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Monday, May 12, 2003

MOnday Mission 0512

Doing the PromoGuy's Monday Mission 3.19. Skip.

1. Who are your favorite cartoon characters?

That would be Tennessee Tuxedo as spoken by Don Adams. Now that was a cartoon.

2. Have you yet reached the point where you feel like you are from a different generation than today's youth?

I'm there.

3. What was the first Music Video that really impressed you? What made it so amazing?

Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More." I don't know why it impressed me so much. It's the only one I can think of right now, so it must have impressed me somehow.

4. Name a song and an era that comes to mind when you hear the word "Retro."

Eddie Arnold's "Cattle Call."

5. How has your life been affected by HIV or AIDS? -question by Meredith

Early on, as a volunteer at a private social service agency, I recall one night the executive director bursting in the room and announcing something to the effect that we had to be aware of a new thing out there. They were calling it gay pneumonia. A short time later, they changed the name to gay cancer. And a short time after that, they started calling it AIDS. Because of that alliance, I was quickly educated and subsequently recruited to work behind the scenes on an AIDS project. I also lost a good friend to AIDS. My relationship with him deserves an entry of its own. I'll come back to this another day.

6. Yesterday in the USA, we celebrated "Mothers Day," a day where we honor the mothers in our lives. If you were on a "special day" nominating committee, who or what would you recommend that we create a day in honor of?

Octopussy Day. Or, maybe they already have one.

7. Last week, we have several Tornadoes tore through many neighborhoods, destroying homes and devastating the lives of the residents. How would you feel if you lost every possession you owned? Or would it matter? How would you go on with your life?

It doesn't matter. Life goes on.

BONUS: Do you remember the 21st night of September?

They didn't have the 21st night of September back then. I think Earth, Wind & Fire invented it.

Posted by Marie at May 12, 2003 11:54 PM


Wow, you're the only person to have actually linked my name, heh! I enjoyed reading your response to my question, it's one of the few well-thought-out and interesting answers I've seen so far.

Posted by: Meredith at May 13, 2003 11:22 AM