1. leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2. i will respond; i'll ask you five questions.
3. you'll update your website with my five questions, and your five answers.
4. you'll include this explanation.
5. you'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
I have granted an interview with Heather. These are her five questions and my five responses:
1. Where would your rather be, right now?
Right now, I would rather be in Colorado, skiing. Unfortunately this is an impossibily due to a lack of snow. Thankfully this is an interview and I am allowed to live in a world that ignores reality. Next Question.
2. Coffee or tea?
It is a well-publicized fact that caffeine has no effect on me whatsoever. This means I have no obligation to coffee, the more highly caffeinated beverage. That being said, I'm going to go with hot tea and cold coffee. There is nothing like a good hot tea on a cold day to warm you up. Likewise, there is nothing like a Frappuccino on a hot day to cool you down. Both are tasty and practical.
3. If you could change your name, would you? If so, what would you change it to?
No, I wouldn't. I like my name. I would consider changing it when I get married though. Something I find interesting is that if a man and a woman get married then the woman is able to change her name for free. If the man wants to hyphenate his last name or take on his wife-to-be's then he must pay to make that change. It is a minor grievance but indicative of the old world thinking in regards to marriage.
4. What is your favourite movie?
Ooh. There is a "u" in favourite. Does that mean it should be Canadian or British? If that is the case, then I would choose Ginger Snaps, a Canadian horror film that seems to have gotten mediocre reviews from my friends. For me there is a magic surrounding the film as I saw it on the last night of a two month stay in London, by myself. It was a wonderful movie-going experience and helped bring this movie up in my list, but it was wonderful without this. I enjoyed how the characters are outside of the norm for modern horror films. Aside from being female, they deal with issues that seem completely obvious but at the same time incredibly interesting, given their context. So, that is my "favourite" film. My "favorite" film is Rushmore.
5. If you would right one wrong, what would it be?
I think I would have everyone be a little more optomistic and a little more jovial. I don't expect, or want, constant optimism but I think that a little more from everyone would go a long way. People often say that your life is defined by your outlook and I think that is completely accurate. If you are determined to have a good day, worry less and enjoy yourself then you will be a much happier person. That is guaranteed.
Questions for Joseph J Finn:
1. If you were running for governor of California, what would your platform be?
2. While eating Lucky Charms, do you save the marshmallows for the end or try and keep an even ratio of marshmallows and oat shapes in each bite?
3. What are some of your favorite magazines? What draws you to them?
4. When you walk up stairs do you take one or two steps at a time? Is this somehow a metaphor for the way you live?
5. Tell me about your relationship with Chicago. Is it love/hate? love/love? hate/hate?
Questions for Jeremy Brown [Answers]
1. What makes a good vacation? The actual location is irrelevant, I just want to know what you look for in an amazing trip.
2. What household duties do you enjoy?
3. Do you have any hobbies or collections that either your friends don't about or is particularly unusual?
4. If I were to give you $1500, what would you spend it on?
5. During high school, were you easily classifiable (jock, bookworm, outcast, etc.)? Do you think you were mislabeled? If so, how would you have labeled yourself?
Questions for DJ SUbg [Answers]
1. Tell me about a recent aberration in your morning routine. This includes the time from when you first open your eyes to when you begin work.
2. When it comes to bagels, do you prefer the Jew kind (doughy center, crispy outside, traditional flavors, i.e. sesame seed bagel from H&H) or the non-Jew kind (roll-like, crrrrazy flavors, very puffy, i.e cinamon raisin swirl from Einstein's Bros.)?
3. Is there any law you'd like to see eradicated? What about it is egregious?
4. Do you have any albums that you only play at certain times of the day? Week? Month? Holiday?
5. Do you prefer to use cash or plastic?
Questions for Alex [Answers]
1. What makes you tick? I mean, what makes you get up in the morning?
2. In a perfect job interview, what kind of questions would the potential employer ask? Give specific examples or a general attitude of the meeting.
3. When you go shopping, do you mull over your decisions or buy first and think later?
4. What was the first concert you ever attended? What was it an earth-shattering experience?
5. Rate these in order of priority in your daily routine and explain why: sleep, work, friends, eating.
Questions for Lizzie
1. I am going to give you enough money to start your own business (I am fabulously rich, money is no object). The only catch is that it must somehow better society. What would you do?
2. Tell me a book you think everyone should read, a movie that no one should see, and a song that has made you cry.
3. Do you still keep in touch with any of your high school teachers? If so, would you say you're friends? If not, does this upset you?
4. (This is soooo a job interview question, but...) Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Or, if you hate those questions, how far in advance do you usually plan your life? Or both.
5. What goes best with peanut butter? Please, explain why.