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10 April 2005 @ 12:01 pm
And thus the cycle continues, a.k.a. infinite recursion  
1. Leave a comment requesting an interview.
2. I'll respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. Update your corner of the net with the answers to the questions and leave notification in the comments to this entry.
4. Include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, ask them five questions. And thus the cycle continues.

Interview by moorekittie

1) What is your ultimate job?

I'll start by being a total pedantic prick and point out that "ultimate" actually means "final" and not "best", so I have no way of knowing what my last job will be before I die. However, since I'm assuming you actually mean "best", my dream job would be screenwriter for successful feature films.

2) What's the best thing you've ever done and why was it so good?

Since, "nicest" is covered below, I'm going to assume you mean "most fun" or "most fulfilling" or whatever. I've received one or two blow-jobs that rank pretty high, but I'm pretty sure you don't want to hear about that. I'll have to say travelling through Europe, even though I was only 9 years old at the time. And if I had to pick a country, it would be Italy, because it is the most jam-packed with art, history and culture. Disneyland pales in comparison.

3) What's your favourite ice-cream flavour?

Morello cherry gelato, which I've only ever seen at the gelati shop on Lygon street.

4) What's the nicest thing you've ever done for someone else (OR the nicest thing someone else has ever done for you)?

Now, that's a tough one. Well, since I apparently save up to three lives each time, I'll have to go with donating blood. It's a small inconveniance to my day, that makes a big difference to someone's life. As for the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me, I reckon my mother has that covered, what with the raising and the taking to Europe and all that.

5) If you had to pick a pet, what animal would you choose, why and what would you name it?

Well, I already have a cat named Lucy. The only other animal I would consider would be a rat, not particularly compatible with a cat, but once I have my own study I think I could keep the rat's cage in there. I also wouldn't mind having some tropical fish, but I consider them an ornament rather than a pet. As for names, I prefer nice simple names, particularly for cats, since you want them to learn it and come when you call. No offence, musosian, but I think I'd go nuts calling out a name like "Heidegger" at feeding time.

Oh, I missed the "why".

I like cats because they are more or less independant creatures, they aren't high maintenance like dogs are. Cats are good for nice, quiet cuddles and fit neatly in your lap. And I know that dog lovers are going to jump all over this comment, but I think cats have real personality and a modicum of intelligence, something that I think dogs sorely lack.

I like rats because they are highly intelligent and a lot more affectionate than you might think. They are actually very clean and, unlike mice, don't smell bad.

I like tropical fish because they are pretty.
musosianmusosian on April 10th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
I don't actually call him using his name, I make a noise which is specific to summoning Heidegger, and he comes. Which is nice, that he's learnt to come when he's called already. I refer to him as Heidegger, Deggy, Hidey, Little H, and numerous other random names, but call him with "Psssuwsssuwsssuwssuwsssu".
Jacobyak_boy on April 10th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
I figured that was the case.

Don't get me wrong, Heidegger is a cool name.
musosianmusosian on April 10th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
I didn't think you were having a go at the name. But just to clarify that I am not, in fact, calling it out every mealtime. That would be silly!
Jacobyak_boy on April 10th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
And, yeah, they learn to come pretty quickly.

Generally because it becomes associated with food, a very strong reinforcement.
musosianmusosian on April 10th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been deliberately associating it with food. Apparently for kittens the strongest motivator is freedom to explore a new room, but that's hardly a practical ongoing reward, so food it is.