Okay, so last but not least, Introducing the oldest of the Off-Spring, FunnyMan. Age 14, Grade 9.
ME:What is the best part about being a teenager?
FunnyMan: Later in the teenage years, I guess driving would be really cool. there are more opportunities. but also more responsibilities.
ME: What is your favorite class in High School this year?
ME: The lyrics that you write...most of them are about love, or jaded love. Would you say this is from personal experience?
ME: If you wrote a book, what would it be called?
FM: I am writing a book, its called Dark Matter
ME: What's it about?
FM: Its a very disturbing book about a boy where everything in his life goes wrong. Drugs, parents were killed in front of him, and he has attained the ability to... manipulate matter. A super hero story.
ME: Deep. (Where's that number to the counselor???)
ME: What is one thing you really HATE doing?
ME: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
FM: laziness, find my self-motivation to actually do something
ME: If you were old enough to vote in the election this year, who would you vote for?
ME: Hmmm. Well, I am a firm believer that you need to form your own opinions...Be sure to consult me when you're old enough to vote...
ME: You'll be taking driver's ed next year. Any thought to the type of car you'd like to drive?
FM: 1965 Mustang Fastback, black with two white racing stripes going down the middle. Dice in the rear view mirror.
ME: (choke, gasp, cough). Right. So, the mini-van it is...
ME: What is your Ultimate Dream Job?
FM: McDonalds! No not really. Actor, Singer song-writer, screen writer, movie director, a highly acclaimed author, or maybe just an English teacher.
ME: What are you doing now to prepare yourself for that?
FM: writing stories/poems, singing a lot, making film projects with friends, making people laugh and teachers shaking there heads in disbelief to what I've said.
ME: If there was a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?
FM: There aren't many good young actors that I would like to portray me and seeing that I haven't grown into a full adult I don't know an actor extremely fit for my part. But maybe... Aaron Yoo, Frankie Muniz, and Rob Schneider as an older me.
ME: What is the one thing that you think that most people do not know about you?
FM: I've played Capture the Flag in my underwear.
ME: A mother's proud moment...I am sure.
ME: Your life philosophy?
FM: Be free to express yourselves, don't be embarrassed when you do something stupid/out of the ordinary. Just laugh and move along.
Thanks. Now, go do your homework.