Monday, August 20, 2007

Mielikki Interviews Me

Here are the rules, if you'd like for me to dream up 5 different questions for you.

1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview Me". (Perfect strangers are welcome, as well.)
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1. If you could not, ever, be a lawyer, what would you be?

A bar stool, a guitar, a couple of mikes, and a steady gig that paid the mortgage.

2. You, and RFB are raising a very stable marriage, and a smart, funny boy. I know this is VERY hard work. What do you think the secrets are to being such a successful, close knit family?

The week before we married, Ann Landers ran a column with a letter from the husband in a marriage that had lasted more than 50 years. He advised young couples to decide in advance, as he and his wife had, that HE would make all major decisions and SHE would make all minor decisions. Amazingly, he reported, they had never once, not in 55 years, encountered a major decision.

We sorta take that approach.

On MIDC, within the limits of being a ten-year-old (Did I ever mention that his three days in an arcade in Atlantic City yielded up 5,600 tickets, just enough to "purchase" an electric, remote- control fart machine?), he's pretty easy. We nag him to death and love him to death and he rolls his eyes at both.

We're well-aware that adolescence is coming, and RFB knew me at that age. So we're keeping in mind some sage advice we heard years ago from one of our parents' contemporaries: Grandchildren, he said, were your reward for not killing your children.

3. If you were a Super-Hero, whom would you be? (feel free to make one up if there isn't one you want to be)

Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man, circa 1979.

4. Is Baseball still America's favorite past time? Are there any real baseball heroes in the present day game?

Sadly, it's not. But it's still the greatest game ever invented.

Heroes? Cal.
And Tony Gwynn too.

Manny Acta, the Nationals manager is pretty admirable as are a bunch of my rag-tag home-town team's players.
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Hank Aaron.
Mike Mussina.
Curt Schilling.
Randy Johnson.

5. What is, in your opinion, the most important historical event we DIDN"T learn from?
The 20th century's Genocides: the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, Stalin, and the rest.


mielikki said...

good answers!

Anonymous said...

Those were some good answers....I would agree there are not many strong cases for baseball hero types these days. Maybe Victor Martinez (tribe) and Rick Ankiel of the Cards who scrapped his pitching career to become a power hitting outfielder.

Churlita said...

I love your answers. The questions were pretty intense too. Good job you two.

laura b. said...

Very thoughtful questions and answers. I think I did this once with Evil-E. But answering questions is fun. Interview me?

CamiKaos said...

good questions and answers..

Bubblewench said...

nice post!