I didn’t think it would ever come around to me, but Nate tagged me and though he says this is kind of 4th grade – it feels more like freshman orientation to me. I figure I’ll get it over with without making too much of a fuss.
Five things you may not know about me
- I collect records. It started with the meat of my parents collection and grew very quickly with big purchases of whole collections off eBay and thrift stores. My collection really focuses much more on general weirdness and what Kronenberg and I call Drek – a great term for bottom of the barrel gold.
- I was in a boars head meat commercial when I was in 3rd Grade. The music in the background was the theme song to “Welcome Back Kotter”. There’s a full second of me, in my favorite Mets hat, thoroughly enjoying a ham sandwich.
- I was born 99 years to the day after the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to the public. Which is a great coincidence since I grew up in its shadow. There were fireworks for my first birthday.
- I love cooking. In fact, I may have more kitchen gadgets then electronic gadgets. Wait. . . thats not true. Though even after moving to Brooklyn, despite being surrounded by delicious restaurants, I still find some nights to cook. I especially love making sauces – pasta, cream, gravies.
- I used to publish my own comic books. When I was in middle school (and the first years of high school) I published (wrote,drew,inked,photocopied) a comic called Matahari Gantahari. It didn’t make much sense, but the guys who worked at my local comic store loved it, and bought all the copies I had to sell at their store. I also managed to give copies to my favorite artists. Jim Lee, Chris Ware, Evan Dorkin, and Art Speigleman. I wonder if they still have them?
I don’t think there’s anyone left to tag. Though here are people who if they blogged, I wish would follow suit: Eric Smith, Dan Kronenberg, Sivan Cotel, Avi Arenfeld, and Tal Ben-Yaakov.