I'm finally getting in on the whole five questions thingy. I recently started reading Melinda June's blog. She's got a sharp wit and lives abroad. Be sure to check her out when you get a chance! Now, the questions...
1. You not only live in Michigan, you live in rural, Northern Michigan. Imagine that one day you open a bottle of Mackinac Pale Ale, and out pops a genie who offers to bring three urban amenities to your locale. What would they be?
The first would be a live music venue that showcased artists I like. That is one of the biggest things I miss about Chicago. There was always good music being played somewhere. Second (and I'm not sure this qualifies as an "urban amenity", but we don't have 'em here) would be a decent Italian Beef stand. Third would be an international airport.
2. You receive a message from the state department, and you are required to take George W. Bush fishing on his next visit to your fair state. You are not allowed to talk politics, but if you fish in total silence or refuse this task, you're off to Guantanamo as the latest success in the war on terror. What do you talk about? Or are you off for a waterboarding holiday?
Great fucking question! I'm a bit torn. Although I think Gitmo would be an interesting experience, I bet the food is really bad and they probably don't get to watch TV. I would probably talk to Dubya about religion and how he is doing all the things Jesus told him not to do. I also hear he's a big Baroque Architecture fan, so there's that. I'd probably want to probe his deepest feelings; his fears, issues with his mother, etc.
3. The blogging world is fascinated by your romance with Megan. What are the best things about her?
We've kind of made a conscious effort to keep our relationship discussion to a minimum, so as not to gross everyone out with our sappy cuteness. The best things about her? There are so many things that come to mind. She is very kind and caring. She is intelligent, which comes in handy when there is a crossword puzzle to be done. She read my blog and STILL consented to meeting me, which tells me she has a good sense of humor and has a sense of adventure. She's also beautiful and makes killer crab cakes. I am extremely lucky.
4. Women are often asked to compare themselves to popular sitcom characters....we are Marys or Rhodas, Mary Annes or Gingers, Charlotte/Carrie/Miranda or Samantha. What is the equivalent for men? And which are you?
I'm not sure what our equivalent would be. Most of the conversations I have with men involve sports and farting. We're not as deep as y'all think. If you ever watched the show "Undeclared" (awesome show), I was basically the Steven character - the nice dork who was terrible with women, but was still fun and had a sick sense of humor.
5. What is the best documentary you've ever seen? The worst? Compare them.
This is tough. There are so many good documentaries. The one that really changed my outlook on not just docs, but film in general was "Grey Gardens". I was fascinated by such an intimate look at two very odd, eccentric women. Most people would probably consider it boring. It was hard to think of a worst. There was one I saw called "The Journey" that I didn't really care for. It was this guy driving around the country, interviewing people (some famous) and asking them about life. It was pretty hokey and new-agey. It wasn't awful, just not my bag. On the one hand, "Grey Gardens" was groundbreaking and insightful. "The Journey", on the other, was formulaic and somewhat contrived.
Thanks, Melinda June! That was fun!
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