Those bastards! The never replied to my e-mail! Damn you All Things CNN!!! I asked you so nicely to hook a sister up. What is your damage, man? Why do you have to do me that way? They get to interview TJ Holmes and I get to report on them interviewing TJ Holmes. I swear! I can’t stand this snubbing, All Things CNN! I will send another jokingly written, but semi-serious e-mail demanding to be HOOKED UP! For reals!
Anywhere here’s a snippet of the Q&A:
4. What’s on your iPod? What’s in your Netflix queue? What was the last book you read (or the one that you’re currently reading)?
I can’t function without my Ipod. I listen to a lot of rap. A lot. Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Nas … they’re all in heavy rotation.
I have been trying for a year to finish reading Shia Revival by Vali Nasr. It’s often hard to find time to read books. I read a lot of news … papers, magazines, wires, websites.
5. Please tell us a little about the off camera TJ. Your family, hobbies, favorite authors, favorite episodic television, things in your life that you are the most proud of, etc.
You won’t catch me in a suit on my days off. I am a jeans and T-shirt guy. During football and basketball season, you might have a tough time getting me out of the house. I’m a huge college basketball and football fan, and I’m glued to the TV during the seasons. I don’t really have any TV shows that I watch. That has a lot to do with my schedule. I used to watch the Sopranos and ‘24’. Now, my appointment viewing: “60 Minutes” and “PTI.” (on ESPN)
I love my home. And, I love being at home. But, I don’t spend as much time there as I would like. My schedule really is nuts.
He also loves his blackberry and his iPod. He was once caught eating a Twizzler on live television. A matter of fact, if you want to seduce the man you should probably have a bunch of “Twizzlers, Hot Tamales, Mike and Ikes” and any other kind of candy. (So THAT’S why he’s so sweet!) He also thinks you should read “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. And he enjoys Greece, tropical islands and trips to Mexico. I don’t like any of the junk food he likes, but everything else I can work with here.
Me, TJ and the tropics. I’m feeling that. That, as Martha Stewart would say, is a good thing.
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