Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The big interview

Just before I left on vacation Florinda was doing an interview meme; it sounded like fun so I decided to try it. Here are my answers to her questions.

1. What hobby or pastime that you don't seem to have time for anymore would you like to start up again?

Jeez, tough one out of the gate. Even though I still do sometimes, I'd have to say golf. I only played 2 or 3 times last year. All that does is make you play worse, in my opinion. You get out there and think you might do okay, instead you hack around the course and get frustrated. This makes you think you should never play again, but when you remember that you used to play much better, you realize you need to play more. We'll see how this year goes.

2. List four of your all-time favorite songs, and one you would be happy if you NEVER heard again.

This is always hard for me. I have plenty of songs that I really like, but picking all-time favorites are tough. Let's see what happens.

One -- Metallica. Not sure why. Jenn finds the song very depressing.

The Good Don't Last -- Spock's Beard. The lyrics make me chuckle, and think, all at the same time.

The Trees -- Rush. It's really tough for me to pick a favorite from Rush. There are too many good songs to choose from.

The Preacher -- Kansas. A lot of energy in this song.

Now for a song I never want to hear again. This is harder than I thought.  Maybe China Girl by David Bowie? I don't know, it's too much pressure!

If you ask me this same question next month, some things might change.

3. What's on the menu for your last meal? (The foods can come from anywhere, and can be mixed - six different restaurants, your late grandma's kitchen, the school cafeteria, etc.)

Well, since it won't matter if I have major heartburn after this meal, let's go all out. I'll start with some lasagna, then my comfort food of fried bologna on toast and covered in cream corn, followed by a peanut buster parfait from Dairy Queen. I'll have a Mountain Dew Code Red to wash that all down. My stomach hurts writing this.

4. What is your most surprising talent or interest - the one that makes people say "I didn't know you (did/liked/knew)..."?

I kind of collect coins. I don't have anything really valuable, but I always check my change and still look out for certain things. I haven't bought anything in a long time. I don't have the spare money. I can also play drums. By that I mean I can keep a beat and look only slightly dorky.

5. If you didn't have to worry about earning a living at it, what kind of work would you want to do?

I'd like to do something creative. I don't know what specifically; writing, photography, you know, nothing that I'm actually good at. I wouldn't paint or draw though, unless someone is looking for some stick figure art.

There you have it. Interesting, huh?

So, now that we come to the end, the meme rules follow. If you want me to interview you, do the following:

Leave me a comment saying, "Interview Me." Please include your e-mail address if it is not in your profile.
I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions.)
You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
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.

Don't worry, no pressure if you don't want to do the meme. I'm not sure I could come up with good questions anyway!


Florinda said...

That second question would be tough for me too. The hard part would be narrowing it down to just ONE song I never want to hear again.

OK, so you play drums and like Rush - are you one of those "Neal Peart is a god" guys, like my brother-in-law?

Thanks for playing along, although maybe you should play some golf instead :-).

Jenn said...

"One" is absolutely depressing. Wishing for death and life in hell? It's beyond depressing.

I thought you would have said something by the Fine Young Cannibals as your song never to hear again.

Mike said...

Florinda: You mean he's not God? :) I said I "kinda" play drums, I haven't even tried in a long time, but I like to when I can.

As you can see below, Jenn has helped me with my misted hated song. I somehow put it out of my mind. :)

Jenn: I totally forgot about that song! That is for sure my most hated!

dc said...

Welcome back. I can't think right now to answer questions.

Mike said...

DC: Working too hard? I think you need a vacation. :)