Monday, February 06, 2006

Tagged by my dear friend

Finding myself tagged yet again, this time by my EXTREMELY dear friend Alexandra (and knowing the seriousness of ignoring such a calling!), I copied and pasted her questions below. I tried and tried to answer them meaningfully and thought-provokingly.

However, each time I got to the "kitchen quote" question and the "flower" question, my male DNA kicked in and I couldn't find my feminine side long enough to answer with any sort of emotional depth. So, I backtracked and answered as the smart-ass that I can certainly sometimes find myself being.

(P.S. - love ya Alexandra! :)


What were three things when you were little you wanted to be when you grew up?


You can live one day over again from your childhood. What day will it be?

The day I invented "The Slinky."

You have two minutes (and a mover with you if you need heavy lifting help!) to grab 5 things from your home before it morphs into a polka dotted hobgblin and hops away. What will you take? (Food/drink/family/friends excluded!)

All of the photos of myself
My mirror
My trophy collection
My hairbrush
Pictures of myself with my photos, mirror, trophy collection, and hairbrush.

You have to paint one quote on your kitchen wall. Whats it going to be?

"Are you going to finish that?"

What is one thing you want to have accomplished by the end of this year?

Finishing my book "The Slinky Memoirs."

You are moving to the moon for one year and can only bring one flower with you. What kind will you bring?

A magic flower that makes oxygen.

You just received word that aside from one flower, you can also bring five books with you too! Your choices?

1) "How to Build a Spacecraft in Zero Gravity with No Parts: FOR DUMMIES"
2) "How to Build a Teleporter: FOR DUMMIES"
3) "How to Survive without Food on the Moon: FOR DUMMIES"
4) "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey (to see what all the fuss is about)
5) "The 5 Books to Bring With You to The Moon: FOR DUMMIES"

(Alexandra's blog can be found at my link entitled "marvelous madness")


Alexandra S said...

Heeeeyyyyy! I want to tell you something so sit down. Often times I can think something is really funny when I am reading but for some reason I don't laugh out loud. THIS time, reading through your replies, I laughed OUT LOUD. That is the ultimate compliment Jim------! Why didn't you ever tell me you'd invented the Slinky? Did you think I wouldn't believe you? Because I totally do. In fact, I wondered privately to myself if you had from time to time because of the LY-Y2K-canteloupe thing. It seems now that not only are you withholding (2 h's or 1?) floral paintings from me but now inventions too. Anyway, thank you for heeding the tag call again. YOu're off tag duty for one week, -oh!!! and i was able to open the MP illustration on my email at work- WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! You're an obvious shoe-in you mighty Wonderwoof!!!! (seriously, it is AMAZING-beautiful-and powerful!)

Jamie said...

I absolutely laughed outloud too this morning when I read your answers (and that's a bit of a feat because I haven't even had coffee yet)

I especially loved your answers on what you wanted to be when you grew up. I'm glad you played tag!

Laini Taylor said...

These are so funny & silly! I love living with you -- always laughing!

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HoBess said...

I love what you posted on Alexandra's blog about what an important role adults play in building kids' self esteem. I'm always amazed at how many kids I meet who don't seem to smile ... or always have to be first ... or who can't be in one place (body and mind) because they are always being rushed to what's next. Your connection to karate especially touched me because I can see my son doing this for a long, long time.

Your artwork is intense and wonderful ... off to explore your other site!

Happy weekend ...

Alexandra S said...

You now have 6 comments.

HoBess said...

Hey! Thanks for answering the baby-name question ... I actually like the alter-ego ideas. They also would bring back some solid old names. Who names there boy Bruce anymore?

Had a great time checking out your website (several times, actually). Can you tell me about this one? I really like it.

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Hey thanks for visiting my site Hobess! The piece you linked to and asked about was a panel from the comic book Rex Mundi I worked on for a couple of issues. It's an aerial photo of Zaragoza Spain. Basically I drew everything in the foreground and middle-ground. Then I painted it all up traditionally with watercolor and some ink washes to bring out some of the oranges, dark colors, and sepias, then I scanned it in and popped in some photo elements that were actually from my (our) trip to Prague for some of the background city elements. Then I digitally painted some parts of it and made it all cohesive and atmospheric and voila! It was a lot of fun & I REALLY appreciate your interest in it :)

Thanks for popping by, and yeah, I don't think I've EVER met a "Bruce" in my life actually -- hmm? You'd think with Bruce Lee, Bruce Willis, and Bruce Campbell there'd be more of a resurgence of that name especially...?

Thanks for knowing I was kidding you about the superhero baby name thingie :) -- I'm glad my friendly sarcasm translated!


tony said...

Jim, how long did you think you could maintain a blog without me finding it?

Foolish young scamp. Now you just need to update it every day.

And don't try to convince me that you told me about your blog before. I will deny everything.