sparky why haven't you answered my question yet?
So you liked The Runaways? Was she a believable Joan Jett?
I don't give a damn bout my bad reputation.
ill wait for dvd for the runaways and ill look forward to it... another guilty pleasure all girl band..the donnas. their first cd only...
thats what i meant... you made each other miserable but its a necessary process to get to a place where it works out.. so thats a good thing in the end... the journey is what makes it rough.. trust me i know!
to each their own sparks.... now i regret saying anything.. 4get it homieclaus....
I just don't believe that the events of our lives are interconnected in that way, and certainly not in a linear fashion. They shape who we are, but that doesn't mean one leads to another. That story ended, and ended badly. It may have been a positive influence in my life (and on other people's lives), or it may have been negative. There's really no way to know.
But as you say, to each his own. Nothing wrong with sparking debate about the nature of existence. However, WTF is up with "homieclaus"?
Aw Sparks that Amanda story is sad, and sort of reminds me of a relationship I was in a long time ago. I suspect that her perspective is very different from yours.
Sparks, can you tell us a little about your current job and where you hope it will lead you?
EDIT- That sounded smart-ass. I am aware that I hurt her as well, which I alluded to in MPs question.
Just to give you an idea, right now I am working on a short documentary about a charity that will be shown at a fundraiser in a couple of weeks. The idea is to help people emotionally connect with the people who the charity helps. This is the 4th year I've done this, so it must work for them. I used to do a lot of local TV commercials, and still have a few clients in Flagstaff who have me drive up to shoot their commercials, but I haven't gotten the right connections down here yet. Web video is growing, as is training and orientation films for larger companies.
I hope it will lead me back into profitability so I don't have to go back to having a real job. Actually, I am always profitable, but last year was bad. I love being my own boss, but the bills need to be paid. I was just inducted into a business networking group, and already have a meeting with a potential client next week.
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I filled out my census form but don't remember if I put it in the mail or not and now I can't find it. Will I go to jail again?
Someone will knock on your door or call you and you'll have to do it with them. The price you pay for not taking your civic duty seriously is having un/underemployed people bother you in your home. It says so in the constitution.
By the way, I love that you signed this.
I bummed everybody out with my emoness. Someone ask me something fun, and I'll try to get Tom's other question knocked out in the meantime.
Marc...thoughts on pancakes?
This may end up being a semi-serious question, but...are you and Tree child-free (human, that is) by choice?
My name is Becca. Hi.
related question - sparky do you suffer from erectile dysfunction?
Fond childhood memory? Like, what was the most fun thing you did as a kid?
please post a picture of your favorite simpsons character.
Jello Biafra- The danger would be there that he would monopolize the conversation trying to shove his point of view in everyone's faces. But I think he wouldn't be as focused on preaching if he was with a small group of people. The man can really tell a funny story when he wants too, such as on "Night Of The Living Rednecks" and when he talks about running for Mayor of San Francisco on one of his spoken word albums. (I think it's "I Blow Minds For A Living".)
Mark Mothersbaugh- Since I am somewhat involved in advertising and marketing, I actually would want to talk to him not as much about Devo, but about their work as Mutato Muzika, which worked on a lot of marketing and advertising projects for big companies. He claims that they were inserting subliminal messages into music for commercials...not messages about the product, but actual subversive messages. I'd either like to know more about it, or know if it was complete bullshit.
Ella Fitzgerald- This is a weird one. I think she would have a lot of different interesting stories about different eras. She was a child through the depression, a young star in the big-band/jazz era, lived through the civil rights movement, met a thousand other interesting people, starred in movies...she would never run out of stories. You could also put Pearl Bailey in this chair, who I actually met as a child and I remember being in awe of how big her personality was. But Ella had a more accomplished career.
Siouxsie Sioux- Once, a friend of mine was at the Monte Vista Lounge (a notoriously dim and dingy dive bar) in Flagstaff and thought to herself "That's either a professional dominatrix in the corner or Siouxsie Sioux." As it turned out, Siouxsie was shooting a video in town ("O Baby"...it's a dull song with a terrible vid, can't even find it on Youtube.) The Cure is my favorite band, but you know Robert Smith probably couldn't carry on a conversation. Siouxsie is probably full of great stories about Robert and that scene. She was also there with the Sex Pistols and would be able to tell some stories without the ego and bluster John Lydon would bring to the table. (Although, I bet Steve Jones would be a good choice, just to play music geek with.) I admit, she's a bit of an arbitrary pick...I felt like the table needed another woman, a European, and someone who lived the post-punk era.
FIFTH SEAT PLACEHOLDER-Frank Zappa or Tom Waits- I put them together, because I'm not particularly a fan of their music or even all that familiar with it (I know way more Waits than Zappa), but I know they would both be fascinating conversationalists. I may come back and fill in someone more well thought out, but either one of these would be a worthy pick.
Switzerland. Tree actually got to travel all over the world when she was a teenager...she lived in Saudi Arabia, and saw a good chunk of the world in a 2 year period. Switzerland is the only place she's been that she wants to visit again.
Tokyo. I would actually be very nervous to do this. It seems like it's TOO foreign. In most countries, you can read and sound things out if you don't speak the language. However, I have a close friend who spent quite a bit of time there for work, and has said it's very welcoming to English speakers. She actually lived in the same hotel as in Lost In Translation. It just seems like it would be such a trip. (A figurative trip as well as a real one.) There would be such a huge amount of crazy things to look at, although I'm sure the excitement of that wears off once you get used to the culture.
If it's an option, I go for Buckwheat.
One part of me always wanted a child so I could release at least one more educated, moral, decent human being into the world. I now see plenty of decent people who came from horrible homes, and decent people who have horrible kids despite their efforts to raise them right. It's the worlds most high-stakes crap shoot.
Good story about your loves. Tnx for sharing it with us.
Why do you live in AZ and are there any plans of ever moving to another state?
Have Another Hit Of Colorado Sunshine
As I mentioned yesterday,we intended to move to Portland up until about 6 months ago, but moved south to Gilbert for Tree's job. We stayed in AZ for financial reasons and family.
Sorry there's nothing interesting to say about that.
sparky, old boy- have you ever played any team sports? if so, what/when/why?