Thursday, May 03, 2007


Ok...I don’t usually play, but Kuanyin flew me all the way to Maui and asked me in such a nice way that I could not resist letting her interview me. She started this over at her “tame blog” called WHO’S YO MAMA? Why not check her out!

You already know her as the Blog-Blond, her friskier blog, but you might begin to think she’s normal as “Who’s Yo Mama?

So, she asked:

1. Would you like your spouse to be both smarter and more attractive than you?

In many ways my wife is smarter than me…oh, I’m the one with the college degree, but when it comes to common sense and financial matters, she has the edge.

Looks? She has that edge too…always has! I remember the first time I ever saw her – those eyes burned my very soul and I wished then and there that she would be mine for all time. However, it took me another 18 years to get back to my senses.

2. When did you last sing to yourself? Dance by yourself?

Oh, I always sing to myself while listening to either an MP3 or satellite radio in the truck. Strange, but when I’m alone I’m great – better than Sanjaya, but when just one other person enters the area I get “all pitchy dawg!”

Sometimes I’ll do a little ditty to the tunes on “American Idol”, or even to a commercial just to get my wife to laugh. Yeah, it’s that bad!

3. Your house, containing everything you hold dear catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have one last point to safely re-enter your home to save one item. What would it be?

I suppose I’d have to run back and pluck my external HD from the computer table – it has all of my photographs backed up. The fire can have the rest – it’s all just “things” that can be replaced, but photos of your life and loved ones could never.

4. Whom do you admire most, and how does this person inspire you?

This is a hard question for me…I do not know any one person that holds all the things I admire in people, or the values that I aspire to uphold.

I have always loved the kind of men Chuck Yeager, John Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln is and was. Don’t ask me why, just that they have meant something to me and if I could meet anyone in history, these three stand out.

Of course, there is my son, Corey. I have admired his strength in working with children, singing, and witnessing in church, and the way he seems to draw people to him. I asked God to give him that strength and He has twofold.

Then there is Yosemite Sam…”I’m a steppin’!” he said as he walked across a line drawn in the sand by Bugs. Strong conviction and nothing stopped him from doing what he thought was right – not even a "Dirty razzlefracken varmint rabbit!”

5. Would you like to be famous, and if so, how?

The only notoriety I have ever fantasized about has been the possibility of publishing “Cross+Hairs” – a better “Cross+Hairs” with no typos and maybe in movie script format. It’s really about me in a lot of ways – like any writer, it’s my baby!

Otherwise, I like being little ol’ Mushy, in my little ol’ life, in my little ol’ town. It’s what was given to me and I love it – wouldn’t change a thing!


Suldog said...

I've got to tell you - I like this whole idea of an interview. This is one I might steal for my own place. Of course, you know ME. By the time I'm done with it, it'll be fairly much unrecognizable, but I'll be sure to give you credit for the genesis of the idea.

Mushy said...
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Mushy said...

Yeah...use it or let Kuanyin send you a unique one designed just for you.

Kuanyin said...

These were fascinating answers Mushy! You're such a great guy...and your wife is a lucky woman! May you be blessed with your book being turned into a movie! That I'd love to see!

Suldog said...


I decided to play it straight, so I went over to her blog and left the request. Thanks!

Mushy said...

Probably best...she can be a mean woman at times, especially when she wears the leathers!

Jose said...

It's good that it wasn't Barbara Walters interviewing you, you would have been crying your ass off.

Fathairybastard said...

Yep, Lincoln and Chuck have always been faves of mine too. Visited the memorial in DC last year and almost busted out in tears. Had to stop reading the edresses. Gettysburg kills me. It'd be cool to go back to 61 or 2 and tell him "It'll be ok man, you're doing good."

BRUNO said...

No need to change anything, you're best as YOURSELF! That way, ya' don't hafta worry about the putty fallin' out at the worst possible time!

I keep the few photos I've been able to "relocate" on CD's, in a small, moisture-proofed fire-box in the cellar of my out-building, as of lately. I always wondered if something could be built around the hard-drive inside, as well? Guess it still wouldn't survive the heat, though! And there ain't NO WAY I'll trust 'em to these on-line back-ups! Don't need to help "Big Brother" any more than necessary!

Miss Trashahassee said...

What? You aint famous? Well then I reckon you is comin' off my blogroll.

Hyuk hyuk hyuk!


Miss T

L said...

heh heh heh -- I always loved Yosemite Sam!

jan said...

You already answer questions like a celebrity so you must be famous.

Becky said...

I find it difficult to pin down one or two people that I admire because I tend to admire many people for different reasons. But, a quality that I do admire are those that are willing to take risks, which those three men certainly did.