You may recall that, back in August, I was tagged to share 8 random facts about me. Random they were — and fascinating, too, especially the parts about the olive loaf, America’s Funniest Home Video rage, and primate social behavior, if I do say so myself. You may also recall from previous posts that I drive a Prius, like the color red, have not and will not ever qualify for Hotenough.org, have a beef with e-Harmony’s matching criteria, can juggle a lot of things (except juggling balls) and I’m not a morning person.
It should then come as no surprise to you that I work in marketing. We marketers like to “re-purpose” old shit (e.g., old blog posts) and repackage them as new.
But just when you thought (prayed?) you knew all there was to know, Lauren over at Full Hands Mom asked me more questions. Well, I kind of volunteered for it because she seemed very excited about interviewing someone and it sounded like fun. For me, anyway. So check out Lauren’s hard-hitting questions to me below (and her blog). Oprah’s interview will be next.
If you’d like me to interview you, follow the rules below*. Do not deviate from these rules or there will be severe consequences. C’mon, I know you want to share a little bit about yourself — and aren’t you curious what I’ll ask?
1. How do you take your coffee?
Black if it’s good; with a touch of equal or Splenda if it needs a little something.
2. If you could choose, would you rather be Angelina Jolie (no spouse included), Mother Teresa (if she was alive) or Hillary Clinton? why?
Oh, boy. This is like one of those games my friends and I play sometimes, the one where you have to sleep with one man to save the human race, like choosing between Andrew Fastow or Dick Chenney — although they have proven to be quite good at screwing people, no?
Back to the question. I’d choose Hillary Clinton. Before you scream in joy or pain, let me tell you why:
Angie – can’t get over the spit swap with her brother and wearing blood vials as a fashion statement. Also, who the hell wants 9 kids (or however many she and Brad are planning for their family)? I want to sleep.
Mother Theresa – well, I was going to respond that she is dead and I’d like to be alive, but I see that Lauren beat me to the punch there. Okay. I couldn’t deal with living in a hot climate all the time or being a saint. It’s a lot to live up to for a blogger.
That leaves Hillary. Say what you will, but she is an intelligent woman with balls. (I hear she carries Bill’s around in her purse.) But I really choose her because I’d get to star in my own video as seen here. And hey, if she (I) can pull off the bustier look, I’m in.
3. As a blog reader, what do you think makes a good blog?
A good blog has interesting and fresh content, for one. I don’t blog every day, but I try to update at least once or twice a week. Themes are good; you know what you’re coming for, especially when looking for information on a specific topic. But, I like “life blogs” or blogs just about stuff, too, as long as there is some sense of order, intelligence and humor. Life is serious enough as it is; I don’t really want to read depressing stuff. That’s what the newspaper is for.
And while I may sound like a Type A priss, use of spell check, coherent sentences and an easy-to-read layout are a must. But I’m in marketing.
4. What do you like best about your job?
For the most part, the people and the friends I’ve made over the years.
5. What is your dream vacation?
I’d like to visit many places — Pacific Northwest, San Diego, Hawaii, Paris, other foreign destinations. But a dream vacation would be one with me and my (handsome/romantic/adventurous) significant other taking in the local sights combined with oodles of relaxation — for free! Hey, I can dream, right?
6. (the substitute question, or you can just answer it if you want) Dogs or cats?
Dogs. Preferably stuffed or someone else’s, as I described here.
*Rules: Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.” Or you can email me. I will respond by emailing you or leaving a comment with five questions. I get to pick the questions. If you don’t have a valid email address on your blog, please provide one. You will update your blog with a post containing your 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. If you don’t do these things you will be punished by the Mad Meme Blogging gods. And you may be required to sleep with Dick Cheney.