A Few Minutes With Rupe

Recently, Rupe, the fine purveyor of a  blog that I keep tabs on published the results of  a Q&A that is a part of Immoral Matriarch’s ever growing game of interview leapfrog.

As I am always looking for good non-photo content for the site, I agreed to play along. As promised Rupe sent along questions to anyone wanting to play along. Without further ado here are Rupe’s questions and my responses…

1) It’s been well documented you utilize your progeny in unceremonious, child-labor-law-nose-thumbing ways. I.E.: Forced beer brewing / as pawns in your ever-present attempts to get that ultimate photograph (without pay, mind you) / etc.

Sure we laugh it off and marvel at your increasing professionalism in all things Annoying, but . has anyone ever stepped up to the plate and called social services on you because of your “cheap child labor” ways? Fess up, dude.

I have been advised by council not to comment on pending legal proceedings. Next Question.

Oh, fine you beat it out of me.

Never a worry, the kids love helping out.

mrbeer_000100486308-12-54The Mr. Beer video was and idea I had mentioned to the kids as a lark but my oldest really latched on to and was excited about. It probably was my most entertaining result of having the kids help product blog content to date. It was all done off the cuff and completely unplanned, even my son doing the opening riff to a Plain White T’s song at the end (which provided the perfect segue into end credits with music). What’s more the Mr. Beer people sent us a free Mr. Root Beer kit for the kids when they saw the video, so I guess there has been some semblance of ‘pay’.

They keep trying to think up new ideas on how they can be included. They have all taken a bit of an interest in photography and would like to see me upload more of their photos. Perhaps I will work on that.

2) Two Parter: Best comment about “The Goat”? (For those not in the know, The Goat = Pat’s goatee ) Worst comment?

2008 saw me run the gamut from clean shaven to ‘normal goatee’ to 3 months of growth without so much as a trim (aside from keeping it out of my mouth). I’ve received many nice words about my facial hair, I couldn’t say what was ‘best’.

youkThe most frequent comment, especially in the 3D world would have to be “Youk” related.

One Mr. Kevin Youkilis is the owner of some top notch facial hair. Youk, as he is know in these parts, is an infielder for my beloved Boston Red Sox. He is just as well know for his epic goatee as he is for his prowess on the field. When I had my beard long and my hairdo real tight I would elicit quite a few Youk comments.
Worst comment? No idea. I usually block those out. I’m good like that.

3) *cue Doors music* I don’t care who you are, there’s something strange about all of us. What’s strange about you? Provide examples and photographic evidence if it will assist in our understanding.

I have developed, over the last couple years, an “Ernie laugh“.

No idea how or why, and not always, but if something strikes me the right kind of funny you’d think you were on Sesame Street to hear me laugh.

Oh, and then there is my affinity for things Australian, but that’s been well documented here and elsewhere before so I won’t drone on about it. Only 73 Days to the start of the AFL season! Go Dogs!!

4) Two Parter, Part II: Project 365: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from the project? Better Question: The Least Important?

Most important thing has to be that I learned that I have both a passion, and apparently a talent, for photography. I had no expectations going in, I was just hoping for some regular content for my blog as writing isn’t always the easiest thing for me.

I also hoped I would improve behind the camera, I have been pretty happy with those results too. I have just recently started shooting with a Nikon DSLR and I have pretty much had to start the learning curve again. Shooting with a SLR is different than shooting with a point and shoot.

Least important? Well, how about trivial… I have a penchant for the low angle shot, I seem to be fixated on shooting shoes and or feet, I am more comfortable shooting things rather than people, and would much rather shoot with natural light rather than use a flash.

And while we are on the subject Here’s an exclusive for you Rupe…

I will take this opportunity to OFFICIALLY announce that I will renew my efforts come next month, and continue with a year two of Project 365! Can you feel the excitement?

5) There is one specific thing you most love / cherish / enjoy / cannot do without / etc. Suddenly, you can no longer have it / think it / experience it / be with it / etc. for the remainder of 2009.

What is it? Elaborate.

Not looking to earn brownie points here, but easy. My wife. She’s neither annoying nor boring.
She’s my rock. She’s far better than I deserve. She makes me smile. She makes me feel like the luckiest guy on the face of the planet. She rocks.

In fact, I don’t really like this question. I don’t want to think about it anymore.

Alright that does it.  Now, the rules going forward…

Want to be part of it? Follow these instructions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Who’s game?

0 thoughts on “A Few Minutes With Rupe

  1. I’m totally game for this!

    Why? Hmmm.

    I suppose Blithe Revival is lacking that certain kind of meme slammed je ne sais quoi that Blissy enjoyed. Or perhaps I’m just void of fresh post ideas at the moment.

    Interview me 🙂

    Pipers last blog post..It’s A Great Big New

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  2. #2–My husband has a goatee too. I think he looks younger without it, but that’s not neccessarily a good thing. I don’t want to be walking around with a 17-year old boy. :oP

    #4–Yay for another year of 365! Looking forward to following your progress again. Funness!

    Hey, I’m game for an interview. I’m always up for random questions to post on my blog.

    MangyCats last blog post..348/365 Path of Least Resistance

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  3. yeah, go ahead, interview me. I’ll do it.

    My husband had radiation treatments for oral cancer, so now when he tries to grow a beard, all that grows is a perfectly round circle of beard on his chin. All the rest of his whiskers were killed by radiation.

    Karens last blog post..Homecoming

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