1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
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 same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
1) What is your view on guns?
Complex. I like 'em for sport, and consider them to be vastly overrated, even counterproductive, as a means to personal safety or as problem-solving devices, unless the problem is not having enough meat to eat. Funny,though, just this morning (between getting in this game and seeing your questions) I happened to dream of being in a confrontation that involved disarming a gun-toting intruder who had apparently already murdered someone close to me. In the dream I also had a gun, but did not fire it. In real life I don't own one, though I've enjoyed target practice and a bit of skeet shooting from time to time. I guess I'd borrow for a brief summary on guns a line that I once heard applied by Bill Clinton to abortions: they should be safe, legal, and rare. I do note with interest that Saddam Hussein, that great opponent of freedom, apparently thought it a good idea for as many as people as possible to be armed. I know, drawing any conclusion based on that gratuitous observation would partake of the fallacy of excluded middle. Have I made myself clear? No? All right then.
2) Do you care for seafood?
More so in recent years than formerly. I'm no fan of clams or oysters, or most shellfish except for those baby shrimp you can get with fried rice at the Chinese take-out, but have become acclimated to crab since coming to Maryland, and my very favorite treat-myself-to-a-luxury meal in a high class restaurant usually involves salmon. Also that overgrown insect known as lobster is quite nice.
3) If tomorrow was our last day, what would you do differently regarding your faith?
Honestly, nothing that I know of. I am painfully and wondrously aware almost constantly that the present moment may be all we've got. Remember that I live a mere 30 miles or less from the political capital of the world, you know the one, it has a big red "X" marked on it on somebody's strategic map.
4) Do you ever wear a cap or hat?
Ever since I borrowed my dad's Stetson back in the day, and never gave it back. My hats tend to be black leather, baseball-cap style for casual wear, and a brimmed hat for more usual daily business.
5) Where would you like an all-expense paid holiday for one month?
Now you've got me stumped. I haven't taken so much as a week's real holiday in more years than I care to think. This is fantasy, right? okay, I'll rule out Mars, anyway. But there are way too many choices. I'm torn between the mountains of Tibet, the castles and cathedrals of northern Europe, a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, and that prototypical tropical island in the Caribbean. I could add to this list considerably: Brazil, Australia, Scotland: aha!
But if it's to be a holiday, let's take somewhere serene and quiet, and not too cold. A beach, almost anywhere.
Cornwall would do it.
The game's afoot! If you'd like to play, leave a comment asking me for an interview.