Happy belated birthday, Pen!
An interview with Pendragon:
*Why are we doing this interview thing?*
It's that time of the year again, sigh...
*Are you sure you want to do this?*
Why would you want that?
The question is too ambiguous to answer at this time
*So, how old are you?*
Um, 51, and feeling it...
*If you had a personal theme song what would it be?*
It's My Life by Bon Jovi
*Are you male or female? *
*If you owned the site, what would you change?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
*What was the inspiration for your LitNet username? And if you could change it today, what would you pick?* One of the first novels I read was Sidney Lainer's King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table. If I changed it at all, it would probably be Raven or Blade, two of my pseudonyms
*Which countries have you visited?*
Well, I am unfortunate enough to have visited no other countries, unless you count West Virginia, which is weird enough to be its own country
*Which languages do you speak?*
English and just enough French and Spanish to make a complete fool of myself!
*If you could live somewhere different, where would it be and why?*
Cape Hatteras, because I love it out there
Have you heard the news today, oh boy?
Yeah, "Cop Sues Over Bagel" "Parents Arrested Over Sandwich" the usual political tomfoolery...
*Do you have any pets?*
Yeah, a Schnauzer-Poo named Izzy, a tom cat named Taz and a painted turtle named Firebelly
*What makes you happy?*
Peace and quiet
*Do you feel comfortable in your walk with God/atheism? *
*Which actor should play you in a movie based on your life?*
Probably Sam Elliot, he has the same type of brushy grey mustache
Who is your favourite Beatle?
Beetle Baily Har!
*How do you like your coffee? *
Black, when I drink it, which isn't often
*Given the option, what animal would you choose to be?*
A cougar, hands down. It is my spirit animal
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I don't think I ever DID grow up, but I used to dream of being a school teacher
*What's the biggest fish you've ever caught?*
A nearly eight pound catfish
*What makes you feel great about yourself?*
Who says I ever feel great about myself...
*How did you meet your significant other?*
We were high school sweethearts, still together after 32 years
*What are you naturally good at? (Skills, abilities, gifts etc.)*
Art, music, and Poetry
*What is the one thing you must do before you die?*
Learn to live
*If you had to teach something, what would you teach?*
*What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?*
Regrets, I've had a few, but then again too few to mention...
*If you were to be stuck at a particular time in your life, which one would you choose and why?*
Around 30, things were going well at the time and my kids were still small.
*Do you get tired living life?*
*What method do you cherish above all others, as means to improving your life?*
Anything would be an improvement...
*What one thing would you NEED to have on a deserted island if you didn't have to worry over food and water? *
*If you were a king/queen for a day, what would you do?*
Well, they are mostly symbolic these days, but I know some people who make me feel like The Queen of Hearts "Off with his head!"
*What’s the stupidest forum argument you’ve ever had?*
The "Evolution versus Creationism" thread. I should never have gotten involved. The behavior of both sides made me ashamed to be part of it.
*What song is in your head at the moment?*
"Rainy Days and Mondays"
*Which book are you reading at the moment?*
"Grottos of Chinatown, the Dorus Noel Stories", by Arthur J Banks, my latest collection of pulp fiction
*What is your favourite quote?*
"I am not interested in who my Grandfather was, I am more concerned as to who his Grandson will be." Abraham Lincoln
Which comedians or cabaret artists do you like?
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engval, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy
*Favorite avatar on the Forum?*
Always loved Themis' blue fairy and Papahed's Grover
Personal Poetry, Poetry Games and Contests, and General Chat
What's your favorite sandwich?
*What is your answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?*?
From Walt Kelley's Pogo "Don't take life seriously, son, it ain't nohow permanent."
Who are some of the nicest people you met on LitNet?
I have too many good friends to name them all, and I wouldn't like to leave anyone out
What is the limit of your credibility?
The "Ghost Hunter" "Paranormal" shows on TV. Get real!
"The Cremation of Sam McGee"
*First novel you remember reading on your own?*
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, at around six years old as I recall
*What era do you find most of the books you read are from?*
The 1930's through early 50's, the heyday of Pulp Fiction Magazines
*Favorite TV shows?*
Bones, Castle, Sanctuary, Leverage, Criminal Minds, the whole "Law and Order" franchise.
*Which Forum members would you like to meet in person?*
mstspur, Virgil, Mother Hubbard
*Last words you said out loud?*
*Last person you hugged/kissed?*
The little wifey
*What do you do (for a living) to be able to keep your LitNet addiction going? And are you happy with your chosen profession?*
I am disabled and hell no I don't like it!
*What would you like to be if you could change your profession?*
Back to my days as a traveling evangelist, I miss those days
*Which one of the seven dwarves are you and why?*
Grumpy, which should need no explaining! Har!
*What is your most outstanding feature?*
Feature as in talent, or appearance? Probably my white goatee.
*If you could change one thing about the way you look, what would that be?*
I would loose about 150 pounds
*Which book do you wish you had written?*
Moby Dick, I would have written it so people could actually understand the bloody thing!
*What book would you recommend to others of all types and ages as a must read?*
Twain's Collected Short Stories
*What should you be doing at the moment instead of answering these questions?*
*Describe your ideal day, please.*
One where I sleep most of the day
Can't really pick one
*Last movie you watched?
[*How are you going to pick just one favourite painting?*
B]Do you want to buy a banana?[/B]
Monkey Fruit, my Uncle called them! Yes!
Dunno why, but it is American Gothic by Grant Wood
Bowie, yay or nay?
Yay. First time I heard his rich baritone voice I thought "This is the guy who was Ziggy Stardust!!??"
*Wonderful Superman or depressing Batman?*
Batman, who isn't depressing. After all, anyone can be a superhero if you have the stack of powers Superman has, but when you're a mere mortal, it takes some kind of man to do that!
*Something you want to forget but you never can?*
I'd rather not go into that
If you could relive one moment in your life whenever you wanted to, what would it be?
Birth of my daughter
What is the best thing that happened to you since your last birthday?
I keep waking up in the morning! Har!
*If you could send one thing to the Room 101, one would that be?*
*Are you mostly happy with life or are you still in pursuit?*
Always in futile persuit
Tell us something scandalous about yourself.
Scandalous? Me? Har!
*How long did it take you to answer all of these questions?*
Are you currently intoxicated?
No Alcohol has a very bad reaction with my meds. Remember Karen Ann Quilan?
*When will you pay Whifflingpin?*
I wasn't aware that I owed him, but I'd pay at once. He a good guy!
*One final word of wisdom for LitNet users?*
"Don't look behind you, something might be gaining on you" Satchel Paige
*What question would you like to ask to the person to be interview after you?
Do you take yourself too seriously, or not seriously enough?