As much as I was trying to avoid taking part in this "interview" meme that's raging its way through the blogosphere, I still felt guilty about pussing out on Alissa's "I Believe" post. I guess that's why I agreed to let Hilly interview me.
1. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?
As tempted as I might be to try and quote Brodie Bruce from Mallrats, I shall refrain. I've kinda waffled on superheroes throughout my life.
As a child, I loved the Incredible Hulk. I blame the late Bill Bixby for this as he was a fantastic David Banner. Well, Lou Ferrigno was pretty cool as the Hulk, too. And I met him... in full Hulk makeup, BTW. I still dig on the Hulk because he's such a flawed and misunderstood superhero and, as odd as Ang Lee's film version was, I dug Eric Bana in the Banner role (although he was correctly named Bruce Banner).
For the longest time, I was also a big Spider-Man freak. Loved him. But, for whatever reason, he kinda fell out of favor with me. I don't dislike him; but he's just not a favorite anymore. Not exactly sure why.
Daredevil was a fave until the Great Ben Affleck Fiasco of '03. Or was it '02? Ah, who really cares? It was a fiasco, period.
Batman's pretty dang cool and I've always dug him.
But, I think my fave of the moment is Superman. I've liked him for some time now. I even have a Superman action figure that has been with me since college and has graced all the desks at all my jobs since grad school. That's so Seinfeld of me. So, yeah, Supes it is.
2. If money were no object and you had tons of vacation time from work, where would you like to take Katie for a dream vacation?
A winery tour of Europe. Start in Italy and cruise through every vineyard we can find trying every varietal of wine we can get our grubby mits on. Then loop up through France. Bear in mind that cheese and chocolate are an important sidetrip on this one. Then, of course, we would loop back into Italy and buy ourselves a little house in Tuscany and just never leave. Because, like you said, money is no object. I'll just telecommute. ;-)
But how could it get any better? Cheese? Good. Chocolate? Good. Wine? Goooooooooooooodddd!
3. You seem so calm and sweet.....do you ever lose your temper and yell or are you pretty even-keeled? If you don't now, have you ever had a temper?
For the most part, I think I'm pretty even keeled. But I do get easily frustrated by stupid people and poor cellular service and have been known, on rare occasion, to throw things in desperation. Plus I pulled an Andy Bernard on the drywall in my parents' garage many years ago. So, yes, it's been known to happen. I try my hardest to avoid it, but, every so often, the beast rears its ugly head, believe it or not. You don't see it in my blog posts (usually) because blogging calms me. It's my grounding force in those rare instances when my temper flares up so bad that my regular calming force, Katie, has run for cover. And I can't say I blame her, in all honesty.
4. Right now, in this exact moment, what song is really making you groove?
I've had "Feelgood Inc" from the Gorillaz stuck in my head since I heard it as somebody's ringtone recently. I love that song and have yet to get sick of it. So I don't mind that it's jammed so deep in my head right now that my brain is pulsing the bass line.
However, I've got that switching out with the Pretenders' "Talk of the Town" and I have absolutely no idea why. Good song, though.
5. If you could switch lives with one FEMALE blogger for a day, who would it be and why in the heck would it be that person? (cussing deleted for your NY Resolution)
I think you people are missing the point of my New Year's Resolution. I can't swear here... but that shouldn't stop you. In fact, I want you to swear!!!! Please!!! I need it!!
Anyway, I think I'd switch with Sandra. I've always wondered what it's like to live in the big, bad city and she's doing just that in NYC after having also lived in San Francisco and Chicago and Sydney. I admire her adaptability and willingness to take on a new challenge. I know she sometimes complains that it may seem like a lonely existence, but she handles it with such grace and poise that you cannot help wondering what it would be like to be her for a day... and consequently envying her for doing it on a daily basis.
Now it's your turn. Do you want to be interviewed by me? I know many of you have already taken part in this through other people's blogs, so there's no need to offer yourselves up as sacrificial lambs again. You only need to be raked across the coals once.
If you are interested, just follow the instructions below.
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me, big guy!"
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
Good luck, Navigator.