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“Adaumbelle’s Quest” 2nd Anniversary

Photo by Ben Strothmann

I am so honored to be celebrating my 2nd Anniversary here at “Adaumbelle’s Quest.” It has been very exciting to have the continued opportunity to bring my love of entertainment and interviewing to so many people. I’m very humbled by the growth of “Adaumbelle’s Quest” in this second year and hope that this expansion continues.

I may be the face of this site, but “Adaumbelle’s Quest” would not be without each and everyone of you:

Every performer and artist I have had the opportunity to interview. The fact that you took time out of your lives to answer my questions is truly a dream come true for me.

Every press agent who has taken the time to help me get so many of my participants. I would not have been able to interview them without your assistance!

Each and every person who takes the time to read “Adaumbelle’s Quest,” whether it’s on a daily, weekly, monthly, or a whenever I can basis. I’m thrilled to have your support and the reality that I have fans is another dream come true for me.

My many friends who provide me with guidance and support, allow me to talk their ear off about ideas, always there to answer my infinite amount of computer questions, and those who help me with my logos, business cards, and buttons. How would I manage this all on my own? I’m so lucky to have you in my life!

ITBA for your support and giving me a place to meet other theater bloggers.

My family for their constant love and support.

    Photo by Ben Strothmann

So once again, thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of the time, support, and love you give to me and this site. I’m amazed by these two years, not only of the growth of this site, but how this site has affected my personal growth. I’m so fortunate to have it and I don’t take anyone who has ever had an interaction with this site for granted. Thank you for sticking by me and I hope you all continue to do so!

    1. How do you decide who you want to interview? Initially it was artists and performers I have been a long time fan of, but it quickly became an outlet to also promote new talent I’m introduced to.

    2. Who has been your best and worst interview? You’ll have to wait for the book on this one! (hahahaha)…Seriously though, I just feel fortunate I’ve gotten to interview everyone I have because it’s been a dream of mine to be part of the entertainment community and I finally feel like I’m starting to move in.

    3. What are some of the most popular answers? That’s really tough because everyone is so individualized in their answers, but if I had to choose, many people answer Meryl Streep when I ask “Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to?”

    It’s pretty divided between Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts or they don’t like corporate coffee places when I ask “Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts?” It’s also pretty divided between “Superman” or “Wonder Woman,” though every now and then someone gets upset I only give choices for DC Comics. The reasoning behind that is growing up I wasn’t a big comic book fan, so when I watched superhero cartoons on TV, I didn’t know one was DC and one was Marvel. To me it was just a superhero. Plus, when I was thinking of these questions, I thought if two superheros were to have it out, it would be “Superman” and “Wonder Woman.”

    For “Boxers or Briefs”…most people answer boxer briefs, but briefs do seem to win out more over boxes, unless they go commando.

    4. Favorite place to write? My apartment and sometimes on vacation, but anywhere that can just allow me to be with my thoughts and little distraction.

    5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? “The impossible is something that hasn’t been tried”–Ernst Bulova. “You can’t get a yes without asking the question.”–Bob Trautman.

    6. What’s your proudest moment? The moment I realized I am finally living the life I always dreamed for myself, just in a completely different way than I imagined.

    7. Favorite way to spend your day off? Sleeping in, going to the gym, catching up on TV shows, hanging with friends, taking a nap, going for a walk, or drinking a vanilla chai tea latte.

    8. Favorite skin care product? Origins…Perfect World Toner, Perfect World for Eyes, Matte Scientist (which they recently discontinued…please bring it back!), Never A Dull Moment, Skin Diver, Checks and Balances, and Firefighter. I also used to love Susan Lucci’s hair care products and her Youthful Essence Microdermabrasion.

    9. Favorite TV Show? I’m sure there are many more, but this is what I could remember. Now: “90210,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Modern Family,” “Glee,” “Cougar Town,” “Mike and Molly,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Raising Hope.” Then: “The Golden Girls,” “Family Ties,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Saved By The Bell,” “California Dreams,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” “Donna Reed,” “Bewitched,” “Punky Brewster,” “Mr. Belvedere,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “Silver Spoons,” “He-Man,” “She-Ra,” “GI Joe,” “Superfriends,” “Wonder Woman,” “Ellen” (TV sitcom), “The Class,” “Gobots,” “Jem and the Holograms,” “Bette,” “Sordid Lives: The Series,” “It’s All Relative,” “Strong Medicine,” “Any Day Now,” and “The Practice.”

    10. Favorite Comedian? Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Liebman, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Kirson, Leslie Jordan, Chelsea Handler, and Julie Halston.

    BONUS QUESTIONS:

    11. Favorite kind of sundae? Cookies & Cream ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

    12. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? Smooth, so it spreads perfectly when I make my yummy peanut butter and cheese sandwiches!

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Best known to the world as “Screech” from “Saved By The Bell,” I had the fortunate experience of being able to interview Dustin Diamond on June 4, 2010 when I attended the Off-Broadway hit show, “The Awesome 80s Prom.” During the interview, Dustin was humorous with his jokes, personable in how he talked with me, and kind in his manner. In addition to “Saved By The Bell,” Dustin has appeared on such game and reality shows as “The Weakest Link,” “Celebrity Boxing 2,” Celebrity Fit Club,” and “Professional Wrestling.” He starred in the 2003 film “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” and is a frequent commenter on TruTV’s “The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest….” Dustin is also an accomplished Stand-Up Comedian performing around the country, with a quick-wit and good stage-presence. Most recently, Dustin wrote the book “Behind The Bell” about his days on “Saved By The Bell.” For some good 80s music and a fun night out with your friends, head on down to Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street) in NYC and dance the night away with Dustin and the rest of “The Awesome 80s Prom” cast. Catch Dustin in “The Awesome 80s Prom” through August 28.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I really just fell into it. I got into the business at 8 years old and at 8 years old you are not really forming opinions of “Who do I want to be when I perform” so I can’t really say anyone inspired me.

2. Who is the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? There’s a few…Gary Oldman because I think he is one of the greatest character actors there is, Rowan Aktinson because he is a brilliant comedian, Ben Elton or Richard Curtis both British writers for comedy and I like British humor, and Mike Patton as far as music, I think he’s a genius.

3. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I was never one of those people who felt they could control their dreams, I was always just along for the ride.  My dreams are always awkward, but if I had a choice, I would want a dream that makes sense and I want to be able to remember my dreams when you wake up because there are some really awesome things that happen in dreams that you never get to capture anytime after.

4. Who do you consider to be your hero? For comedy, it was George Carlin, but early George Carlin. He was such a pioneer. My hero for character acting is Gary Oldman. My inspiration for music is Mike Patton, but there are a lot of others too.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? None that are G rated…just kidding. I’m double jointed and can flex my thumb back. You know how people can move their head and not their body, well I can move my body side to side while keeping my head still. I have perfect pitch too. I can’t play the piano or sheet music, but if I hear a note, I can isolate it on a scale. I can identify where they fit on the scale, even though I’ve had no formal music training. I also retain a lot of useless information which I can recall later, but it never comes in handy for “Jeopardy.” It’s never the stuff I actually know. I’m more like “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” or “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” There are questions in the $50,000 range or the million dollar question I can answer every week.

6. Favorite TV Show? “Blackadder” a British TV Show.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? I don’t know. I don’t really worry about it too much. My metabolism isn’t as perfect as it was when I was 20, but it’s not let me down yet.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxers all the time. I wore briefs briefly 🙂

9. Favorite website? TASVideos, Speed Demos Archive, or Speedruns. I like video games and these websites are where people will play through old games flawlessly, you know without dying. For example someone played “Super Mario Brothers” in about five minutes flat. They went through it all the way just running and jumping without killing an enemy. They ran through it continuously by holding down the right button and just pressing the jump button when needed. I could never get through some of these old games so I can go back now and watch them which is pretty cool.

10. He-man or She-ra? He-man because that was the era and She-ra was not around yet. I had all the He-man toys like Castle Greyskull, Panther, Battlecat, etc…

BONUS QUESTIONS:

11. Favorite ride at an amusement park? Oooh…Haunted Mansion or Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. Indiana Jones was pretty cool too.

12. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve read about yourself and where did you read it? I read all kinds of weird things about me on the internet. There was one website that said I died in New Zealand. There was another one that I was supposedly on the back of a motorbike with Mark-Paul (who played “Zack”) and we were beheaded during an earthquake, a freeway collapse.  There have been a lot of “I died” websites which is really strange and kind of morbid. There are also hundreds of fake websites, Myspace pages, Facebook pages, all claiming to be me.  People go to these sites and ask questions and then the sites respond in horrible ways claiming to be me which is terrible because those sites are not me…

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