Tuesday, April 24, 2007

interview with a texan

Janssen 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. What names do you like that you would use for your future children?
Boys: Travis, Noah, Kyle, Dennis (Say it fast: Dennis Shoe. Man, I crack myself up.)
Girls: Kate, Claire, Christine, Lillian, Aida, Bailey

2. Cake or cookies?
Cake. But I have to tell you, this one took a lot of thought. As the reigning Queen of Cookies in the Harman, I initially thought that my preference leaned toward cookies. But, think about it. Cookies are a snack. A quick nibble. A stolen kiss. A passing infatuation. It’s good while it lasts (sometimes VERY good), but you never really have to get very committed. Cake you actually have to form a relationship with. You pick out china and silverware. Cake also has options, baby. Besides picking the flavor of the cake itself, you get to choose fillings and frosting. Yum. Just picture a three-layer decadent chocolate cake, filled with strawberries and cream, and smothered with a rich fudge sauce. You have a piece of this cake on a plate, and as you use your fork to slice off a piece, the entire moist cake kind of gives in to your pressure. Then you’ve cut through and get to raise a piece of eatable heaven to your mouth. A little frosting gets on your lips, but enough makes it through to complete the taste sensation. You contemplate moving to be closer to this cake. You’ll give up your job, if that’s what it takes. You know you and the cake have a connection, and you need to see if the relationship has lasting potential. You not only finish every bite, you scrape off the crumbs, and then use your finger to get the last of the frosting off the plate. You’re in love. You’re committed. Cake. I’d choose cake.

3. If you had to choose one state in the US to get rid of, which one would it be?
Tennessee. Why? Does anyone even live there? Although, if we got rid of Tennessee then where would country music go? Probably to Alabama, but that's fine with me.

4. Rain or snow?
Snow, because you can ski and sled and make snow angels. Also because very rarely do you have a lovely spring picnic foiled by snow. You generally know it’s coming and can plan accordingly.

5. What great classic book have you read that you thought was highly overrated?
I’ve never read anything from the real classic collection (Plato, Herodotus, Homer, Sophocles, Aristotle, etc.), but if I had to choose from among the books that most of my friends have read and loved, I’d have to choose Little Women. I just don’t get it. I don’t even really like the movie very much. Blah blah blah, a bunch of girls growing up, blah blah blah, a cute boy next door (why, hello there, Christian Bale), blah blah war, blah blah death, blah blah weird artsy guy, blah blah. I just. Don’t. Get it.

So, do you want to be interviewed?

Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
I will respond by emailing you five questions. 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 begin.


Janssen said...

WOW, I loved that post. I actually laughed out loud at the "Why hello there, Christian Bale" part. You are a funny funny gal. The Dennis joke cracked me up as well. And the title, well, too awesome for words.

Zach, Ginet and kids said...

Bring it on Jen...interview me.
(Although I am certain to fall short of providing the amount of humor that you usually do!)

Chloe Elizabeth said...

I'm in...and this is risky because you'll know whether or not I'm lying.

Sarah said...

ooh!! interview me!!

twas fun to read. love ya.;)