In terms of weight maintenance, I don’t think it’s necessary to be fit. When I’m very hungry, I know that I can just eat some cereal and it will help me lose the weight. For some people, exercise might help as well. I don’t think about myself and the kind of stuff I can do, but the fact that I can get to work, get the kids ready for school while I work at lunch break, that’s a big blessing, because once I get to school, it’s time to go back to the office.
What’s your favorite book or movie?
I would say The Princess Bride. I actually liked it when it first came out. I didn’t understand why they had the Princess Bride come out with such a different ending. What’s fun with television is it’s in our heads all the time, so we don’t even have to see every episode. So, if any show is good on television, I don’t think we see it as an original and special part of our culture, we see it as a continuation of things that are already part of our culture.
Any musicals in your life?
I had a bunch of songs in high school. If it’s a song that people don’t have a chance to see or to hear, then it’s a pretty good way to put them out there.
Is there anything in your family that’s a source of frustration?
There is. There’s my mom. She’s my primary source of frustration. I was told she has a lot of things going for her, but also has a lot of things going against her. She doesn’t know that she doesn’t have anything going against her. I do my best to support her in ways that I understand. I don’t do it as a means to make her feel better, I do it because I realize that it’s important that she be happy, and that she be happy right now. I think she’s really happy right now in the city that she was raised in, so I try to help, I try to cheer her up with things I like.
I was wondering one other thing. You’ve done an interview in the last few years where you spoke a lot about your health and fitness. I’m curious if you can shed a bit of light on how you keep yourself in tip-top shape, and how many hours do you work each day?
I work all the time. I work out for four