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August 29th, 2004
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Mav's Interview
1. So its been what, 4 months now? How do you feel about the makeover in retrospect now?

Well, I don't stick to the clothing rules all that strictly, because a lot of the time it seems like there isn't much of a point. I do have a wardrobe which gives me a certain amount of selection, though, and I know how to coordinate for a party or whatever, so that's good.

I'm probably due for at least a trim on the hair, but it's a lot better maintained now, I have to admit. And I've kept to the shaved areas of the beard, though I only do the bottom part with the beard trimmer (with no guard) and only once a week, because shaving it irritates the skin too much. The new beard style makes me look a little younger and a lot less … scary, honestly.

Overall, I can't say that the makeover changed my entire life, but it was a good experience because it kicked me out of a rut, and I think the new rut I've fallen into is somewhat higher terrain. :-)

2. Pick a color... and color... and a number... ok, what are they? Why?

Blue, white, 8. Blue used to be my favorite color, white is one of my favorites as well, possibly my favorite now (my first website had white text on a blue background), and 8 used to be my favorite number and was the first thing that came to mind.

3. You are condemned to spend 5 years in solitary confinement. No communication with the outside world. You get to bring five things with you to pass that time, so long as it doesn't allow you access to the outside world, and its not a companion to make it not solitary. What do you bring?

I'm going to assume that the point of this question is the social isolation, and thus, that all of my actual needs are taken care of. I think I would bring:

  1. Laura (my computer) and hope she doesn't break
  2. My stuffed cat Spice (I'd like to bring more stuffed animals, but if I get only 1, that would be it)
  3. The jade plant my friend Charlie gave me
  4. The ring Ratha's having made for me from a mold of the ring I found on the ground in Catskill, NY
  5. A digital camcorder

Hmm, 5 years is a long time. I wonder if I'd still be sane at the end of it. Probably not.

4.Who is your favorite muppet? Why?

Kermit, because he's one of the few I can remember, and because he was on Sesame Street.

5. Who are the 5 most attractive celebrities (movie stars, singers, writers, whatever...) and why?

Jeez, I'm sure I can remember 5 celebrities if I try, but I'm not sure I can remember 5 who are more attractive than the most attractive person I see on any random day just walking to/from lunch.

I just looked through Askmen.com's “Top 99 Most Desirable Women in the World” (yes, the whole list), and here are the ones that seemed attractive beyond a bare minimum level:

  • Cindy Margolis
  • Jules Asner
  • Katie Holmes *
  • Ana Beatriz Barros
  • Lucy Liu *
  • Michelle Pfeiffer *
  • Kristin Kreuk
  • Jennifer Aniston *
  • Natalie Portman *
  • Shania Twain *

Of course, this is based mostly off of a single (often surprisingly unflattering) picture. “*” means I've actually heard of the person before looking through this list.

Jennifer Love-Hewitt and Lacey Chabert used to be really hot, but they're both kind of slutty now, I think.

As far as men, I have no idea, and I don't feel like looking through a list of 100 of them. Honestly, I'm tempted to just answer whoever plays Brenda on Six Feet Under, not because I think she's the hottest person in the world, but because she's attractive enough and her character is someone I'd find attractive were she a real person.


I'll interview anyone who wants one. Post a comment if so.

Current Mood: cautiously optimistic
Current Music: Zeratul - This Day (Squaredance Disc B)

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From:papertygre
Date:August 29th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
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I think Lucy Liu is nontrivially cute. Also, and I didn't see her on the site you linked, Calista Flockhart. And Audrey Hepburn, does she count?

I'm planning to call tomorrow and find out how they're doing on the ring.

Interview me?
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From:kenoubi
Date:August 30th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
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I think Lucy Liu is nontrivially cute. Also, and I didn't see her on the site you linked, Calista Flockhart. And Audrey Hepburn, does she count?

Yeah, Calista Flockhart isn't bad, what the heck is she up to these days? [checks IMDB] Hmm, not much.

I dunno if Audrey Hepburn “counts”; it's certainly valid to think she was attractive, and the question didn't specifically mention “currently”, but I guess I thought that was implied …

Interview me?
  1. In light of your recent interest in the subject, what would you say philosophy is, or how would you define it?
  2. If you could either create a novel/picture/song/etc. that you thought was brilliant, but it would be locked in a box forever and only you could ever experience it, or create one that you thought was crappy, but everyone else said it was great (but no matter how hard you tried you couldn't believe their praise), which would it be, and why?
  3. What do you think is the optimal amount of living space for one person living alone, balancing the need for different environments and the tendency for large spaces to become cluttered? How about for a family of four?
  4. What are your five favorite plants (either specific spatiotemporal plants, or species)?
  5. Do you find it at all plausible that a person could cure himself of cancer through force of will alone? Cure himself of (physical) drug addiction? Get over the common cold faster? What percent of people do you think could accomplish these things, and what other characteristics would those people share?</p>
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From:theadana
Date:August 29th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)

oo!

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Intervoo meeee.
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From:kenoubi
Date:September 1st, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)

Re: oo!

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  1. What behaviors do you see as most characteristically human in the “aspiring to greatness” sense? How about in the “and utterly failing” sense?
  2. Name one to three books that you'd recommend to a graduating high school senior. Give a sentence or two explaining why for each one.
  3. Which has been the bigger problem for you: periods of time when you accomplish nothing, or periods of time when you accomplish a lot, but then come up for air and realize they weren't the right things to accomplish? How have you dealt with whichever of these problems you chose?
  4. What are your five favorite fruits?
  5. Your strategy for dealing with people often seems to involve infecting them with your enthusiasm. How do you deal with people who seem bored with you, especially the ones who seem bored with everything?

(Sorry this took so long, had to ward off some perfectionism demons.)

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