The Answer Man

You ask the questions. I give the answers.

First up, my friend and former colleague Fritz:

Q. Are you working with the horses this weekend?

A. Here’s visual proof.


Yup. Not only are those THE Budweiser Clydesdales, but that’s, um, me atop the wagon.

And here’s one more just for good measure.


They were in town for a parade this weekend. And, they stayed where I work. I was the project coordinator. Tons of work and effort — but with amazing results. And, the driver (on the left) rewarded me with the trip of a lifetime.

OK, next up is Stephanie:

Q. I just want to know everything…so spill something!

A. Hmmm. Open-ended. I have no idea why I just thought about this, but I did. And it shows history of my nerd side. Yeah, senior year of high school, one person in my class of 190 had perfect attendance. That would be me.

Pessimistic Redhead is up next, with a deep question:

Q.  What is the biggest compromise you and your wife each make in order to make your relationship work so very well?

A. Well, first of all, thank you for the compliment. It does work well. And apparently my writing here shows that. To answer your question, I’m bringing in a special guest. Yup, these words are from Renee:

“You are involved in many extra activities. You also attend a few concerts here and there with others. I guess the extra time you are away I feel like I pick up a little more. But, I don’t feel there are many compromises. We work together well. Besides, if one is compromising too much in a relationship, then something is not right.”

And that is why I married her.

My former college housemate John is up next.

Q. Where is the love?

A. It’s coming, John. I promise.

I first started reading Tortious because we share a lot of the same taste in music. So, I suppose it serves me right that she asked the following:

Q. If you had to choose only three albums to listen to for the rest of your days, which would they be?

A. First of all, that she said albums rocks. Love that. Secondly, I’m not good at questions like these because my answers tend to change over time. But, for right now, I’ll go with: U2, the Best of 1980-1990; Bon Jovi, Cross Road and Matchbox Twenty, Yourself or Someone Like You.

U2 and Bon Jovi are kind of expected. But, there’s just something about MB20’s debut album that I love.

JenBun asks two questions, so she’ll get two answers. Well, kind of.

Q1. If you had one day to completely do whatever you wanted to do and money and plausability were no object, what would you be doing?

A1. Hmmm. Following Bon Jovi for an entire tour? I’ve always wanted to follow an artist for 10 or 15 (or more) shows in a row. Could be fun.

Q2. Oooh…and who is this blog crush to whom you so sneakily alluded to?

A2. Spill my secret crushes? Not here! Though, I will say, for the record, that I’ve had four blog crushes. Not really ‘crushing’ on anyone now, however.

My sister, doubling as Bret, says:

Q. Will you continue to stay in this blog, possibly in those skinny pants, and continue to rock my world?

A. I will…and I hope to wow you with even skinnier pants once the elliptical arrives and is set up!

The last question comes from Chelle.

Q. If you could have a super power, what would it be?

A. To leap tall blogs in a single bound?!

If you didn’t get the chance to ask a question, I’m happy to answer. Just post it in the comments.

What else? I got nothin’.

11 Comments on “The Answer Man”

  1. cdp says:

    O.M.G. That is too perfect. I own and love all three of those albums and all three are in heavy rotation. Matchbox Twenty? Love them. So much. I think they get somewhat of a bad rap or maybe not as much credit as they deserve because they get so much Top 40 radio play; but they’ve got a great sound and Rob Thomas truly is a very talented songwriter.

    Loved learning all of these little tidbits about you! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. fritz says:

    you are my hero! you got to ride on the wagon!!! how cool!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness! I saw the Budweiser Clydesdales last week in Florida at Sea World. Funny. 🙂

    Also, I am lame for not giving you a real question, but perfect attendance? Now that is some discipline!

    Here’s a real question. What is one thing you want to give or do for your kids that you didn’t have the opportunity to do yourself growing up?

  4. Marie says:

    Can you tell us the Rachael Ray story?

  5. Anna says:

    Okay, you can only eat one thing for a whole week.
    (Not one item, just the same thing, like forty grilled cheeses every day, but for a whole week.)

    What would it be?

  6. heatherdc says:

    I want to ride on a Budweiser carraige!!! that’s awesome!

  7. Pessimistic Redhead says:

    Thanks to you and Renee for such a thoughtful answer!

  8. JenBun says:

    Good answer for my first one… and you were sneaky for that second one! 😉

    OoOoO, I like Anna’s question, up there! I think I would eat chips with cheese and guacamole. Every day. For a whole week. And wash it down with a strawberry margarita!!! Mmmm 😛

    OK, I know it wasn’t my question, but there’s my answer! 🙂

    (Yes, I ended each paragraph with an emoticon. Yay!)

  9. JC says:

    Ahhhh – if I’m the john to whom you refer – dude, you showed the love on March 3, 2008 when you called into my show.

    That. Is love.

    Thank you.


  10. JC says:

    Ahhhh – if I’m the john to whom you refer – dude, you showed the love on March 3, 2008 when you called into my show.

    That. Is love.

    Thank you.


    PS – JenBun – your (sentence) – you forgot that last emoticon. sorry.

    So, here on shprockets, we dance!

  11. John Bauer says:


    I am still waiting for the love. He doesn’t call me at all. I am jealous. And I lived with him longer than you too.


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