Questions provided by heathrow. If you’d like me to interview *you*, tell me in comments.
1) Who is your favorite author and why?
Wow. I read a lot, so that’s a difficult one to pin down. I tend to like stories with well developed, interesting characters. The authors I re-read
the most are probably Robert Heinlein, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Spider Robinson.
2) What are the 5 cd’s that someone must own in order to be a complete human being?
Boy, it’s hard to choose just one album from any of these artists, but…
Harry Chapin, Greatest Stories Live
Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Tanglewood Tree
The Beatles, Rubber Soul
REM, Life’s Rich Pageant
Cheryl Wheeler, Driving Home
3) How did you and kitanzi meet?
Initially, through her then boyfriend, who I had met online through the filk community. They came down to GaFilk 2001, and we promptly developed a huge crush on each other, though neither of us was aware of the other’s feelings. We spent the next several months flirting with each other online, both certain that the other was flirting only in fun. When we ran into each other in person again at OVFF in October,2001, we finally realized that the attraction was mutual. She moved to Georgia six months later and we’ve been together ever since.
4) What is the most chivalrous thing you have done?
Webster’s third definition of “chivalrous”, which is the one most people mean in modern context, is “a: marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy; b: marked by gracious courtesy and high-minded consideration especially to women”.
I think the most chivalrous thing I’ve done is to try and live my life by these principles every single day. I don’t always succeed, but the effort seems to be worthwhile.
5) Tell me an anecdote that you feel encapsulates you…
When kitanzi first decided to move down, we tried to find someone who could ride down with her so that she didn’t have to make the 1100 mile drive by herself. When we couldn’t find anyone who could do it on the weekend that she wanted to go, I arranged to take a one week vacation in order to fly up to New England and drive back down with her.
There is nothing reasonable and very little unreasonable that I won’t do for someone I love.