My Aunt Janna sent this one out today and the answers sent back by my Uncle Sammy were a hoot and a half. He’s a funny, funny man. So here are some highlights. The pee-your-pants funny parts (#8 and #43 for example) and the just plain true parts (#14 and #17, minus Regan. haha.) I hope he doesn’t mind me sharing with ya’ll for posterity…. oh wait, my mom and my MIL are the only folks that read this thing. Hi guys!
Sammy you really aught to start a blog. Yes, it’s totally dorky, but your family would love it. A Holbrooks’ family collaboration wouldn’t be too shabby either.
Hey, here goes. Guess you’re s’posed to copy and paste this and send it to
everybody else and me.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Mom made a great issue of the fact that I was named after Samuel and
David, a King and a Judge. She should have lowered her expectations and
named me Elvis Judy.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
The evening of November 4th.
Although I did tear up a bit this morning when I saw that Ford, GM, and
Chrysler stocks are being outperformed by Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Three, and a really cool grandson who thought it was okay to whup it out
and pee in Wal-Mart the other day when his Mom wasn’t looking. He picked
up several new fans. Grandparents love this stuff. It’s payback time.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes, and doggedly determined to keep my testicles as well.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I’ll only get upside down for money, and I’ll only jump off a bridge when
I call it quits.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I was until KTW took my muscles. Until I make my comeback, I’ll just have
to B.S. my way out of everything.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Whether or not they smile at strangers.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Mom, Dad, Cecil, Fogelberg, Ronald Reagan, and the drummers from The Who
and Led Zeppelin.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Local weather report. Brrr. Temps are lower than Barney Frank’s belly.
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Barbecued brisket, rain in Texas, a baby’s breath.
Least Favorite? The French Quarter after Fat Tuesday.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Lawrence last night, and this morning, #4.
As in, “If you’d like to speak to someone who gives a rat’sass, please
press number four.”
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football. Also, Olympic gymnastics if they had cheerleaders… or would
that be redundant?
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND. The snoops at Google. Hi Google!
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles. Mick Jagger’s a weeny. That’s right, I said it.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? New York City.
New York City?!?!?
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Are drummers talented, or are we just the guys who hang out with real
Am I a good Publisher, or just a frustrated novelist? Hmmm.
Unlike most Americans, I do enough homework to know who’s responsible for
what. I guess that counts for something.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Terrell, By God Texas.
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
Anyone whose answers are accompanied by a new riding lawnmower.
Hey, everybody have a Gay Christmas and a Merry New Year!! Or whatever.
— Samuel Holbrooks