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30 Questions for 30 Days

I stole this meme from Dave. He took a meme designed to be done over 30 days worth of posts and merged them all into one. Brilliant!

  • Guilty pleasure: Cheesy pop music. I love listening to music like Ke$ha, Kaci Brown, Avril Lavigne, The Millionaires and The Veronicas, to name a few.
  • Something that inspires you: Nothing inspires me more than my friends.
  • The five songs you would have with you on a desert island and why: 1. Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” for when I was sad. 2. Phil Collins’s “In The Air Tonight” for the times I needed to be energetic. 3. Rob D’s “Clubbed to Death” mix from The Matrix soundtrack for when I need inspiration. 4. Weird Al’s “One More Minute” for when I needed to laugh. 5. NIN’s “Something I Can Never Have” for all the rest of the time.
  • What you imagine paradise to be like: The chocolate churning room in Willy Wonka’s factory.
  • A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life: You know who you are. Thank you for everything.
  • Earliest thing you can remember: Climbing out of my crib at 2 to watch Sesame Street while my parents slept.
  • Favorite cover of your favorite song: Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt”.
  • Someone you think would make a good president: David Palmer from 24. Alternate answer: Me.
  • Five things you want to see change: 1. Jay Leno off the air. 2. Ubisoft needs to redo their copy protection so it doesn’t require a constant internet connection. 3. Marriage for all who want it. 4. Teachers get the same salaries as doctors and lawyers. 5. China’s political system collapses.
  • A dream you had this past week described in detail: I dreamed that Jack Bauer from 24 crossed over into the Fringe universe and saved the world again.
  • Favorite picture ever taken of yourself: It would have to be the one where I parodied the Levi Johnston Playgirl pose.
    Avitable and Levi Johnston
  • Your favorite musical artist’s life story: I don’t really care about this, although I love Oliver Stone’s “The Doors”.
  • A memory that never fails to make you laugh: The time I saw my grandmother in the rest home.
  • Best mashup you’ve ever heard:

    Billy Joel vs Jay-Z- Big Shot (Brat Mash-up) from Abe Twist on Vimeo.

  • A moment, phrase, or song that has changed your life the most: “I don’t judge you, fucker.”
  • Something that you want to do within the next five years: Write a book.
  • What you want to be remembered for: Something. Anything.
  • A picture that makes you feel: It’s actually a panel from an alternate reality comic book where Superman’s dad is killed. Makes me tear up every time.
  • A passage from a book that has touched you: I can’t find it here, but Robert Parker’s Susan Silverman describes his main character Spenser in this perfect way that just resonates with me.
  • A band that you immediately liked and the song that made you like them: NIN, Something I Can Never Have. Also, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Hold Her Down.
  • Your favorite medium of art: Comic books.
  • Someone you would give your life up for without question: My best friend.
  • Most awkward first impression you feel you’ve ever given: I’m pretty unaware of the first impressions I give, so I have no idea, although somebody told me that when she first met me, I looked like a creepy comic book geek who lived in his parent’s basement and had never kissed a girl.
  • Something you did as a child that other people remember you for: No idea – masturbating in the library?
  • Something you would do if no one stopped you or if you knew you wouldn’t fail: Do stand-up comedy.
  • Your definition of love: That feeling when you think of someone even when they’re not there, when you don’t feel whole unless they’re with you, when a smile from them feels like it can sustain you for months without food.
  • Your definition of the meaning of life: Try to make the world a little better than when you entered it.
  • A moment you remember being completely happy in and a description of why you believe you were: It was a private moment when all was right and everything felt safe.
  • What you live for: The laughter of others.
  • Ways you believe you have grown over the past thirty days: I’m figuring out who I am, who I want to be, and what I need to make me happy before worrying about anyone else.

In other Avita-news, my friend Liz celebrates some anniversary of her 25th birthday today! Happy birthday, Liz!

19 thoughts on “30 Questions for 30 Days”

  1. : )

    I like “Your definition of love” and “Ways you believe you have grown over the last thirty days”.Very inspiring.

    I may have to steal this idea, if that’s ok.

  2. I’m going to be even more brilliant and condense this down into a single comment. I like Robert B. Parker, but he stands out in my mind as being the best selling author who got paid for providing the worst description ever. In one book, a racehorse named Jimbo was frightened, and his description was “Jimbo reared and made horse noises.” I shared that with friends and we had our new catch phrase for a couple of weeks. “I ate too much chili and spent all night making butt noises.”

  3. I don’t think you fully understand what a guilty pleasure is. It’s not something you’re proud of and tell people every chance you get. That just means you have bad taste. I could easily list a few things that belong in that section more!

  4. You’d be a great president…or at least you can’t be worse than any of the schleps we’ve had lately, right?

    And please! Do stand-up. The cool part of that is that we’ll all come to see you in every city and you could potentially never stay in an actual hotel!

  5. Since Something I Can Never Have is my most very favoritest NIN song evAr, I thought that you might appreciate a version from my most very favoritest depressed muppet evAr, Sad Kermit. You’ve probably seen this before, but you can never see it enough. I especially like the Fozzy cameo.

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