Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Interview

Doahleigh had this little interiew on her blog and I really meant to get to it sooner but I couldn't be torn away from stitching Flea Market Souvenir.

1. If you want to participate, leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” (And your e-mail address if I don't already have it, please.)
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

1. Would you rather be beautiful but always smell terrible or be ugly but smell lovely? Can I be plain and not smell at all? Really, given two options I always go for the third.

2. The old adage says to regret nothing, and that's probably true. But if you could change something you've done, what would it be and why? Grad school? Boyfriends? Missed opportunities? No. I regret nothing. I think. Someone can correct me if I’m wrong.

3. What are some of your nicknames? Tell us the stories behind them. My mother used to call my sister and me fernface and ferndock, but we can’t even remember who was who so I have no idea about the story behind that. But that’s not so much a nickname as it is a term of endearment. I’ve always been the shortened version of my real name, so I’ve never had any real nicknames. In kindergarten, I could write the shortened version but they wanted me to write the formal version. I didn’t know how to spell it--and neither did they! I really am that little name, always have been.

In high school I had a friend who called me Nick the Dick which was shortened to “Nick the” so the nuns wouldn’t hear us say a bad word, but I have no idea why she called me that and no one else really did. I was complaining about not having a nickname in college while I was jumping around (because it was cold outside and I need to be told to wear a jacket) and someone decided I should be called Tig, as in Tigger. But I am so not a Tig. It didn’t stick.

4. What is one of your own favorite physical features and why? Also, you should show us a picture (if appropriate). My eyes. Apparently they are not photogenic; I cannot find one picture where they are not crossed, baggy, tired-looking, or carrying dark circles. Or maybe I'm just under the delusion that my eyes are a good physical feature.

5. When was the last time you cried and why? Usually I cry at commercials while I watch tv at home. But last Wednesday, I cried at Qdoba at lunch time. It was about the job. But I must stress that I cried about my perceived failure more than the actuality that I probably will lose my job. The dude gave me his hanky.

Bonus question: Who is John Galt? Yeah, I could never finish Ayn Rand’s novels. Just don’t have any appeal for me.

That's it. I promise if you ask for questions they'll be hard. And kooky! Go for it!


Kathryn said...

Go ahead, interview me. I can handle it. I promise my answers will be kooky, too.

(Oh, dear, I wrote a humongous paper on "Who is John Galt?" for a lit class. Just call him a stick figure for political statements and you are in the right ballpark.)

Cathy said...

What fun, and more fodder for the blog. Go ahead and interview me.

mainely stitching said...

Hit me, baby. I want to see if the gray cells are still firing. ;)

I tried for years to read Atlas Shrugged and couldn't make it more than a quarter of the way through.

Nic said...

Oh, go on then :o)

Anonymous said...

Interview me! Wooo!

Melissa said...

Nicknames! OMG! I'm a Missy and do you know how old it got being told, "I once had a dog named Missy" and I wonder why I have self-esteem issues. And in fifth grade Tommy May would follow me walking home from school and call me "Missy Pissy". I hated that.

doahleigh said...

Dude you are such a cheater. Number one and two are total cop out answers. Not allowed. I demand that you redo them.

Okay fine, don't. But still, since you're quite lovely, I'm going to assume you smell.

Michelle said...

I would say you're right about your eyes - they are pretty. Feel free to bring on the interview!

MelissaD said...

Funny - I'm a Melissa who was always called Missy as well AND called "Missy Pissy"....guess there are no original ideas!
Everyone I've met as an adult knows me as Melissa only - it somehow seemed more mature :P

Lee said...

I'll play!

Leah said...

I'm a little late, but if you still have some questions in you, interview me.

Anonymous said...

I'm game, if you are :) Fun post!

Coral said...

Me too!!