We interrupt our regularly scheduled Friday night blog to bring you an exclusive interview with Mimi Queen of Memes. The Gal Herself conducted the five question soiree and lived to tell it. You won't believe what she wants to know. The nerve!
But what a nice twist on an age-old meme. Here's how it works: Gal from One Gal's Musings left 5 questions for me in her blog comments and I answered them here. If YOU'D like to be interviewed by me, just tell me in the comment section below and I'll leave five questions for you to answer on your blog.
I'd love to!
His poster hung on my wall and I kissed it periodically when my mother wasn't looking. I must have listened to DayDream Believer a million times. It was almost a religious experience (what can I say? I was 12...) That's saying a lot since the song has one of the worst lyrical lines I've ever heard: "The shaving razor's cold and it stings." Oh please. I could never sing that with a straight face. But what did I know? I was just impressed that a guy I "knew-in-the-Biblical-wall-kissing-sense" at my age needed to shave in the first place.
Funny thing. I did some research on him today. He is now 63 years old and only stands 5'3" tall. He didn't look so minuscule on the album cover I
But oh, what a cutie pie he was. I didn't care when I was twelve.
He looked so tall on my wall.
2) You have a truly magical Magic 8 ball that gives you a direct line to anyone who ever lived -- who would you use it to communicate with?
Elie Wiesel -
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and author of over 57 books on the Holocaust. His memoir of life in a concentration camp at the age of 15, Night, is a cherished possession of mine. Every human being on the planet should read it. It's presence on my bookshelf reminds me of what we must not forget. Wiesel's message today is one of atonement and peace. Amidst his Jewish writings and political activism you will find a transparent man struggling to make sense of a most horrific personal world with more than six million reasons to throw his God away. Forgiveness is at the core of who he is. Wiesel is one of those writers I credit with profoundly changing me from the inside out.
Words do that. And his are powerful.
Side note! and this is truly sad: December 2008, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity issued a press release on their website stating that nearly all of the foundation's assets (approximately $15.2 million USD) have been lost through Bernard Madoff's investment firm.
3) Your blog has a great balance of words and pictures -- do you consider yourself more verbal or visual?
(*pic for you, Gal!*)
Definitely verbal. Sometimes a picture will inspire a post
Even if he is vain and insane.
That IS the first thought that popped in my pencil head.
Let's just leave it at that. Or you can wait for the release of my new tell-all sensational blaperback (that's blog + paperback for all you non-blog speakers) entitled Bloggingham Blues.
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.....thanks, Davy.
Then I'd ask who she thinks she is wearing my crown like that. There's only one Queen ya know...
I wonder if he remembers my room...
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