Friday, February 13, 2009

Q and A

There's this interview thing going around. Green Girl was nice enough to agree to interview me. She sent me the questions via e-mail. Which I promptly deleted or some such thing. So I had to e-mail HER and ask if she would send them AGAIN. She's VERY understanding. So first, the "RULES":
  1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
  2. I will respond by emailing 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.

Here are her questions and my answers:

1. What childhood personality trait did you outgrow or give up since becoming an adult? Was there a reason for doing so?

I was painfully shy as a child. All of my report cards said essentially “Fannie is an excellent student, if only she would speak up in class.” (No one who knows me now believes this.) When I was in high school Sister Eustasia, my English teacher, told the class that everyone should take debate. I promptly signed up for debate the next year. (BTW? I was the only one of her students who did!) That class literally transformed my life.

2.Describe 3 daily rituals that you never miss taking part in.

Good God, I'm borderline OCD! Only three?

  1. I shave my legs every day. 365 days a year. No shit.
  2. I drink coffee and V8 juice every morning and wine every night. 365 days a year. What?
  3. I clean my bathrooms every day. 365 days a year. I KNOW!
3. Have you become the person you thought you'd grow up to become? What part of adulthood is markedly different from what you believed when you were young?

I always new I would get married and have children, but I never suspected how much I would enjoy being a mother and a homemaker. It was the best job I ever had and I miss it every day.

4. Given no limitations, what would be your ultimate vacation?

I kind of already had it, but no limitations? I'd bring my whole family and do it for six months.

Several years ago the Saint and I spent two weeks in Italy and in the middle of the vacation we rented a villa in Tuscany with friends for a week.

It was absolute bliss!

5. Write your first sentence/paragraph for NPR's "This I believe."

I believe you should be nice to the new kid. I moved around a lot growing up. Three elementary schools on the east coast, junior high in the Rockies and high school in the Midwest. I have a lot of empathy for the new kid; even as adults they're everywhere Introduce yourself, introduce them to anyone you know that has things in common with them. Offer to take them to a meeting, invite them to a luncheon, put them at your table for a church event.

Now it's your turn. If you want to be interviewed leave me a comment. I'll interview the first five to leave a comment.

P.S. Happy Valentine's Day


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

No interview for me, but I do like your "This I Believe."

You clean the bathrooms every day?! Like with a Clorox wipe or full on scrubbing the toilet?

Frank said...

I'd love to be interviewed. Bring it on.

Holly (me.) said...

2. Amen.
3. Seriously? I applaud you.

Interview me. I'm running a little short on blog thoughts of late... need the writing prompts from the blogosphere.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

This was awesome--but you? Are wicked clean! Holy smokes!
Shy, eh? I had a similar problem, but moving sort of forced me to leave it behind--sink or swim, you know. Love your essay topic, consequently.

Shelley said...

I don't want an interview, but I liked reading your answers. I now feel like I don't drink nearly enough wine. And that I should clean my bathrooms more often. ;)

I would love to go to Italy, it looks so beautiful!