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02 June 2003 @ 09:55 pm
And interesting idea  
Something a bit unusual. Intriguing concept. Might be interesting to do with some groups of friends.

Gotta find someone (or several someones) to start this by 'interviewing' me first...

If you want me to interview you--post a comment that simply says, "Interview me." I'll respond with questions (4-6) for you to take back to your own journal and answer as a post. Of course, they'll be different for each person since this is an interview and not a general survey. At the bottom of your post, after answering the Interviewer's questions, you ask if anyone wants to be interviewed. So it becomes your turn-- in the comments, you ask them any questions you have for them to take back to their journals and answer. And so it becomes the circle.

-the redhead-
 
 
 
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on June 2nd, 2003 11:35 pm (UTC)
Hm.... Interview me sweetie if you would like. *kiss*

CZ
-the redhead-theredhead on June 3rd, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC)
1. Think back to your favorite memories. What memory would you like to preserve, exactly as it happened, and be able to play back at will?

2. How do you make a difference in the world?

3. What do you want out of life, before it ends?

4. Is there a common thread that goes through the people you are closest to in life, or are they all very different? What do you think draws you to them?

5. If you could do anything in the world that you wanted, what would it be?

-the redhead-
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on June 3rd, 2003 06:33 am (UTC)
Interview Me
Interview me, as per your request ;-)
-the redhead-theredhead on June 3rd, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)
Re: Interview Me
1. What is your most favorite aspect of the SCA? Least favorite?
2. Who is your favorite author?
3. How do you think we should fix the economy? What do you think will really help? I already know the part about locking the policy makers in a room with someone who has a baseball bat…
4. How have your rules for strip poker worked in practice?
5. Are you going to Pennsic? *grin*

-the redhead-
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on June 3rd, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
Re: Interview Me
Answered in my own journal, as per instructions.
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on June 3rd, 2003 07:29 am (UTC)
Questions:

1) What makes you tick/What drives your ambitions?

2) Where did you want to be now from the viewpoint of 5 years ago?

3) Where do you want to see yourself in 5 years

4) If you could be granted a single wish, what would that be?

5) Do you have a dream or dreams that recurr? Describe?

IN LOCO PARENTISlibidoergosum on June 3rd, 2003 07:57 am (UTC)
interview me, please.
-the redhead-theredhead on June 3rd, 2003 05:23 pm (UTC)
1. What do you wish you'd done differently in life?

2. Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert?

3. What made you decide to join the military?

4. What language do you wish you spoke? Why?

5. Name your three favorite movies. Why are they your favorites?

-the redhead-
IN LOCO PARENTISlibidoergosum on June 3rd, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re:
1. What do you wish you'd done differently in life?
As many things as I regret in life, I find myself not wanting to change anything. Even the disastrous mistake of marrying Nicole, and all the mistakes I made at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station). Going through the fiasco with Nicole, I found out who my friends are, and who they are not, and I got closer with my family, particularly my brother Jason. All the mistakes at MEPS has allowed me to have a wonderful and rewarding relationship with blueingenue (my girlfriend). All those goofs at MEPS also gave me time to reexamine my motivations for wanting to join the Army.

2. Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert?
I'm defenitely an extrovert. I love people, despite the fact that I often hold them in contempt because of the inanely stupid things that they do. People are also interesting. I love finding out what makes people tick and thier logic (or lack thereof) behind their motivations.

3. What made you decide to join the military?
A number of different things. One of the biggest things that made me decide to join the Army (and I'm still in that process) was the fact that my life (at that time) lacked direction, discipline and reward. I was just coming out of my 58 day marriage to nicole and my life was in ruins. I needed a job, training, education (still no college degree yet), and basically a new identity. The best place is the Armed Forces. The Army and in particular, SSG Jennifer Garret (a.k.a. SSG "G") fell into my lap. SSG "G" was the first recruiter that treated me as a person and an adult. She learned what I was looking for and sold me on my own dream and wouldn't let me quit. As for the Army specifically, to my knowledge, all of my extended family that was/is in the Armed Forces, wound up in (originally or ultimately) the Army.

4. What language do you wish you spoke? Why?
I wish I spoke Latin. I think it would be fun just to be able to go out and have a discussion in Latin and let other people wonder. Also, I grew up Catholic and I've always wanted to go to a Latin mass, it' rock completely to be able to understand everything too.

Name your three favorite movies. Why are they your favorites?

oooh.... hard, very hard.
#1: Black Hawk Down.
This one tops the list because it is a true story of modern warfare. I also happened to have lived in Mogadishu, and met the person who armed Mohammed Farrah Aidid (the main villian the Army Rangers and Task Force Delta were after). It was gritty, in your face, and touching. Both American forces and opposing forces were treated with humanity (as characters).

#2: Star Wars It's just a classic, there's not much more I can really say.

#3: Dogma I grew up Catholic, and then reformed. It's hilarious, it's fun and irreverant. I think I nearly pissed myself when I saw it for the first time and saw George Carlin as Cardinal Glick.

Never: Alysonneverireven on June 3rd, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
Interview Me ^_^
Sounds like fun. I'll bite. Might take me a few days though (if I'm being good.)
-the redhead-theredhead on June 3rd, 2003 09:30 am (UTC)
Re: Interview Me ^_^
1. What do you miss the absolute most about Boulder?
2. What attracts you to certain people? What are the magic ingredients? For a friend? For more than a friend?
3. Who is your favorite philosopher and why? Which philosopher do you find your ideas closest to and how? I realize these may be two different people.
4. What is your favorite food?
5. What inspires you in your art and what sorts of things are you trying to achieve with it?

Good luck with exams!

-the redhead-
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on June 4th, 2003 07:05 am (UTC)
interview me!
-the redhead-theredhead on June 4th, 2003 07:48 am (UTC)
Ooooh, goody!! But only if you promise to interview me back *smile*

Gimme a few minutes to think up some *good* questions *grin*

-the redhead-
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on June 4th, 2003 07:49 am (UTC)
ok, i'm working on one.
-the redhead-theredhead on June 4th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)
Interview questions
1. What was your favorite childhood book? Have you read it again as an adult?

2. What would you say is the one thing you've ever done which most perfectly typefies you?

3. When you stand at the pier of destiny, looking longingly at a ship that sailed away, what is on that ship?

4. What fascinates you?

5. When you have questions and you can't find the answers, what do you do with them?

6. Is there a common thread that goes through the people you are closest to in life, or are they all very different? What do you think draws you to them?

-the redhead-

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on June 4th, 2003 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Interview questions
okay. working out answers, and finishing up *your* interview.

i'm letting lorelei help me with questions. poor you. heh heh heh.
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on June 4th, 2003 02:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Interview questions
1. Early childhood: Put Me In The Zoo, by Dr. Seuss. I just *loved* that book. There was something about the removable polka-dots that just pushed all sorts of buttons. I've read it to my kids, of course, and it still is my favorite Seuss book...but I don't think my kids are as impressed with it as I was. Later in my kidhood, there was The Forgotten, which was a story about ghost children who take a child living in the house they died in [after being abandoned by coldhearted and self-absorbed guardians] and pull her back in history to relive their story and help make things right. It was a story so jam-packed with Victorian scenery and raw emotion that it really floored me. I have re-read it as an adult, and it still has the same effect. I think that it might have been enhanced a bit by the memory of the circumstances under which I first read that book, though: ten years old, mostly living alone since my parents were never around and I didn't know where they were, raising an infant stepbrother in a broken-down trailer with no electricity, hot water, phone, and the floor breaking through in places...reading this book by the light of an oil lamp. Re-reading the book from the luxury of a home I owned for myself just...was a good feeling. You know?
2. In high school, I was voted "Most Likely To Do What Is Least Expected Of Her." and that fits pretty damned well. I'd say that having children, becoming a mother, would profoundly illustrate this tendency of mine. I was always, always ill-at-ease around children, even when I was one. I never understood what was cute and endearing about them. I never could comprehend their viewpoint. Now, kids I barely know want to curl up on my lap and plant kisses all over my face. I'm comfortable with it now, but it still astounds a part of me who just never would have thought of this happening.
3. My Lone Self. The one who was born somewhat of a gypsy; the one who still yearns to wander aimlessly through the world, searching for whatever there is to be found. I could have happily lived out of a rucksack and done piece work here and there to survive, and just...wandered around. This is another area where I sometimes look at my well-planted self, my solid home front, and I'm just mystified that this is where I am.
4. Finding new uses for mundane things. That's why I'm so into weeds. Here's this seemingly worthless thing, a thing that most people either are blind to or actively dislike, and it has so many uses that nobody would ever think of. I have a hard time throwing things away for this reason. I work myself into a froth thinking of versatile new uses for stuff. It's crazy.
5. I usually just let it go. Some things can't be known. If it can be known, the answer is just as likely to find me if I wait for it calmly as if I stalk it mercilessly. And at least, if I'm calm about it, I won't be a physical and emotional wreck while I wait.
6. They are all very strong personalities. I like people who are what they are, whatever that may be. They also tend to be people with open arms...you know; the kind of people who will wrap you up and hug you close when you're there, but when you need to go your own way for a while, they aren't grasping after you. They tend to understand that most of life goes in cycles, and we who are chosen family will always return to one another again and again, when the time for it comes. They tend to speak their minds, come hell or high water.
Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on June 4th, 2003 04:49 pm (UTC)
Your Interview Questions
1. If the world became completely perfect, what would be the most significant portion of yourself that would be lost?

2. Which animal do you most feel a kinship with?

3. What is your vision of an *ideal woman*? Do you think you would like her?

4. Are there any mundane, everyday experiences which continue to fill you with awe whenever you encounter them?

5. [Lorelei's question] If you had to choose between a world that was completely monochromatic, or a world that was completely odorless, which would you pick?