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MEMETIME: It's that time again - interviews

Well, it's come around again...

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
3. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

So regulus666 asked...


1. What are some of your favorite types of tea?

I love herbal teas. I like using blends of medicinal herbs and then using a combination of simple teas to make a taste bouquet. Originally, I thought that it just wound up with one mash of taste, but I discovered that you can actually find the different tastes in tea similarly to the way you can taste different liqueurs in a good mixed drink.

Specific favourites are Assam Blacks, Pai Mu Tam whites, and the occassional Dragonwell Green. Whites in general have a very subtle taste by themselves, but when added to a Black based blend has the ability to "Turn up the saturation" on the other flavours.

2. How did you get into Mac programming?
I got my first computer when I was 11 years old. It was an Apple ][. Not a plus or an 'e'. The first of the Apple ][s. The first thing I did after going thru the manual was taking a screwdriver to it. (Much to the horror of my mom). I put it back together with no difficulty (save about 3 pieces) but decided that the exercise bored me. So I learned to program.

Humourously when I went to college I wanted to be a theatre major so I wouldn't have to sit at an office staring at a screen all day. After college I discovered knowing how to code paid more than waiting tables between shows. I went to Mac programming because it grew out of Apple programming. I actually got hired by my second college while I was finishing my degree.

3. What is your favorite liqueur?
Absolute favourite is called Pisang Ambon. It's a banana liquor from Holland. I'm pretty sure it's not exported. It tastes amazing with Sprite. Very easy to get wasted on as well. Interestingly I think they consider it a wivendrijnk. Meaning a woman's drink. Now this was also about 20 years ago. So it may not exist anymore.

4. If I were to go to Boston, what should I see or do?
Well, for starters. Salem. The shops there are a cool blend of occulty, white lighty, and gothy. Of course while there... KTO. Their venue is incredible and the folk are just damned cool. The rail system there doesn't suck, so it's easy to get around. Other than that... I haven't done a lot in Boston. I'm more of a New Yorker at heart.

5. What is your favorite play that you have seen or acted in?
Ask me an or... you get an and.

The best show I've seen would have to be the Pittsburgh opera production of "Once on this Island". Best described as "The Little Mermaid without the saccharinely sweet censoring that Disney imposed" it is a fantastic retelling of the story with a Caribbean feel. As for "Rent" I love the show dearly and seeing it was fantastic... but the calibre of this one show will always stand out. One last show which deserves mention is, "We Will Rock You" This is a musical that combines the idea of Orwell's 1984, Rush's 2112 and scores it with music by Queen. Having 2nd row centre seats for this didn't suck.

The favourite show I acted in was My Fair Lady in High School. I played Henry Higgins. I had just transfered to the high school and went from unknown geek to local star in a week. The show was well put together and immensely fun. Some other favourite acting roles have been in Godspell, The Foreigner, and Rimers of Eldrich (the latter is effectively Our Town on shrooms and downers)

One last mention. I have two all time favourite experiences (so far) as a director. The first is my first directing project "The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket" which I am surprised that I've never posted about. And the first time I directed Midsummer (Well all of them, but especially the first)

Fantastic questions! Thanks!

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