Friday, March 24, 2006

Getting to Know You: Which of the following statements is *not* true about Matt

1. Krista once agreed he could have a pet monkey. (43%)

Believe it or not, Krista once agreed I could have a pet monkey. I couldn't figure out how exactly one gets one, though, at least not before we had kids. And then it just seemed silly to get a monkey because our kids already acted like monkeys. Plus, rabies shots are expensive.

2. He once insulted Sonny Bono to his face. (21%)

True confessions: I was the vice-president of the College Republicans. I met Sonny Bono at a fundraiser. As he left the party I shouted, "Sing 'I want you, babe!'" This, I am sure brought up some bad memories, because he said (not nicely), "Why don't you sing it?" To which I had to honestly reply, "Because I don't know it." Ooops. Score one for the democrats!

3. He almost had a job writing for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". (21%)

This is true. Then I told the person who was getting me the job that Buffy was the "stupidest movie I had ever seen." For some reason she retracted her offer to get me a job.

4. He speaks some: Latin, Spanish, French and Chinese. (4%)

I don't speak any French. Not a lick. Krista is the only one who voted for this one, proving that only she truly knows me. C'est la vie!

5. "Mary Poppins" is one of his favorite movies. (7%)

No, really. I like it.

6. He almost fell off Vernal Falls in Yosemite. (4%)

Yup. In middle school we were taking turns sliding down this one part of the upper river that led to the falls, and I pushed further out into the river so I could go faster. Three guys had to jump on me to keep me from careening to my watery grave. Thanks, guys. I owe you one!


  1. Anonymous10:42 AM

    woah woah woah...I think that all of these statements are true. You clearly speak SOME french demonstrated by the 'c'est la vie' comment!

  2. Ha ha ha! You are funny. Krista had to tell me what it meant, how to write it and how to spell it. I am purposely avoiding knowledge of the french language (though I am certain it is a fine and lovely thing to know).