What fun! I got a real kick out of all those comments on the last post. It seems that when I’m feeling the least profound I illicit the most response. Not sure what that says, but I’ll take it for what it’s worth.

I got interviewed by my sister, ccap. She sent me the following five questions. Just for fun, ’cause she was hangin’ around watching me, I asked Nikki the same questions. I included hers here too, because most of hers are better than mine!

1) If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Nikki’s answer: “burp really loud so that you cause earthquakes. So Saddam Hussein would come out of his hole and die. Mwwaa-ha-haa!”

My answer: I can’t think of anything particularly meaningful, and since the thing I long for right now is a clean house, I’ll just say the ability to snap my fingers and have my house spotless. Guess I’m in a practical frame of mind these days.

2) If there were one childhood experience that you had that you could protect your children from having what would it be?

Nikki said: “when your mom says NO to Slurpees”

My answer: I played baseball when I was a kid, but I was never particularly athletic. I usually got stuck in the outfield because my skills weren’t worthy of the infield. I remember this one girl who’d moved to our town a year or two before. She was older than me and she was a bully. And she was good at sports. She hardly ever missed the ball. The day I remember in particular, I missed the ball when it was hit to my section of the outfield. She was in the outfield with me and she started yelling at me for missing the ball. When my mom picked me up after the game, I cried all the way home. It was one of my worst memories. Mom said I could quit baseball if I wanted to, but I really didn’t want to, so I stuck it out, even though I was scared of her the rest of the season. I hate bullies. I hate it when a person makes another person feel small. I wish my kids never had to experience being bullied.

3) What aspect of your daily routine do you look forward to most?

Nikki said: “playing on the computer when I get to go on IMDB”

My answer: I love it when all the kids are in bed, the housework is done (or at least that portion of it that I feel I need to do that day) and I can crawl into bed and read a book for awhile. On my worst days, when I’m really tired or when I get to bed late, I only make it through a page or two, but on my best days, I go to bed right after the kids and read for an hour or more.

4) What trait is most annoying to you in other people? Elaborate.

Nikki said: “there’s a guy in my school who pees in his pants”

My answer: Narrow-mindedness. I get really annoyed with people who have no flexibility to consider other ideas. I find there are incredibly narrow-minded people on both the left and the right side of the political spectrum, and that ticks me off. And c’mon, really, don’t they know that I’m right and they’re not??? teehee!

5) If you were attending a costume party and had all the time in the world to design a costume and had every item necessary at your disposal what would your first 2 picks be for the ultimate costume?

Nikki said: “lots of jewellery and lots of funky clothes… I would like to dress up as Oprah Winfrey or Michael Jackson”

My answer: Oh boy, this is a tough one. “all the time in the WORLD?” Yeah, but you KNOW I still wouldn’t get around to doing it until the night before! Hmmm…let’s see… some day I’d like to try to dress up like the world – make a big globe out of foam, paint all the continents – you get the picture. And perhaps another idea might be to dress like a peacock – a male peacock – with the magnificent plumage trailing behind me and the feathers that look like giant eyeballs. (I think I should come back to this question when I’m in a more imaginative frame of mind- that’s the best I can do for now.)

Anyone else want to try?

The Official Interview Game Rules
1. If you want to participate, leave a comment saying “interview me.” (Make sure I have your email address.)

2. I will respond by asking you five questions – each person’s will be different.

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

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.

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

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