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Well, I was going to be the first to comment. Then, I saw that I was supposed to be the first to comment. I hate being predictable so I decided that I wouldn't be the first to comment. Then, I said, "wait...who is running the show here? I'll comment when I feel like it so I will do it now!" With conversations like that going in my head, who needs others!

1. Both of my brothers were older so I was named after they were.
2. I cried last weekend visiting my terminally ill father
3. I am fine with my handwriting...if I need something better, I do calligraphy
4. If a hot dog is a lunch meat....hot diggity dog me up!
5. I'd be a purple crayon
6. Darn right I would be friends with me...I think I am...though we do get in tiffs on occasion. We are good right now. Thanks for asking.
7. My sarcasm has been dialed back...sarcasm is a veiled way to say something you would never say to someone.
8. Yes, I have my tonsils...and, now that I told you, don't try to come steal them when I am sleeping
9. I would bungee jump...but I don't feel compelled to.
10. Captain Crunch with Crunchberries...why haven't I had it in decades? Ahoy, mates!
11. No, I do not untie my shoes when I take them off. I untie them BEFORE I take them off or I leave them untied AFTER I take them off. Untying them while taking them off sounds like a magic trick to me.
12. Physically, I am not that strong.
13. Mocha Blast from Double Rainbow...Trader Joes has my favorite ice cream
14. The first thing I notice about people is if they are HOT! Oh...wait...men are people too, aren't they?
15. Red or Pink? Fuscia
16. Least favorite thing - being indecisive....well, I think that's it but I am not sure. I'll get back to you.
17. I miss my late mother the most
18. I want no one to send this back to me....I wouldn't torture my friends.
19. Camouflage shorts are adorning my legs and some black Birkenstocks have captured my feet.
20. I just ate some tortellini that my sis-in-law made......DEEEELICIOUS.
21. I am listening to the feint sound of my air conditioner in the background
22. I have no kids...no lambs...no piglets...or any other barnyard animals.
23. Basil in my garden is a favorite smell. Fresh coffee is another.
24. I spoke with my friend Adrienne on the phone. I am going to hook him up with a deal.
25. I love McNair....despite him REQUIRING me to fill this out.
26. Hot shower is best for me...I prefer not to lay in my filth only to get up and have to towel soap off of me.
27. My hair color is a light brown. As long as I have hair, I will love whatever color it is.
28. I have Hazel eyes....that turn green...ooooh..spooky.
29. I wear no contact...I had Lasik surgery 8 years ago. What a miracle!
30. My favorite food is pizza. Ice cream. Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream melting over it would take the cake though...wait...it would take the cobbler, I think. If it takes the cobbler, who makes the shoes? I digress
31. I am not a big enough movie person to have a favorite ending.
32. Last movie I watched? I am not a big enough movie person to remember.
33. I am wearing a maroon T-shirt from Territory Ahead
34. Winter over summer....but I prefer Fall...then Spring.
35. Kisses over hugs...and I mean that EXACTLY how I said it
36. My favorite sport to watch is GOLF...the major events.
37. Most likely to respond? I am not sending this anywhere
38. Least likely? See #37
39. I just finished "Happier" by Tal Ben-Shahar and am reading "The Three Signs of a Miserable Job" by Patrick Lencioni and "How to Have Kick Ass Ideas" by Chris Barez-Brown
40. What is on my mouse pad? Are you saying I have a small house? I use a laptop so I don't have a mouse pad but, if I did, I suppose the thing that would be on my mouse pad would be my mouse. Duh!
41. I didn't watch TV last night....I am sorry. I went to some friends house to give them some advice and help they needed. I'll try not to do that again. I should have been home watching TV so I could answer this question better. I think I just failed this test, didn't I?
42. My favorite sound is running water...but not those fountains that sound like a man taking a whiz! I don't suppose I would care for one that sounded like a female taking a whiz either but I have not encountered such a fountain. If you come across one of those, send it to me so I can validate my suspicion of aversion.
43. I'll take the Beatles over the Stones....but can I listen to The Who instead?
44. Which is farther from Sacramento? Florida, North Carolina, Jamaica, Cancun, or Maui. Dang it...where is my wall map and my ruler?
45. My special talent is being a smart ass....which is better than the alternative talent that I see many gravitate towards. I also can make spit hang out of my mouth down past my knee and suck the entire string back into my mouth. I shall not demonstrate this talent in public anymore because I have found the public lacks the social skills to appreciate my virtuosity in this area.
46. I was born in Roseville, California
47. I am not going to get any answers back! Would you please see #37...again. Didn't I tell you that already? How many times must I tell you? Off to your room!
48. My middle name is Andrew. It would have been my first name but my older brothers rebelled. There was no way they were going to be embarrassed by having to drag around Andy Pandy. Wow...I just realized I was named in order to pander to my brother's egos. It seems like I should have figured that out sooner. Hey, I guess that is why I go 48 deep in a questionairre.
49. I am not changing my name until the government says that I have to! When I do become famous, however, I am sure my agent will make me drop Nutter. Scott Andrew it will be....but I suppose I will need to add an "s" so it become Scott Andrews. Then, everyone will say, "are you related to Julie Andrews?" while they burst into a round of "doe, a deer, a female deer...." Yikes! I think I will leave the name alone despite the "have another Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookie" that I still have to endure.
50. Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie.
51. My favorite drink is lemonade. Back in my drinking day, "Tangueray...chilled...straight up...the vermouth is only allowed to look. No swimming."
52. Besides staring at that guys goiter, what do you do while waiting in a doctor's waiting room?

OR

52. What was the last interesting thing you found when cleaning out your dresser drawer/closet/under the bed?

Am I done now?

McNair

52a. In the doctor's office I read the magazines or draw in my sketchbook. On my most recent visit to see my dentist--and long-time friend Dr. Josh--I drew pictures of the tropical fish in the enormous fish tank in the lobby.

52b. Funnily enough I have been cleaning out drawers and boxes of clothes and found my two Disney Imagineering jackets--one with the Disney-MGM Studios logo embroidered on the back. (t'other has M. Mouse as the Sorcerer's apprentice with "Walt Disney Imagineering.")

Thanks for stopping by. By the by, your stage name could be Andrew Scott. But I think Scott Nutter would work great. It's memorable and it fits you.

Len

I almost spit my drink out on my laptop when I read 16.

McNair

Thanks Len . . . for not spitting, but now your laughing at me. I love it!

Vonda Garrett

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes. I was named after Miss America the year I was born (1964). Her name was Vonda Kay Van Dyke. My middle name isn't Kay though, it is Darelene, after my parent's best friend's daughter.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Thursday. One of my sons hurt my feelings.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, when my hands aren't hurting.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Roasted Chicken or Black peppered ham

5. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Purple

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? not really and when I do I think it is usually subtle. I have had people tell me that anyway. I like for people to walk off and say, hey wait a minute, was that a compliment?

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Only if I was sedated and someone pushed me off.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Special K Red Berries

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Depends on how tired I am. ;)

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Mentally, but not physically

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Pralines and Cream

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their eyes

15. RED OR PINK? Both

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Weight, although I have lost some, I am still working on it.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? my grandparents that have gone. I still have my paternal grandfather.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Yes

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? cream colored pants and shoes

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? lol . . . Lucky Charms (out of Special K and ate the boys cereal this morning. I felt so naughty!)

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Students talking in the hall outside my office.

22. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? three sons. 17, 18 & 19

23. FAVORITE SMELL? Chocolate chip cookies baking.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My hubby

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Very much. I would like to get the university to have him here.

26. SHOWER OR BATH? Hot shower

27. HAIR COLOR? Mine: Dark blonde

28. EYE COLOR? Hazel blue/gray

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No, only reading glasses so far.

30. FAVORITE FOOD? boiled shrimp and milk chocolate (not together...)

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy Endings, but I like all kinds of movies.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Thr3e (based on Ted Dekker's Novel)

33. WHAT COLOR OF SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Coral

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter for cozy cuddling

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Do I have to choose? Both!

36. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Football

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Tara

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Don't know

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Troy University logo (I'm at work. Slow day)

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Thr3e

42. FAVORITE SOUND? The Ocean

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles, but I like some Rolling Stones, too. (Honest I Do)

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Michigan

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Writing and Drawing.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Eliza Coffee Memorial in Florence, Alabama

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? all of them.

48. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Darelene

49. IF YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR NAME (NOT INCLUDING YOUR LAST NAME), WHAT WOULD IT BE? I can't imagine being anyone other than Vonda

50. WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE??? Dirty Dancing

51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?? CK Mondavi White Zinfandel and FFSF Vanilla Lattes

52. What question do you think reveals an interesting facet about a person? If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

Clifford Kuhn

What is your favorite word?

michael

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Mom 'n Dad just liked the sound of 'Michael'
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Senior Banquet. I work with high school guys at church. We're all on each others' TRIBE. They've done so well...we all cried.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No, I'm a computer geek by trade, hardly know how to hold a pen anymore. I don't remember cursive, I print.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? 3/8" sliced rare rib-eye on a french bread loaf...can't believe some people eat bologna.
5. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? a fully saturated, deep Royal Blue
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes, and I'd be lucky to have me...
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Not as far as you know.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? In a heart beat.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Sugar frosted flakes
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Always
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Stronger than most, I coach weight lifting.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Homemade Vanilla Custard
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? I look through the eyes to see if anyone's home.
15. RED OR PINK? Dark dry Red, pink is too sweet for my tastes.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I have large ears. I grew up with the nickname "dumbo". I always hated that stupid elephant. Thanks Walt...
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Mom
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? I don't even want to re-read my own answers.
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS, AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I'm just about to jump into the hot tub when I got side-tracked on this...I'm wearing a green towel.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Nacho salad (homemade)
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The fan on the computer.
22. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? boy and a girl (youngest still in college, oldest working on his ph.d in physics)
23. FAVORITE SMELL? My wife
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My wife
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I think I would if I could spend some time with him. I've been at his workshops at the National Youth Worker's Conference.
26. SHOWER OR BATH? Hot tub, then a shower.
27. HAIR COLOR? dirty blond with lots of gray. (lots 'n lots of gray)
28. EYE COLOR? blue
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No, just reading glasses.
30. FAVORITE FOOD? pulled pork, slow smoked for 10 hours so it just falls apart on the grill.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Scary, definitely
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? The Devil's Backbone.
33. WHAT COLOR OF SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? shirt? I hate showing up under dressed.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer; hot, sizzling on the tennis court dripping with sweat.
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Kisses are reserved for the wife...I'll take a hug from anybody.
36. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? NCAA march madness basketball.
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Nancy
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? (still waiting for a response.)
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Velvit Elvis by Rob Bell.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I use a track ball...(sorry)
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? Kevin Costner in Wyatt Earp.
42. FAVORITE SOUND? I live on Lake Ontario...the lake in the evening.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Stones.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? On a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean. (though my wife would say it's when I'm daydreaming. I thinks she's right and I don't think I get away enough.)
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Yep, I'm the only one who's just like me. (all the others are cheap imitations.)
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Lakeside Memorial Hospital, Brockport, NY
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK? I'm starting to look forward to finishing these and getting to that hot tub.
48. WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Lee
49. IF YOU COULD CHANGE YOUR NAME (NOT INCLUDING YOUR LAST NAME), WHAT WOULD IT BE? You cold call me Ernest but it wouldn't be true.
50. WHAT IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE??? Last of the Mohicans
51. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DRINK?? Coffee, black with a shot of espresso.

My wife works in the Pediatric ER at the local hospital...I'll use her favorite question. WHERE DOES IT HURT?

--mike


Rick Yorgey

If we all lived in kitchen drawers, what piece of silverware, or implement, or kitchen gadget/doodad would you be and why?

or

(My Life Question) Why be normal?

David Winner

I have enjoyed your blog and read it whenever you post. I first experienced a performance of yours at a NYWC. I have been following you ever since.

You a like a distant song calling me to be more creative - thanks.

55. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

McNair

Hey everybody, thanks for the great questions and comments. Here are my answers to your NEW questions:

Vonda, my three wishes are:
1. An end to infantile elected officials who want to tell us all how to dress/speak/think, run our businesses, what do with our hard earned income.

2. Publishing contract for my book, "DONUTS ON THE MOON, Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer"

3. A house in the middle of a Napa Valley vineyard.

- - - -

Cliff, my favorite word is "GRACE" in all its uses: God's Grace; to move gracefully, elegantly; and kindness toward others.

- - - -

Mike, "Where does it hurt?" Right...THERE! (Usually: lower back and neck.)

- - - -

Rick, If you look for me in the kitchen draw, I will be the corkscrew (wine opener.)

- - - -

David, I love living in the San Francisco Bay area (1996 to Present), but would love to live 6 months in several international cities: London, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Constantinople, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York, Dublin...

- - - -

Keep your cards & questions coming, kids.

McNair

McNair

I just wrote my answers to your great additional questions, but it doesn't seem to be getting posted. Hmmmmmm . . . .

Mc

Sally Craft

What are some of your favorite things to do on a Saturday?

Mine are having brunch with family or friends, getting out on Lake Michigan in a boat, and reading a mystery novel with iced tea and chocolate chip cookies.

McNair

McNair here...Saturdays tend to be my laziest day, ubless I am traveling/e[aking/performing. So, I will write a little, catch up on my magazine reading, sketch, all in a favorite little cafe. I will also take a walk with a view. I walk everyday now.

Vonda Garrett

Let me know when you get that house in the Napa Valley. I have always wanted to visit California, especially Napa Valley. I read a funny story the other day about wineries. I thought you would love it.

A lady was driving through the wineries in upstate NY with her mom (elderly). She commented on how many wineries there are in NY now.

Her mom said, (are you ready?) "Well, they have to do something with all those grapes."

McNair, have you ever had any CK Mondavi White Zinfandel? It is my favorite.

McNair

Vonda, I have not had CK Mondavi white zin. However, Zin is my favorite grape--great variety in the family. I am also trying to learn Pinot, and have always like Petite Sirah.

You old lady in the wine country story brings to mind the young lady who, while driving through small towns in the Midwest remarked to her boy firend, "I am just amazed how many of these cute little towns are named after water towers."

Come to Napa Valley. Don't wait for me to get my little "house in the middle of a vineyard."

McNair

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