What is the best place you've visited/lived?
Visited: I have done so little traveling that I don't have many to choose from. We went to Belize on our honeymoon and that was great, so I'll say that. Although the truth is we didn't see a whole lot there, we spent the bulk of our time at the resort.
Lived: I love Portland and I don't think I'd want to live anywhere else. Having said that, I get pretty nostalgic for the Chicago neighborhood (Hyde Park) I grew up in. You can't get a decent stuffed pizza in Portland, for one thing. Also, this town is ridiculously, overwhelmingly white. What is the most romantic thing anyone has done for you?
My wife gave me this for Valentine's Day a couple years ago:
It's one of my favorite possessions. I framed it and put it on my desk.What is your favorite food or drink?
Peanut butter, which sucks because now I need to stay away from it if I don't want any more massive kidney stones. Stuffed pizza is a close second.Robin William's genie appears to give you one wish for your life-- what is it?
To never have to sleep again. Like it could be optional if you feel like it, but I rarely would if I didn't have to. I really hate that a third of my life is wasted doing nothing.Who has passed away that you miss the most?
My sister Rachel.Tell us a story of culture shock you've experienced.
Going from the progressive, hugely Democrat, diverse Hyde Park in giant metropolis Chicago... to my first day of college in the redneck, incredibly conservative, one-horse shitheel town of Richmond, Indiana. The college itself (Earlham) is an ultra-liberal enclave, but the surrounding town is godawful. The first words any Richmonder ever said to me were "Earlhamite faggot".What event most changed your life for the better?
Meeting my current wife. No question.What event changed your life for the worse?
Meeting my first wife. No question. I was in a very lonely place, feeling that no one would ever love me. I was more than ready to ignore any and all red flags. The next 12 years of my life were pretty terrible (why I didn't end it sooner is a complicated topic), although it did lead to my movie obsession as a means of escape.