Feb 14 2008

Aren’t I FAScinating?

Here are my interview answers with questions supplied by tina:

If you could eat only three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Jeez- start with the hard questions, why don’t ya! Three foods? Impossible! If I were forced to eat only three foods, I would probably be forced to kill myself. I am the most fickle eater EVER- what sounds like the best food on earth this morning may seem like horrendous poison tonight. I can’t eat the same food three days in a row, never mind forEVER.

But, for the sake of playing along, I’ll say Pizza, Chocolate, and Sweet-Potato Fries (assuming, of course, that they actually have the nutritional qualities of broccoli, lean chicken, and wheat germ).

What’s the most romantic thing anyone’s ever done for you?

My husband, who was merely my boyfriend at the time, had only known me for a couple of weeks (seriously- like 2 weeks) when I got sick. He made me a little care package with tea and throat lozenges and other sweet things and packed it with a love note. It was such a kind gesture, especially considering he was only 17, and I’ve never forgotten it. That was over 11 years ago. It was about that time that I knew I had to make him mine forever.
What’s your favorite book? Why?

I have had so many favorites through my life- everything from Black Beauty to The Thief of Always to All Creatures Great and Small. Since becoming a parent, though, I don’t get much time to read, and usually the stuff I do get to read is pretty… pulpy. Not trash, really, but just kind of brain candy type books.
If you were forced to live somewhere other than where you live now, where would you choose?

I love where I live now, but if I had to move I’d probably go FAR away. Australia, perhaps. I sure liked it when we visited!
Name three movies you can watch over and over and never get tired of.

Another tough one! Three I really enjoy are Strictly Ballroom, Amelie, and Philadelphia Story, but I can’t promise that I wouldn’t get sick of them at some point.
Why did you start blogging, and what makes you keep on with it?

I started because we were living so far away from our friends and it seemed like such a handy way to keep in touch. I continue for the same reason, but also because of the opportunities to “meet” new people. I’ve been in contact with some really fascinating people over the 5 years I’ve had my blog, and I’m sure that I wouldn’t have been able to meet them otherwise.

It’s also a way for me to vent in a more acceptable form then hollering at my family or co-workers. It’s an incredibly effective stress-management tool!

Describe a perfectly happy moment in your life.

I was going to say when my son was born, but honestly that moment was seriously laden with conflicting emotions. Instead, I have to say whenever my son comes up for a spontaneous hug or kiss, just because he wants to. That’s a pretty fantastic feeling- the display of complete love from a person who you also love completely.


  • By ticknart, February 14, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

    Yes, you are.

    The questions…

  • By heels, February 14, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

    Well- YOU interview me then.

  • By ticknart, February 14, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

    What I mean is that when I read the questions, it didn’t seem like the interviewer took the time to even look at your blog to find out about you and maybe ask more specific questions. She was really general.

    Some of your questions for Stacy were more directed. You knew about her love of fashion and used that for a couple of the questions. (Yes, I went and peeked at her blog to see what is blogged about.)

    And if you want me to interview you, I’ll do it. Should I e-mail the questions, or would you rather have them left as a comment?

  • By heels, February 14, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

    Email me! I’ll interview you back, if you want. That would be fun! We should cross-interview EVERYBODY!

    Who’s in?


  • By ticknart, February 14, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

    Sounds good to me. I’ll e-mail you shortly. Well, before 4:45, at least.

  • By Johnny Logic, February 14, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

    I’m in. Who wants to exchange interviews?

  • By Anonymous, February 14, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

    Hi, this is perfect timing. I was going to email you my travel photo but realize I don’t have your or John’s email address handy. Can I email you with the address above?


  • By T, February 14, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

    Ticknart, sorry you weren’t pleased with my questions. Interviewing a stranger is a bit harder than one might think.

    At any rate, Dani, your interview is posted on my blog now, and thanks for your great answers!

  • By ticknart, February 15, 2008 @ 8:35 am

    Tina — I know that interview a stranger is hard, I did it for journalism classes in college. The thing is, I was surprised that you didn’t ask her questions that relate to her blog, especially about her son and being a mother. For nearly three years now her son has been a topic of huge importance on this blog. There’s always something about him on the front page — a picture or a story or just her writing that she loves him (there’s two right now, one with a picture of him in sparkls, and one with him catching birds) — which is easy to scroll down. General questions can be great if you can ask a follow up right away, but this interview experiment doesn’t allow for that.

    And I know that when my questions are posted it’s an unfair comparison to yours because I’ve know her and her husband for years.

    Sorry about the lecture. Interview questions tend to be something I focus on because I think it’s becoming more about pizazz than substance and I’d like to get back to the substance.

  • By The Princess, February 15, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    Yeah, I have SOOOOO much catching up to do with everyone’s blog…and while I’m here sitting trying to catch up, Rosemary beckons me for food.

    One day my dear I’ll be able to comment again, but do know that I am still reading but it’s hard to type with a baby attached to you!!

    *Internet hugs*

  • By heels, February 19, 2008 @ 8:39 am

    Wings- you can certainly use that address.

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