Jun 17, 2008

The tag from Beth

Beth has thrown down the gauntlet to anyone who wants to answer some questions. I don't have anything that is very interesting to say, and truth be told I have been quite down lately. So maybe this will perk me up!

Were you named after anyone?

My dads name was Jack Clifford Hull. I was somewhat named after him with Jack Christopher Hull. But they didn't like a kid being called junior (so why the same first name?), so I was called by my middle name of Chris. Later in high school, mom had it legally changed to just the first initial J. Christopher Hull, to avoid confusion with my dad as far as legal papers are concerned. Everywhere it says that name now, but the drivers license still says Jack, they never could get that right!

When was the last time you cried?
Like Beth it was during the coverage of Tim Russarts death. Two seperate times, when Matt Laur choked up, then when Tom Brokow broke down.

Do you like your handwriting?
Actually, due to having to print most of my adult life, I can't even write in cursive anymore. So, no, I hate my writing.

What’s your favorite lunch meat?
Is burger considered a lunch meat?

Do you have kids?
One son who gets talked about around here, and two dogs.

If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
I think so, if my other persona has the same twisted sense of humor that I do!

Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Who me? Like, duh!

Do you still have your tonsils?
No, I had to pawn them during a rough patch in my life.

Would you bungee jump?
Sure, I love things like that!

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Yes I do, I also unzip my pants, or untie the drawstring on my sweats.

Do you think you’re strong?
I think so, of course it depends on how you mean strong. Physically, I have great stamina, but not great strength. Mentally, my powers of concentration are what legends are....oh look, a shiny thing!

What’s the first thing you notice about a person?
Face, the eyes generally, then if it is a women, I always check out her ass. I am an ass man.

Red or pink?
Pink doesn't work for me, so I chose red.

What’s your least favorite thing about your body?
The fact that I am skinny, but still have a small roll around the middle.

Who do you miss the most?
My dad.

What color pants and shoes are you wearing?
Blue shorts and white running shoes.

How about your shirt?
An old running shirt from some race. Yeah, I know, you are all thinking GQ material, right?

What’s the last thing you ate?
Chocolate Quick! I am still a kid at heart.

What are you listening to right now?
AFI's top 100 films on TV.

Who’s the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My friend Pam who I work out with.

If you were a crayon, which color would you be?

What’s your favorite smell?
Camping high up in the mountains, after you wake up in the morning and go outside the tent. Pure, fresh air...

What’s your favorite sport to watch?
Live, it is Hockey. On TV it is football.

What color is your hair?
My hair used to be beyond blond, almost white. Then it darkened to more of a true blond, and then it went away... My beard is a combination of red/brown/grey.

What color are your eyes?

Do you wear contacts?
I tried for awhile, but my eyes could never get used to them. Then I had lasik, best thing I ever did!

Favorite food?
A good steak, or pizza.

What’s your favorite cereal?
I don't like any cereal.

What’s your favorite ice cream?
Chocolate, chocolate chip.

Favorite dessert?
Cheese cake

Scary movies or happy endings?
Either is good, as long as it is a decent movie.

What’s the last movie you watched?

What book are you reading now?
I am not reading anything at the time, I miss working downtown so I could read on the bus.

Summer or winter?
Winter, I melt above 70 degrees.

Hugs or kisses?
I love both, if you make me chose I would take kisses.

What’s on your mouse pad?
A Dilbert comic, I am such a geek!

What did you watch on TV last night?
News, and we TiVo'd the Meet the Press that was dedicated to Tim Russart.

What’s your favorite sound?
I love good, tight harmony in music. Accapella is so cool.

Rolling Stones or Beatles?
Stones if I have to chose either.

What’s the farthest you’ve been from home?
Perth, Australia. I got to travel all over the place in the Navy.

Do you have a special talent?
I can harmonize when I sing with others pretty easy.

Where were you born?
Idaho Springs, Colorado

Who do you want to answer these questions?

Anybody, I won't tag anybody, but would love it if othrs played along.


  1. Cool. I didn't know that you had been in the Navy.
    Have you seen that PBS documentary mini-series called Carrier? I had no idea what it was like to live on a ship before I watched it. I have a great deal of respect for those folks now.

  2. Anonymous12:03 AM

    I hope doing this perked you up! Down times take their toll. I guess without them the good wouldn't feel so damn great. Hang on.

    I'll take a crack at this. I truly enjoyed yours.

    Be well.

  3. Nicely done, but I want to hear more about this shiny thing you mentioned...

  4. I love the plaid crayon!

  5. I admire people who can harmonize. I can hit a fifth in some keys, but it's rare. I've been in bands so desperate for harmonies they've actually rewritten songs into a different key so I could sing the one note I can hit. Harmonizing is a rare talent, in my opinion.

  6. I love it when people do these. I learn a lot about them. Yours not so much.

    Just kidding, just kidding! I enjoyed reading this.

  7. Anonymous10:20 AM

    What's the going rate for tonsils these days, because you know, mine are just lying around.

  8. I like pink... What's so wrong with it?

  9. So is the ASSMAN plate taken in Colorado?!

  10. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Plaid....you're too funny. Sorry you're feeling down - what's up?

  11. great answers. I hope all is well at your place. : )

  12. Lady: Yes, I was in for 4 years. I was on a destroyer, and we went everywhere with a carrier acting as it's screening vessel.

    SG: I went to look at the shiney object and got distracted by something else, damnit!

    Beth: My second favorite color is clear.

    Chris: Thanks! I would love to hear more about you being in a band.

    Falwless: Then I tag you in particular! Your life just has to be more interesting than mine...

    Kirby: I didn't so much trade them for money as, well, drugs...

    Captain: Only you could pull it off dude.

    GKL: Even if it was available, my good wife would never go for it.

    Suze: Thanks, I will email you later.

    Teri: It's fun to do these.

  13. Nice list. I too share my father's name but in reverse. His middle name is my first name and my middle name was his first. Less confusing I suppose.

    You have a son? I must have skimmed over that before, I guess.

  14. Anonymous4:49 PM

    I also miss my dad....hug.