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Pop Quiz, Hotshot!

I always get blog crushes.  Some of them go the way of schoolgirl crushes, fading back into the mutual oblivion from which they sprung.  But some of them have turned into truly lovely friendships.  In that respect, my cup runneth over; I’m so fortunate.

Anyway, a blogger I’m crushing on right now is Clay Morgan.  I know, you’re probably so shocked to hear that – but it’s true!  I’ve really enjoyed his site,, and I loved his new book.  Clay blogs about pop culture, history and the meaning of life, and his posts usually give me a lot to think about.  And if you’ve been here a while, then you know I love that.

Clay recently submitted to an interview by me (and let me tell you, I did not  know what I was doing).  I’ll be posting it in pieces to finish out UNDEAD month, and yes, I squeezed that much material out of him.  Poor man.  He’s got patience, I’ll give him that.

Today I’m sharing something I had a lot of  fun with: a Pop Quiz!  Go ahead and play along at home; you know you want to.


So I think I won, don’t you?  Yes, I know that wasn’t a contest.  Don’t be silly.

But those voices in my head are totally real.  No matter what that picture of Clay said.

ps: My favorite part is when Clay has such a hard time deciding between his beloved historical figures.  I almost felt bad for making him choose.  But not bad enough to let him out of it.


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  1. Vanilla over chocolate? Oh, well. At least he got Princess Bride right 😉

    October 15, 2012
    • skippingstones #

      Haha!! I am completely a vanilla girl! Two against one, Melly! And yes, I almost left Princess Bride off, because is that even a contest? Same reason I left Clue off. But I just couldn’t bring myself to drop it from the list.

      October 15, 2012
  2. Vanilla and Target!!! Great interview, Michelle!

    October 15, 2012
    • skippingstones #

      Vanilla!! Yeah, I’m getting to be more of a Target person, but I still somehow feel most at home in the grungy Walmart. I do go in there fully clothed, however. I’m glad you liked it, it was lots of fun to do 🙂

      October 15, 2012
  3. I’m cracking up! Love the part where Hamilton is bragging to Lincoln and Abe’s like *sigh*. Definitely at the top of the list for fun interviews. Thanks so much.

    October 15, 2012
    • I know – that choice is my favorite part! You seemed so reluctant, like you were going to hurt Abe’s feelings or something. I’m sorry, but that was too cute of you; if I wasn’t crushing already, that would’ve won me over. And also, why don’t you have a lock of Abe’s luxurious beard? Poor Abe Lincoln.

      October 15, 2012
  4. Jess #

    This was great! Don’t worry,Michelle, everybody else is crushin’ on him too. (At least during this month) I find it funny that out of all the personal tidbits he let out, people are hanging onto vanilla! Ummmm…
    If only presidential interviews were this entertaining and personal! Voting would be super easy and fun! Bet there would be a bigger turn out too.
    Oh, back to Clay,yeah. Awesome book, great guy, even better friend. Buy the book ya’ll!

    October 15, 2012
    • Hey Jess! Yes, the crushing lasts until midnight on Oct 31, not a second longer. And then it’s pumpkins for you, Clay!

      When I asked for the interview, I said there’s no telling what people will respond to in a video. Vanilla is clearly the winner – because, you know, that’s the right answer – but I almost didn’t ask it because it’s such a vanilla kind of question.

      October 15, 2012
      • Jess #

        Can’t believe that in the midst of boxer briefs and Superman upstaging Jesus in moral teachings, people are drawn to the vanilla aspect of Clay! Hilarious! Next time,ask Mr.Vanilla to choose between chaco tacos and I don’t know,drumsticks. That might make him squirm.
        No but seriously,I have 4 kids and I think I’ll really enjoy reading more of your blog. Always looking for good stuff for a pick me up. 🙂

        October 15, 2012
        • I have to admit that as soon as I put up that boxer vs briefs picture, Clay’s answer became irrelevant.

          If you’re the Jess I’m thinking of (WhatWhat!), then I’ve come by your place a time or two for a visit, but not since my old computer crashed and I lost my “blogs I like” bookmark. I see your tweets and keep meaning to get back over there to see what’s UpUp. Haha *wipes tear* I still got it. No, but seriously, whenever someone says they’d enjoy reading more of my blog, all I can think is, “Boy, is she going to be disappointed later.” At least I shouldn’t let you down through Oct, because I’ve got more Clay interviews coming up. 🙂

          October 15, 2012
          • Jess #

            Oops. Sorry, wrong Jess. I’m the little one who forces embarrassing facts of Clay (like Clayrella) out to the public. We’ve been buddies ever since I HAD to be because he was my big brother’s best friend. 😉 Big brother + giant in your house = forced kindness. *so just kidding* Can’t go wrong with the Clayster,he’s amusing and upbeat! How about this,I’ll follow you till the month’s end,and if I fade away after,no hard feelings. K? 😀 *kidding* I totally subscribed.

            October 16, 2012
          • Believe it or not, I woke up this morning thinking, “that can’t be the same Jess…the other Jess only has two kids.” I guess my mind was working on it while I slept. In any case, that’s the kind of thing that happens to me when I open up my mind and just let the words fall out like that, haha. It happens often enough that I usually do my research first, so I don’t make an idiot of myself 🙂

            And aren’t you a sweetheart for taking such a chance with your limited free time? Well, I certainly appreciate it – a lot! As for “The Clayster”, I’m working on the interview video for Thur (or Fri, I don’t know if I’ll be done) and I put up some quotes about him from people. I wish I had seen that “amusing and upbeat” in time to add it. That would have been too cute. Next time I see you over at his site, I’ll say “Hi!” He said he wants conversations over there, but I don’t know if that’s what he’s talking about 🙂

            October 16, 2012
          • Jess #

            Oh, geesh, I can provide tons of conversation on his posts! 🙂 Lately my computer hasn’t been letting me comment on his blogs,so I’ve been quiet.
            😦 Problem seems to fixed now. I even figured out how to get a pic up. No more green booger guy icon for me!!! I really felt that green and squishy booger like didn’t reflect the true essence of me. Ok,some of it does,but definitely not altogether at once! Alright,enough. I’ll read ya later.

            October 18, 2012
  5. Such a fun interview!

    (although I would’ve had to go Potter over Everdeen).

    October 16, 2012
    • skippingstones #

      Hi Chad! Actually, I’m with you. It’s a tough choice (and I was glad I didn’t have to make it), but if I could only have one of them, I’d have to go with Harry.

      October 16, 2012
      • Ok–cool!

        Here’s one for you:

        Cage match:

        Potter and Everdeen–who wins? And why?

        October 16, 2012
        • To quote Clay, “ooooohhhhh….”

          I’d say…oh, boy…I want to say Harry, because he has magic. Magic generally trumps arrows any day. However, he doesn’t have the hate behind him that he’d need to cast a killing spell, assuming to-the-death cage match, although I don’t know why I went straight to that. And I don’t think he has the heart for a kill. Katniss will do what she has to do, even if she doesn’t necessarily want to. Also, she’s killed before, so that would help her do what she needs to do.

          Okay, so I’d say Katniss in a to-the-death cage match. Harry would win if it’s just a regular disarm your opponent to win cage match.

          That’s a good one! Now I know how Clay felt with Hamilton and Lincoln.

          October 16, 2012
  6. THAT was a fantastic interview! It was so good to hear you both speaking and having such fun. 🙂

    October 25, 2012
    • Thanks, it was fun to do – I felt like I was at the cool kids table, and one of them actually spoke to me…and not just to say, “Get lost!” I was giddy excited 🙂

      I remember when you did that word thing last year, how excited I was to hear your accent. I must have watched that thing three times, haha!

      October 25, 2012

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