Cue the collective “awwwwwww”.

Favorite sport to watch? You’re funny. But if I had to…probably diving so I can see the speedos.

Hair color? What’s left is light brown with some grey thrown in.

Eye color? Blue.

Do you wear contacts? Occasionally.

Favorite Food? Um, I like simple stuff, unseasoned: chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus. I’m a huge fan of sweets, too (Gummi bears, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, yellow cake).

What color shirt are you wearing? Here we go again…this isn’t going to sound like a nice outfit, but it’s a white Zara dress shirt with various pencil-thin green strips (of varying shades of green). It goes well with the sage green/grey pants, I swear! Even Randy said I looked good on my way out the door this morning!

Winter or summer? I seem to be transitioning. It used to be winter, but I’ve been enjoying summer more and more.

Favorite dessert? Any confection that doesn’t include fruit or nuts in it (though a fresh bowl of fruit with cream is lovely).

Hugs or kisses? They go best together.

What book are you reading now? Time Out guide to Buenos Aires.

What is on your mouse pad? Harvard law School’s crest (it’s actually shaped like the crest, too)

What did you watch on TV last night? Randy and I caught up on recorded shows: Biggest Loser, Reaper and Pushing Daisies.

Favorite Sound? I like white noise.

Rolling Stones or Beatles. OOH, that’s tough. The Beatles are better singers/songwriters, but I also like the roughness of the Stones. My favorite song from either artist would be a Stones song (Sympathy for the Devil). I guess that means Stones.

What is the furthest you’ve been from home? Osaka, Japan.

Do you have a special talent? Wouldn’t you like to know!?!?

Where were you born? Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts.

YAY – I’m done. Now if your’e so inclined, feel free to copy/paste into an email and send me an email with YOUR answers ( snarl71 at

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