Wednesday, March 14, 2007

5 questions meme

Via Renegade.

Here's the deal:

Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate!
You WILL update your journal/bloggy thing/whatever with the answers to the questions.
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.

So, here were my five:

Renegade Evolution said...


Okay, since I am so going to have to come to NY and visit...where is one place we would have to go?

Oo. Well, let's see. If there's a bunch of us, we need to go to Flushing for dim sum, fer sher. The Museum of Sex was a trip, with Heidi and Kristin, probably worth seeing once. Central Park, if the weather permits. perhaps the Met, particularly if there's an exhibit on one of your epochs of interest. I'd name the perfect bar, but I've yet to find it. am hunting. Otherwise...I take requests & play by ear.

Have you ever wanted to have kids?

Ever so often, I think about it. It's hard to wrap my mind around the concept of it at the moment, honestly; I don't think I'm in anything like a good position to do it, and the clock is ticking for me biologically at least. But...who knows.

What do you think pushes someone from 'concerned citizen' to martyr?

Not totally sure I understand this. If I'm reading "martyr" with a negative connotation, um, I'd say...poor boundaries.

Do you think your smarts intimidate people?

I got a lot of flak as a kid, used to try to tamp it down a lot. These days...well, mostly, on the surface at least, I figure, I certainly don't try to, but if it does anyway, well...fuck 'em. What can you do?

Favorite color?

Purple, usually.



Anonymous said...

*I* wanna visit the Museum Of Sex with BD!

(On second thought, I'd probably just turn into Beavis or Butthead and make a complete fool of myself...)

Trinity said...

why not? me plz

ArrogantWorm said...

Can you interview more than one? If so, I'll stick my feet in.

Dan L-K said...

I'm up for it. Interview me.

tonkelu said...

I'm in. Interview me. :)

Rootietoot said...

I know Amber already interviewed me, but I'd love to answer questions from your mind.

Alon Levy said...

Interview me.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to answer questions; I'd just suck at asking them.

(Yes, I'm terrible at parties)

Blackamazon said...

May I request an interview?

Landlady of Fat said...

me too :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Belle. A friend told me to look you up and say hi. I'd be happy to be interviewed.

Gianna said...

...gee wiz, you'll be busy! i'd love to say interview me cos i'd be keen to open the meme up to my readers too, but i think you may already have your hands full. if not, count me in!

ballgame said...

OK, SOME people clearly need to visit ... Whicker Island.

belledame222 said...

o boy! okay, lessee:

belledame222 said...


1) What's your favorite toy?

2) If you could have any one magical power, what would it be?

3) Where do your ancestors come from?

4) What was your favorite TV show as a kid?

5) What's your favorite time of year?

belledame222 said...


1) Where'd your handle come from?

2) What makes you laugh harder than anything else?

3) What've you got on your feet right now?

4) Mac or PC?

5) What or who did you want to be ("when you grew up") when you were a kid?

belledame222 said...


1) Who's your favorite Gaiman character?

2) If you could play any musical instrument that you can't already play, what would it be?

3) Favorite epoch for clothing?

4) Name an actor or public figure you think is the hawtness.

5) What makes you happy?

belledame222 said...


1) If you weren't "Tonks," which literary character would you name yourself after?

2) How did you meet AWB?

3) What's the most beautiful language in the world?

4) Did you want brothers and sisters as a kid?

5) What's a typical day's menu look like at your place?

belledame222 said...


1) How'd you pick your handle?

2) If you could live anywhere (real or fictional or composite), where would it be?

3) How and when did you first fall in love with daschunds?

4) What color frame are your glasses?

5) What's the skill you're most proud of?

belledame222 said...


1) How's New York treating you?

2) What do you want to do when you graduate?

3) How would you describe Israel to someone who'd never been there?

4) Did you have pets, growing up?

5) What scares the hell out of you?

belledame222 said...

(Eli: is that a request? If so, I'll do yours after the others)


1) What's your dream role?

2) Favorite playwright OR performance seen OR stage actor (or any combination of the above)

3) What do you sharpen your machete on?

4) What was your favorite story as a child? (read or told to)

5) When are we hanging out again already?!

belledame222 said...


1) What kind of films would you make, if you went into film (and could make anything you wanted, budget/sky's the limit?)

2) What was the worst thing about the old job?

3) What kind of chocolate was in the chocolate fountain at your wedding?

4) When and how did you first learn about the butch/femme thing?

5) Where does the artwork on your website come from?

belledame222 said...
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belledame222 said...


1) How'd you decide on your handle?

2) What do you find relaxing?

3) How would you describe your family of origin?

4) Are you going to get a blog of your own?

5) Which friend (can I ask?)

belledame222 said...


1) Is this the first time you've posted here? (if so, welcome! if not, my apologies...)

2) What's the oddest dream you've ever had, that you can remember?

3) What's your idea of comfort food? (May or may not be actual food).

4) Where were you born?

5) What's your favorite piece of furniture?

5a) is there a link to your blog?...

Anonymous said...

(Eli: is that a request? If so, I'll do yours after the others)

Only if you don't hold me to the interviewing other people requirement... I really do suck at that.

Octogalore said...

Belle -- I put up a temporary blog.

Ravenmn said...

I'm piling on! No rest for the wicked!

Anthony Kennerson said...

As much for the questions as for the answers....count me in.


ArrogantWorm said...

Blogger's being an ass, something to do with Html tags and I can't figure it out. Even tried to add it by editing a current post. Long story short, t'won't let me so I'm putting the Meme on Wordpress. I was gonna keep blogger, but it's getting ridiculous, so'must gonna finish moving house.

Renegade Evolution said...

turn about is fair play, hit me belle!

Anonymous said...

Completely off-topic, but: BD, have you seen my latest insane spam?

Tedj said...

Interview me oh please oh please

Bimbo said...

You know I've always wanted to say this to you: Do me. (please?)

belledame222 said...


1) If you could pick -anyone,- not just the most likely candidates (living or dead), who would you want to see leading the nation?

2) If you decided/had to become an expatriate, where would you go?

3) Are there decent takeout joints in your neighborhood?

4) What's a "luxury item" you -really really- want?

5) Who's your favorite fiction author?

belledame222 said...


1) What's your (a) secret vice?

2) Aside from ravens, are there animals you feel closely connected to? (if so, what?)

3) How do you feel about: "religion is the opiate of the masses"?

4) What's the best way to stay warm when it's 25 below?

5) What did you have for dinner tonight?

belledame222 said...


1) What's your favorite outdoor activity?

2) How would you describe your current neighborhood?

3) "What's your sign?"

4) Assuming you still do: what do you like about Nader?

5) What brings you peace?

belledame222 said...


1) How's the new hairdo working out for you?

2) How and when did you learn to shoot pool?

3) Of the "old-school" sex symbols (stripper, porn star, silver screen, pin-up queen, what have you), who do you most admire, if any?

4) What's the last novel you read, and what'd you think of it?

5) What's your favorite power tool?

5a) When're you coming out here, now?...

belledame222 said...

hey, welcome dav.

1) How'd you find this blog?

2) aside from the obvious, what's your favorite cartoon?

3) How'd you hook up with ZORK?

4) Were you a fan of her namesake, or any of the other original infocom games?

5) Do you really think there's a chance Gore's gonna run?

belledame222 said...

bimbo: (heh, heh, heh)

1) If you were to host a literary salon (living, dead, and fictional figures all potential invitees), who would you invite?

2) How did Her Maj get her moniker?

3) Is Kelly right about which shoes rule and which shoes suck? Why or why not?

4) Have you ever had pan Bimbo?

5) When the hell are we getting together next??

Anonymous said...

interview me! I have nothing better to do and we're snowed/slushed/sleeted in here!

belledame222 said...


1) Where are you currently looking at for college this fall?

2) What's your main interest w/in theatre? (acting, directing, design...)

3) What sort of stuff do you do in your improv class?

4) Who's your favorite tragic hero?

5) Which myth or legend most resonates for you?

it's gross out here, too.

Bimbo said...

Finis! That was a buncha fun, Belle. Thank you!

And quit pickin' on me!

Alon Levy said...


1. It's treating me very well. It's certainly better, i.e. more interesting, than all the previous places I lived in. Even the weather is reasonable, thanks to the carbon emissions the rest of the country is producing.

2. I want to be a math professor, preferably at a non-crappy institution. But that's not the easiest job in the world to get; in more numerical terms, a given university accepts one applicant for a job in 300. Failing that, I could become a full-time writer, though it depends on whether I can publish my current book.

3. Ugh, it's hard, especially since I lived in the most liberal area in the entire country. For what it's worth, Tel Aviv looks very much like any midsize city in the northern US, only uglier and with Arabs replacing blacks (they're also treated about the same). But then you leave the city and get to areas that Under the Banner of Heaven would describe perfectly well if you did a global search and replace to change "Saints" to "Orthodox Jews."

4. My parents used to own a series of cats. Among those who were with us when I was around, I don't think any lasted for more than a few months before either of my parents decided to get rid of it. By my count, we had one cat in Israel named Grigia, then another named Grigio, and then another in Singapore who each family member called by a different name.

5. Being a failure. I've evidently failed as a blogger, given 2) there's a pretty good chance I'll fail as a mathematician, and I don't think my chances of getting my book (or any book) published are especially high. I have a four-year window to succeed in something before I lose my stipend checks and university housing.

little light said...

A'ight, Belle, I'm feeling saucy.
God only knows when/if I'll get to it at my place, but fire away.

brownfemipower said...

boy, you sure are good belle, I'm amazed at your incredible ability to keep up with everything!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

...Aaaand I'm done.

Good thing my blog doesn't suck any more.

belledame222 said...


1) What, if any, "start of spring" holiday/ritual/festival do you observe?

2) Who was your first crush?

3) Favorite plant or flower?

4) What do you do for exercise?

5) What's your favorite source of light?

antiprincess said...

you have ways of making me talk! question me, baby!

J. Goff said...

Here's one question for AntiP, if she wants to do it:

There is only one book you can read for the rest of your life. What is it?

J. Goff said...

Possible second question:

Why? 8^)

Landlady of Fat said...

Woohoo -- going to post now... :D

belledame222 said...


1) How're things going with the silk piece?

2) What's the last book you finished? What's next?

3) How do you usually deal with anger?

4) Dark chocolate or milk?

5) If you can persuade antiprince to get a dog or cat, what kind would you get?

Alex said...

May I? :)

tonkelu said...

It took me awhile, BD, but I finally finished!