Frequently Asked Questions!
Q: At the end of your Rolling Stone Top 500 reviews, you have a section that says, "Is This Better Than [Name of Some Other Album]." What's that about?
A: Well, it started back at #384. Not an important ranking in any obvious way, except that there was an EFFING BEATLES ALBUM at it. A Hard Day's Night was in the 300s. The 300s! I was so upset that I vowed to judge every other album on the list from that day forward in a comparison to A Hard Day's Night. And then, whenever an album felt at least half as slighted as that one, I would change it to be the new Arbiter of Awesome.
Q: What was the medical experience you tend to cryptically reference from time to time that took place in 2009- 2010?
A: It's nice of you to use the word 'reference' as opposed to the term 'wallow in' or 'bitterly spew about.' In 2009 I was diagnosed with a very rare case of spina bifida. I had an oversized meningocele, which is the sac that sits at the bottom of all our spinal columns. Mine was huge (like a grapefruit), and was pressing on some of my organs. We decided to go in and try to bring the sac down to a normal size. Needless to say, one horrific recovery later, it hadn't worked. So we tried again, this time on a different part of my body, in 2010. And there was an even worse recovery! But it worked. As far as we know, because I haven't let a medical professional do more than take my blood since. For a more detailed, whiny, hopeless explanation, check out these tags: medical odyssey, medical odyssey part dos, medical odyssey part tres, medical odyssey part quatro.
Q: How did you get The Most Beautiful Cat I've Ever Seen to come live with you?
A: Gather round, it's story time!
Q: Wait, are you a Christian? Sometimes you post about God or church or theology, but you swear like a sailor and often sound heretical.
A: I am a recovering Evangelical Christian, trying to stay a Christian. Of sorts. But the swearing and heresy are non-negotiables, OK, GOD?
Q: Is it cool to leave mean anonymous comments on your posts?
A: No, dear reader. Not here, nor anywhere else on the internet.