Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Interview Meme

Last week Mr. Fab did this on his blog, and I simply had to be a part of it. It's a different kind of meme; instead of being tagged, you have to request the tag. You then get "interviewed" by the person, who asks you five questions you have to answer. Then you get to offer interviews to five other people, and you decide what questions to ask them.

Here are the questions Mr. Fab gave me:

1. You play the French horn, yet you are not French. What do you have against American horns, you treasonous strumpet?

Despite my lawyer's advice, I'm going to tell you the same thing I told the senate sub-committee during the hearings last week: I am not a treasonous strumpet. There is no such instrument as an American Horn. By the time the U.S. learned to read music, all the really good instruments had already been invented. I realize this means that I will be hated by patriots everywhere, and may be sent to live in Canada instead. I'm totally ok with that.

2. I know you are currently single. Let's say you are in the market for a significant other. What qualities to you are most important in a mate?

A) He must be able to make me laugh.
B) He must feel like I am able to make him laugh. (Must understand my bizarre sense of humor, and not be completely freaked out by the weird things I can come up with sometimes).
C) He must respect me.
D) He must make it reasonably easy for me to respect him as well.
E) He must never, ever, ever be abusive to me. Ever.
F) He must not be tone-deaf. (Must be able to hit the proper pitches when singing. He doesn't have to have a great voice, he just has to know whether he's singing the right notes. This may sound petty, but I would totally be driven insane by someone who couldn't even tell whether they were on the right pitch or not. This is why I can never watch American Idol.)
G) He must not hate cats.
H) He must be ready to try new exciting things involving ice cubes, plastic wrap, and menthol cough drops.

3. I happen to know that when washing your hair you lather and rinse, but you steadfastly refuse to repeat. Have you always been such a rebel?

Stop watching me in the shower!
Come on, do restraining orders mean nothing to you?
I've definitely had a "rebel" streak throughout the years, but haven't always shown it to the outside world. More often than not, I pretend to be a "good girl". Those who don't know me very well might think I'm quiet and boring. If only they could see what bizarre things go on in my brain. Heh heh heh.

4. You've had a rough day and are at the end of your rope. How does Janna relax and mellow out?

Lots of green jello and leather and chains and.... doritos... and...
Oops, sorry, forget I said that.
What I meant to say is, I love my cats. There's a lot of good therapy in holding a purring kitty. Plus I get a lot of stress-relief from reading funny blogs, and making up fun things to put on my own blog. I love photoshopping strange pictures for myself and others. Fun! I also love the soothing effects of music. Depending on my mood, I either listen to classical music, new age, classic rock, 80's rock, heavy metal, or Celtic/Irish folk music. I am generally NOT a fan of Country, Rap, Blues, or Jazz, yet sometimes even those have redeeming value. Even when I don't like a particular song/genre, I can still appreciate the musical work that went into creating it.

5. You have a tremendous fetish for fountain pens, some of which can cost upwards of $1000. I think most people have a hard time understanding that. Can you explain it to us?

I first mentioned my love for fountain pens in THIS POST. It explains the whole thing completely! :) Read it to learn about the four reasons I love fountain pens:
A) Aesthetics
B) Expression of eccentricity
C) Elegant simplicity
D) Reconnecting with history
It also explains how I can totally reconcile the fact that fountain pens are often insanely expensive. (And why I hate it when people say things like "Why spend a zillion dollars on one of those things, when you can get a package of ten BIC pens for a dollar?") Grrrrr.

That's the end of the interview! :) Hope you liked it. Thank you, Fab, for the questions. You rock.

Now, if the rest of you want to play, here are the rules:

I'll interview the first FIVE people who request it.
If you want to be one of them, do this:
Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions. (Make sure I have your e-mail address).
You will then answer the questions in a blog post of your own.
You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions, and the cycle will repeat forever and ever until the end of time.
Have fun!


amisare waswerebeen said...

Interview Me!!!

Steven said...

Oooo...interview me!!

Logophile said...

Oh, I do love me a nice pen.
I've actually posted about pens as well, though not fountains pens.
I wish I wasn't allergic to cats, they seem nice enough when my head doesn't feel like its going to explode. I should just get over my attachment to breathing I guess.

Janna said...

Amisare and Steve: OK! That's two down, three to go!! Who else wants to step up??

Logo: Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I agree; pens are cool, and breathing is WAY overrated.

Mr. Fabulous said...

If only it weren't for my distaste for cats...

Morgen said...

Since Mr. Fab doesn't like rules anyway (he said so himself on Sunday night) = I don't suppose it would be breaking any rules by saying "interview me" even though Turnbaby already did this and I told her to "interview me" I mean because it's not like the questions will be the same because the "interview me" questions will come from two totally different sources, right?
So, Interview Me.

Question #1 cannot be "why are you so attracted to run-on sentences?"

Danielle said...

I'm game... interview me.

Turnbaby said...

I'm kinda feeling like Mo---I already was interviewed by Mr. Fab but I am dying to see what questions you would ask--your call sugar--but I would love it if you interview me.

Juby said...

Interview me!!! ME ME ME!!! :-P

Isn't a French Horn a German Instrument? and an English Horn French? hmm...

I am slowly growing more and more appreciation for fountain pens. I can only afford the cheap disposable ones..but even those I feel the stroke of the pen is far superior to that of a simple ball point or fine tip.

Travis said...

I'm afraid of questions.

Hey! Just the other night there was an ice cube and some plastic wrap, but we didn't have the menthol cough drop. No wonder it wasn't quite as...wait...I've said too much now, haven't I?

Irish Church Lady :) said...

I'm glad you're okay with living in Canada! We'd love to have you!

Great interview! Thanks for visiting mine and sharing the french fries. *wink*

Janna said...

Danielle, Juby, Morgen, Turnbaby... see this next post I'm about to write... I gotta decide what I'm gonna do about this.

Mr. Fab: And the fact that you're already married....

Travis: Sounds like that would make a great video post!

Irish Church Lady: I had french fries for dinner, actually! They were yummy. :)

Lynda said...

Fountain pens? When you can get a pack of 10 BICs for a buck!? (Actually, I don't like BICs. LOL)

Don't be ashamed of liking Doritos!

Janna said...

Lynda: Fountain pens are even MORE awesome than Doritos. I know, it doesn't sound possible, but it totally is.