Sunday, May 3, 2009

Away From the Normal Format

I have never done one of these questiony things, but it seemed like fun. So sorry to those that come here for hard-hitting coverage of art, classical antiquity, and poorly spoken Italian...

What is your current obsession?
Recreating ancient style art in stone, and to a lesser degree, manufacturing Vegas style composite poker chips.

What is your weirdest obsession?
Girl Interrupted

What are you wearing today?
Gym clothes, need shower.

What's for dinner today?
Not planning that far ahead today. Maybe an extra hot arrabiata at the local Italian place.

Why is today special?
I get to work on mosaic art.

What would you like to learn to do?
I'd like to become better at robotics and thermoset resin engineering.

What languages can you speak?
English, Spanish, Italian to some degree (but they usually think I'm retarded if they don't have patience).

What are you listening to right now?
Blue October, Foiled Again album

What is your favourite weather?
I like cold and clear/crisp best I think, but unfortunately we only get five or six days a year like that in Texas.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Helping my brother Marc get an oil exploration deal off the ground. Granddad and dad were in the business west of Ft. Worth for 50 years, so we want to carry on the tradition. Also, help my sister keep away from bad elements and on the right track.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
No tags, I did this willingly for voyeur satiation purposes.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would you like it be?
I've got two out of three, but I want a simple place in Venice I think with fewer complications in life.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
Oh, it's already there. lol just kidding.

What would you like to get rid of?
Some of my art works that turned out poorly. I swear, you should see the one that has a piece of rope tied in a bowline knot on it... It's a prime candidate for the Museum of Bad Art (see link below if you haven't). Come to think of it, here it is at the bottom of the post for your general amusement. Notice the faux antiquated leather scroll on which there are absolutely cheesy olde calligraphy (I didn't even keep the lines of text straight... FAIL) lol.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
I would be having a coffee at cafe Florian and people watching while I chase away the rest of my hangover.

Which language do you want to learn?
Italian gooder... :)

What do you look for in a friend?
Honesty, humor, and intelligence; or at least most of those.

Who do you want to meet in person?
A premium select circle of bloggers of course, yes and especially YOU...

What's your favourite type of music?
Hard to narrow it down, never country western music though. It must have melody and vocal harmonies are a big plus.

What's the favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My shirt from that has a monkey face and a funny translation from Mandarin on it.

What is your dream job?
I have a good job, but I'd like to get into river diving archaeology in Europe, or preservation / curating of antiquities, particularly mosaics.

Any favourite models?
Carla Bruni probably, I'll have to challenge Sarkozy to a duel I think.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
I do, and probably towards a gift for a friend who needs it.

Favourite designer?
Just bought some expensive effing shoes, John Varvatos.

Fashion pet peeve?
Girls that don't show enough leg. LOL, just kidding, wait maybe not.

Do you admire anyone's style?
Yes, some of the museum donor members are very cool (e.g. Kate Perot, Capera Ryan, Jill Moser, etc. all wonderful people that help the community)

Describe your personal style:
In what? Nice guy, loves art and history, somewhat musically inclined, business and technology background, lived in Texas all my life but never talked like George Bush, I don't know...


  1. Yay! you did it! :P

    Weirdly obsessed huh? Wait! Which bit is the weird part? Me? Or the fact you're obsessed with me? lol ;)

    Nice job, Eric, this was really interesting :)

  2. :) Hi Kate!

    >which part?
    lol, Yes is the answer ;) - but both in good ways...

    Thanks I'm glad it wasn't boring, now if only Lopez will do one too.

  3. Ha! I'm weird in a good way! ... I think that's one of the nicest things anybody's ever said to me! :P

    Oooh ... yes! We need to get Lopez to do it, I bet she'd have some cracking answers!

  4. sells shirts?

    I need to check that out.

  5. Hey Dr. Zibbs thanks for stopping by! Yep, they have some great ones. I preferred 'Hey monkey, what's that smell? A little say anything?'

  6. carla bruni is pretty friggin hot! Especially when she was younger

  7. I must confess, G.I. is turning into my weirdest obsession as well...

    In fact, I may be developing a girl crush!


  8. Mr. C, yep, I haven't been tracking all the supermodels lately though, so I was remembering the younger version.

    :) Lopez, we want to see your meme results! And yes, she had me at 'If I were a Superhero', and by the 'Jelly Biter' post I was hopeless *sigh*.

  9. Haha ... did I just get the oddest, but most fantastic fan club, or what? :P

    The Onion also sell hilarious t-shirts, two of my faves are "Owls are Assholes" and "Is your cat old enough to learn about Jesus?"

  10. Girl Interrupted, you have absolutely no idea. You'll have to stop by our SW chapter meeting next Tuesday, :P

    LOL @ cat old enough...