What was your favorite cartoon when you were a child?
I loved Disney cartoons (still do). When I was a kid, the Disney Channel was brand new, and the programming was all old school, classic Disney stuff. Lots of Silly Symphonies, Wonderful World of Disney, the Original Mickey Mouse Club - that sort of stuff. I especially loved anything from Make Mine Music, like Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet, performed by the Andrews Sisters:
I also love this one - Susie the Little Blue Coupe:
I wish Disney would start a Disney Classic channel that would show all the stuff I grew up with (which was the stuff my parents grew up with). I think there's great value that programming. It was simple, sweet, creative, silly, moving and nice. We need more nice in the world. I didn't feel like the shows were talking down to me, or trying to sway me one way or another - they were just entertaining.
Pretend you are about to get a new pet. Which animal would you pick, and what would you name it?
Realistically, I'd get a Ragdoll kitten, and name him either Fergus or Kong. In my dream world, I'd get a tiger cub and name him Mr. Twinkles.
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy getting all dressed up for a special occasion?
This is a tough one. Dressing up for a special occasion gets an 8. Shopping for special occasion clothing gets a 2.
What kind of music do you listen to while you drive?
Mostly, I listen to NPR. When I listen to music, I fluctuate between 90.9 The Bridge, and 96.5 The Buzz. I listen to CDs a lot, too - Ben Folds is in heavy rotation right now, along with some random mixes of stuff.
When was the last time you bought a clock? And in which room did you put it?
I bought a new alarm clock about two months ago - the old one was a pain in the ass to set. I put it in the bedroom on the nightstand.