seaslug

The "Interview Me" meme. Strictly for the self-obsessed.

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
3. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

From pilarcruz

1. Why seaslugs and not some other slug?
Once, about 10 years ago, while wading through the shallows of San Diego Bay, near Chula Vista, I spotted a small, brightly colored, blue and yellow object weaving in and out of the grass. I scooped it up in my hands and realized I was looking at a seaslug, mainly because it looked very much like a land slug.

A few days later, with the help of a biologist at the Monterey Aquarium, I learned that I had met with one of the most voracious specialized carnivores of its size anywhere, a navanax inermis on the hunt for other seaslugs. It was love at first sight. If you have broadband, here's a movie of navanax's feeding behavior.

2. What do you hope your readers get out of your mall watches?
Originally I started writing them for lack of anything better to write about. Certainly nothing about my personal life as a reclusive asshole would suit and there's not much else to do around here.

Frankly, I was surprised they attracted any attention at all, but, since they do, I feel they've gotten stale and I need to find something else. Maybe I'll force myself out of my shit hole apartment and into Manhattan on the weekends, now that Spring is almost here, or maybe I'll take that drive on Rt. 6, across the state and into Pittsburgh, I've forever been thinking about. I could get photos that way, too.

Something I've noticed about traveling alone, that imomus commented on recently as well, is how uncomfortable people traveling alone are made to feel in a society that flaunts itself on its love of individuality. One has to go into a supposedly communally focused society, such as Japan's, to find true catering to the individual.

3. What's your dream job?
Surfing the Intarweb from home. For money, even.

4. Best cop story?
This will do.

5. What are your feelings about children?
I hear they're delicious. I never wanted any of my own and, to the best of my knowledge, there are no little molluscs slithering around to grow up bastards like their seaslug daddy, who was given up for adoption, while still a nudibranch in swaddling clothes, his own self.

They can be fun, when they're someone else's responsibility. I'm much too misanthropic and lazy to raise a brood of my own.
  • Current Mood: self-absorbed
Interview me, please!

Oh, and have you been to Danville State Hospital to take pictures? It's gorgeous--a Victorian madhouse. (My mother worked there.)
"I'm much too mysogynistic to raise a brood of my own."

Do you mean misanthropic? I didn't notice you were much of a misogynist; however, I could be wrong.

Interview me, too? I know it will probably be hard since you don't know me that well, but I'm curious :)
That's an interesting Freudian slip. I don't know why I wrote that. I did mean misanthropic and am going to fix it immediately lest I lose 75% of my flist.

Questions forthcoming.
That icon is ♥

I shall dare this evening, when I can think of questions that are particularly appalling.   O:)
Generally, I'm a bit meme-phobic, but I hereby invite you to enter my vanilla-scented online haven and knock me for a loop!
I'd love if you came to Pittsburgh.

Interview me! I'll try to answer all your questions.
Here are your questions:

1. Given you had the means to make the choice, describe why you would prefer city life or country life.

2. The world is ending and everyone is being sent back in time to escape it, whether they like it or not. You can choose the time and the location in which to live. Describe your reasons for the choice.

3. You awake one morning and discover that, overnight, you have become 45 years old physically. Nothing else in your life has changed. What would you do?

4. You have been offered your dream job, and your ability to make a living, as a writer, and there is no doubt at all that you are up to the task. The cost, however, is that you must live in a terribly repressive and unimaginative society where everyone wears the same uniform-like clothing, there are no celebrations or parades, and museums, libraries, concert halls, and other places of culture are forbidden. Would you take the job?

5. You have been given the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Where would it be?