And we'll keep on fighting, 'til the end...
Mama, you been on my mind...

I'll always love you, though, New York...

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.

I'm scared.

Here goes...

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.

Bixbyferrigno 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.

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Nat

I have nothing to post about this week so

Interview me Big Guy.

I love the old Hulk too...

Dagny

What about Germany on the great winery tour?

diane

Behind enough on my blog posting/reading, so...not seeking to be interviewed... ;)
BUT--I did have to say that it always seems those of us who are generally calm, sweet & peaceful are the ones that really blow on the rare occasion that we are crossed. No wonder you liked the Hulk!

Karl

The Hulk rocked the freaking casbah.

Interview me, big guy.

SJ

I just cannot imagine you blowing a gasket. You seem so Mr. Mellow on here! I mean, how often do we see strings of punctuation marks ($#@%&!!!) appear in your posts?

It must be VERY scary when it happens ...

P.S. You'd HAVE to include Greece on your tour. It's the second most beautiful place on the Mediterranean. Plus, ouzo.

Hilly

Psssst....Superman is my favorite too. I've been even MORE into it after breaking down and watching Smallville on DVD!

Bre

It's not Andy anymore... it's Drew now.

Also, "interview me, big guy"

:)

tori

I love reading these interviews. What I love most is how people tell things they would never think to write about without being asked. What a cool idea.

kapgar

Nat, Hulk rocks. I think I want those on DVD. Interview is forthcoming.

Dagny, well, I didn't mean to limit it to just Italy and France. There would be more as we discover the need. ;-)

diane, you know, I never thought of it that way. Hulk is me. Just without the rippling muscles, green skin, and purple pants. Hmmm...

Karl, you sure about that? The interview request, that is?

SJ, no strings of exclamations for the most part (it does happen on occasion), but that's mostly an anal-retentive desire to stick with AP style rules. Heh.

Hilly, I've still never seen Smallville. Maybe I should. It would make Karl proud.

Bre, true, but I'm shunning him. So you'll have to tell him that I will only refer to him as Andy.

tori, they are fun. Surprisingly moreso than I expected.

foo

I just had a "Scene it" question about the "Hulk" at a party this weekend, freaky deaky...

Since I was out of town for everyone else's interview me posts....

interview me, big guy

kilax

Calm and sweet? Muah ha ha...

Erin

You're aligning yourself with Dwight and shunning him? I rather liked Jim's simple refusal and laugh.

What do you think of Ed Norton playing the Hulk? Looking forward to/ dreading with all your might?

The interviewing sounds like fun. I'm in!

Eileen Dover

Cheese? Wine? Chocolate?

Ummm. I can't say whether you should take laxatives or poop-pluggers.

I guess if you get a good enough balance of all three, you can manage it yourself.

kapgar

foo, that is oddly coincidental, isn't it? The questions will be forthcoming.

kilax, hey now! ;-)

Erin, Ed Norton? Really? Scary. The questions will come soon.

Eileen, I'm on a winery tour of Europe, balance is the least of my worries. ;-)

nicole

I'm thinking you might have bit off more than you can chew, but hey, you asked for it...

Interview me, big guy!

sandra

a) You rock
b) Interview me, big guy!

*lynne*

pls sign me up for an interview too, Kev!

sizzle

i once said i wanted to switch lives with Sandra too. i hope we don't switch on the same day...it could be crowded.

kapgar

nicole, I'm caught up so far. Five down, three to go. Emphasis on "so far." Your questions will be coming soon.

sandra, and you're welcome. Questions forthcoming.

lynne, will do!

sizzle, what was the line from Ghostbusters about too many people inside Dana Barrett?

claire

A'right, I'm game: Interview me, big guy!

I loved The Hulk as a kid too! As an added bonus, the show/concept kind of upset my brother. Couldn't stand the movie though.

kapgar

Claire, I'm with you on the movie for the most part. It was strange. I just know I dug Eric Bana in it. I will formulate some questions and get them to you soon!

Dariush

Is can be I intarviewed, please?

kapgar

Oh, I suppose so.

Jennifer

Gear up for grub with a tripleheader of pigskin, including a meeting of brothers in Dallas. Everybody knows it's been a rough year for her, but find out who else had issues

kapgar

I gotcha on the first part with the Jones brothers. But a big "huh" on the second part of your comment. And not sure what any of this has to do with this post.

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