Thursday, April 12, 2007

5 From Jenn

Jenn had an interview session over at her place and I took her up on her interview challenge. If you want me to interview you, just leave a note here in my comments and I'll send you 5 questions to answer on your own blog!

1. What inspired you to take up photography?
-When I was little my dad had a very old, manual film camera in a shiny silver case that he kept in his closet. My parents had this HUGE walk-in closet and I used to like to go in there and lay under the clothes (kind of like laying under the Christmas tree). One day I found the camera and asked my dad if I could have it. I never really did anything with it, until one day in high school when I got film for it and just started playing around with it. I upgraded to digital last year, but I still keep my dad's old camera on the bookshelf in my apartment to remind me of how I started.

2. Did you have little-girl dreams about getting married? Or is this a desire that came later in life?
- The whole white picket fence/2.5 kids/2 car American dream ideal was something instilled in me as a child by my parents. I was always "told" I would get married, which of course made me rebel and shun all relationships, but as I get older the desire to go through life with a partner and have a family grows stronger. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to completely rid myself of the stubborn independence I possess enough to actually have a successful relationship with a man, but I would definitely like to be in love someday.

3. If you could live anywhere in the world (and had the ability to support yourself), where would it be?
- This one is HARD because there are so many great places in the world. I guess my cheap answer is I'd like to live anywhere near a major airport so I could fly wherever in the world I wanted. Ideally though I think if money weren't an object I'd like to get myself a nice townhouse just outside Chicago in the near suburbs and live the best of both urban and rural settings.

4. What's one thing you'd like to change about yourself but for one reason or another have not?
- My weight. I'm stuck at a size 12 and would LOVE to be in shape, but my inherent laziness and love for donuts ultimately prevails and I can't ever seem to drop those 30 or so extra lbs.

5. Name one article of clothing you absolutely cannot live without. Why?
-I have these work-out pants I got 5 years ago or so through the Victoria's Secret catalog that are PERFECT. Not too tight, perfect weight for working out and all seasons, don't make noise when you run on the treadmill, ideal length and very slimming. I've run them into the ground and should probably not be wearing them in public, but I just can't seem to find a suitable replacement for them. I live in these pants and wish they still made them, but now that the "yoga"/form fitting look is in, I'm out of luck.


Jenn said...

Great answers. I DIG Chicago. Love it. I'm not sure why...I just do.

And the size 12 thing...I just slipped from 12 to 10 and almost 8. So I get that. But I was actually ok with the 12. It's just a little curvier than the 10.

Thanks for the interview!

doggy mama said...

This is great... just another way to get to know each other on different levels! I'd love to be interviewed!!

Kai said...

Here you go Doggy Mama:

1) You met Mr. Routine when you were 8. Did you know immediately that he was the man you would marry someday or did you not realize it until you were older?

2) What guilty pleasures do you have and how often do you indulge in them?

3) You described yourself as a "rule-follower", if you had the chance to break any rule and were guaranteed not to get caught, what rule would you break?

4) Did you grow up in a house with animals, or was Poopy Girl (and Big Boy) your first pets?

5) What made you decide to start a blog?

Girl said...

Oooooooo....pick me, pick me!!!

Kai said...

Ok Girl, here are yours:

1) In my experience, living with men can be tough. What's the hardest thing you have found about living with TF?

2) What do you like best about living in the Boston area?

3) When you were a kid, what job did you dream about having and do you have the same "dream job" now?

4) If money and time restraints weren't a factor, where in the world would you like to go on your honeymoon?

5) What is your biggest pet peeve?

Girl said...

answered :)