Hey, ask me some questions on Twitter, and I’ll answer them here live right now before you very eyes!
Q: @oturista: Have you read The Name of the Wind and the sequel The Wise Man’s Fear?
A: No I haven’t, but it’s next on my list to read. I’m still trying to get through Gardens of the Moon, which was recommended to me on Twitter, and is a long slog through the first 200 pages. I’m about 400 pages in and it’s picked up a bit though. As soon as I’m done with it, unless I’m really sold on the series, I’ll read Name of the Wind.
Q: @joshdjx: When did you lose your virginity? :)
A: High school. I was 17. It was awkward. Just like most of my relationships since. :(
Q: @linenboy: if Mike Schramm was a brand, what product would it be for?
A: Mike Schramm (TM) is a brand! It’s how I make all the money, yo.
But if it was a fictional brand, I would put my name on Mike Schramm brand industrial crackers. Yes, when normal crackers won’t cut it, Mike Schramm brand industrial crackers will lift all of your condiments and then some. Cheese, meat, cream cheese, dip, whatever you need. Mike Schramm brand industrial crackers will get the job done. They’re tasty, and good for you!
Q: @ayemcshane: epic fight. If you could have your way with One historic figure who Would it it be and what is your weapon of Choice?
A: As I write this, I’m watching Ip Man, which is apparently the story of a legendary martial arts master that trained Bruce Lee. I would not want to fight him — from what I’m seeing in this movie, he would wipe the floor with me.
I guess if I wanted to win the fight, I’d choose some geeky dude from the history of science, like James Watson, one of the guys who discovered DNA. You know he’d be easy to take in a fight. And again, if I really wanted to win, I’d choose a weapon like a gun — although if we both get guns, that might be trouble. I would say James Watson with a samurai sword. Do I win?
Q: @randilj: Where do you see yourself progressing in the next 5 years?
A: My current goal is to buy a house, so I’d like to do that within the next five years. After that I don’t know — I am supposed to be working on a book and publishing that, so ideally I’ll be writing books before long. But that’s just an ideal — I have no idea what I’ll be doing in five years. I guess I’ll say I’ll still be in LA, though I don’t think I’ll be living where I currently live now.
As for a job, I have no idea — I love what I’m doing now, so I could still be doing that. But then again, it could dry up tomorrow. Who knows?
Q: @siujrh I love TUAW but u dont seem as happy as on wowinsider
A: That’s not a question!
I like writing, and specifically blogging. I really enjoyed working on WoW Insider, and I really like working on Joystiq and TUAW. I’m extremely lucky to have been able to do everything I’ve done since I went full-time freelance a few years ago.
Q: @ayemcshane: Victory @mikeschramm
A: Take that, James Watson!
Q: @markusn: dinner with two people of your choice, incl historic persons. Who and why?
A: I would like to have dinner with a former President, because I’m pretty sure once you enter office, you’re told some pretty crazy stuff. Roosevelt seems like he would be an interesting person to sit down and eat with.
Other than that, I’d like to chat with someone who stood by their convictions no matter what, and ask them how they put up with such a crazy world even while they were chasing after something that seemed impossible. Gandhi comes to mind, but I’m sure there’s quite a few people in history that would match that description. Not that I’m chasing anything really impossible, but this world is really nuts sometimes. I’d be interested to know how someone like that dealt with it.
Q: @dblueguy: What would you do for a Klondike bar?
A: I was going to say “ask someone for a Klondike bar” as a joke, but honestly, if I saw someone on the street with two Klondike bars, I probably wouldn’t just walk up to them and ask them for the second one, just in case they weren’t eating it.
Ip Man has gotten pretty good, so I’m going to tune in and watch that. Thanks for all the questions, people!
I just looked up the price online for a pack of Klondike bars, and I found out that Klondike bars are often sold for $4 in packs of six. So I guess I would pay 66 cents for a Klondike bar. Anything more than that, and you can just keep it, I’m good, thanks.
Turns out this movie Ip Man is pretty good. Think I’m done here — I’m going to tune in and watch this for a bit. THanks for all your questions!