Thursday, June 02, 2005

the interview game

Five Questions from Ciboulette

1. If you could be a part of a novel, which novel would it be and what role would you play?

If I were to chose a part today it would be Vivi from The Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood ::I know it's cheesy::. I want to be a woman of the south. I want to drink bourbon on the veranda, wear high heels and pearls while smoking cigarettes out of gold cases. I want to believe in spirits, and friends, and humor, and hats. I want to live dangerously under the security of wealth. I want to be eccentrically romantic and free. I want to drink iced tea with my sisters while laying in the hammock on the porch. Oh, and a houseboy would be nice too ::I'm not sure if that's in the book ::.

2. What is your favourite quotation?

"that which sustains the universe beyond thought and language, and that which is at the core of us and struggles for expression is the same thing"
--Yan Martel, The Life of Pi

3. What are you afraid of? ::heights, water, fire, what?:: why?

These days I find myself being afraid of being alone. I'm not sure why, but it terrifies me more than spiders, cat poop, or Bob's Big Boy. An unknown portion of my brain is sending me signals I don't quite understand. Like, what are you doing with your life? I know in what sort of direction I'm headed, and I have a great set-up and plan for the next 24 months. But, in that I want something more, I want partnership--a real one that's based on real life and real goals. Maybe that's too much for some people but I can't help it, I'm a Scorpio and I'm driven to have it all. I know this is an irrational fear that will settle with time. It's just consumes my brain sometimes ::this is what pisses me off the most::!

She's feeling feisty folks.
Moving on...

4. Have you ever had an idol? Who? Why?

I've had tons of idols, I think. Throughout my life I've met people who've inspired me to be who I really want to be. My main source of inspiration is my friends. I've been so blessed to have an amazing group friends, spanning the country ::and even the globe, actually::. Each one has strengths inherent to them alone. I find that through my friendships with miraculous people, I am inspired to be more miraculous myself. I want my life to be an expression of who I am. I am inspired and in awe by the creativity and strength that so many of my friends possess.

One day there will be a magical place where we can be free to create and to share our art with the world. Oh wait! There is one, it's called THE INTERNET. Use it people!

My friends remind me that there is life outside my head, that there are opportunities I haven't even dreamed of out there waiting for me. I'm constantly amazed and awed by their patience, loyalty, and everlasting love. And, the circle is always growing so it keeps getting better and better!

5. What is your occupation now and what would be your dream job/life work?

This one is easy as I am always thinking about my master plan. My current job title is Rights and Permissions Assistant for an educational publisher. I love the place I work and the people with whom I work. My other current job is Innkeeper at a Bed & Breakfast in town. I really love that job and all that it entails.

My dream life's work is to buy a plot of land somewhere along the Blueridge Parkway in North Carolina or similarly climated location. I'll find an old barn and renovate it, turning it into a modern yet cozy Bed and Breakfast ::the description of designing the building and it's interiors could be a post in itself::.Let's just say there are wooden beams, Swedish furnishings, the phattest kitchen every created by man, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ridge and a horse-shoe above the door. Upstairs will be an open, stylish apartment. Outside I'll plant some large, sunny gardens that will supply my kitchen with fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs for a long growing season. I'll also have rows and rows of peonies, irises, tulips, and geraniums. To mastermind it all, I'll build a state of the art greenhouse/office. The piece de resistance of my added value farm ::can you tell I've done some research:: will be the goat barn. I will have about 25 Oberhasli dairy goats with whose milk I will make delicious cheeses! Oh yeah, and I'd have a few alpacas so that I could spin yarn in the winter months.

Thanks, Cibi. This was fun!

Okay, for everyone out there. If you want me to interview you, below you will find the official Interview Game rules.

The Official Interview Game Rules:

1. If you want to participate, leave a comment saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person's will be different.
3. You will update your journal/blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


*em* said...

hey, you can interview me!

Leah said...

great answers, brinki. i really love your answer for character in a novel. i'm not sure which character i would want to be, and i've never read the divine secrets, but Vivi sounds like she's living the life.