First the rules (same as last time):
If you want me to interview you--post a comment that simply says, "Interview me." I'll respond with questions for you to take back to your own journal and answer as a post. Of course, they'll be different for each person since this is an interview and not a general survey. At the bottom of your post, after answering the Interviewer's questions, you ask if anyone wants to be interviewed. So it becomes your turn-- in the comments, you ask them any questions you have for them to take back to their journals and answer. And so it becomes the circle.
And now the quesitons and answers:
1. Is the party mojo back?
I don't know yet... Aloha Jam was a lot of fun, so I certainly hope so, but I guess I want more empirical data first. We'll see how Jammy Jam works out... once we decide when to have it. I suppose I do take the whole thing rather seriously, but you know... I guess someone has to.
2. Are you getting old? Or will you be young for quite a while yet?
That all depends. A lot of times I do feel old. Particularly when my arthritis is acting up or something. But then when I'm having a party or out drinking or dancing or flirting I feel like a kid again. I guess there is something to the expression that you're only as old as you feel. But I don't know if its that I need to do things that make me feel young or that I feel young so I do certain things. So I guess, yes I am getting old, but also yes, I intend to be young for quite a while yet, too...
3. You are so gay. Seriously, if you weren't in a relationship, and the Right Guy came along, would that be an option?
Good question. Sure. Of course. Frankly I think it would be stupid to not feel that way. There are a lot of things that I look for in a person, particularly one that I intend to be in a relationship with. And maybe its superficial, but really physical attraction is one of them – a big one – and i happen to find it easier to be attracted to women than I do to men. But that doesn't mean that the attraction to men can't be there, and it doesn't mean that even if it weren't, every other thing couldn't be exactly right. In fact, in a lot of ways, I think that emotional attraction creates that physical aspect. Its never created enough of one that I've felt the need to be in a relationship with a guy, but I can't rule it out.
This is interesting because it calls up other issues. I've grown up with a lot of people, some even related to me, who couldn't understand the possibility of ever dating a white girl. I obviously don't have that hang up. I think it works quite the same way. On the other hand, if Steph were black would she be the same person? Would her life experiences have led her to the same personality that I would still find attractive? Maybe and maybe not. What about if she were a guy? I guess its really impossible to say.
That said, D'Angelo is a guy and is black and OHMIGOD so sexy...
4. You are so straight. So, you and Steph have been together for a while. Where's that going?
Somewhere good, I certainly hope. I actually don't really know how to answer this. I never have. I mean, if I knew that we were destined to live happily ever after then life wouldn't really be as exciting. And if I knew we were destined to break each others hearts then what would be the point of wasting each others time and staying together? The uncertainty is part of what makes it so fun. So I guess I don't know where its going specifically, but I hope it will be nice and fun and exciting.
That and you know... hopefully there will be lots and lots of sex...
5. Big Philosophy: is there a point to our existence, or is this all just the random flutterings of an uncaring cosmos? (Feel free to recast the question or elaborate.)
Umm... Mu. Seriously, I don't know that there is a point beyond random flutterings, but maybe that ultimately is a point. Maybe its all about discovering what is the entropic equalibrium state that the universe will ultimately achieve. Some people would probably say that that is akin to having no point, but to me that seems like plenty of point in and of itself.
So like I said... Mu.
Ok, so once again I say.... who's next?