LovelyAnomaly over at Joy Can Spring Like a Flower was kind enough to interview me a couple of weeks ago. Here are my answers, albeit a bit belatedly!

1. If you could live in any given time period in any location, which & where would it be. Why?

This is always a hard one for me just because women had such a rough deal in most every other time period. I’ll approach it from another angle: I would love to live, briefly, in Jordan in 1955. The Middle East is not my ideal locale, but I have such a hard time picturing my dad’s childhood there and would love to see it firsthand. Him speaking Arabic, practicing Islam…things that are hard to imagine now.n1907580_43457511_3566

2. Exams: True or false or Multiple choice?

Multiple choice. Even with the obvious issue (more answers to choose from=lesser chance of guessing correctly), true/false tend to be intentionally deceptive. They grab hold of at tiny details I deemed insignificant whilst reading and then slap me in the face with them. Not cool, true/false. Not cool at all. I’m onto you.

3. You’re sleepy, but you need to stay awake. What do you grab from the fridge to keep you going?

I’m a coffee/latte girl all the way, so my fridge is pretty barren (not a fan of carbonation, so there’s no pop in my apartment). I will say that I still have a Rock Star energy drink, mocha variety, hiding in there from when Adam’s sister was kind enough to buy me one at “late night”. I wanted to try it…but energy drinks creep me out. Maybe in a moment of desperation I’ll go for it.

4. What was your favorite childhood toy and why?

Oof. No one thing stands out (other than my teddy bear, creatively named “Teddy”, but he wasn’t used as a “toy” much, just something to hug while I slept…still is when I go home). I played with Barbies quite a bit, but more to put on ‘fashion shows’ with my sister and aunt. Once I got older (…like 8/9) I used them to act out serious dramas with unplanned pregnancies, scheming stepmothers, fancy date nights that somehow ended in kidnappings. Most of my time was spent outside making up a secret club in the woods—or inside, playing hours of “Math Blaster” on our computer.

5. If you didn’t have to be in grad school right now, minus time, money, or other obligations, what would you be doing?

I would be living in Verona, Italy, taking (what I now know are) expensive language classes at my study abroad “alma mater”, IDEA VERONA…but would take no exams, because they’re not required when you aren’t attending through a university. I would take long daily walks with the Adige in view, drink lots of wine/eat lots of bread atop “the hill”, and try my best to get back my former Italian skills (and then augment them like crazy). I’d stay in Verona most of the time, but absolutely would plan some long weekends in Scotland, France, Ireland, Spain.

If you’d like me to interview you, here are the rules you need to know how to play:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions. Be sure you link back to my post.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.


~ by Elena Marie on February 21, 2009.

3 Responses to “Interviewed.”

  1. Interview me. (But the answers would be on my livejournal.)

  2. will do, lady!

  3. Yay! I love your answers 🙂

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