Just to test the stereotype -
Have you ever lived, or are you currently living, in your parents'
basement? I can honestly say that
I never lived in my parents' basement. My brother did for some time,
but I've always been strictly ground-floor. Now, my parents live
several hours away, so unless I plan on quitting my job and moving home
it isn't likely to happen any time soon.
your accomplishments are you the most happy with? I'm an
Eagle Scout. This usually surprises people, which I think speaks
volumes about me. People are always amazed that *I* could be associated
with a class of people that are considered honest, altruistic, and
your favorite word? What an odd question. This is one of
those questions where I've never really thought about it, but now that
you mention I probably do favor certain words. If I had to pick a
favorite, right now it would be "obfuscate". It's fun to say and fun to
What is your favorite time of
year, and why? I like Spring and Fall. It's not cold,
it's not too hot. There's no snow and various interesting things are
happening to nature. Either things are blooming or things are turning
gold and red and orange. Either way you swing it, it's pretty.
your most prized physical possession? My camera. It's
the only thing that I hesitate to loan to people, for fear of what they
might do to it.
your favorite toy as a child? Legos, hands down. I could
spend hours playing with those. The best part was when they get left
lying around and someone stepped on one. Or was that the worst part?
When I got older, I graduated to Erector Sets, which my dad had saved
your favorite section of the newspaper? The comics, of
course. But the whole newspaper thing seems a bit outdated. I haven't
read an actual dead-tree copy of a newspaper in several years. Now I
read my comics online (Sluggy Freelance being my favorite) and get my
news direct from the BBC site.
could have one superpower which power would you pick? I'd
choose to be able to turn invisible. The sheer trouble I could cause
would be well worth it. Plus, think of the profit potential!
you want to be when you grew up? It depends on when you
asked me. When I was young (say, around 8) I thought it was entirely
reasonable that I wanted to be a farmer/racecar driver. By age 10, I
was sure I wanted to be a geologist. At age 15, I wanted to be a
writer. By age 24, I'm pretty sure I want to be an engineer. Ask me
again in 10 years and I'll have a different answer.
could pick any other time period to live in, which would it be, and why?
The past. Then I would know what is going to happen in order to benefit