May 6th, 2004


Sorry for the delay, guys: my sister's thesis has been taking up most of my spare time recently. (But, hallelujah, it's almost done. She hands in her final draft on Monday. I can't wait.)

And now, on to the interviews!

1. How did you first get involved in slam poetry?
2. What's your favorite poem of all time, all genres?
3. What advice would you give someone who was in a relationship that just wasn't good for them?
4. What possession would you least like to lose or have destroyed?
5. If you could create one law for this country and have it guaranteed to be approved, what would it be?

1. Orange pants or bamboo pants? (I suppose that's a new version of 'pirates or ninjas', though I can't picture ninjas wearing either pair.)
2. What is the enthusiasm or hobby you're most sad to have given up?
3. What is your favorite thing about chaiya?
4. Are you at all nervous about getting married?
5. If you could wake up tomorrow morning with a sudden remarkable talent for any one thing, what would it be?

(I'm deliberately avoiding political questions for reasons that should hopefully be obvious. -g-)
1. If your formal education had to consist of studying exactly three books, what should they be?
2. Why do you love working with food so much?
3. What are you most looking forward to about moving in the fall?
4. Which theatrical production would you most like to be a part of, and why?
5. What is the hardest thing about having a super-long-distance relationship?

1. Willow or Kaylee?
2. So, what exactly is it about the Hot Gay Sex (tm) that makes it so appealing?
3. If you could absorb one personality trait from any person you know, who would you choose and what aspect of them would you want?
4. What site would you most like to use for a site-specific dance piece, and what would the piece be about?
5. You've gone through a lot of personal transformation in the past few years: what aspect of yourself can you see changing radically in the next few?

And, for your reference, here are the rules one more time. Don't forget to post them with your answers!
1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
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Three Things That Made Me Happy Today

My cat has learned to recognize that when the buzzer sounds, it means that the door is going to be opening soon. She'll sit right next to the door until someone arrives, which can be rather confusing for her when we get buzzed by accident. (She also recognizes that when I get my suitcase down, it means I'm leaving for a while, and she can get rather irritatingly affectionate to try and convince me not to go. It's cute.)

I hosted semi-strangers for lunch - our downstairs neighbors, Jennie and Todd - and realized that I'm not a bad cook or hostess. They really seemed to enjoy themselves, and the menu (Moroccan chicken balls with couscous; olives; spiced peppers; tea) went over well. It was pretty unpretentious and un-fussy, except for the part where I had to get the boy to show me how to use the new food chopper without making a giant mess. I always hated the parties my parents had because they were so stiff, so it was nice to realize that one can have a social life without going to extremes of formality or of informality.

I spent two hours in the park and soaked up the sun - and while I did, I finished The House of Mirth and wrote almost 1,500 words of the new novel. Business and pleasure combined - how nice! I wonder whether I'll be able to work in the park when I start school. I'll probably have readings and things to do, so I bet the answer is yes. I can't wait.
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Interview, Round II

Ok, immaculatepizza, you get a special post just for you.

1. What aspect of having a job are you most excited about? Worried about?
2. Who is your favorite NPC from Gloria Mundi and why?
3. If you could change one thing about your college years, what would it be?
4. Is there any drug you wouldn't try at least once?
5. You've been getting remarkably political lately; what single issue would you say is the most important to you and why?
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I just hauled out the bag I used at my sister's house and it still smells like smoke. Anyone know an easy way to get smoke out of heavy-duty canvas? I don't have my own washing machine, and I'd rather not spend tonight at the laundromat . . . .
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I want a Kensington wi-fi finder. The boy got one last night, when he got his new computer (which I am also in serious lust over), and now I want one, because he isn't sharing. Poo. -g-
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