5 Questions – August 28, 2018

Tossing Salt Presents:
5 Questions
August 28, 2018

There was a time that I called this “Facebook Q&A”, but the times, they are a’changing and rather than answer any and every questions, I’m going to pick the best and most interesting of the best that I can find each and every week on my Facebook timeline. This is where you’ll get to know me a little bit better and I might even get to know myself a little better as well. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Let’s do this…

If Hollywood made amovie of your life, what genre would it be and who would you want cast as the actors portraying you and your family?

For myself, I’ve often said that Jack Black would be the perfect choice, but he’s too old and movies are fantasy versions of reality, right? So how about Colton Haynes, who played “Speedy” on the Arrow series. He’s a sexy beast and I’m a sexy beast so there you go.To play my Mom, I’d say Betty White. To do my sisters, I’d want Nikki Blonsky and Melissa McCarthy. For my brothers, I’d go with Chris Elliot (look him up) as my oldest bro and in flashbacks of my other brother, Jeff, I’d use Charlie Hunnam for the role. For my other “brothers”, I’d have Youngblood play himself, Greg would be played by Matt LeBlanc and my bestest bro and pseudo-son, Kenneth, would be played by himself because he’s one of a kind, a very special guy and no one else could do his character justice. And there you go. I smell Academy Award.

What will you be having for Thanksgiving dinner?

Most likely I’ll be cooking (again) and my menu will consist of turkey, ham, baked beans, Deviled eggs, potato salad, stuffing and probably green beans to round things out. Other items, impulse ideas, will be added as well cause on Turkey Day, three things are for sure. I’ll be listening to Adam Sandler and Arlo Guthrie on the computer, I’ll get very little sleep and we here at the Maynard household will eat damn well (and way too much).

Would you pack up and move across the country for love?

Hell, I won’t even ride across town for a good hook-up with someone I like a great deal so take off across the country for any reason? I really doubt it. They can come to me instead.

Do you attend reunions?

No, I don’t because I’d rather remember people as they were rather than see the effects that life and age have taken on them. Reunions are okay, but I’m not really a “people person” anymore anyways and the few people from the past I want to keep up with and talk to, I still see regularly and of course, there is always Facebook and the internet too. One reunion that I would be interested in attending though would be a gathering of the old crew from the Showtime Pizza / Mans / St. Andrews days. The only problems that I can see is that so many of us have passed and life has taken everyone in so many different directions, both good and bad, I don’t think it would be possible. If anyone from those days (and you know who you are) wants to get up and go out and reunite, get in touch with me and let’s do lunch or dinner or maybe even a beer or ten, time permitting. That’s the only kind of reunion I think I can do anymore.

Strangest pet?

We’ve had so many pets over the years of my life, mostly dogs and cat (and awesome dogs & cats they were), but not really anything strange or odd. We had gerbils a couple of times, fish a few times, a fuzzy guinea pig hamster named Googles and many others. I did have a hermit crab named Tarheel for a couple of years. He was a gift from my incredible friend Theresa and he was such a cool, yet always crabby little guy. He ate cat food and would beat on the side of his pen with his claw when he wanted attention. A really cool little fellow to be sure.

And that’s all for now. Thanks for reading. Questions, comments and the like are welcome and appreciated. Until the next time, stay cool. I’m down and out of here. Take care.


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