What is the most frightening
thing you've ever done? Admit to myself that I have
squandered my potential.
your accomplishments are you the most happy with? Her
name is Lily, and she loves princesses, Barbie, Star Wars and
your first word? Depends on whom you ask. Mom says it
was "more", but Dad says it was either "Dad" or "No". I was there but I
What is your favorite word?
I have a lot of them, really. I can't pick just one, but "bullhonky" is
close to the top.
languages do you speak? English, Spanish and a dribble
your favorite time of year, and why? Summer. Heat,
sunshine, energy, storms, balmy breezes, green leaves, short nights,
humidity, mist, the fever-dreams of youth.
your most prized physical possession? Hmn. That's tough.
I'll answer this by saying that I cannot answer it.
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would be more driven -- actually, more applied to what I want. I
wouldn't be a shark, an opportunist; I'd be...more dogged, I guess.
have any embarassing nicknames as a kid? No, not
really. There was a bully in Mexico who called me "Picasso" because I
drew a picture on the chalkboard one day, but I just kind of shrugged
it off because he was an idiot.
your favorite toy as a child? Star Wars action figures,
you cry? I wept like a freaking firehose when my
daughter and I first watched Star Wars, and the "Jurassic Bark" episode
of Futurama...I can't watch it. The end of it -- okay, I GOTTA MOVE ON
TO ANOTHER TOPIC NOW QUICKLY YES THANK YOU I'LL TAKE TWO.
your favorite section of the newspaper? The comics.
"Foxtrot" and "Get Fuzzy" are aces, and "Close To Home" is shameful,
have a useless talent that no one else that you know can do? I'm
sure my talents are not unique. But I can pick up a book that I've just
been reading and start reading again at the EXACT beginning of the next
three things you can't live without? Freedom, love and
could have one superpower, which power would you pick? I
would fly. I want the feeling of power and freedom -- the ability to
slip gravity's bonds and be beholden to its grasp only by my own will.
Also, commuting would cost less.
you want to be when you grew up? George Lucas, only
with better sense. I would not have given you Jar-Jar Binks, my
brothers and sisters.
your favorite mode of transportation? I want a flying
could pick any other time period to live in - including the future -
which would it be, and why? I honestly and sincerely
often fanatsize about living out my teens and early 20s in the period
between 1977 and 1987. The 1930s would've been good, too, working as a
pulp SF writer. Plus: Art Deco!
one thing that you regret that you would go back and change if you
I would've gone to college right after high school, and here at IU. I
would've reined in my youth and ridden that sucker like a bull in a
the one thing you want to do before you die? Be the
best father my daughter could ever, ever have.
just purchased a small island off the coast of any continent of your
choosing, and you are preparing to start your own country there. What
does your flag look like? It's purple and has a d20 on
like a frosty cold root beer? It's an A&W. Yes,
thank you kindly.