Monday, January 19, 2009

Interview Me!

Saw Patty do this on her blog, and thought it was a great idea...

The Rules:

1. If you want to participate, leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." (And your e-mail address, please.)

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

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

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

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

Your Questions:

1. What are the 5 best days of your life (do not include weddings and births- too easy!)?

1) The day I finally finished college.
2) Any of the days I've spent abroad, particularly in France with BJ, Fran, and "Pierre."
3) Any of the many, many days I've spent at home, laughing with my family, particularly the Thanksgiving when Mom made the chicken do the macarena.
4) My sisters' weddings - see above, laughing with family.
5) Tomorrow. I love possibility.

2. Do you worry about your children reading your blog when they are older?

No, I would give anything to be able to read my mom's thoughts from when my siblings and I were growing up. I try not to write anything I wouldn't want to see in the local paper.

3. What are your feelings about the inauguration on Tuesday?

I'm excited about Obama's presidency, but I'm a little disappointed that his first official act as president is to spend more than anyone has ever spent on an inauguration before. It seems like a bad precedent to set, and I'm disappointed. But I hope that he can do the things he promises to do. I hope that this is a new beginning for our country, and our world.
4. If you could only listen to one musician for the rest of your life (both their past and future music) whenever you turned on the radio who would it be?

Ooohhh... that's hard. I really like U2, both because of their music, and because of the memories that their music evokes for me. I think it would have to be something that I could really sing. My dashboard is a great audience.

5. If you could eliminate one word from the English language, what would it be?


Thanks Patty! If you want to participate, leave a comment and an e-mail address!


Anonymous said...

Obama's Victory--A British view

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition. A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations America !

Amy said...

Anon - don't hold back, tell us how you really feel!

Look, you just can't piss in my Wheaties today. History will prove you wrong better than my simple words ever could.

God Bless America,

Leslie said...

Interview me! (

RobMonroe said...

Bring on the Questions, Amy. I'm struggling with a new Blog Post right now - I have so many things going on in my head. I would love some direction...

RobMonroe said...

Anon - At least use your name if you're going to spew hatred on a friendly blog. Can't you at least pretend to have vision and hope, even if just for one day? Ugh.

strwberrryjoy said...

Interview me, Amy!