20 Questions Tuesday: 88 - Sparky's Day

This week’s 20 Questions Tuesday is a bit of a departure from the norm. Today I will be interviewed by one of my typical questioneers. The questioner in question is Sparky, a co-worker of mine. Well, kind of a co-worker. I haven’t actually done any work with her, but she works for the same company in the same building.

Sparky, if you are ready…

On to the questions:
1. What do you like best about your job?
I have a super flexible work schedule that allows me to do handle sick kid time and other emergency “don’t go into work” stuff very easily. That helps a ton when you have a food allergic asthmatic kid.

2. What is the best piece of work/project you've ever done?
Hmmm… this is an interesting question. I have a hard time choosing anything that I have done at my place of employment so far. It seems that none of the projects I have worked on have been built. Um… I would have to go with the inking and coloring that I did for last week’s Ten Ton Studios’ No-Prize Sketch Challenge. It will be the featured piece for this week’s Digital Thursday.

3. What is your dream job?
I believe being independently wealthy would do for me. It would do very well indeed. I would philanthopize….

4. If you could wear anything you wanted to work everyday, what would it be?
Shorts. I abhor long pants. I have very sensitive knees due to removing most of the skin there whilst having a soccer career as a kid.

5. What was your first job?
I sold NordicTracks in a NordicTrack store in a mall.

6. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
"Don’t let the fuckers get you down."

7. If someone who knows you well had to describe you in one word, what would it be?

8. Whom do you admire?

9. What keeps you awake at night?

10. What is the first thing you think when you wake up?
Curse you day.

11. Tell me about how and when you and Wifey came to the decision to combine your surnames.
Well, I figured that if she had to go through the pain of changing last names, I should as well. She was planning on combining last names and I surprised her with my offer to change my name as well.

12. What do you find most challenging about being a bi-racial family?
Explaining why some people don’t like our family or why some people are staring at us. Luckily, that is not something we have had to do much. Columbus, Ohio is surprisingly replete with inter-racial families.

13. Finish this phrase - People assume _______________ about me, and they're wrong.
I will modify this phrase as I see fit.

Some people assume that I care about what they are saying, and they are wrong.

The "about me" is redundant and repetitive.

14. What is your #1 pet peeve?
I am sooo not answering this question knowing some of my readers. I am not giving that kind of weakness away to those people.

15. What frustrates me most these days is.....
Lack of professional fulfillment.

16. What delights me most these days is...
Little Man’s giggles

17. What books are on your bedside table?
Right now? Good Night Moon

18. What would the five-year-old version of you say about your life now?
Wow, you are old.

19. What are you better at than anyone else?
Sometimes I am “in the zone,” so to speak, with the puns. When I am on… I am unbeatable. I know, one would think there would be a pun there… and yet.

20. What's the best thing about being a father?
It is not about being the father, it is about loving the child.

To recap:
Tomorrow is Wednesday
Just an FYI to all of you out there
I just got my review for last year’s “work”
I am still employed
That makes me happy
Was #20 just a bit too sappy?
It was?
Deal with it folks
We had to get a boatload of bathroom stuff yesterday
Thanks to Mim for doing Little Man’s bed-time ritual
Listening to In My Tree by Pearl Jam from No Code