Thursday, September 11, 2003

5 Questions with ML

Trish asked the questions, so I'll do my best to answer. Thankfully, she provided me with questions that where very introspective and require thought, unlike say, The Friday Five. This new interview a blogger fad is tougher than I thought it would be...

1. Why did you start blogging and how do you feel you have changed from doing so?
When I started blogging, I guess it was an outlet for my creativity, as well as a way to refine my writing. I remember when I first got on the internet, I wanted to create a personal website. But more than the usual list of thinks I like. I wanted a place people would continue to come to. So, I thought I would have a �random thoughts� section where people could get to know me through that. However, back then, the technology that makes blogging a snap didn�t exist and I didn�t know how to work with the available technology. Somewhere down the road, I learned about blogger and blogging and revisited old ideas. When I started this place up, I was trying to keep it totally anonymous only giving clues to my personality through my writing. Lately, I�ve let the veil fall a little. But, this is mainly a place for people who don�t and won�t know me in real life to get to know me. It�s a place where I can leave my mark on the world without force-feeding myself down people�s throats. Like of like Jesus... (that was a joke... laugh, damn you!)

2. How did you end up in your current career field?
The simple answer: I went to college. But it�s more detailed than that. I picked Mass Communication as my field because it required I only take one math class in college. I tested out of Math 101, but Math 102 was still a requirement. Lucky for me, I found that I enjoyed certain aspects of the Mass Comm field. I specialized in Broadcasting. After college, I learned a lot from my first TV station. Produced commercials, some promos and did various simultaneous jobs with a newscast. From that, I discovered I was not only good at editing, but enjoyed it as well. From there, I ended up at another TV station, where I learned more about promotions. I�m still in TV promotions, but I don�t like it as much as I enjoy the editing. Presently, I�m playing the bills as a promotion producer, but hoping I can get on at a post-production house and edit full time. Crossing my fingers for getting paid to edit music videos and movies. There�s not much money in the field, but as long as I enjoy my work that�s what matters.

3. What stereotypes about men and women do you think are true?
I don�t really get into stereotypes because for every one, I can think of someone who doesn�t fit it. Men are supposed to like football, yet none of my close friends watch it with me. Women aren�t supposed to like sports, but I�ve heard there are plenty of them that exist. Seriously, would we have professional cheerleaders if Women didn�t like sports? Well, maybe if the price was right I guess. I know Men could never live with the pain of childbirth. And despite the old-time view that women should stay in the kitchen (I don�t believe that for a minute), I have yet to see a female Master Chef.

4. Do you think the belief that southerners are more polite is true or not?
Well, I haven�t met a lot of Northerners, so the field is a little skewed. But, I haven�t really been wronged by a southerner I didn�t know. I mean, no one has ever given me bad directions when driving in an unfamiliar city. Then again, I haven�t been in the backwoods and forced to squeal like a pig.

5. If you were starving and had no food, what's one food item you would never eat if it was offered to you?
Beans. I hate beans. I will not eat them in any form. Not even in chili. Give me broccoli for life before I will eat beans. Beans upset me so much that when I feel bad enough that throwing up will make me feel better (like when you�re way too drunk), I�ll think about beans and franks mixed up in kitty litter. Works like a charm. Excuse me for a minute...

OK, so there ya go. Now's the part where I ask for volunteer(s) to be interviewed. So, come on and volunteer. Please don't let me be the person who stops this chain. That would be a crushing blow to my ego. Thank you.

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