1. What is the first song you remember hearing?
West Virginia, Mountain Mama… that John Denver song. Don’t remember where I was, but I was a kid and we were somewhere in the woods. It seemed I was living that song, and it was a transcendent moment. I think it is a moment I try to relive every day living here in beautiful and amazing Colorado.
2. What is the first movie you remember seeing?
Star Wars, vaguely. Movies haven’t really shaped me like books and music have. I mean, a few have rocked me to the foundation: Harold and Maude, and Forrest Gump to name a couple.
3. What is the first book you remember reading?
five were missing, or mouse on a motorcycle. Though it has been 30 years, I have found those books as an adult and am super proud to own them. A couple of years ago, when I finally found a copy of ‘Five were Missing‘ i read it in the tub in an hour or two. It did not age well. It was a revolutionary piece of literary awesomeness… at the time. Today, it reads as something shit out in 90 minutes for 10 year olds.
4. When did you first realize the world around you?
I remember feeling profoundly different and seperated from the world at a young age. Not alienated, mind you. I had an awesome and fun and perfect childhood. I just remember wondering why i thought so different from everyone. In retrospect, I turned out mostly normal. So, maybe everyone has those thoughts. I don’t know, I was afraid to talk about it. Plus, I think I may have saw a space ship when I was really young. Problem is, I can’t be sure if it was an actual occurance or maybe a show I saw. true story. You are the first person I have EVER told that to. So, don’t tell anyone.
5. How should Carl Kipper celebrate his AIG rewards?
Carl was a hard worker. Carl bust his ass every single day why you sat in your cubile and played solitare. Carl is the reason any of us still have a job. So, let’s just quit the blame game and put his stapler in jello again.