I don’t usually go in for these meme things, but this is a good one. Questions brought to you by mislih.
1. What’s your favorite part of Gigantic?
Tough call. I was smiling pretty much all the way through it, and laughed out loud a few times. I’d have to say my favorite moments were the Johns talking about each other. The studio footage was great too, I’d love to see more of that.
2. What’s your second-favorite band?
XTC, I can say without hesitation. I think that if I could see them perform live, the margin between the top two spots would be negligible.
3. Where do you work?
Since early last Summer, I’ve mainly been working from home. The company I work for is based in Maryland, and I travel up there every six weeks or so, depending on how badly I need to meet with people in person. It’s working well so far. Believe it or not, there are actually fewer distractions here at home than there are at my desk in the office.
Put simply, they make software and hardware that monitors computer networks. I write their user manuals and online help. It’s a good company, I really like working there.
4. How many CD-Rs do you have?
I don’t feel like rounding them all up for a total, but it’s probably around 30 or 40.
5. What’s the last book you read?
I’m nearly finished with issue 11 of McSweeney’s. Some might not consider that a book, though. The last single-author book that I’ve finished was Lord of the Rings.
6. How many TMBG shows have you been to?
14 if you count the one instore at Borders. I’m slowing way down, though; I peaked in 2001, when I saw them 5 times.
7. Have you seen Donnie Darko?
He never comes around anymore. How’s he doing?
Okay people, leave me a comment if you’d like me to come up with some interview questions for you.
What makes a good poem, in your opinion? Or is it just totally subjective?
Is Jello food? Why or why not?
What’s the story behind your best Halloween costume ever, how did you decide on that?
In all your life, when have you been the most surprised?
What are you reading these days?
What’s something you’ve learned that more people should know?
What are you most thankful for?
Hit me with your best shot.
Why don’t you draw more?
Who’s been your biggest influence, in terms of just wanting to approach life the way that person does?
Where would you live, if money were no object?
In the movie of your life, whom would you cast as you? You can choose anyone you like, and feel free to cast multiple people to play you at different ages.
What would you say are the best traits you’ve inherited from your parents?
What’s your very first memory?
If you were in a painting by Marc Chagall, what color would you be?
What was the most exotic food you’ve ever tasted? How was it?
What’s the next piece of hardware you’re planning to get?
Who’s your favorite character from mythology? Why?
What college course would you like to see offered, but isn’t?
Would you describe yourself as a “cat person” or a “dog person”? Do you think there’s anything to these labels? Are they mutually exclusive?
What’s your favorite medium of caffeine delivery?
What are you proudest of?