Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another interview meme.

Julia, over at In Java, Literally, has answered an interview meme, and passed along her willingness to do the same. While I did this a few posts ago, I thought it might be nice to try a different one, but will make it my last for a bit.

1. You walk into a room, what do you see?

A mess. A bloody, awful mess. This is my home office, and I really need to make more headway in getting it into shape. The funny thing is, when I was the director of QA back in my medical center in NYC, having a messy office was so anathema to me. I kept it very organized, so I am trying to remember back to my days of yore and figure out what I need to do to get organized.

2. What year changed your entire life?

Easy. 1997, the year I had my liver transplant. Everything changed after that, mostly good, some bad.

3. What are you proud of?

The work I did as a NYC paramedic. I did things and helped people in ways that most others only read about. Of all the titles I may carry, that of NYC-EMS paramedic will always be my proudest. I also am proud of what I see as my growth as an actor. I have been asked to do plays and movies without needing to audition, which tells me I must be doing something right. I also am proud of the things I have written, even though there are many times I really don't believe I'm any good at it.

4. Why do you live where you live?

Quieter life, and because while I miss many things about NYC, I simply can't live there anymore.
I needed to slow down.

5. What is your favorite hobby and why?

Not to beat a dead horse, but acting. It is very, very freeing. It allows me to express things that I have hard time doing in my everyday life. It is also the thrill I get from feeding off the energy of an audience, or the sensation of what can only be akin to an orgasm when I do or say something that makes an audience laugh. I love taking the printed word, creating a character with it, and bringing it to life.

Want to be interviewed?

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.


The FrogBlogger said...

The acting thing is interesting - I've been suggesting to a particularly introverted member of the family that it would be a 'good thing', liberating as you say, but of course it's often the ones who would get the most benefit from it that are least likely to take it up!

I'll give the interview thing a go, never tried it before...

Holly said...

I'm not ready to be interviewed--it would take me forever to answer the questions these days--but I enjoyed your answers.

I've never done much acting, but I've done a lot of performing. An audience is an amazing thing. Congratulations on your success in that area.

Mr. Nighttime said...

FB - Interview is on the way.

Holly - Hey, no problem. I understand totally what it means to be overwhelmed. Thanks for the congrats. I'm actually in the middle of filming a movie eight now for a grad directing student at RIT.

battlemaiden said...

Since everyone is commenting on the acting, I will too. I saw you in one thing: Great Expectations. It was a great show.