Monday, April 13, 2009

The Interview

I have just recently discovered a new blog of someone who lives in South Africa, and she had a rather interesting post recently. Well, I have to admit, it is a meme, and I have promised to keep my blog a meme-free zone, but I rather liked this one. You are invited to participate as well, if you think you might have some fun with it. It involves five interview questions.

1. "You are given the opportunity to spend Christmas in any country of your choice - where would you spend it and why?"

I have always wanted to spend Christmas in New York City. Maybe because in every Christmas movie I have ever seen, from "Miracle on 34th Street" to "Elf", Christmas in New York City always looks so wonderful. There always seems to be plenty of snow, lots of Christmas lights, good cheer, sparkle and energy. And I would love to go ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and then spend New Year's Eve in Times Square.

2. "You are shipwrecked on a deserted island - what three articles would you most want to have with you?"

This is a difficult question, because there are so many things I would not want to do without, but I think in order of priority I would want need my year's subscription to the New Yorker Magazine; I would want a boat of some sort so I could paddle around in the water and maybe catch fish, and I would definitely need my fluffy white goose down duvet. That way, I could read, I could play, and I could get a good night's sleep.

3. "You are given One Million Dollars to spend - how will you spend it?"

I would give some to my favorite charity, I would divide the rest equally between the members of my family, and I would keep enough to buy myself a little cabin or cottage on a lake, complete with a canoe. We have lots of cottages in my neighborhood just like this, so I wouldn't have to move very far. And if I bought a cottage like this in my neighborhood, I probably wouldn't have much money left over for a canoe.

4. "You get to have dinner with your favourite celebrity - who would it be and why?"

I have always been fascinated by Queen Elizabeth the First. She reigned from 1558 until 1603. Like Queen Elizabeth the Second, she was only 25 years old when she became Queen, and in a patriarchal society, she worked hard to be a strong Queen. I once owned a book called "The England of Elizabeth" and the age in which she lived was one of the most interesting culturally and in every way. If you ever get the opportunity sometime, pick up a book of recipes from the Elizabethan Age. Amazing!

5. "What was your proudest moment?"

When I was in elementary school, and we were studying South Africa, my grandfather was invited to give a presentation about his experiences in South Africa. The presentation was made in the auditorium to the whole school. My grandfather was so funny and entertaining, and I had heard all his wonderful stories before, I was just proud everyone could see how handsome he was. Most of my friends had already met my mother, and after the presentation everyone said to me, "Your mother is so pretty and your grandfather is so handsome -- what happened to you!?" *sigh*

The rules of the meme are, if you would like to be interviewed by me, leave me a note in the comment section. After a day or two, I will send you five questions. Once you have answered these questions, you are welcome to interview others on your blog.

1. Leave me a comment saying: "Interview me".
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You then post the questions and answers on your blog.
4. If you wish, you can offer to interview someone else with five questions of your choice.

Addendum: For all of you folks who have said you would like to be interviewed, please send me your e-mail address to josie_n@shaw.ca and I will send you the questions. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, I will post them in the comments box on your blog.

24 comments:

scarlethue said...

Oh oh, interview me! :)

Dominic said...

Sure, sounds like an interesting experiment. Interview me?

A human kind of human said...

I love what you did with your interview! Of course, the last paragraph of #5 I do not believe, remember you have a photo on your blog as prove.

Deb said...

OK, I will accept your challenge!

Leslie: said...

Hmmm....do I dare? You know too much about me already! LOL

Katy said...

You get to pick the questions? Sounds interesting. Inverview me.

Arley said...

I actually follow the same persons blog. I do remember her posting this as well. I didn't really want to participate, but what the heck, you can interview me too!

Butler and Bagman said...

Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh! Interview me!!! Please please please! In person would even be better! We cold do lunch! Ask me anyhing! I'm yours!!
Bagman

Butler and Bagman said...

Oh yes...oooh oooh oooh! Do you have my email address? It's on my blog but it's also Riverwatcher11@yahoo.com.

SweetPeaSurry said...

You're welcome to interview me. sweetpeasurry@gmail.com

I've seen these interviews around, and I've never given it a try. Listen you have a lot of people giving you the thumbs up though, If you just run out of questions, don't ya worry about it. I'm flexible like that.

blessings!

Carol E. said...

Interview me! (thanks)

Russell said...

I enjoyed your answers AND I am much, much more interested in reading and hearing about YOU than the other way around...!

I think hearing your answers to 10 questions would be twice as nice as hearing your answers to five!

For now, let me check on those reservations to New York City....!! Oh, wait! Looks like I have an extra ticket! How 'bout that...!! Now if I can just find someone who might be interested in going to the City....!! Heh!

The Bug said...

I'd like to be interviewed! In a while - when my brain wakes back up from its Easter hiatus...

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I would love to be interviewed!

TheChicGeek said...

That was fun, Jo. I enjoyed your answers and getting to know you more :) You are such a love!

I'm afraid of what you'll ask me, so, no...I'll pass...I'm a chicken...LOL!

eliz_roXZ said...

Holla... feel free to interview me... Thanks....

Sado said...

Oh, please interview me too!

Miss_Nobody said...

Dare I? lol Interview me!
mizznobody@gmail.com
I loved reading more about you :)

Jelica said...

I share your passion for the New Yorker--have been subscribed for six years now and can't imagine what I'd do without it :)

Judi said...

I enjoy reading how others would respond to these or other questions. I would be happy to contemplate the five questions you have already posted, yet if you have others, feel free to put my name in for your interview.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Never thought of Queen E being a celebrity. Also I thought you would like to have dinner with a musician.

and ....oh, yes! interview me! Me! (squirrel jumping up and down with hand held high).

Carla said...

I'm much too dull to be interviewed by anyone.

For me, your most interesting answer was the one about your Grandfather. I like the photo you posted. He WAS handsome! And obviously, when your friends said: "What happened to you?"...they were just teasing.

Dr.John said...

Did this one already.
Very interesting interview.

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