Interview Meme

I love this one because yeah, it’s a meme, but it might prompt you to talk about something that it wouldn’t otherwise have occurred to post about. You can play too:
– Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me!”
– I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all.
– You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
– You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
– When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
Today’s questions are courtesy of Caryn (and it only took me a week to do them…).
(1) Do you collect anything? What is it? What got you started?
I used to collect a lot of stuff, but along the way I seem to have just sort of… stopped. Most of what I seem to collect now are unintentional things like luggage and throw pillows, both of which I can’t seem to stop buying. I do keep tickets to everything I go to that requires one (movies, plays, hockey games).
(2) Talk about a childhood memory you enjoy.
In second grade I met Jason (who eventually became my first love), and we became pretty much inseparable. We would play at each others’ houses, and one day we decided to make a tape. It’s full of the usual childhood silliness- us trying to get his parakeet to talk, making monkey noises, imitating people from TV, etc. His little sister was about 5 at the time, and at one point you hear her on the tape screaming in the background because we wouldn’t let her play with us, and then Jason’s voice “That was Emily screaming…” For some reason that was always my favorite part of the recording, and I can still hear bits of it perfectly.
(3) Describe your perfect engagement ring.
Okay, the honest and boring answer to this is that I really want the love and companionship that comes with the ring, so if the love is there, any ring will do. That said, what I really want is:
A 3 stone ring, total weight of at least 2 carats. Princess, round, oval or cushion cut diamonds, set in platinum. This is my dream ring.
(4) List five things you are grateful for.
1. My parents. I really under appreciated them when I was younger, especially my mom, who is one of the most awesome people I know. I would not be who I am if it wasn’t for them.
2. My health. Let’s face it, I’m a fat chick. That comes with a whole slew of potential health issues, and I’m grateful that I am in good enough health to be able to take the steps necessary to avoid getting really sick in the future.
3. Good friends. I know everyone thinks their friends are the best, or the most awesome, but they’re wrong. My friends are. They know how to have a great time and are always there in a jam. And a few of them have managed to turn Little Miss Picky Eater into someone who enjoys a much wider range of foods including sushi and Ethiopian.
4. Cell phone insurance. I have an expensive phone (courtesy of a good friend with good job connections) which I recently dropped into water and ruined. Rather than costing me $300 to replace, it only cost me $50.
5. The SCA. It may be a totally nerdtastic thing to be into, but it has made me a better person because the core values (other than the re-creationist aspects) are to strive to be courteous to everyone, to be helpful, and the very important “Leave a place cleaner than when you found it” which applies to pretty much anything you borrow or use that belongs to someone else. I think growing up in the SCA definitely had an impact on the person that I am today. And it’s FUN.
(5) What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Bad reality TV, especially on Bravo. I like watching the competitions- I don’t watch for the interpersonal drama, though it can occasionally be entertaining. Top Design sucked way harder than I wanted it to, but the guy I decided was my favorite in the first episode ended up winning the whole thing, so that was cool.

3 thoughts on “Interview Meme

  1. Caryn

    I love those answers. It was worth the week wait. 🙂 My favorite is #4. None of those seem “trivial” to me. Very cool.
    Of course, now you gotta interview me. 🙂

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