Interviewed by The Collective

It's been over a week since The Collective invited readers to be interviewed. I asked for questions then forgot about it for a while, but here - at last - are my answers to their questions.

From Jennie!:

1) Why does Ohio insist on throwing more snow at us? Why?

From heather! anne!:

2) What is the all-time best Christmas movie?
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It makes me tear up every time I see Imogene taking her earrings out to look more like Mary, or hear that Leroy left the ham behind for the Baby Jesus. "It's a present. You don't take back a present."

3) What is your favorite blog post you've written? Why?
My favorites are the Gilbert and Sullivan parodies, especially this one. They don't seem to receive much in the way of comments, but they make me happy.

4) You're stuck on a boat with 5 other people for fifteen straight days. What 5 people do you choose?
My dad, mom and sister, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings (I think he would fit in pretty well with the rest of us) and George W. Bush. Dubya is there for us to make fun of until we get hungry and eat him.

5) What book was a total waste of your time?
How Nancy Drew Saved My Life was a terrible terrible book. I bought it to read on my site visit to England and Ireland last year and didn't get around to starting it until my return flight, when I had finished all of my other reading material. So it was basically that or nothing. I got so frustrated with the book that I pulled out a pencil and started writing comments and retorts in the margin. When I got back to the States I passed the book on to a friend, warning her that it was the Worst Book Ever and inviting her to make her own notes. So far we've passed it around to six people and are making a nice collection of sarcastic comments.

So now that I think about it, it wasn't a total waste of my time, because I got some entertainment value out of writing the comments. I'll say Wuthering Heights instead.

6) What ingredient goes best with chocolate?
Maraschino cherries.

From Abigail:

7) What is your favorite musical? Tell me a story about your best musical experience.
It's a tie between 1776 and The Pirates of Penzance. I can't think of a whole lot of individual musical experiences I've had, so I'll just say singing and dancing with my family in general. We may have absolutely no talent, but we've got miles and miles and miles of heart.

srah - Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 6:46 PM
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Comments (7)

gravatar srah - March 16, 2008 - 1:06 AM -

It has been pointed out to me that no one said there was no food in the boat. Um... we'll eat him anyway.

gravatar Jennie! - March 16, 2008 - 10:32 AM -

Oh, I beg to differ. Heh.

gravatar Jennie! - March 16, 2008 - 10:33 AM -

That was supposed to be a link. Eh, forget it, Ohio sucks.

gravatar srah - March 16, 2008 - 10:45 AM -

Ha ha! I knew I would get an objection. :)

gravatar rs27 - March 17, 2008 - 1:53 AM -

Are you just going to ask Ken Jennings questions all day?

Um, I mean give him the answers...

gravatar srah - March 17, 2008 - 7:02 AM -

No, we would all ask each other trivia questions and quote movies.

- "For a delicious bite out of Dubya's arm, Suva is the capital of what country?"
- "You guys, I'm still HERE. I can hear you gambling over my body parts."
- (mockingly) "I'm not dead yet! I don't want to go on the cart!"

gravatar James D - March 17, 2008 - 11:01 AM -

1. I love the T-shirt, and am seriously considering ordering 1 for me and 2 for some co-workers in OH. What a great present.

2. Love the comment about W. It is always good to have entertainment around.

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