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the interview meme, part deux!

As you may recall, I answered Kevin's interview questions earlier,,, now, here are Jeff's:

  1. You have a gazillion blogs on your blogroll. Do really read them all and how much time do you spend daily reading blogs?
    Referring only to "my" [as opposed to the Lost Bloggers] blogroll: Yes, I read them all! Or try to, anyway. Certainly not on a daily basis though! I probably go through them all at least once a month. I know I've a few inactives, just haven't gotten around to doing any Spring Cleaning yet :p

    I'm thinking I should *really* get with the program and start using Bloglines or something, so I'll know when someone's published new stuff [blogroll's being really crappy about the "recently updated" feature lately!].

    Time estimate? That's tough - I can get sucked in for hours and hours and hours of blog-surfing and -reading, whether by visiting my blogroll, or using a link exchange directory thingy like Blog Explosion or Little Neo... I'd say AT LEAST 3 hours a day. And that's a VERY conservative estimate :-) I'm sure I've gone over 8 hours before:-) I'm a jobless bum, tho, so I've got loads of time to spare :-)

  2. I've seen every episode of Xena: Warrior Princess. What would you think of a guy who admitted that?
    I'd certainly be amused, and perhaps tease the guy about it a little, but hey, I know I certainly preferred Xena to Hercules myself [See #23 here], and I've seen every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer *and* know the musical soundtrack by heart, so I don't see why I should judge someone for *their* taste! :-)

  3. Have you become a US citizen yet? If not, do you plan on it?
    No, I'm not a US citizen - yet? - I have about 3 years before I'm eligible to even begin to apply for it, so I've got loads of time to decide. Frankly, it wouldn't be an issue at all if Malaysia recognized dual citizenship! Despite all its social and political problems, I feel the US resonates with me more than any other country I've been to / lived in. But Malaysia has such a skewed view on loyalty and nationalism that she'll disown me if I take up US citizenship... and I'd lose all those "rights" I have courtesy of an accident of birth that made me a member of the preferred race & religion [on paper, at least!]. Not that those things are that important to me. Meh. Bottom line: still undecided, check back in 3 years or so, LoL!

  4. I counted at least 17 different posts where you mentioned Meat Loaf (and I'm sure there are more). Are you OK?
    Oh wow, you get A for effort, considering I haven't even gone back to label my old posts, LoL! Anyways... yeah, me and Mr Loaf.... Well, I do have an ever so slightly addictive personality :-) And more importantly, Meat Loaf / Steinman songs have played very important roles in my life: Paradise by the Dashboard Light totally blew my mind during college, both for the message of "be careful what you promise in the heat of the moment" as well as the whole mini-opera-in-a-song concept. It Just Won't Quit was my reluctant love song during college. And so many songs from the Couldn't Have Said It Better album seemed to outline Kosh's and my feelings & situations. What more can I say? :-)

  5. I drive through Chicago about twice a year. Where should I stop for lunch next time?
    Good question! I'm not the solo-adventurous type, and with Kosh busy at work, I haven't done much exploring of Chicago, whether sight-seeing-wise or culinary-wise. But what pops into my mind right now is Greek Islands over in Greektown: excellent food PLUS free valet parking [you just needs a few bucks for the tip], which is always a plus in my eyes!

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This is a surprisingly fun meme, and while I'm happy to be on the receiving end of the questions, I *would* like to be challenged to come up with 5 questions for *you*! So, want in on the fun? Here are the rules:

  1. Leave me a comment with your email addy, or email me at azlynne1972[at]yahoo[dot]com, saying "Interview me."
  2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all.
  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.
So, any takers?


  1. Great answers! Thanks for asking me to interview you.

    Although now I wish I'd never asked you the Xena question, because now I've got THAT song stuck in my head!

  2. You don't use a feed reader for all those??? Sick.

  3. If you enjoyed the Xena: Warrior Princess TV shows, you will love my Werewolfking's Howl blog as I have a ton of super art featuring Xena and other warrior women. Nothing X-rated! Click on over to

  4. Why do you have to wait three years to apply for citizenship? I do not understand much about those laws, but I am interested...

  5. HH> you're very welcome, had a great time getting the answers for ya :-)

    Kevin> no worries, once I upgrade my template, I'll also move my links over to bloglines!

    Werewolfking> hi there, thanx for dropping by! Will certainly check your site out, thanks!

    Kim> I quote from a brochure I have on citizenship: For my situation, I'm eligible for citizenship only if I have been a lawful permanent resident for at least 2 years 9 months AND have been married to a U.S. citizen for 3 years AND can speak, read and write English. Whether my current "conditional permanent resident" status counts towards that 2y 9mo condition, I'm not sure. And I don't really want to know until I get through the next stage: getting rid of the "conditional" status. It's a whole load of paperwork, lemmie tell ya!


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