Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jo Interviews the Three of Us

Bagman, Butler, and I recently accepted the challenge of being interviewed by Jo at a Majority of Two. So we are here today, sitting in comfortable chairs around a crackling fire, ready to answer her questions with complete candor. She looks around with a slight look of concern at what complete candor might imply, but goes ahead and asks her first question.

1. Have you ever been influenced by a work of art – music, painting, book – and if so, how?

Mark: My grandfather was an artist and watching his discipline and his vision come to life through his brushes and palette set standards which have challenged me ever since in everything I’ve done.

Butler: Mondrian. His lines are so straight and narrow.

Bagman: Jackson Pollack and Picasso’s erotic etchings. Oh yes, and I enjoyed reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover by flashlight when I was 13.

2. If you were a chocolate bar, what type would you be?

Mark: M&M’s, multi-colored, crunchy on the outside, sweet on the inside with a nut in the middle.

Butler: I usually avoid sugar and choose to snack on celery, thank you very much.

Bagman: Warm fudge sauce dripped all over your delicious (deleted deleted deleted)

3. I'm not sure I really should have asked this, but what is your secret weapon to lure the opposite sex?

Mark: A sense of humor and well-written marriage vows.

Butler: My ability to listen carefully without interrupting and my skill at neatly folding laundry.

Bagman: The fact that I’d much rather give pleasure than get pleasure, that I like to take my time, that I’m gentle, and – don’t you dare delete this, Butler!! -- I really like kissing

Butler: Why would I delete that?

Bagman: everywhere.

Pause followed by crashing sounds over and doors slamming. Emergency phone calls being made to the League of Decency. Sirens coming from a distance.

4. I’m now afraid to ask, but what, in your opinion, is your greatest accomplishment?

Mark: Admitting I was powerless over my drinking and letting the incredible people of Alcoholics Anonymous show me how to live a sober life.

Butler: Managing to confine Bagman to Mark’s imagination so that after wrecking one marriage he hasn’t been able to wreck his second.

Bagman: Staying alive despite constant and depressing lectures from Butler and finding other creative fires to light.

5. How many friends do you have on your Facebook account?

Mark, Butler, and Bagman: We have no idea because after finding Blogspot, we never looked back. Except once, when Bagman stalked Michelle.

And thank you, Jo, for interviewing us. Jo? Jo? Are you still there? I guess she must have clicked off to another blog and blocked us after the hot fudge sauce comment. Oh well.


  1. This ia without a doubt the way to start the day......with laughter! Great job you do keep everyone straight (bad choice of words perhaps).
    Lady Chatterley's Lover by flashlight...I almost fell off my chair laughing at that one!!
    Tell Bagman that I too snack on celery and sticks (okay, maybe not...I eat anything not nailed to the floor - except for snails, beets and liver. And grasshopper's or any bugs..or...)
    You still there dude????
    See ya tomorrow at the "Friday Shoot-Out" and

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  2. I think you should lock Bagman up in the shed again. I will send him some chicken bones to eat.
    I think celery dipped in warm fudge sounds interesting. Crunchy, sweet, and nutritious.

    "I thik jehtow hkh iud .....Bagmaannnnnnnnnnnnnnn! Heeelppppppp."

    Looks like Dorothea is headed to the shed again.

  3. B&B...You guys are the best! What an amazing interview! Great questions, Jo! Nicely done!

  4. I am shamelessly in love with my Baggy.

  5. Oh, this was to good this morning!
    See ya tomorrow.

  6. Ok, I think you've given me an excuse not to post today. There's no way anything I can think of can compete with your hilarious post.

  7. Agree with the above. Especially Meri. Plus need to cut the grass, call the mortgage company, get an appointment for a physical, do my laundry, arrange my tutoring notes, do some tutoring. And most of all, take a nap.

    You need to publish a book of your interviews. Put Bagman's on specially colored pages for those whole shodesty is easily mocked.

  8. I enjoyed getting to know all three of you better, and I cna certainly understand you reluctance to let Bagman take over!

  9. There are three of you - My word, the possibilities!

    And may I eat the hot fudge sauce, please Sirs?!

    Fabulous interview, great questions and sublime answers!

  10. You can stalk me any old time BB. I see I have competition though......grrrr


  11. PS I left you a something at my place :)

  12. Great interview, Mark and B&B!

    You manipulated the characters well! I especially love Bagman's attitude LOL.