Gappy at Single Parenthood recently passed on this award to me that also serves as a list of interview questions. These are so much easier to answer than any job interview I’ve ever sat through. As I answer these, I don’t have to wear heels and my armpits don’t sweat.
Q.1. Would you describe yourself as an introvert or an extrovert?
I’ve actually written about this on my blog (“Categorizing Ourselves,” February 2010). I don’t know. My immediate reaction is “introvert,” but I also have many extrovert traits–like feeling a high after enjoying friends’ company.
Q.2. What is your opinion on reality television?
I think it’s crap. Instead of creating art, TV studios are making tons of money based on people’s voyeurism. I like a little voyeurism, but now it’s overdone. I don’t like watching people be cut down or belittled. It doesn’t make me feel good. (Does it others?)
Q.3. Do you have any phobias?
Heights. I’ve gone on high things, but I’m nervous the whole time. And I do think I can make anything a phobia if I think hard enough about the possible drawbacks, disadvantages, or consequences.
Q.4. What first attracted you to blogging?
I like to write and I thought it would give me an opportunity to exercise the muscle once I became a stay-at-home mom for the second time around.
Q.5. Can you name a famous person that you despise and say why?
Politicians and/or pundits:
Sarah Palin. George W. Bush. Dick Cheney. Rush Limbaugh. Bill O’Reilly. Ann Coulter. (Notice a theme? Do I really need to explain why?)
Angelina Jolie is just dirty; so is Snoop Dogg. But I don’t spend a lot of time despising celebrities because I don’t follow their business very often. And what they’re doing isn’t important enough to despise. (Politicians, people with genuine negative influence? They’re worth despising. See above.)
Q.6. What is your most treasured possession?
I don’t think I have a most treasured possession. If I had to pick something, I’d say my wedding ring or my journal, since it’s a record of feelings and events.
Q.7. If you could have any skill in the world, what would it be?
Painting or fixing cars. And singing. If I had to pick one, though, it’d be painting. I’d love to capture a mood visually, because I think it’s the most immediate.
Q.8. What is your favorite novel?
It’s hard to pick a favorite. There are a few I always recommend to people: The Things They Carried (O’Brien), The Handmaid’s Tale (Atwood), and The Namesake (Lahiri), Bel Canto (Patchett).
Q.9. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d be a bit more of a risk taker, more confident and relaxed and willing to go with the flow.
Q.10. Which is your favourite season and why?
Autumn. After a hot, humid summer, I love wearing sweaters and jeans and jackets and blazers. My soul seems to fit autumn really well. (But I love each new season as it first approaches.)
So here are questions and a tag for a few of my favorite bloggers. I’m passing on the love.
Christine at Coffees and Commutes
Leslie at Five to Nine
Stay at Home Mom, MD
Alex at Late Enough
If you had to pick an animal that defines you, what animal would it be?
What is the ideal wake-up time?
If you had a day completely to yourself, how would you spend it?
Name a cd that would have to be, hands down, your desert island cd. (Let’s ignore the lack of electricity on desert islands.)
What are three things you hope to accomplish within the next decade?