If you would like to be interviewed (by me), here are the rules:
1. Leave me a comment, and I will send you some questions.
2. Update your blog with the answers to the questions and link back to this post.
3. Include the rules in your post.
If you're not a blogger, let's do it through email or Facebook just for fun...Honeypie's questions and my answers:
1. Without mentioning names, describe someone who annoys you and someone you like a lot.
There is a locally-owned candy store in my town, and every time I go in there, the lady who works there calls me “m’lady”. “Can I help you, m’lady?” “Thank you, m’lady”. I’m sure she’s a very nice person, but I find this annoying.
I really like all of my kids’ teachers. When I see what they accomplish and manage on any given day, I’m awed -- and a little envious that I’m not giving my time to kids like that. We’ve been lucky to have great teachers from the start of our school days for all our kids.
Interestingly, I know one person who easily fits into both categories: Husband. (And I admit this fondly too.)
2. If your husband asked your best friend what the perfect gift for you would be, what would you want her to say?
A family vacation to a place with all-inclusive meals (i.e. buffets) and a beautiful beach where we could hike, explore, snorkel, and read our days away.
3. If someone visited your blog only one time, which posting would you want them to read and why?
Antisocial Networking. Because social networking is a new norm in our society – it has even moved into my generation in a big way recently – and the rules for online relationships aren’t written. Or even unwritten. So thinking about how Facebook – and blogging – affects our relationships, work, and personal growth is very interesting to me. I honestly believe the online exposure/access has enhanced my life in many ways. I was a late adopter, a disbeliever. I had lost touch with many people, and I thought I preferred that. But now that I’m back in circulation, I’m enjoying the experience tremendously.
4. Describe two vivid childhood memories, one good and one bad.
Good: My grandparents owned an apple orchard, and when I was around 5 or 6 or so, they let me sell pumpkins from their garden at the barn. I don’t vividly remember hawking the pumpkins, but I do remember happily having a fat handful of coins that I had earned. If my memory serves me, I was very fond of being at the farm. My cousins lived right next door, and we walked down a lane among the apple trees to visit them.
Bad: When I was in 4th grade, a 5th-grade boy that I had a crush on was murdered while fishing with his cousin. The town named a baseball field after him. The memories are still shocking and sickening.
5. What is your favorite smell?
Spring. Fresh, new, different than winter.
6. If you had absolute power for a day, what would you do?
I can’t decide between education or world hunger. So let’s combine the two in a sort of “teach a man to fish” scenario…
I’d provide all the tools, technology, information, and land necessary for people anywhere to run small, sustainable farms so they could properly feed themselves and each other. No person should ever die of hunger. Problem is, how would I control the weather so crops would grow? Can I have another day for that one?