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14 June 2005

Awhile back, Mary tossed out the challenge.  She wrote:

Here are the instructions:

1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying "interview me."
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.

I wrote "interview me" and yesterday she sent my questions:

1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

It depended on the book I was reading at the time. I wanted to be a nurse (till I thought about smells). I wanted to race horses. I wanted to be a ballerina (till my mother pointed out I was too fat to take lessons). I wanted to be an interviewer, going around and filling in surveys. I wanted to be a saint (really!). I was taken with St. Theresa of Lisieux and decided I'd be a Carmelite nun (I could probably stand the "no talking," but I don't think they allow TV in the convent...). Mostly I wanted to be a Mom and I managed to do that!

2. What’s the best show you’ve reviewed in the last six months?

Hmmm...good question. Oddly enough, I think it was Rocky Horror Show at the University. I'd never seen the movie and attended a couple of rehearsals, interviewed some of the actors, as well as the director. I went in not really knowing what to expect, and it was a total delight. Any show that can get shy me on my feet singing "Let's do the time warp again..." has got to be pretty good.

3. What’s your favorite holiday?

Probably the 4th of July because that's when the family all (or as many of us as are around) go to Santa Barbara for Tom's annual picnic on the beach. One nice thing about it is that I don't have to cook or clean up! But mostly it's just a delight seeing Tom in his element.

4. Any new puppies on the horizon?

I haven't had any calls about more orphaned puppies, but the next month and a half is going to be kind of hectic around here--I'll be taking off for Tahoe tomorrow, and then SF for part of the following week, and then going to DC for a long weekend in July (where I intend to meet you, Mary!), so I think I'm not in the market for more puppies, even if there is a need, until at least August.

Ashley tells me that she usually needs foster homes year-round, so I'm sure there will be new puppies on the horizon in the foreseeable future!

5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what five songs would you have to have with you?

Songs, eh...not albums. OK...

a. Lawsuit's Thank God, You're Doing Fine because the song always makes me smile.

b. Steve's Save Me A Seat. Every time I have to pick my favorite Steve song, I always automatically say Save Me a Seat, though there are others that I like more, depending on my mood at the time. But if I can only pick one to take with me to a desert island, it would be this one.

c. Right now I'm obsessed with the cast album for Wicked and I absolutely love For Good so I'd add that to the list.

d. John Denver's recording of Grandma's Feather Bed because I've been trying to get the lyrics to roll tripping off my tongue for 3 years and on a desert island, I might have all the time in the world to finally get it right. I also think the song is fun.

e. And of course, could I go away to a desert island and leave Judy behind? Of course not. I'd take San Francisco because (a) it's Judy Garland's recording and (b) it would make me think of being "home" again.

OK--I've done my bit.  Anybody else want to be interviewed?

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