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September 25th, 2005
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Interview questions from theora
1. Okay, I know you like Pink Floyd. I know you like listening to that AC/DC cd. I know you have music wishlist on your userinfo page. I also know that you have consistently disliked almost everything I've ever tried to introduce you to, even the things I really thought you'd go for. So, can you characterize your musical taste? What makes you like or dislike a particular cd?

I don't think I can characterize my musical taste. It's just not something I tend to think about, or even have the vocabulary to talk about. Growing up, I didn't really listen to music much. Maybe because my parents didn't listen to music. Maybe because the particular friends I hung out with early on didn't listen to much music. Dunno. I used to listen to the radio when I drove, but I've obviously stopped doing that (no car). I sometimes will put some music on at work, but that's pretty rare. I'll put music on at home if I'm doing the dishes or cleaning or something. There's one album I'll put on to dance to (Why Do Birds Sing?, Violent Femmes).

I think another reason I don't listen to music much is that I can't listen to music while I'm doing something that involves thinking, like reading, studying, whatever. I know other people like to have some music on while studying or something, but I find that I can't really concentrate on something else when there's noise happening.

That said (and I know this isn't really what you wanted), here are some bands whose CDs I will most frequently put on at home: Pink Floyd, Cake, Aqua, Blink-182, Bloodhound Gang, Violent Femmes. If anyone wants to offer up some analysis of my musical taste based on that, I'd be happy to hear it.


2. What if, because of some weird electrostatic anomaly, suddenly all tv and monitor screens started not working whenever you came anywhere near them (except at work :-P)? In other words, suddenly you were unable to watch tv or use the computer during your leisure time. What would you do? How would you spend your time?

I think I would definitely start buying more graphic novels. And I would do more other reading, as well. And I might even find the motivation to start writing. And maybe I'd go out and take photographs more. Um, could I still go to the movies? I might go to more movies if I couldn't watch anything on TV/DVD.

I really should try my hand at some writing again, and I definitely need to get out and take some more pictures. Here's hoping that, with all the extra leisure time I'll have after moving, I take more time to do things that are a bit more active than watching TV or futzing around on the computer.


3. Do you have a favorite meal, and if so, what is it? If not, what's your favorite T station?

I'm not sure I have a favorite meal. Grilled cheese and tomato soup was always nice growing up, although I've only done it a few times as an adult. Probably my most common meal in the past couple of years has been pasta with sausage and/or beans, but that's mostly because it's easy. Um, I should cook more with my increased leisure time, too. I mean, I'll have close to 3 hours per day more with the reduced commute. I hope I can make some good use of the time!

Hard to pick a favorite T station. Kendall because of the toys. Charles because of the view. I guess those are the two that come to mind.


4. Is there something you particularly want to see next time you visit the UK (assuming you ever want to come back)?

I'M NEVER COMING BACK!!!! Er, I mean, I think I'd like to actually see inside the Greenwich Observatory (and maybe do a picnic on the grounds). I'd like to see some castles. I'd like to see some of the coast.


5. If you could visit any place in the world that you wanted, anywhere at all, BUT the only way to get there was to walk on your own two feet, where would you go?

I've occasionally thought (not seriously) about walking somewhere far away. The destination wouldn't be nearly as important as the journey, though. I could see myself walking north during the summer, maybe to Canada. A walk along the coast might be nice, too.
If anyone wants to have me ask them some questions, comment here.

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From:spwebdesign
Date:September 25th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
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I'd be interested in fielding questions.
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From:queue
Date:September 25th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
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1. Since I don't read your journal anymore or see you, what's going on in your life? Last I heard you were thinking of moving to the UK. Is that still happening?

2. Say you had to write a novel (insert whatever motivating factor would compel you to write a novel). What would it be about?

3. To you, what's the single most important quality in a romantic partner? How about in a friend? Why are these the same/different?

4. Say you develop throat cancer and they have to do a throatectomy. You can now no longer talk or sing. How would this affect your life? How do you think you would deal with it emotionally?

5. And one for me. Based on the bands I mentioned above and what you know about my personality, what band/album/recording would you recommend to me?
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From:spwebdesign
Date:October 14th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
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Answers are in my journal. Sorry it took so long to respond.
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From:hrafn
Date:September 25th, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Ask away! (But keep in mind it may take me a while to reply, given that school thing and whatnot.)
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From:queue
Date:September 25th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
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1. I had a dream with you in it last night. If you could choose how you would appear in my dream, what you'd be doing, what would be going on in the dream, etc., what would it be?

2. You're given the ability to say 5 words to everyone in the entire world, just once, and they'll be forced to obey those words forever (translation happens, etc.). Would you use this ability? If so, what 5 words?

3. Say you kept putting off sending your resignation letter to the Air Force. Say there's some big war that you don't believe in, and they call you up for duty. Do you go?

4. Would you ever get married again? Do you want children? Are the answers to those questions related?

5. Who would you like to see the Democrats run in 2008? And what year do you predict a third-party presidential candidate would have a chance of becoming president?

6. Bonus question: what band/CD would you recommend to me?
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From:hrafn
Date:September 25th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
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I'll answer this in full later, but I can say that #1 will be a tough one. Mrph. I can think of how I would want the results of you having the dream to be, but thinking of the actual dream details itself? Not so easy.
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From:treacle_well
Date:September 25th, 2005 03:13 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't mind some questions, and would try to be good about actually answering them in a timely fashion.
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From:queue
Date:September 25th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
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1. An anonymous benefactor will give you one piece of art (and will be able to obtain any piece of art in the world) for your apartment. What piece of art, and where in your current place would you put it?

2. You're writing a radio play. What is it about, and who would you cast in it?

3. What's your happiest childhood memory?

4. What two authors would you most like to have a threesome with?

5. What would you like to be remembered for?

6. Bonus question: what band/CD would you recommend to me?
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From:theora
Date:September 27th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC)
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You can ask me questions, if you wanna.
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From:queue
Date:October 8th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
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1. Turn your life into a Broadway musical. Describe the music numbers, the saccharine plot, and the choreography.

2. What five things do you most like about living in the UK?

3. What kind of parent do you think you will be? What sorts of things will you do with/for your children that your parents didn't do for you?

4. Is there a hobby/craft you've thought about trying but haven't? If that quesion doesn't apply: Say you are going to start scrapbooking. What will your first scrapbook have in it?

5. How many bacon-wrapped scallops do you think you could fit into your mouth at once?
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