"Anyone that doesn't agree with leggings as pants can physically fight me.
And I'm going to win because I have a full range of motion due to the fact that I am wearing leggings as pants."

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Finny, We're All Self-Involved

OK folks. If you don’t really want to get to know me better or are squeamish about sex or just the f-word in general, you should probably back away slowly at this point. This is because I recklessly offered to let Finny interview me. She sends the questions and I answer them. I did this because I am not a chicken. Or because I am stupid.

And just for the record, here are the questions that she answered from her interviewer…

1) What one song always reminds you of a particular event or time in your life? And what was the event or time?
2) What's your favorite thing about your husband?
3) What's the single best food or dish you've ever eaten?
4) What's the worst food you've ever cooked yourself?
5) How (or from whom) did you learn how to knit?

Here is what she sent for me (along with this warning)… Ok, challenge accepted. And don't get all, OH THESE ARE WRONG, because you knew what you were in for. You. ;)

(You can pretend this is a picture of my side of the interview process. Finny serves snacks. Isn't she gracious?)

If you could undo one thing you've done in your life, what would it be?
-This is an interesting one for me. There are times, long-ago, bad times, when I would have given years off my life to be able to go back and undo certain actions. I’m talking laying in bed all night, willing time to run backwards kind of wishing. Then many many years passed, and it isn’t so much that I no longer regret what happened, because I can still feel the distant pain of it, but I realized that if anything in my life had happened differently, not only would my life be different, but *I* would be different. I wouldn’t be me. And every single thing that’s happened, both of my choosing and of others, has put me right smack in the middle of my life. And I like it just how it is. Even when I don’t.

What is your biggest WT food indulgence?
-If we’re competing here about which meal is the most WT, I may win. Our mom used to make us Shrimp Creole (for special occasions, of course), but I haven’t eaten in years. Here’s the recipe… white, instant rice mixed with homemade cocktail sauce (or sometimes just ketchup if you're out of Worcestershire and horseradish) and baby salad shrimp. And we used to get so freakin excited when she made this. Actually, it sounds pretty good right now, but I doubt I could get my family to go for it.

If you could be The Best at anything - ANYTHING - what would it be?
-Wow, this one’s really difficult. I’m definitely a Jack of All Trades and a Master of None. Let me first say that I would only do this as long as I wouldn’t have to give up doing all the other stuff I do in order to become the Best. Because I just can't do any one thing for too long. Having said that, there are two things that being the Best might provide enough variety for me... The Best Mom and The Best Blogger on Earth. I guess I’d have to chose Mom (and eventually, years from now, Grandma) because I think that sort of thing spreads out from you and can affect the whole world for the better.

What crafty hobby do you find to be totally fucking pointless?
-For me, no crafting is pointless, even the most tedious, mind numbing activities. If I’m making something, even if I’m going to squash it up into a ball when I’m done, I still love doing it. I even like ripping out seams. I carved Stephen King on a pumpkin, for Christ’s Sake, I will do anything for the sake of Making.

What celebs are on your "Free Sex List"? You know, the list of celebrities or well-known people with whom, given the unlikely opportunity, you could engage intimately without any negative relationship consequences. Like, you can get with them and your husband can't get pissed.
-I had no idea there was such a thing. "Oh, it's OK Honey, Finny says I can." There are a few guys that I'm attracted to (Keith Olbermann, Ryan Gosling, Mike Rowe), but honestly, given the opportunity, I don't think I actually would. The only 2 people that would even stand a chance are K.T. Tunstill and Sarah McLaughlin. What can I say, I love a hot chick who can sing.

So, Finny, are you going to answer your own questions?

And if anyone out there would like to play this game, leave a comment letting me know and I'll send you your own set of questions.


Alice said...

What's a WT Food Indulgence? What does WT stand for?

Great answers!! Did Finney interview you up at Grandpa's? Great picture too! Love you, Alice

Wendy said...

Alice, WT is white trash. I think mom's shrimp creole more than qualifies. Man I loved that stuff. And yah, that picture was from this summer at Grandpa's. I always like to include something visual and Jenny thought that it actually looked like I was being interviewed so of course I had to use it.

Wendy Phillips said...

Oh I'm so glad I don't have a blog right now!!! =)

~ Wendy Darling

auroramae said...

I love the answer on your last question, but all your answers just confirm what I have always thought about you, and that is that YOU ROCK.

FinnyKnits said...

I agree with Auroramae - you DO rock :) Especially for leaving the F'ers in there like a good girl.

I would also like to say that MIKE ROWE, YES! And hot chicks, YES! Singing not necessary, though.

Also - glad you knew that WT = white trash. And WHOA good WT meal! I would eat that. Really.

And, since you're the only interviewer who wanted me to answer my own questions, I will do so here. Because I'm self involved and ALSO because, wuv you:

If you could undo one thing you've done in your life, what would it be? Telling my friend that I thought the name she gave her puppy was stupid. I mean, it was a stupid name, but I should have just kept that to myself and told Bubba how stupid I thought it was instead of telling her. I hurt her feelings and I still feel bad. Thankfully, she's nicer than me and forgave me when she saw how much I loved her dog despite his stupid name. He's a love.

What is your biggest WT food indulgence? Velveeta Shells and Cheese. I can eat a whole box by myself. Gross.

If you could be The Best at anything - ANYTHING - what would it be?
Probably organic gardening. It'd be nice not to have to watch any plants die from my retardation.

What crafty hobby do you find to be totally fucking pointless?
Uh, cross stitch. I find it to be ugly.

What celebs are on your "Free Sex List"? Matt Damon, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, Ice Cube, Renee Russo, Charlize Theron, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Lauren said...

Hey! I'm so glad to have found this blog! You said that you want to be the best at being a mom, but your blog is a close second!