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
Here are your questions:

1. You alone are approached by aliens who offer to remove all the world's ills -- war, poverty, disease, starvation -- all of them. They will make the world a better place. The cost: the life of your daughter. You have 24 hours to decide. You may not consult with anyone. No one will be allowed to interfere. What is your decision?

2. Despite your best efforts -- the best schools, the best child care, the best of everything -- Anna has grown up and is now reviled by the world. She is Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Anna Nicole Smith, Adolph Hitler, Ghenghis Khan, Leona Helmsley, Charles Manson, and George Bush times 10. Despite the fact that it is absolutely not your fault, people being what they are, they look askance at you. In fact, your public reputation is almost as bad as your daughter's. What, if anything, would you do about this situation?

3. Given the opportunity, and at your current level of income, where in the world would you prefer to raise your daughter?

4. As it turns out, the Norse were right and now Thor, Odin, Loki, and the rest of that wild bunch are in the throes of Ragnarök. The end of the world is at hand. You have one week before the end. What will you do?

5. Is Anna going to get a sibling?
Whoa! Thanks... I think.
As soon as my extended-stay visitors depart, I will give these the attention they deserve!