interview with an umpire

Here are the 5 questions for the interview of muddylemon. Selected by Cybrpunk. There are rules involved, as follows:

The rules:
If you want to participate, leave a comment saying “”interview me””. Or something to that effect.
I will respond by asking you five questions – each person’s will be different.
You will update your journal or blog with the answers to the questions.
You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
Got it?

1. So why is the lemon muddy? There is not a single bit of mud on those lemon graphics.

I picked the name “”muddylemon”” back in high school when i still hacked away at my guitars. It’s a mesh of “”muddy waters”” and “”blind lemon”” and all those other blues greats “”screennames.”” For years my email was muddylemon@aol.com (I know, I know) and it’s stuck around for that reason.

2. So, if Amy is not the girl from Texas how come she isn’t mentioned in your About page?

The about page is about to be purged. i was feeling a wee bit confessional that day and so i gave a whirlwind tour of my last few years. The girl from texas is blissfully not a part of my life anymore, a victim of a roadtrip (roadtrips are the long way to break up with someone.) Amy is relatively new, and i’m still on eggshells to keep a thin pthalo green line between parts personal and public.

3. If you could be a world-class athlete in any sport, what would that sport be?

I can’t be a world class athlete in anything due to a deformed hipbone and a bout of laziness. If i had to be, of course i’d consider baseball due to the poetic and literary pedigree of the sport, but settle decidedly on frisbee golf. I don’t know why.

4. Given the choice between a new slinky every month for the rest of your life or a new can of play doh, which would you choose?

Play-doh, definitely. I’ve never been able to get a slinky to do more than get tangled. I’ve never done anything with playdoh except grind it into carpet, but still – it feels squishy. That’s a plus. My mom used to make playdoh for us. It was always a very pale shade of green (not much food coloring wasted on it) and she baked it for some reason. It was better baked, i know, but i can’t figure out why. I know it involved flour, water and cornstarch – but after that i’m lost.

5. By what nicknames are you called by “”the girl”” and your friends? No censorship allowed.

“”the girl”” doesn’t have one that i can think of. For a time in high school, several unrelated groups of girl friends started saying “”lanceferd.”” which i thought was odd, because it’s not the most intuitive diminutive. Amy doesn’t say that. She’s not very mushy or silly at all actually. I call her “”the girl.””

Lance Cameron Kidwell

25 August 2003

Posted in Miscellania

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