name. Blake Butler
occupation. Lots of shit
1. what is your present state of mind?
Kind of just sitting here. Ate a sandwich like 15 minutes ago. Feel a little more energized than usual though that’s probably about to turn into me lying on the floor.
2. where were you born?
3. where do you live now?
4. where would you like to live?
Probably will stay right here, I’m too lazy to move and nowhere else seems that much cooler.
5. do you think you’re interesting?
Depends on who you’re talking to. I’m probably not that interesting to someone who surfs a lot or does surgeries. I tried to think of an example of someone I could be interesting to but I’m not sure. I like quiet.
6. how is your love life?
I like it.
7. what were you like as a child?
Loud talkative kind of demanding at home but shy around strangers hungry talked to myself a lot I liked to read and made up songs about shit all the time probably would find myself very annoying now had a bowl cut my mom dressed me nicely I remember time used to seem so long
8. what did you eat today?
Greek yogurt, a lot of coffee, a mini Kit Kat bar, a turkey sandwich
9. have you ever created culture or art?
10. do you like drinking alcohol or using drugs?
I drink usually to feel drunk on average twice a week though sometimes more and sometimes less maybe. I don’t really use drugs besides caffeine. I have never smoked pot even. I think I used to be afraid of trying it and now I just don’t care. I text messaged my friend the other night when I was drunk to ask him if I should try DMT because people were talking about taking DMT, I guess when I’m drunk I consider the option but would never actually I think really do it.
11. what kind of people do you hate?
People who talk about themselves too much without realizing they are doing that. People who can’t drive well that are in other cars near me while I am driving. People who talk about politics on the internet. Well, I mean, I hate that those people do those things. Some of my friends do those things and then they stop doing them and I like them again. I think in general I’m easygoing though when I alone I feel more volatile and gnashy.
12. what are your goals, if you have any?
I guess my goal is work hard at my writing, though I wouldn’t say that aloud except in the way I just did. I work a lot but I keep it in my mind in a very abstract sense. I like to give myself shit while also working hard.
13. do you have any depressing stories about your life?
I’m tired of being sad about real things. I’d rather it come out in other ways.
14. who are your favorite authors?
I don’t know anymore really. I used to be the kind of person that would obsess over certain figures and like wait for things and devour them as soon as I could but now things feel more flattened out. It’s not necessarily bad. I like a lot of things enough. I think the last book that really affected me was The Recognitions, which I’d been avoiding reading for years.
15.what will you be doing ten years from now?
Probably either the same thing I do now or nothing.