If it’s good enough for Ken Levine…
• A-Available/Single? Available for what? Oh, wait, I see. Not available.
• B-Best Friend? Well, my oldest friends, Karen and Carol (not my wife), I’ve known since kindergarten. Carol’s e-mailed me recently, and Karen called.
• C-Cake or Pie? Pie. Fruit pie, especially.
• D-Drink Of Choice? Water with some True Lemon added.
• E-Essential Item You Use Everyday? My electric toothbrush.
• F-Favorite Color? Green, obviously. Or blue.
• G-Gummy Bears Or Worms? Not a great fan of either.
• H-Hometown? Binghamton, NY, the Parlor City.
• I-Indulgence? Reference books on pop culture.
• J-January Or February? February. Closer to spring.
• K-Kids & Their Names? Lydia. Oh, and Daffodil and Unicorn and Valentino and Kenya and… all of Lydia’s dolls and stuffed animals are my children. I have over two dozen, yet stay true to the ZPG mantra.
• L-Life Is Incomplete Without? Music.
• M-Marriage Date? May 15, 1999.
• N-Number Of Siblings? 2 sisters, both younger.
• O-Oranges Or Apples? Apple, especially McIntosh.
• P-Phobias/Fears? Downed power lines.
• Q-Favorite Quote? “All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.”- Benjamin Franklin
• R-Reason to Smile? Photos of the daughter.
• S-Season? Spring
• T-Tag Three or Four People? Zero. Wait a minute, I’m tagging YOU.
• U-Unknown Fact About Me? I failed the test to be on the $10,000 Pyramid in 1977.
• V-Vegetable you don’t like? Cauliflower
• W-Worst Habit? Losing track of the stupid swiper thing that gets me into my building.
• X-X-rays You’ve Had? Teeth, rib (when I broke it in 2008), knee (when I tore the meniscus in 1994).
• Y-Your Favorite Food? Spinach Lasagna.
• Z-Zodiac Sign? Pisces. Pisces. Pisces. Smack dab in the middle of Pisces. Don’t care what that zodiac kerfuffle said about me being an Aquarius. Aquarian? Whatever.
Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey, and the Duke) in honor of star outfielder Duke Snider, who was among baseball’s Boys of Summer in the late 1940s and ’50s, helping lead Brooklyn to its only World Series championship in 1955. His death was reported yesterday; he was 84.