Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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***Fifteen Years Ago - 1993***

1) How old were you?
24.

2) Where did you go to school?
I was three years' done with my Bachelor's.

3) Where did you work?
From January to September I was unemployed, doing some temping and freelance editing work, then in mid-September I started at Byron Preiss as an associate editor.

4) Where did you live?
marinarusalka and I were married and living in a railroad apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

5) Where did you hang out?
I spent way too much time during those first eight months hanging out in a local bar. Otherwise, I hung out at home and with my friends.

6) Did you wear contacts?
Nope. I've never worn contacts. I'm a spectacles man, through and through.

7) Who were your friends?
The Geek Patrol, of course. We were still doing The Chronic Rift at that point, and we made plenty of friends through that.

8) How many tattoos did you have?
None.

9) How many piercings did you have?
A year earlier was when I'd pierced my left ear.

10) Did you drive a car?
No, when Marina and I moved to Manhattan, we stopped owning a car, as that way lies madness on the island...

11) Had you been to a real party?
Tons.

12) Had you had your heart broken yet?
I thought I had, but they were just victims of callow youth.

13) Were you Single/Taken/Married/Divorced?
As I said, married.

14) Any Kids?
Nope.

***10 years ago today - 1998***

1) How old were you?
29

2) Where did you go to school?
See above.

3) Where did you work?
From January to April, still at Byron Preiss, now as a senior editor. In April, I decided to go freelance, a rather momentous (and risky) decision.

4) Where did you live?
Marina and I had bought a huge three-bedroom co-op, also on the Upper West Side.

5) Did you wear glasses?
All the time.

6) Who was your best friend?
drewshi, popfiend, and suricattus.

7) How many tattoos did you have?
None.

8) How many piercings?
Same one.

9) What car did you drive?
Again, still no car.

10) Had your heart broken?
Still no.

11) Were you Single/Taken?
Marina and I were still married.

12) Any Kids?
Nope.

*****5 Years Ago - 2003****

1) How old were you?
34.

2) What did you do?
Still freelance. The year began with the bulk of the writing of The Art of the Impossible and ended with work on A Time for War, a Time for Peace.

3) Where did you live?
By that time, terri_osborne were living together in our place in the Bronx.

4) Did you wear glasses?
Yup.

5) Who was your closest friend?
Same three as before, plus Terri.

6) Do you talk to your old friends?
Yup.

7) How many piercings did you have?
Still the left ear.

8) How many tats you have?
Still none.

9) What kind of car did you have?
Still none.

10) Single/taken/married/divorced
Divorced from Marina and living with Terri.

11) Had your heart broken?
Not really.

12) Any Children?
No.

*****Today - 2008*****

1) How old are you?
39.

2) What do you do?
Still freelance writing and editing.

3) Where do you live?
Same place, with Terri, though we're about to move one flight down to an apartment that's the same size and floorplan, but has two patios and is a second-floor walkup instead of a third-floor one.

4) Do you wear glasses?
Ayup.

5) Who are your closest friends?
Same four.

6) Do you talk to your old friends?
Ayup.

7) How many piercings do you have?
Same left ear.

8) How many tattoos?
None.

9) What kind of car do you have?
Still none.

10) Has your heart been broken?
Nope, despite my own best efforts.
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