Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Rachel Interview

In my readings of the amazing Rachel(see side bar) she had a post similar to the one below where she challenged people to be interviewed. So here is the Rachel interview:

1. If family and finances were not an issue, where would you want to live to raise your daughter and why?

This is harder than I thought......I would live down here in S. Florida (hello weather!), in a particular neighborhood where the public schools are rated in the top of the nation. For me education and exposure to a lot of different things was critical to my youth and has benefited me to this day. I want the same for her. Being exposed to those different cultures/ social classes/ education levels made me respect what I had been given, made me see what I wanted to strive for and I think kept me level headed. (I feel like I'm writing a school entrance essay)

As for summers I would live it Italy, I spent a month there and it was one of the best times of my life.

2. What is one book that you have read that made a significant impact on you? What was that impact?

That is like asking which child is your favorite. I am such a reader that almost every book I read (at this point I choose carefully because of time constraints) has an impact.

Right now I am finishing up Babyproofing Your Marriage. This book is brilliant and exactly what I needed for this period of my life. It has been critical because I am the first of my friends to have a baby. I have no contemporaries to discuss what is going on, the extreme changes that no one tells you about:

-who knew I wouldn't want sex for months (thankfully this has gotten better)
-I cannot be a scorekeeper with my husband
-you cannot make large decisions until you have had at least 2 months of your baby sleeping 8 hours straight (I'm waiting!)

This book along with my blog reading has made me feel "normal", that this time will pass and you will find a new pace of life.

3. Other than sleep, what do you miss the most about your life B.C. (before child)?

I miss being care free. I am always thinking/ worrying about something now. If I'm not with the baby I am thinking about how she is. I worry about finances where I never did before. It is interesting what having someone completely depend on you does to you.

4. If you could ask your favorite famous person two questions who would you ask and what would the questions be?

I have a strange fascination with celebrity but I honestly don't have a favorite. In high school I did have a thing for Gavin Rossdale the lead singer of Bush (now married to Gwen Steffani). At that time I would have asked him what Glycerine meant to him and if I could bear his beautiful rock star children!

5. What is one thing that you do in secret that you are embarrassed to admit?

Hee, hee, I am trying to figure out which one to reveal...... I fart, very rarely (a habit that I strongly discourage in my husband but one that I have convinced him that I never do because I am super human.....I hope he doesn't read this).

OK, the rules:

1. If you want to be interviewed by me, (and I encourage perfect strangers to take me up on this, it will be fun) leave me a comment saying "Interview Me".

2. I will respond by asking you five questions of my choice.

3. You will update your blog with the answers to my questions.

4. You will include these rules, and offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Rachel said...

Those were fantastic answers. Thank you so much for participating and answering my questions so openly.
I can't believe that you husband thinks that you don't ever fart. That is hilarious.
I have met one person that can't burp but I have never met anyone who can't fart. Not that I have polled them or anything, but you get the idea.

Amy said...

Awesome. Interview me. I want to feel like a Rock Star. However, I reserve the right to exaggerate the truth and/or completely BS the entire thing. But I'll probably just tell the truth, because that's usually even more unbelievable than anything I can conjure up.

Skyzi said...

You ladies make me laugh, A LOT!