Oh, the mail bag here at Anonyvox is getting pretty stuffed with reader questions. I’d better take some time to answer a few to keep all you kids happy!
1. What hair products do you use?
Pretty much whatever. I try to avoid parabens because even skeptics are starting to believe that shit makes you cray and wrecks your hormones and whatever, but other than that, I’m not too picky. I just indulged myself in a couple of Lush solid shampoo bars, because I love the way Lush products smell and the bars are about the only thing they have that isn’t totally marinated in parabens. (Parabens have been detected in some tumors, and I just think it’s easy to avoid them, so why take the risk?) I buy cheap crap at Walgreens, for the most part.
2. Who are you voting for in the presidential election?
Why, President Obama, of course! Maybe the two elections prior to Obama’s should have taught me to be extremely nervous, but I think the Prez has this one in the bag. There is no viable Republican candidate, and whoever they come up with will be Nader-ized by Ron Paul. I think Obama has been a really good president, and it is too damned bad that all of his best plans to date have been hamstrung by partisan politics.
3. Why haven’t you blogged about your Disneyland trip?
Does anyone really want to hear that? I don’t have any meaningful lessons to share, but maybe I should write it down for posterity’s sake. For what it is worth, I did make a photo book at Paper Coterie so that Junior Vox would have all the good pictures to look at and enjoy. I just assume you all have had your Disney flings and don’t need the pedestrian details of ours. Correct me if I am wrong.
4. Where did you go to college?
I didn’t. How do you like that? I’ve never been to a college other than to attend a sporting event or high school business competition. Based on my personal experience, I think it is highly overrated and self-education has far more value. (And fewer student loans.) But that’s just me and I wouldn’t dream of holding anyone else to a standard in either direction. I don’t like getting judged about my lack of college, but I appreciate those who go because they want to.
5. What is your biggest fear? Something bad happening to Junior Vox. In a more original, off-beat vein, I would go with being involved in (or witnessing) an airplane crash. I have nightmares about that all the time.
6. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?
I wouldn’t want to eat dinner with a dead person, because while they probably wouldn’t hog the rolls, I doubt they’d smell very good. That said, I don’t really know. Anyone that I’m a huge fan of would make me so nervous that I probably would feel uncomfortable about eating around. I’m just going to answer, “Whoever is buying me the nicest dinner.”
7. What’s the lesson you have learned that you most appreciate in your adult life?
When you’re holding a beverage and walking, do not look at the beverage. Look ahead of you. You will spill far, far less often. I learned that in a fire camp once, and it has really stuck with me. I’m sorry, did you want me to say something profound?
*8. Do you really get questions from readers?
No, not really. I mean, sometimes, but it’s usually along the lines of, “Hey, did you know your captcha is preventing comments?” and stuff like that. I actually made up all of these questions. But I did answer them honestly.