Normally I wouldn't jump at the chance at being interviewed, but there is a new tag (well, new to me) flying around blogland that looked like fun so I had to participate. This is definitely not the kind of interview that makes my hands sweaty and my heart race.
Here we go. These were were the questions that Amber at Viva Voce asked me.
1. How did you and your husband meet?
After college I got a part-time job at a local department store working in the men's department, the same department at which Mitch also worked. I was dating someone when we first met so I didn't think much of him other than he was a nice guy and would make a good replacement for my sister's loser boyfriend. A short time after starting that job, my boyfriend and I broke up. Mitch and I got know each other a little better after one special night in "pant land" (I actually folded while we talked - Mitch just talked) and the next time we were both in the store, he asked me out to dinner. Ten months later we were engaged and a little over a year after that we were married. We look back now and laugh at my ridiculous thoughts of setting him up with my sister. I didn't realize how different they were at the time, but those very differences are what worked out beautifully for me because I don't think either of us could have found a more perfect match. And to think, I wasn't even planning on turning in my application to that store.
2. What do you love best about your new house?
I honestly can't say what I love best about my new house. One of my favorite things is having a place Mitch and I can call ours, a place we made together. It's fun looking at something like the kitchen faucet and thinking about the day we were at the plumbing store picking it out. There are so many memories like that one, memories only the two of us share and know about when walking around this house. Some favorites: There is just something about that green wall in the kitchen and the laminate floors throughout the house. The green makes me happy and the laminate is exactly the blend I wanted. I adore my chair-and-a-half in the living room. It is by far the best place to read (and, ultimately, nap). I think our bedroom set is my favorite furniture in the whole house. The headboard and baseboard are grand, the bed is high up so I can dangle my feet, and there is something striking about the black finish.
3. Complete the statement “I recommend…” (it can be a show, movie, book, restaurant, website, activity, etc.)
I'm recommend "The Office" and "30 Rock." These shows have me laughing hysterically every Thursday evening.
4. What one item in the kitchen best describes you and your personality?
I would have to say the stove top. It takes me a while to warm up to new people, places, situations. Once I've warmed up, though, I think I'm easy to work with. I don't have a lot of complicated buttons or gadgets - I'm straightforward.
5. If you knew could you try anything and not fail (and money was no object), what dream would you attempt?
Hands down it would be to start my own photography business.
6. This is a bonus question from Tyler. "Kids drive me to drink, and I know many other teachers feel the same way. What are some things you do to relax after a stressful day at work?"
Well, I usually cry on the 30+ mile drive home. Just kidding. While I have shed a tear or two, the drive usually puts me in good spirits and is a great time to unwind. If I'm still worked up after I get home, I'll vent to Mitch and then we'll relax that night in front of the tv. Running also helps a great deal, as does escaping into a good book.
If you are interested in having me interview you:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
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 others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.