Today might be the perfect day to introduce myself because… it’s my birthday! I’m taking the day off from the day job and I’m just going to do what I want to do. If you want to send me gifts or money I’m okay with that.
Without overstaying my welcome, here are my Proust answers:
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Boredom and longing. Sometimes during my day job it feels as if the forces of boredom have overrun the world. The clocks slow down and mock me, the sun stands still in the sky and laughs. I long to be home with my wife and daughter.
May I also add that trying to fit one of those damn form-fitting sheets on a mattress is its own special form of misery? It’s close to impossible. First you get one side on and then the other side pops off, then you get that one on and the other pops off and it goes on and on.
Where would you like to live? On my very own exceedingly beautiful and wealthy Caribbean island where I would be king, loved and respected by all, and worshiped as a god.
Who are your favorite characters in history? John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, the 1986 Mets, Santa Claus.
Your favorite musician? Coldplay, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, my iPod. (Yeah, I know that’s not fair but I really love that thing. I love the freedom of having music whenever I want it…ain’t this a great country or what?)
Your favorite occupation? Lazing on a summer’s afternoon.
Who would you have liked to be? Some guy who happened upon a bottle on the beach and when he rubbed the dirt off of it a grateful genie suddenly appeared and offered to grant him a multitude of wishes. Yeah, I wish I were that guy.
And now it's your turn! Feel free to answer one or more of the above questions for a chance to win...! Well, actually, you win nothing. But it is fun to answer the questions, so knock yourselves out.