"If you want me to interview you--post a comment that simply says, 'Interview me.' I'll respond with questions for you to take back to your own journal and answer as a post. Of course, they'll be different for each person since this is an interview and not a general survey. At the bottom of your post, after answering the Interviewer's questions, you ask if anyone wants to be interviewed. So it becomes your turn-- in the comments, you ask them any questions you have for them to take back to their journals and answer. And so it becomes the circle.
My first batch of questions, from maida_mac:
1. Brought to one of your most recent posts, what are the grammatical errors that just drive you batty?
Wouldn't you know, now I can't think of them? Pronouncing "ask" as "ax" might be one of my biggest. Really, just glaringly obvious ones. I rarely pick apart stuff looking for the less obvious ones.
2. How did you end up working where you do?
I'm the interlibrary loan specialist at the Emory Law Library (which provides much material for lawyer-bashing LJ entries). I originally worked here as a student, through a convoluted set of connections that led me to several different student library positions starting back at Vandy -- this person knew that person and recommended me, and so on. Then I got kicked out of grad school, but was able to keep my student jobs for the summer while I figured out what to do. I was literally three weeks away from packing up and going home in defeat when the new interlibrary loan specialist called at the last minute to say he wasn't taking the job after all. Several coworkers recommended me, I interviewed, and here I am.
3. What is your current favorite snarky haiku? Why?
Ooooh. That's tough. I love all the snarky haiku -- they are my children! (For those of you who don't know, I created and moderate snarky_haiku, which I am extremely proud of -- come check us out!) I especially love the ones my friends write -- but my current favorite, regarding "The Matrix", is from shoutingboy, who I don't really know:
Pity that the 'chosen one'
cannot fucking act."
For one I wrote myself, I'll pick this one in honor of scarcrest:
Redneck writes the Sun:
"Tippitt's a commie bastard
Oughtta get my gun."
4. Does your mother know you curse like a longshoreman? ;) Seriously, what are your favorite insults/cuss words? Why?
Yes, she knows. She cringes, but she knows -- I was once on the phone with her when a total fucking idiot pulled out in front of me at the 400 tollbooth and I started shrieking every four-letter word I could think of. My favorite cuss words are "fuck" and "shit" (I'm pretty sure they're the ones I use the most), and I'm also the first LJ user to list "creative profanity" as an interest, though in my case it may be "prolific profanity" instead, so I strive for creativity. Some of my favorites: "dicksmack," from a college friend; and several I created myself, including "shit-snorting sphincter" and "piss-gargling prag." My swearing quirk? I'll say every word you can think of (and a few you probably haven't), but I won't take the Lord's name in vain.
5. What do you dream about?
I rarely remember my dreams, but two of my most common dream subjects are high school marching band and the Titanic.
Comment if you want to be interviewed!