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10 February 2001


longevity.

So I received one of these things a while ago, filled it out and sent it on to a couple people... Dave recently brought it to mind again, and since Perry and I pretty much see eye-to-eye on the function of 'journal' pages, I thought I'd allow you to seek this out rather than bombard you with an email you weren't expecting. As a value-added service to Elsewhere's loyal visitors (both of you), hyperlinks abound where apropos. Enjoy.

What are your living arrangements? Sharing a 3-BD apartment with Chemist Dr. Bruce ("Dr. Nebraska!") and the famous Canadian Architect Joe.

What book are you reading now? Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, Demian by Herman Hesse, and Blood Sugar by Nicole Blackman in parallel.

What's on your mouse pad? My mouse, silly. At work: the Revolution's "CREATIVE: Get It Or Get Out" mousepad. At home: the one that came with my computer.

What's your favorite magazine? Scientific American rocks my world.

Favorite smells? Rain, freshly shampooed hair (don't know the name of the shampoo I *really* love, but I'd know it if I smelled it), frying onions/garlic.

Favorite sounds? Perfect notes. The notes, chords, or phrases in a (very) few songs which makes me simply shiver. I've heard God's whisper in these notes. I've even written a couple perfect notes in "Fall," "Obsidian," and "River of Lamentation" (old Redline hits).

Worst feeling in the world? Emotionally, dread. Physically, the one-two punch of a migraine with nausea.

Favorite soundtrack? 2001. The Georgy Ligeti piece Lux Aeterna is my favorite. I also like the Fight Club soundtrack...

What's the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? Depends on the morning. On a good morning, I'm not thinking anything. On a bad morning, I'm thinking too much already.

Roller coasters: scary or exciting? Exciting.

Pen or pencil? Pen.

Future daughter's name? Never thought about it much... I don't want her to have a name where there are three other girls in her class with the same name, and would like her to have a name that I can imagine people calling her when she's 40 (therefore Kylie's right out). Maybe Victoria or Abigail, or something kooky like Winter or November.

What is important in life? Love.

Favorite foods? Uncle Henry's Deli's "Henry's Mix" sandwich. Mmm.

Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla.

Do you like to drive fast? I like to get places fast.

Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? No.

Storms: cool or scary? The scarier the cooler.

What was your first car? A white '83 Toyota Corolla wagon. It had no guts, no glory.

If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be? My future wife, if I haven't yet. And she better be alive! :-P

Favorite alcoholic drink? Anything in which I can barely taste the alcohol... rum/fruit concoctions or well-made Long Island Iced Teas.

What is your Zodiac sign? Scorpio, and I'm told it fits.

Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Yes. Inferior to the flower part, but still tasty. I also prefer raw to cooked.

Do you like the skin of the potato? It's nothing personal, but no.

What's on the walls of your room? Ansel Adams' "Moonrise, Hernandez, NM" another Adams picture of UCLA, a videotape decorative thing (you'd have to see it); I recently removed a huge Haunted Mansion print so I can get it framed. Also a cool clock.

If you could have any job you wanted, what would it be? I honestly don't know the answer to that one... I guess this means that being Señor Prod at the Revolution is a pretty damn good gig.

If you could dye your hair any color, what would it be? Very dark, slightly grayish blue. But that'd probably look strange with my goatee... Either way, Perry says if I dyed my hair a strange color, I'd have to wear a suit to work every day to compensate.

Ever been in love? If you asked me at certain times in my past I would've said "yes" but I was mistaken.

Is the glass half empty or half full? Are you sure that's half? You trying to pull a fast one?

Are you a lefty, a righty, or ambidextrous? Mainly lefty, but my right arm is stronger than my left. If you looked at my handwriting, you'd probably say "none of the above."

Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? To purloin an idea from a friend, if they weren't on the right keys, you would have a pretty damn hard time reading this, wouldn't you?

If you could be any gardening tool, what would it be? Shovel.

What's under your bed? The floor.

What is your favorite number? Don't exactly have one, but if I needed to pick, it'd probably be either 4 or 13.

Favorite sport to watch? I'd love to watch some of those gag-sports on the Fox Sports Network ads (if they were real). Other than that, I can tolerate most sports in the right company. I don't like to watch sports enough to watch by myself. I'd rather play.

What is your dream vehicle? A 1971 Austin Mini Cooper, dark bluish-grey, 1200cc engine, automatic transmission and A/C. One that looks like a rally car but more luxurious.

musings of señor prod.

Not much rest for the weary at The Revolution. And not much solace for the fearful. What price glory?

 

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