001. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
002. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
003. You update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
004. You include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
005. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
(I am mildly concerned about my ability to keep up with #5 but I'll give it a shot. If all 260 of you ask for questions they could get boring. ;))
Interview questions from tirani:
1) Where would your dream wedding be?
Great question. That's changed a number of times even recently. Right now I'm having a hard time envisioning it but mostly I imagine a quiet wooded grove with happy little birds chirping and I'm wearing a hemp dress. Because in case no one got the bulletin, I'm a big ol' hippie.
2) What's your favorite special treat now that you're on weightwatchers?
Really, it's the exact same special treats I have always loved, just in moderation. Currently any time I can get my hands on cream cheese in some form I enjoy it immensely. (The best form, really, is just by the spoonful.) *insert Homer Simpson doughnut noise*
3) Why do you love your little aspire hatchback so much?
It has a number of things going for it: cheap. fuel-efficient. more capacity than a non-hatch, so i can haul things. unobtrusive. easy to park. humble. unattractive to theives. everything about this car says "practical" and I like to turn "practical" into fun, it's a thing I do. Yes, I like for my cars to say: "I am not a car nut". Or at least... I did when I bought three Aspires in a row. I do love it, but when its time is over, I am likely to get something a little more snazzy. I've never had a snazzy car. Which kind of goes against my entire lifetime car philosophy. I'm such a damn hypocrite. If I commit a sin lately, it's the sin of car lust.
4) Why did you start drumming?
Because I was inspired. I was inspired by listening to the music of Genesis (old school, largely, with the complex time signatures and intricate melodies) and watching videos of PC playing the drums. I wish I could explain it in terms other people could understand, but I just... knew I wanted to try it and that it felt incredible to listen to. And I wanted to feel a tiny fraction of what it must feel like to put out that sound. The entire way I think about music has evolved through listening to this music and through listening to Phil Collins as a drummer. I appreciate music in a whole new way. I constantly wonder if people are sniggering at me when I wax rhapsodic about this, but I also just don't care, because it feels so good, and I regret not finding the experience earlier in life. But I suppose now was just the right time. (I've always wanted to play music. I've just never had the inspiration to follow through that I seem to have with the drumming right now.)
5) If you could go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be and why?
I've given this alot of thought, mostly in the direction of: "Damn, X sucked. If I could go back and stop X..." but all of these lines of thought have occurred to me at times when I can clearly count my blessings. Maybe if I'd never fell for Dale I wouldn't be the person I am today and while there's lots of ways I want to improve, I don't want to give up who I am. Maybe if I'd gone to William & Mary or American U. I would have a better-defined career track, maybe I'd be doing something I truly love. But maybe I wouldn't. And then I wouldn't have all the tremendously awesome friends I have now, which would just be TOO AWFUL TO CONTEMPLATE. I just keep coming to the conclusion that I simply can't speculate in that direction because I am unwilling to give up my life, as it is, warts and all. But I listed above two of the three things I think most about: the Dale years & self-ruination therein, Virginia Tech and my perception of it as a shitty educational experience, and third my teenage boy-crazy mindset which in retrospect I see as a self-effacing self-pitying enormous squandering of time and effort. All that energy could have been put to about a thousand better uses. But there's no changing that either; it's just the way it was going to be.