Let’s Play Interview!

I love the interview meme because it actually gives me something to post about? Wanna play? Leave me 5 questions in the comments and I’ll answer them and respond with 5 questions of my own.
These are from Caryn:
Apparently she didn’t like my first attempt, so she gave me follow up questions.
1) What is one misconception people have about you?
When Im in a group of people I dont know all that well I tend to get really shy and closed off, or stick close to the people I do know well, and it tends to make people think that Im stand-offish or snobby.
2) What is something you wish you could/would do more often? What is holding you back?
Travel/visit far away friends. Holding me back would be lack of time/finances.
2a) which friends in particular are you missing? where are they? what would you like to do while you’re with them?
It’s not even so much that I “miss” my friends, because I think we all do a good job of keeping in communication with each other, hanging out via IM and the like, but it’s not the same as being in the same place as them. So, specific who/where/what would be:
Erica in Merced with whom I’d watch movies and scrapbook or embroider, chatting all the while
Heather in Jackson- I’d chat with her and her husband, play with her kids and snuggle her infant son. Maybe play a game of Jeopardy! on the computer.
I don’t even have to fly to go see those two (yet- Heather is moving to Alabama soon), but visiting them takes a free weekend that I rarely have)
Caryn in Austin, we’d hang out at her house, eat at Chuy’s, and shop.
Brad in Kansas City, we’d go for walks, do stuff outside, watch Hockey and chat. A LOT.
Nicole and Richard in Toronto, hang out, go do touristy stuff. I’m hoping to visit them in early Spring and take in a Maple Leafs game and go to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Tara in Seattle, we’d shop, walk around, be weirdos, and go to Archie McPhee and take a ferry to Port Townsend to go to that store she found there.
Joseph in San Diego, we’d see a play, eat Fish and Chips, walk around the Marina, maybe go to Coronado. And we’d act like idiots and laugh a lot.

3) List five things that always, always cheer you up.
3a) what is it about each of those things that cheers you up?

Itty bitty babies- This should be a given. Who is not cheered up by an itty bitty baby?
Flowers- Again, who isn’t cheered up by flowers? Flowers are awesome.
Joe Duffy- He’s just an all around nice guy, always fun to be around, and for some reason, always so happy to see me. If he’s in the middle of something when he sees me, like a conversation or something, he’ll hold his arm out to the side to get me to come get a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
A Boston accent- honestly, I just find them to be really hot for some reason, and so hearing one puts me in a good mood
Weddings– again, duh.
4) Describe your dream vacation (ie. money/time off work/etc is not an issue).
Wow, umm this keeps changing, but. Itd be long, maybe a month… Id start with a week in New York (and since money is no object Id fly a few friends to NY with me), a week in Greece, then ten days or so traveling around the rest of Europe by train, spending a day in Paris here, a day in Berlin there then spend the last few days at an all inclusive resort in Mexico relaxing before going back to work. Id also definitely have to be traveling with at least one friend.
4a)what would you do in each of those places? why did you choose those destinations?
They’re just places I’ve always wanted to go. In New York I’d see shows and go shopping. There’s a pickle store I’ve heard about that I want to go to that makes their own pickles- several different types. Greece is beautiful, I want to see the old medieval town and the monastery of Agios Markos in Rhodes, and I want to see Santorini. The train around Europe thing just seems like it’d be cool, and then all-inclusive in Mexico because it’s beautiful, it’s warm, and it’s completely relaxing, which would be the perfect way to unwind from several weeks of running around different places being touristy.

5) What are three things you would like to learn?
5a)why do you want to learn those things? what draws you to those?

Doulaism/midwifery- I love babies, and I’m good at helping people, I’m good at being calm in a situation, and I just think that there is nothing more special than helping someone bring a baby into the world.
Garment construction- Being in SCA, it’d be nice to be able to make new clothes whenever I wanted.
Hockey (playing)- I love watching hockey, and a fair number of my friends here play now, so, it’d just be fun.

3 thoughts on “Let’s Play Interview!

  1. Caryn

    Okay… some follow up questions for you:
    2a) which friends in particular are you missing? where are they? what would you like to do while you’re with them?
    3a) what is it about each of those things that cheers you up?
    4a) what would you do in each of those places? why did you choose those destinations?
    5a)why do you want to learn those things? what draws you to those?

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