your favorite way to spend a weekend? At a science
What is your favorite time of day?
The period between the time my alarm clock goes of and I actually get
up. I tend to hit the snooze button 2 or 3 or 4 times, and I love the
of dropping right back to sleep afer shutting off the alarm.
your accomplishments are you the most happy with?
Getting and keeping my current job (which is quite rewarding both
professionally and emotionally).
your favorite word? “Yes”
languages do you speak? 1.1: I was an English major,
and can slightly understand some Spanish and American Sign Language
your favorite time of year, and why? Halloween. I love
dressing up in costume, and at least that once a year I can do it
without getting too many weird stares.
your most prized physical possession? My lightsabre,
given to me by my brothers for my 40th birthday last year
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Less
lazy, more discaplined & organized, especially creatively.
have any embarassing nicknames as a kid? Many. When you
are blessed with a non-Anglo-Saxon nickname like “Czaplinski” you hear
all sorts of variations on it: Zap-linski,
Tchaikovsky, Chap, Mikey likes it.
your favorite toy as a child? Anything STAR WARS or
STAR TREK related. And my stuffed Hamburglar doll
you cry? Lots of stuff: thinking
about the Kennedy family, the movie SNOOPY COME HOME, the songs of
Brian Wilson (especially DON’T WORRY BABY and CAROLINE
NO), you name it. I’m a big softie.
your favorite section of the newspaper? Arts &
Entertainment, followed by the comics and the weird news column.
have a useless talent that no one else that you know can do? My
thumbs are double jointed; I can bend them at darn near a 90 degree
three things you can't live without? Books, White
Castle Hamburgers, Dr. Pepper.
could be one superhero, which hero would you be? Batman,
definitely. His only super power is supernatural discipline
you want to be when you grew up? An Astronaut. Michael
Collins, to be precise.
your favorite mode of transportation? My car (Toyota
could pick any other time period to live in, which would it be, and why?
The period between the end of WWI and the end of WWII. Most of our
modern conveniences would be around, and the fact that science and
technology were still seen as forces of good in the world would make me
very happy. And I love the fact that you could wear a fedora &
a single breasted suit and not look out of place.
one thing that you regret that you would go back and change if you
could? I’d go back in time and save my friend Jo from
the one thing you want to do before you die? Have a book published,
or become a media commentator (Radio or TV, none of this hinky
newfangled INTERNET stuff for me!).