Friday, October 3, 2008

Interviews from the Street

In my latest endeavor, that is sure to end as quickly as it began (like much of everything else I do), I will bring to you all a series of interviews with people you care about and ask the questions you want to know the answers to. I also hope to provide another look at my subjects' lives and show you a different perspective, maybe one that you would have never known about. In this first interview I bring to you all... Me!

I: First I would like to say, I'm a huge fan of the blog. I check in almost daily. How long have you been a blogger?

Me: Thank you very much. I do this for the fans. I've been blogging for a little over a year now and I love very second of it.

I: What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

Me: I like the fact that I can just let it all out there. I don't have to hide anything. At times I use this blog like my personal diary. I always keep it real. I also like that it provides me with a creative outlet. As a child I would show my parents my little creativities, and would love to receive the input. Of course theirs doesn't really count because they would just praise me even when it wasn't worthy of such, but its the support that counts. With my blog I pretty much have a public gallery.

I: What is one of the harder aspects of blogging?

Me: Staying on point. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own embellishments that I lose focus and go astray. That explains why some posts are so unnecessarily long. But I think that also gives the fans a little more meat to go with their potatoes.

I: What does that even mean?

Me: I don't know.

I: Anything else?

Me: Yea. It's also pretty hard to have to finish a post from a saved draft. Blogger allows me to save a post and continue writing it later, and it is really hard to do that. Unless the post is about an something factual, but otherwise I lose almost all flow.

I: Can you give me an example?

Me: Nah, I don't wanna give away my secrets.

I: What are some of your favorite moments from the blog?

Me: Oh man there are so many. I really enjoyed bringing you all the Pineapples and Palm trees from my Hawaiian Koch Lab blog. There are some classic posts. The Dad Chronicles are classic as well. The sad thing is that those stories are real. I mean I added a little embellishment, but the underlying themes and stuff is all there. Nothing that Hollywood hasn't ever done. I also love taking any little shot at my brother that I can.

I: Yea I noticed that. How is your relationship with him?

Me: Oh we get along great. It's all in good fun, ya know? He's a good sport. I wanna do some projects on the blog with him.

I: And that would include?

Me: Well he is doing his thing over at the Culinary Institute of America, and he's got his own video blog on Youtube, which I've yet to find. But I was thinking some sort of blog off, or a video log competition would be really fun. I gotta talk with him though and work stuff out.

I: Do you have any other plans for the blog?

Me: I have a few. Some of which I can't tell you about yet. But I got a few things up my sleeve. Of course, I have this series (Interviews from the Street), I also want to make a series called the Quandry which would just be about any random major question I have at the time.

I: Like the sneakers?

Me: Exactly.

I: What else?

Me: Well, the TOTG is almost done so I'll be covering that. I got plenty more creative things to show. I also am going to be making the next I'm Fat pretty soon. I need a new camera so I can do some video editing and such. I also wanna do some other competition with Koch. Those are always fun. What else? I don't know... you'll just have to wait and see.

I: Speaking of TOTG, how has that been?

Me: Oh that is pure awesomeness. I get to go to so many exotic locations and meet some really cool people. It's getting tiresome though because the schedulers are treating this like it's the NBA Playoffs (it lasts from April to June). I got to meet the Rock which was great, but it was really sad to see him die like that. If I could have picked a replacement for someone I would have put either Nate Robinson or Tiki Barber in there instead of Osiris.

I: Who do you pick to win it all?

Me: The Rock was my boy and I was sure he could pull it off, but now I think it's going to be Superman. He's just unstoppable. I hate his guts though.

I: Do you have a routine before you blog?

Me: I think in this business, everyone has some kind of pre-blog routine. I start by stretching my fingers and toes. You need to stay loose to prevent injury. Next, I eat a bowl of cereal (no matter what time of day) and watch some tv. Then I take a nap or play video games. I finish it up by taking a shower and putting close on. After this I am ready to blog. The shower is the most important part. You don't want people to think you stink when you blog. I have turned out some of the worst posts in the history of man when I haven't showered.

I: Any other secrets of blogging?

Me: Now if I told you then they wouldn't be secrets... and I'd have to kill you.

I: Ha ha ha. I guess you're right. Thank you very much for your time.

Me: Thank you.


TestingTFV said...

This is a pretty good interview and I'm glad you didn't have to kill yourself. As a reward for the good interview, I'm going to tell you this story that I wouldn't ordinarily post on here due to privacy concerns. This is a conversation from dinner tonight:

D: (addressing S): "You got some hat head going tonight!"
M: (addressing D, and mouthing the words so as not to interrupt): "no, it's sweat"
S: (not noticing M's silent words, eating sweet potato fry): "I'm just going to get more head"
D: (not missing a beat): "yup, well just keep being an athlete!"

Mom said...

Now this is an original, Anthony you are one of a kind and I am grateful for having you in my life. I think your interview went very well and you answered the questions intelligently and without flaws.

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