1. What was your favorite book as a kid?
This is an easy one. It's the one book I checked out of my elementary school's library more than any other - - And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street.
I loved how it started out so small and simple and careened into a gigantic, chaotic mess.
Hmmmmm.... Stephen's Favorite Childhood Book = His Life as an Adult? Yeah, pretty much.
2. If you were stranded on that proverbial desert island (again!), what book or books (up to 5) would you want to have with you?
Give me as many Michael Chabon books as I could bring. Most especially The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
Mike over at Logopolis bought the hardcover of that book for me a few years ago and it remains my favorite novel to this day.
3. What was the first "naughty" book you read and in what way was it naughty?
Hell, it inspired the name of this blog! I didn't read all of Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, but when the girls passed me the book and whispered, "Page 64!!," I listened. And read.
That book talked about body parts I didn't even know existed. I mean, Seuss didn't talk about those things over on Mulberry Street, but I imagined them. Boy, did I imagine them.
4. If you were to publish your autobiography today, what would be the title?
My mind flashed on the one thing that either Eric or Philip said when they first visited my apartment at my Pride Parade party a couple of years ago.
One of them - - I can't remember who - - said that by being in my apartment, they understood me much better. Then, the opened one of my kitchen cabinets where I literally have piles of anything and everything shoved into it (very Ma & Pa Kettle, if that makes any sense), and then they said...
"Outside Control, Inside Chaos."
That is me. Absolutely, positively me.
5. Would you rather look at nude pictures/pornography or read erotic fiction and why?
One look at what I post on Fridays should answer that question.
Why? Because I have a penis and men are extremely visual creatures who seem to be able to find anything sexy.
Which is why, when it comes to my goal of being a gay sex symbol, there's hope for me yet!
Then again, you don't need to be either gay or straight, male or female to find the boy in this picture hot. You just have to be alive.
Suddenly, for the first time, I'm WAY interested in sports.
I wonder why...?
Bonus (as in optional):Do you know the whereabouts today of the first person with whom you had sex?
Honey, I don't know the NAME of the first person with whom I had sex. I'm assuming it was a man, but I finished so quickly, anything's possible.