What is the one thing that drives you to wake up in the morning and do whatever it is you do?
I’m sorry, but it’s more than one thing.
coffee, nicotine, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, abstract impressionism, impressionism, showgaze, jazz, mid-century modern, baroque, cake, donuts, skittles, The Twilight Zone, Dark Shadows, Scooby Doo, my record player, the internet, instagram, 8 tracks, murder mysteries, police procedurals, The Cat Who…, coke zero, Dr. Pepper, rainbows, the sun, clouds, iphone, digital comics, the atomic age, no kids, bachelorhood, music, art, television, blah blah blah
A contagious disease has required you to be into quarantine for a whole month How do you spend your time in isolation?
To be honest, it wouldn’t be much different than my normal life. With the exception of work, I keep myself pretty isolated. Most people either bore, or irritate me. I know that it’s probably my duty as a responsible citizen to put myself out there and be a part of the community – no matter how obnoxious it may be – but, call me a narcissistic jerk, it’s just not my style. Never really has been. I pretend that I like being a part of a group and fitting in with all the other peeps, but actually, I couldn’t care less if I am surrounded by people or not. Preferably not.
So, isolation really wouldn’t be much different to me. Maybe occasionally someone would come tap on the window and wave. Hopefully, there would be some curtains for me to pull and block all of that out. I would look at the whole thing as if I had won the lottery.
You mean I don’t have to see people for a whole fucking month. Cool!
So, I suppose that I would spend my time doing what I normally do. Reading, listening to music, learning new things. Maybe watching some tv
It’s not that I don’t like most people. I’m just over them. There are some pretty cool people out there with interesting ideas and new ways of looking at things. I suppose that I just get bored with seeing the same old trite crap everywhere I go. We are bombarded in the media with the most uninteresting and mundane people. At least to me they are.
Since the internet has connected us with the world, the mystery has gone out of everything. The world used to seem like the entire universe. Now, it appears to be the size of a marble. I keep waiting for the new and exciting, but it doesn’t seem to be out there. I have become inured.
What was the #1 song when you were born? Write about how the song relates (or not!) to your personality.
Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley. It has absolutely nothing to do with me because…well, that’s just stupid. It’s not astrology – which is fake, btw. Unlike UFOs, zombies, or Nessie. Now that shit’s real.
With the exception of In the Ghetto (what an annoying song!), Teddy Bear is probably my least favorite Presley song.
I guess it could have been worse. It could have been Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond. Although, it would have been more apropos.
If you had to live forever as either a child, an adolescent, or an adult, which would you choose – and why?
This is a joke right? Why on earth would I want to be a child forever? Just think about how much harder it would be to buy cigarettes and booze. Not to mention that you can’t have sex because you haven’t reached puberty yet. Yeah, I want to remain a virgin forever. Plus, you have to take orders from people. Well, most kids don’t, but YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO. And, you have to ride a school bus. Pass. ps – you can’t drive either.
Adolescent? Yeah, right. I want to go to high school forever. I want to climb the rope in gym class FOREVER! I want to be a snotty know-it-all teenager forever. No.
I guess I pick adult. There’s a wider scope of ages available. 20s, 30s, 40s, etc. Sure you have to work, but at least you have more say so in your life. You have more opportunities available. It just makes more sense.