Tuesday, January 22, 2008

TMI Tuesday

TMI Tuesday Birthday Edition!!

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.

10 comments:

Mariposa said...

Hilarous...cute answers! Happy birthday and TMIT!

redneck vamp said...

I loved reading your answers. Very entertaining and humorous! The second paragraph in 3 had me laughing out loud. I remember getting passed books and being told to go to a certain page number. ^sigh^ Your answer to 4 is fantastic, I love that. Happy Tuesday!

the joy said...

Happy birthday!!!
I won't forget about that vodka!
I used to think that stereotype that gay men were notoriously neat, but between your cabinets and my brother's bedroom, I no longer believe.

Sorry about heath... My first thought was Batman, then you. It really sucks.

the joy said...

Happy birthday!!!
I won't forget about that vodka!
I used to think that stereotype that gay men were notoriously neat, but between your cabinets and my brother's bedroom, I no longer believe.

Sorry about heath... My first thought was Batman, then you. It really sucks.

Java said...

Love this TMI.
So when you read To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, do you read the later pages faster? I can't read slowly, especially when reading it aloud, after they reach Sgt. Mulroony. I love that book. I also read Are You There God. And I recognized it in the title of your blog the first time I saw it. Kinda' funny how you substitute Blog for God. Hmmm.
Happy Birthday, darlin', from one birthday girl to another. I didn't blog about it being my birthday, but you've got it right here first thing today. :-)

Aaron said...

I remember our first grade teacher reading "Mulberry Street" to us, along with the immortal "Green Eggs and Ham" and a non-Seuss book called "I Was Soooo Mad!" about a kid who gets mad and runs away from home, but ends up playing ball with his friends on the way and comes back. Or something. (Whatevs--I really read it for the pictures, which were well-drawn.)

I loved "Are You There God...?" too. The part where Nancy got her REAL period at the restaurant was priceless, after all that bragging! It was also the first time I'd heard the term "sanitary napkin" (but I already knew what tampons were--thanks, daytime TV!). "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" was my all-time fave, though...

Mark in DE said...

Great answers!

FYI - I read "Are You There God? Its Me, Margaret" with my female cousin when we were kids.

Mark :-)

cb said...

I love Kavalier and Clay. I have tried to get friends of mine to read it, but they keep failing me.

It IS a brilliant book. Might I suggest "Live of Pi"?

Professor Fate said...

Great answers. #5 is spot on!

Happy (very belated) Birthday
Happy (very belated) TMI

Stephen Rader said...

mariposa - Thanks for stopping by and for the Happy Birthday Wishes!!

redneck vamp - Thanks from a redneck fag to a redneck vamp!!!

the joy - Thanks, baby!!! And you're so right, not all gay men are neat. Not in the least!!

java - I totally read the pages faster! I still love that book! And thanks for the Happy Birthday Wishes. Same right back to you!

aaron - MULBERRY STREET is the best!! I so love it!

mark - I think we all read that book with our female cousin, didn't we? :)

cb - I haven't read LIFE OF PI. I'll definitely take that suggestion from a fellow lover of KAVALIER AND CLAY.

professor fate - Thank you!!!! I love TMI Tuesday!