Kelly. I know, what a shock. You may have seen it coming since she's with Dave approximately ten times more then any other reader, but to be honest, none of my reader's have ever heard most of these random stories. I was impressed with a lot of the deductive reasoning used (and really, who could've guessed Dave wouldn't happily lone Gayla his sweatshirt?)
The order is as follows, if you are curious how you did:
I was very impressed at how well my one year old nephew Cooper did:) I was also impressed that besides Kelly, Ainsley was the only person who got Dave's job title, department, and job description. I gave one point to everyone who said Dave works "at the Gateway" or something similar (like "by the fountains") and two points for those who actually knew Dave works at Fidelity Investments. Sorry Tam, no points for Prudential:) Thanks to everyone who played along! Here's the answers:
1. Which best describes Dave's culinary skills?
When Dave saw the quiz he said, "on number one, there are two right answers. Grilling and breakfast foods." I explained that to me "occasion" is once a twice a month, not once or twice every other year. Hence, there is one correct answer. It is:
-As long as Kira marinades and provides all the side dishes, Dave is happy to grill.
And Mil, he hardly ever burns anything black anymore!
2. Dave once briefly had a pet, Larry the Lizard, who met an untimely death when Dave accidently...
After driving with us all the way to the beach in Puerto Rico, Dave and I decided to let Larry, our beloved pet lizard, go free. We said our good-byes and Dave, with a tear in his eye (practically) flicked Larry onto the asphalt so he could go back to his natural habitat. Larry took about two painful steps and flopped over on his back, dead as a scalded lizard. May he rest in peace. The correct answer is:
-Scalded him to death by flicking him onto the hot Puerto Rican asphalt
3. How does Dave most frequently embarass Kira at church?
A lot of people thought it was from eating the children's snacks, and it's true, Dave does often share the children's snacks (I think it would even be safe to say the children share Dave's snacks). But seriously. In English, his singing voice is like a whisper, but in Spanish he outsings the congregation combined! Correct answer:
Loudly sings the hymns in Spanish.
4. Which of the following has Dave NOT done this year:
Dave called our friend to see if he would sub in the primary, but he was already subbing, so with his apologies, he turned Dave down. Dave said, "don't worry about it and thanks for helping out in the other primary class." I was like, who are you, the primary president?
I was sick one day at the end of January, so Dave took a day off work to take care of the children. In typical Dad fashion, a Dave off work was not to be wasted doing mundane everyday chores. He decided to rent several movies. It wasn't until he got home and went to put one of them in he realized he had already seen one of them.
The correct answer:
-Stayed up until 2 am playing video games (and I'm SO thankful that Dave very rarely plays video games and hasn't seen 2 am for quite some time.)
5. Which of the following disasters has NOT befallen Dave while skiing...
-Being asked out by a college girl last month-Millie pointed out, Dave probably didn't consider this a disaster. Awkward is a better word.
-Falling off the wrong side of the chair lift. Corben and Jeremy need to take full responsibility for this one. They decided not to go to the top of the mountain, but didn't inform Dave first.
-Being stuck atop a mountain because he was no match for the strong winds. You've probably heard (or read) this story.
Correct answer: Losing a rental ski
6. Which of the following has Dave NOT gotten angry about...
When I was trapped inside the four walls of the hospital with nothing but an incoherant husband, Gayla was often kind enough to come hang out with me. One day, Dave wakes up, looks at Gayla, looks back at me and says, "why is she wearing my sweatshirt." Of course, she wasn't wearing his sweatshirt in real life, only in Dave-land. I tried to explain (during fits of laughter) and he angrily went on, "tell her to take it off. Tell her to take off my sweatshirt." The best part was where he was acting like she couldn't hear, even though she was two feet away. (Dave would like to make it very clear he was very medicated during this instance).
Dave spent most of his time in the hospital sleeping (hence my desire and NEED for visitors). One time, he wakes up, turns to me and said, "why didn't they just keep the ski Utah plates?" He went on a whole angry rant about how Ski Utah is so much better then the new plates.
I think I enjoyed those two instances so much because it's two of the only times I've seen Dave angry. It just doesn't happen, unless he's incredibly doped up. The correct answer:
-Losing Kendall's favorite blanket while we were at the movies. (this happened, but Dave was not doped up and was more bummed then angry.)
7. Name three nicknames Dave's nephews have called him by:
I will accept any and all of the following: Dave (only because I knew someone would pull that. Thanks Cami!), Doda, Ball, Vase.
8. What's the longest Dave has ever been hospitilized at one time
9. If Dave were to have another baby boy, his name is...(in other words, the name which Dave currently refers to his next son as, even though no such individual currently exists).
On the one hand, I should have made this multiple choice. On the other hand, I was super impressed with the Dave-esque names everyone came up with. The correct answer is: Manase
The guesses were Max, Cougar, Elway, Bronco, Jeremiah (?), and Ty.
10. We all know Dave's favorite college FOOTBALL team, but who does he cheer for during basketball season (to be fair, who does he cheer for in addition to the Cougs)?
I should have been more clear and said COLLEGE basketball. I gave credit for both Jazz and Duke.
What is Dave's...
11. Place of employment...Fidelity Investments
12. Job Title...
-Senior Financial Specialist
-Stock Plan Services
14. Job Title
15. In the 7th grade, Wynn, who would later become Dave's BFF, did not like Dave because...
Dave had just moved to town (seriously, like a week before) and it was time for scout camp. He and Wynn were supposed to share a tent, but since...correct answer:
-Dave talked too much
16. How did Dave know Wynn didn't like him?
-He moved out of his tent at Scout Camp
Now she's Nine Months
8 months ago