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Posted on Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Dave!I was sent an interesting "Thierry Ardisson Interview" meme to think about. Since it's in French, it's taking a while to decipher because my French language skills are quite poor (and long-forgotten). But one thing is immediately apparent... most all of the questions are introspective. They force you to take a real look at yourself as opposed to asking how others look at you (or asking how you look at something else). The second question is this: "Quand vous vous regardez dans la glace le matin, vous vous dites quoi?" - which translates into "When you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning, what do you say to yourself?"

My answer would have to be "I don't say anything," because I never really look at myself in the mirror. I put my contact lenses in by feel, and brush my teeth while doing other things. I never care how my hair looks, and so it never occurs to me to look. So this morning I decided to give it a try...

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And all I could think to say to myself is "you look like shit, buddy!"

Having not slept in a month has really taken its toll. I have bags under the bags under my eyes. I am also in bad need of a haircut. I should cancel my upcoming travel plans and check myself into a spa or something. Or perhaps start shooting heroin, so at least then there would be an excuse for looking like a heroin addict.

And speaking of questions... my best friend Karl has answered my five "Barbara Walters interview questions" over at Secondhand Tryptophan. I must say, asking for questions to fill up blog entries is a pretty sweet idea. I would steal it and have people ask me five questions... but, considering some of the emails and comments I get, that is a very scary prospect. Perhaps it would be better to ask "If you were to GET to ask me five, questions, what five questions WOULD you ask?" That way when somebody asks me something particularly frightening, I can just laugh and say "wow, that WOULD be a good question!"

I am such a weenie.

But since I won't talk about my friends, family, or work... I'm guessing those are the questions most people would ask, and so I really can't go there. I did get a question in my email yesterday that I WILL answer, however...

"Hey did you make any money from that Google ad you put in your RENT entry?"
Wow, that's a good question! I never bothered to look! Let's see shall we? ... ... ... HOLY CRAP! I made $9.54!! That's pretty good isn't it? This is 1/10 the current cost of keeping Blogography running each month on 1/30 the entries I write in a month, so it looks like the site could support itself if it had to. Kind of nice to know that I have options if I should need to use them. Still, I would much rather remain ad-free for as long as possible. Media Temple has mentioned that they will be increasing their bandwidth allowance, so maybe that will take care of my current troubles?

Ooooh, look...

Crunch Master 6!

Costco is selling Crunch Master 6-Packs! That's enough to last me almost an entire week! Now all I need is Coke with Lime in 60-Packs, and I'm good to go!

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  1. Laurence says:

    Thierry Ardisson is famous for his impertinent asks. I see that his asks are too introspective for you. So I think you would never be on his TV show. C’est dommage… But I understand. Private life is private !
    And… Wouah… I think that your passion for Depeche Mode is not only musical… Your eyes, your look resembles Dave Gahan curiously.

  2. Dave2 says:

    Actually, I like the Ardiview questions very much. But they do require a lot of thought! 🙂

  3. RW says:

    Well if I got to ask you five questions, taking out friends family and job, they would be…

    1. Who are your friends?
    2. How big is your family?
    3. Who are your biggest clients?
    4. Why won’t you answer me?
    5. ANSWER ME.

    So I guess I’d be disqualified.

    Can I borrow $9.54?

  4. Dave2 says:

    1) Just you RW. Well, you and Karl (who is my best friend now). Anything in particular you’d like to know about my friends? If I don’t know the answers, I’d be happy to make up something.

    2) My family is mostly normal-sized. Which is kind of funny because I’m 6’2″.

    3) My biggest client would have to be the accumulative readership of Blogography. And they’re slave-drivers, let me tell you.

    4) Um. I am answering you.

    5) Uh. I just did.

    As for asking to borrow my $9.54, you’ve already used up your five questions… sorry. 🙁

  5. Dave2 says:

    You could almost smell that $9.54, couldn’t you?

  6. adena says:

    Ha! In looking at that photo, without really reading the post yet, I thought “Wow, he needs to get some sleep and a haircut.”

    I guess I’m on target. 🙂

  7. Dave2 says:

    Well, at least you didn’t think… “hey, I didn’t know Dave was a heroin addict!!” That would have been MY guess.

  8. delmer says:

    I translated that phrase as: When you look at the ice in the morning what do you say?

    Which made me wonder: How could someone so far away possibly know I start my day talking to ice cubes.

    Really, I was fairly pleased at how close I was given my horrible French skills.

  9. exposed says:

    1. if you had 24 hours to live and could do whatever you wish with it – even outside the boiunds of time/space etc. what would you do?

    2. if you had to redo highschool (had to – no one would ever do this by choice) what would you do differently?

    3. What is your biggest regret and why haven’t you fixed it?

    4. you love to travel – you have 3 months with all expenses paid to do with whatever you wish – where do you go and why?

    5. will you marry me? =)

  10. EDDIE says:

    Save your tea bags and keep those in the refrigerator. When you have eyes like that put it on your eyes for about couple mins.
    Cher said she uses Preparation H.

  11. Aw, you look fine! Bags are the new black this year…

  12. Hilly says:

    Hahaha! I speak French-ish as well but I too understood that question that you posted and immediately thought, “I see nothing because I am feeling around for my contact lenses.”

    Good times.

  13. Tracy Lynn says:

    That’s funny, because the only time I think I look really sexy is first thing in the morning.

    Or maybe I just need to drink my soda BEFORE I look in the mirror. NAW, I’m hot first thing in the ack emma.

  14. Dave2 says:

    Delmer… That seems to be the literal translation. But I took “glace” (ice) to mean mirror, since that’s the only way it makes sense. Perhaps it is slang or something… because “mirror” is “miroir”?

    Exposed… I am getting email questions too, so I will add yours to my list and post them!

    Eddie… I am afraid that catching up with sleep is the only thing that can save my poor eyes from their horrible state! 🙂

    Frances… But what should I wear to match my eyes in order to remain fashionable?

    Hilly… My French skills are quite poor, but I seem to remember enough that I can get the general meaning of things. So I guess “French-ish” describes my skills as well!

    Tracy Lynn… Maybe if I looked even remotely sexy with bed-head and bags under my eyes, I would take time to look in the mirror. 😀

  15. Belinda says:

    Well, if you DO get a heroin habit, you can have my Methadone, because it makes me almost sicker than the pain it relieves makes me hurt. Or something.

    Must. Find. Frackin’. Crackers.

  16. Karl says:

    Wow, selling out to the Google Man. I can’t believe it. After all my exposition on cheese.

  17. As for what you should wear I believe I answered that a few posts ago with three little letters: PVC. 😉

  18. Wayne Hall says:

    What’s all the talk about cheese and not looking good in the mirror? That’s sad. Or, en francais, Quel Frommage.

    I think your eyemask shot looks like a cross between Aouglas Adams and the guy who played Arthur Dent in the most recent Hitchhikers film. Listening to Depeche Mode. After a night with no sleep but a lot of Diet Coke w/Lime powering him enough to read blog comments, fill out lists and do a lot of EH daydreaming.

    My questions:

    1. How old is the picture on your gravatar?
    2. Which was your favorite Matrix?
    3. Do you really hate our President? If yes, please rate on a Scale of Hatred, like the Hotness Scale, and make sure it includes Jared, bad parents, dumbasses who can’t use a turn signal and Clay Aiken.
    4. Did you know that ‘Lovely Lady Elizabeth Hurley’ could be ‘HELL” backwards?
    5. Do you think I should trademark the term “BlogBerry”? I’m using my blackberry 8700c to compose this right now and I’m starting to use it a lot more for blog review more than email and phone.

  19. Alexander says:

    I’m just curious. What are your thoughts on gaming? As a hardcore gamer I simply must know.

  20. Annette says:

    Uh, Dave… I am seriously worried about your health, considering a diet of regular Coke (or does the Lime take away those calories) with Cheesy Crunchmasters. Oh sure, you’re young and healthy now, but just wait a few years when possibly you’ll be worrying over fat and cholesterol. Well, have a cheery day : )

    So do I have a question? Why, yes… it’s is your diet a healty one?
    Love, Mom

  21. SJ says:

    From what I can see of it, I think you hair looks GREAT. I’m into longer and messier. And the eyes? Dude, you should be a hypnotist with that penetrating stare.

    I’m still trying to come up with questions to ask Karl. Maybe you can just do my Movieographeme in lieu of my questions.

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