There's been an interesting trend whirling around the neighborhood lately. The wind blew it my way during a brief e-mail conversation with my favorite Californian, Miss Grace. I'm sure you all know about it, so I won't waste your time describing it. The end result is that I've been asked five radical questions, and now I have answer them...
1) To what extent do you edit yourself on your blog? If you were going to compare your blog to your real self, how similar or different are they?
I try my hardest not to edit myself with my writing here, and generally speaking, I don't have to. The only people I know personally that read this blog are The Boss and maybe a trusted friend or two, and I've worked hard to keep it that way. I enjoy the feeling of being able to speak freely, but I still try to keep my writing (and language) clean and mostly about my life, in the off chance that my blog does get found out by other members of my family. Even with all of that aside, at the end of the day I write for myself and for the entertainment of others. I'll share what I'm comfortable sharing, and I'll use whatever language I feel best gets my point across.
To compare my blog-self with my real-self, you'd probably find them similar enough, but my blog-self is more interesting. I have fewer inhibitions on speaking my mind here, because I have a chance to rehearse and proofread what I say before the whole world hears it. There is no Delete button when speaking, as much as I wish there was. In person I tend to be fairly reserved, more of an observer than a participant. The image of myself that I give off here is more true than the image I give off in person.
2) Would you rather keep your head shaved shiny bald, or never cut it again?
Being an insanely sweaty guy, I would have to go with a shiny bald head. I can't stand my hair long, anyways, but add into the mix a guy who sweats even on the coldest day of the year? Yeah, it wouldn't be a pretty sight.
3) If you could change a single behavior of The Boss (not a personality trait, just a behavior/habit), what would it be?
The part of me that values my testicles being attached to my body would urge me to say "Nothing! My wife is perfect!", but in honesty, that is simply not the case. Being forced to choose one thing I would change, though? Whenever there is something she'd like me to do, instead of just asking me the question out straight, she says, "Can you do me a favor?" This bugs me to no end. If you want me to do something, just ask me. Don't make me ask what the favor is, because then you make me think that I have a choice. Do I want to get you a cup of tea/rub your feet/buy you a giraffe? No, but I'll consider it if you ask me nicely.
4) You can choose one blog post to represent who you are/what you're about, and the rest disappear forever. Which one do you pick?
The post that best represents who I am or what I'm about? Definitely the post I wrote back in October 2008, where I talked about all the accidental self-inflicted injuries to my nutsack. After all, I am nothing if not clumsy as fuck, and I enjoy making others laugh at my expense.
5) You're getting on an airplane this afternoon. Where are you going?
To Santa Cruz. Clean off your couch, I need a place to sleep.
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