And It Keeps On Rollin' On
It's funny how several interviews have included a question or two about Harvey. You're famous, boy. This one is courtesy of Blair.
1. What made you decide to blog? A: I was hoping someone would ask this. The long answer: I was lying in bed on a summer night and thought, "Wouldn't it be cool to have my own website? But wait, I don't have a clue how to design one, and I don't have any money either. Wait, aren't there things called blogs? Maybe one of those wouldn't be too hard to set up. I'll have to look into it tomorrow." The short answer? I was bored.
2. . Where do you want to study medicine and what happened that made you chose pediatrics? A: Before high school, I was just a typical kid who wanted to be a lot of different things. Then I started thinking, what about medicine? And the more I thought about it, the more it felt like that was what I was meant to do. I believe the human body is a wondrous creation of God, and everything about it fascinates me. And all the medical stuff I've been through has just strengthened my resolve to help others get through it, too. Also, I love kids. I always wanted a younger sibling but that never happened. I think it would be a lot of fun to work with them. The two most common reactions I get when I say I want to do pediatrics are, "I wouldn't want to see sick kids"- but I want to make them better- and "I couldn't stand to deal with all those screaming kids"- I was a screaming kid. Believe me, I can hold my own there. As to where- probably one of the two state schools here. I'd love to go to Duke though.
3. Do you keep Harvey's insides clean or is it worthy for an archeological dig? why, in either case? A: I'm afraid Harvey would be the latter. This is partly because I am a natural slob and tend to have receipts, change, Chapstick, parking tickets, half-finished Dr. Peppers, and the like, floating around me wherever I go. But also, I keep a lot of stuff in his trunk in case I need it- clothes, food, water, Coke, sunscreen, towels, books, umbrellas, shoes to beat the ice off the windshield with, jumper cables, and Wal-Mart bags. So if we ever got stranded somewhere I could live for a good week. At least that's my rationale.
4. What color M&M do you prefer and why? Green. I once read somewhere that you can wish on them, like stars. Hey, it can't hurt.
5. If you could repeat any age that you have been so far, which would it be? Probably age four. It sounds like a cliche, but everything was simpler back then. War meant watching the soldiers on TV and singing Lee Greenwood at the top of my lungs. And a hurricane meant I could stay home from kindergarden and play with flashlights. It was before everything got so complicated. Wow, I'm getting sappy.