Rules are as follows: You comment on this entry requesting an interview. I respond with five questions. The questions will theoretically be tailored to you based on what I know of you (or want to know). You copy and paste those questions into your own journal, and write the answers, along with these rules. Anyone wanting an interview from you continues the game by requesting an interview from you.
1-If you had to choose one cinematic character that most reminds you of yourself, who would it be? How about a character you'd rather be like?
Who I'm most like would probably be Brodie from Mallrats, only without the "sleeping with Shannen Doherty" bit, and the dialogue's a little less witty. (There may also be some Barry from High Fidelity thrown in for good measure, but just a dash.) As for who I'd rather be like...people laugh at me for this, then they get scared and back away when they realize I'm not kidding: I work a little every day to get more Lecterish (stopping short, of course, of the "killing and eating people" thing).
2-Is there any place on earth that you would consider (to borrow a term from Fight Club ) "your cave"...?
I don't know that I'd go so far as to make it my "cave", but I'm never more relaxed or content than in that moment in a movie theatre when the commercials have just ended, and the lights go down a little further just before the trailers begin.
3-What is one thing you would like to do before your thirtieth birthday? Is it different from something you feel that you need to do?
I would like to get out of the country, and off the continent, if only for a little while--London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, whatever. And the only things I need to do before I'm 30 are hit 27, 28, and 29.
4-If you had the option of sending weird, menacing, taunting, sexual, or just plain odd notes to any political official, who would it be and why? What would you say?
I have nurtured a longstanding crush on Hillary Rodham Clinton for years. Kissinger was so right: Power really IS the ultimate aphrodisiac. So it would probably be something naughty sent in her direction.
5-What Olympic event would you compete in if you were qualified to do so at an Olympic level?
I like the Olympics because of some of the really obscure stuff you only hear about once every four years (like the state of New Hampshire). With that in mind, I'd like to give a try to Modern Pentathlon. (What's not mentioned on the site is just why MP is what it is: it's supposed to (I kid you not) simulate the experience of a nobleman captured in war trying to fight his way back to safe territory. I LOVE that bit.)