Saturday, January 10, 2009

Five Probing Questions

The Interview Meme has made its way round to me. I eagerly stuck my hand up over at Fairlie's place as I got nothing for you otherwise. Birthday party hangovers and pictures of cupcakes with Spongebob and Patrick sugar decorations. Stomper Girl gave the absolute best interview. Would you expect otherwise from a world-famous tap artiste and Parvo virus survivor? (Takes a deep breath). My answers to Fairlie's five probing questions:

1. Aliens recognise your family's potential to form the basis of a new super-civilisation and abduct you all - but before you go you are allowed to select one thing each to take with you. What does each member of your family choose?

First let me say how flattered we are to be chosen. It will go straight to Rob's head, of course, but I like to think I'll not let fame and superior genetics change me. Hey. Should I be concerned that you worded this interview as five "probing" questions? This isn't going to turn out like that Twilight episode where the aliens(who had ginormous heads but were otherwise remarkably humanoid) were selecting humans for their new recipes, is it? If we're being fattened up for the kill, I would rather spend my time plotting escape instead of worrying about what I'm taking. Assuming we aren't about to be crispy fried, what are we packing....

Rob would probably choose the laptop. Surely there are things on a spaceship that will need to be organized, cataloged, and inventoried. Mr. Collector just finished inputting price guide values for his 12,000 comics. Just in time for the NEW price guide to come out of course.

Asking me to choose ONE thing to take is like asking a kid to name their favorite candy. Choice sends me into a tizz. What to pick? What to pick? Will I have buyer's remorse later? What if I pick this but I really, really wanted THAT? The aliens may get tired of waiting and move on to someone else by the time I choose ONE thing. (Tapping hands, thinking, thinking thinking....) Okay it will be a book. Or the camera? No, the book.

J.T. would select an action figure. He walks around with one most of the time, making action figure noises and carrying on some sort of on-going adventure with them.

Abby would take some sort of artistic instrument. Marker, pencil, pen, chalk....whatever new civilization we are a part of will have lots and lots of murals.

What places (anywhere in the world) are top of your "to visit" list?

1. Paris. The wine. The chocolate. The romance. The architecture. The history. The pastry. The wine.

2. New York. I think. I'm claustrophobic and am accustomed to more space and less people... so I don't know if I would find the city overwhelming or not. Seeing Rockefeller Center, visiting Broadway.... surely they would be worth a little hyperventilating.

3. London. Everything in Europe is so very old. Old here is relative, as our country is so young. And they have castles. Real castles. Not the Disney knock-off variety. Oh and Eddie Izzard is from England.

4. Australia (of course). Love to see your sunshine coast, the Sydney Opera House, the Outback. Mainly I would love to meet all of you! Can we have a barbie? I might even try the vegemite.

3. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Perhaps this question could be better answered by stating what I didn't want to be. I went through the usual careers every child envisions as their future.... fire fighter, teacher, doctor, scientist. Scientist stuck the longest. A couple of math courses and a physics class finished off that dream.

4. Is there anything about blogging that surprises you? How connected I feel to people I have never met. How cathartic an experience blogging can be. It is my space to do with as I please. I can choose what I divulge, the manner in which I like to share, and how frequently I do so.

5. What plans do you have for noon on January 20th?

Lunch. If all is going well with my plans for healthy living, I will be eating a nutritious meal chock full of veggies and lean protein, topped off with a low-fat fruity dessert. If I have PMS there will be chocolate involved. It might even be the main course.

If you want me to ask you five searing, intense, politician on the hot seat kind of questions,

1. Send me an email or a comment saying: "Interview Me"
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You can then answer the questions on your blog.
4. You should also post these rules along with an offer to interview anyone else who emails you or comments that they want to be interviewed.


M said...

I'm telling you, my next trip to the US (dream on) will have to include a trip to Georgia just so PL and JT can play action figures together and make all the appropriate noises.

Stomper Girl said...

I laughed and laughed at Rob trying to catalogue the aliens and you panicking over thebookthecamera. You definitely should come to Australia - via New York and Europe. I would host a barbeque for you. And I would try to rise above being my customary hostess with the leastest.

Blue Mountains Mary said...

We'd have a bbq for you here too, of course.

I'm with M - I have to come to Georgia on my next trip to the US (dream on) - to see you - this post made me love you even more!

Precious Pink Pumps said...

Can I play too?
We would so love you host you if you came to our part of the world!!
I love Georgia - been there a few times now and have some very close friends there....would love to go back. Have you been to the Dillard house? One of my frieds in G.A insisted on taking me there when I was last in your part of the world. Apparently they make the best Grits in the world?

rhubarbwhine said...

I'm loving this meme, and learning so much about people through it. Not to mention the question makers - I am learning about them too! Great questions, great answers!

Aunty Evil said...

I find it intriguing that your son and husband would most likely take their plastic action figures with them on an alien spaceship.

Something tells me...

a. They would be out of place
b. The aliens would look on them as some weird kind of pet lifeform and zap them into the nevernever
c. Your son and husband would be penalised for brining illegal contraband on board and be zapped into the nevernever. (but at least they will all be together, the boys and their toys)

It's not like the aliens themselves would be interesting enough. They would take figurines.

At least you have the brains to take the camera. Surely a book would not be required?

I am eagerly awaiting Stomper's interview questions to me, although I am sure you are chomping to get your own questions off to me... aren't you?

Fairlie said...

You're being abducted by aliens and you want to take a book? Trust me. Take the camera. At least that way if you ever are returned to earth you can sell your story and pictures to News of the World.

Great answers!

peppermintpatcher said...

Bring the laptop on your visit to Australia and Rob can catalogue and value my Pete's collection of star trek collector cards. In fact, just get the aliens to drop you here once they've finished using your superior genes for some sort of weird breeding program. (you should take the camera for that!)

Michelly said...

I really love reading these "MeMe's". They give insight to the reader about the writer that they would normally wouldn't divulge. But that's the point right? :) I've read your comments about everyone wanting to come to GA but doesn't going to Australia sounds so much more exotic? Of course since I live in North Florida it would!

Melinda said...

I knew I should have picked the camera.

I'm guessing you probably weren't impressed by the grits, huh, Jen? They seem to be an acquired taste. I have eaten at the Dillard house, but for lunch.... so no grits. I wasn't that impressed with it. We had a wonderful southern buffet place in my hometown. The best ham, mustard greens and delicious fried cornbread you've ever eaten.... but the lady who owned it got sick and they closed it. :-(

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