I can’t bullshit you — I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out.
I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to do an interview, for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it’s been a while since I’ve done this kind of thing, and if I’m honest, I usually prefer to use this space to explore my own headspace and, to steal a phrase from the great Marc Maron, rappel down into the Canyon of Self and see what I can find. Along with that narcissism, I wasn’t sure how easy or comfortable it would be to do an interview with a friend. Was it going to be weird? What if I asked something that made things uncomfortable? How do I separate it all? Well, it turns out it went better than I expected, and I think that has a lot to do with having someone that was down for whatever.
If you haven’t guessed yet, this is the first in what should be a handful of interviews this summer with some of our blogosphere neighbors and cousins. My intention in these is to go deeper than the typical shitty softball questions that, more often than not, are really pointless fluff. I “know” these people to varying degrees — I’m friendly with all of them to an extent, but our levels of interaction and friendship vary — but in most cases, I don’t know a hell of a lot about them beyond what they write. I wanted to get to know them a little more, find out what goes on behind the keyboard. That brings us to our first installment, a chat I had with the always awesome Lucy Brown from Hockey is My Boyfriend. We’re a lot alike in some ways: we’re both a little snarky, almost always into some shit, and don’t really take any of this too seriously. I learned a lot of things about my friend in the following conversation, which meandered into a lot of different territory. We talked about how all of this started, writing, puck bunnies, the stigma of ladybloggers, other websites, and one of my celebrity lusts.
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