Monday, April 02, 2007

More meme-a-licious goodness

Is this interview thing a meme? If it is then I tagged myself by asking Nancy to pose some questions to me. And pose she did.

1. If you were forced to leave the U.S. tomorrow and go to live in another country (never to return), where would you go to live and why?
Well, would one of you lovely Canadians want to take me in? At least then I'd be close enough for my family and friends to visit. Then again, you can't go wrong with the South of France, and I do want to brush up on my French. Especially if I'm independently wealthy in this scenario.

2. Which living person do you most admire, and why?
It's pretty boring to say "My mom." But, my mom has accomplished so much and she's a great role model. Plus it's cute to see her as a grandma.

3. What is your favorite thing about Mayberry? Your least favorite?
It's hard to choose among wonders like 5-cent parking meters, ice-fishing, cheap car insurance (if you live in New Jersey, don't ask. You do not want to know), friendly neighbors, a big old house. But I'll go with the neighbors.

Least: hands-down, distance from family and friends. All that money saved on car insurance goes directly to Northwest Airlines.

4. If you could learn any skill or craft in the world -- without concern for time, money, or natural abilities -- what would it be?
If I can also suspend natural laws, then how about the skill of eating whatever I want without gaining an ounce? As a consolation prize, I'd take being able to cook innovatively and with pleasure, so that I wouldn't dread the coming of the dinner hour each day.

5. What is your fondest childhood memory?
I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here, but I loved watching my dad perform. In the summer his band played at a coffeehouse with an outdoor patio on Sunday afternoons; and in the fall they'd play at a hotel after our local college team's games. Since these were kid-friendly venues, we'd often get to go watch. That sparks another memory: listening to the roar of the crowd from those games from our yard, less than two miles away. We could identify a touchdown even before we heard it announced on the radio.

OK: I am readying my reporter's notebook ... who wants some questions next?


Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I never read that post about your mom before, it's beautiful.

something blue said...

The south of France would be lovely but friendly neighbors and a big old house is even better.

For me the definition of cooking with pleasure would be watching a hunky chef make me culinary delights!

movin'mom said...

Cooking becomes much more of a joy the older your kids get...because then they are old enough to clean the dishes. heeheehee

Canada is probably a good choice but COLD, I think I would have to go with the geese and head south in the winter. How's that a Canadian summer home on the water and a winter home eon the beach in Mexico. (but if you get sick you better head back to Canada to go to the DR. and paid healthcare)

Magpie said...

That's a lovely post about your mom - laid-back is the way to go. And a lovely post about your dad too - how cool that he's a musician!

Ask me some question - I'll play.

Bon said...

i'd happily take you in, up here north of the border, but we're a little more Mayberry than South of France-esque, alas. except we do live across the street from a liquor there's lots of wine!

loved the post about your mom.

Damselfly said...

Your mom, your dad, cooking ... you sound like such a lovely person!

Nancy said...

Whew -- FINALLY made it over to read your answers! I loved your responses (I chose these questions because I wanted to learn more about you, and I definitely did!)

Thanks for playing. :-)

Suzanne said...

Oooh, I'll take some questions! I've been enjoying this meme.