interview with a blogger…

Jennifer was recently interviewed on her blog by another blogger. She offered to interview anyone who was interested with five questions of her choosing, and I took her up on it. Here are her questions and my answers.

1. If your life was being made into a movie, which actress is most likely to play you?
This is an interesting question. The first one that came to mind was Tina Yothers…sad, but true. I guess because she was a chubby, annoying little sister with long blonde hair. But really, she’s a little too annoying. So, continuing on. Maybe Drew Barrymore, our facial structures are somewhat similar (the whole pronounced chin thing is what I’m thinking of), but she’s not one of my favorite actresses. She could definitely capture my more comedic side, and my silliness, but I’m not sure that she’d get the deeper part of me. “What deeper part?”, you ask. Oh, there’s a deeper part. A deep, dark chocolate layer. Yes, she could do it. It would be a combination of her characters in Never Been Kissed (yes, I’m admitting a lot right here), Duplex (I didn’t love the movie, but I liked her character a lot), and Fever Pitch. I think that covers it…intelligent and funny with some definite dorkiness. Now, considering that at the moment, there’s would be no leading man, let’s hope that, in the future when there is one, he’s more like Michael Vartan’s character, than Ben Stiller’s or Jimmy Fallon’s. While I like Jimmy Fallon, I cannot handle obsessive sports fans.

2. If you could only see the world in four colors, which would you choose?
I guess this doesn’t mean that I could pick CMYK color model and get all of the colors from there. Hmm, I think I would choose white (yes, I know it’s not really a color, but all of the colors, but I’m choosing it anyway), green, blue and pink.

3. What do you most often eat for breakfast?
Diet Coke. I’m just trying to be honest. I know that you don’t technically “eat” a DC, but that’s what I consume. I am working on breakfast, thought. Generally, when I make the time, I have cereal. And I’m not a sugar cereal type…well, not in the morning. I like Total in the morning with really, really cold non-fat milk. But, once again, the real answer is Diet Coke.

4. Will you give your children an allowance?
Absolutely. But it will be more of a compensation for doing chores willingly. And I say “willingly” because there will be no choice in the chores department, that is, whether or not they do them. But if they complete them when they are supposed to without complaint, then they will be given an allowance. I think it’s important for kids to learn how to be responsible with money, how to earn it, save it, pay tithing, make educated choices about how they spend it. You know what they say, those who can do and those who can’t teach. Well, when it comes to money management, I’m a teacher!

5. What is your favorite material possession? What would you be willing to give it up for?
Wow, with as materialistic as I can be, this was easy. It’s a scrapbook my grandmother gave me of my mom. It has pictures from when my mom was a little girl all the way up to just before she died. It also includes memoirs that each of her siblings (my aunts and uncle) and my grandmother wrote about her, as well as the beautiful eulogy that her best friend, Sydne, gave. And since we got those a year or so ago, I have since added my things to it such as notes that she wrote me and pictures that I had. And I don’t know that I would give it up for anything. My siblings all have copies, but since I have added to mine, there would be no way to totally replace it. Maybe if I could have my mom back. Does that count? It is by far my most precious possession.

So, do you want to be interviewed? Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” I will respond by emailing you five questions (provided I have a way to email you – if not, I will post the five questions to your blog). I get to pick the questions. 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. Let the games continue.

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