Thursday, April 19

Bob-Kat's Questions and a New Photo

This is blogger Beverly (Lacoochie Kid) and me at our meeting last Monday. Beverly said we should have had the woman take a close-up, but this will have to do. When I tried to zoom in and crop it, the photo got too pixilated!

Bob-kat, whom you can visit at:

was interviewed by another blogger and I volunteered to have her interview me. Now you can volunteer to be interviewed by me (see below).

Here are her questions, and my answers:

1: What was your last impulse buy and did you regret it?

I don't buy much on impulse, but the last thing was the fake Gucci purse I bought in NYC in March, and no, I don't regret it. But I do wish I had gotten the green one instead. (Now here, you ought to say: "You already have a green purse, and how many green purses can one woman need, anyway. Right?" and I would answer, "That other green purse is not a Gucci, and anyway, it will get old and I'll get tired of it, so I should have bought that one!")

2: Who was your favourite teacher at school and why?

In high school, my favorite teacher was Mr. Meyer, my art teacher. I loved art classes and he was a very good teacher. I had taken piano lessons from his sister, so we had a connection that way. He remained my favorite until he stooped to giving me the silent treatment, after I was caught smoking in his classroom during lunch period. I was in his room at lunchtime because he had asked me to paint the Old English alphabet in a row atop his blackboards. I was usually cautious about smoking there, but one day I forgot to throw out the evidence (cigarette butts in a paint can lid). He didn't speak to me for the last three months of school, and I thought it was a little childish and excessive on his part. I got such bad headaches everyday in anticipation of the class that my mom had to take me to a doc, who said the headaches were stress-induced. Mr. Meyer did give me an A for the class. After that, my headaches disappeared.

3: I know you work as a florist so what flower best represents you?

That is a hard question, because at different times, I would give completely different answers. Most days, I would say the rose, because roses have many, many petals, representing the many layers of my personality. Roses come in a myriad of varieties and are very colorful, and I can be me! I also have lots of thorns, just ask mr. kenju!! Other times I might say that I hope the iris represents me. Irises are so regal-looking, and yet they are soft and delicate. They are tall and stately, and I am that (or I was, before I shrunk an inch).

4: If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Hmmm, I have to think about this one. Physically, I would change my teeth and gums to what they were when I was 20, before I got gingivitis. I had a beautiful smile back then, and now it is just as broad, but not nearly as pretty (or as white). Psychologically, I might change my tendency to lack self- confidence. Spiritually, I would boost my resolve to live a compassionate and devout life.

5: If you had to explain what marriage was to an alien what would you say?
Oh, boy! If I were going for a chuckle, I might say that thing that two people do to ruin their relationship forever. After forty-two years of marriage to the same man, I am (I assure you) not an expert on it, but I would say that marriage is the legal, physical and spiritual union of a man and a woman for various and sundry purposes, one of which is procreation. I hope I don't have to explain human procreation to this alien - 'cause he is on his own at that point!!

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your weblog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Marty: said...

Interview me.

mar said...

I have seen these interviews, love your answers!!! You know, I used to be a lurker here before I started blogging, kenju. Pls go ahead and interview me ! It will be my pleasure.

Awareness said...

Hey Judy.....I may have just posted some personal quirky quirks (and have thought of one for you which I posted in my comment section :) I would love you to interview me.


rosemary said...

You can interview me, but I have so few visitors I am afraid that it would end with me...pick someone really special. I just did that tell all post , remember?

Karen said...

Thanks for posting the photo of you and Beverly. She's on my blogroll and I read where you two got to meet.

Looks like you had fun!

Mr. Althouse said...

Nice insight, Judy. I'll pass on the interview though (unless you insist - I couldn't refuse you). You know that I am a reporter - I'm the one usually asking the questions! Besides, anything anyone ever wanted to know about me (or need to!) is on my blog.

Michele says "hi."


srp said...

Technical....difficulties....intermittent... ...sigh.

If I type this real fast and hit the post, perhaps it won't get eaten by blogger or my server will be up or the modem won't reset and I won't have someone in India telling me it will cost $29.95 to get customer service on it.

Tomorrow better be better.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very interesting questions and VERY VERY interesting answers, my dear....Shephard has sent me some questions, so I will 'pass' on you interviewing me, though maybe it would be fun to be interviewed by a lot of people, since each person can make up the questions! (lol)

And let me say that you look great in that picture with Beverly...!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

OOOOPS! Forgot to say "Michele sent me"..I got so caught up in your answers....And by the way, that Alien might have some more quesyions about marriage based on your explaination...LOL!

Merle said...

Hi Judy - Thanks for your comments on "If Only." I always wish these tragic cases would start with themselves first and save the innocent l Enjoyed your answers to the interview, though wouldm't want to try it myself. Nice photo of you
and Bev. Take care, Love, Merle.

Bob-kat said...

Those were really great answers and you obviously put much thought into them. I found it really sad what your teacher did to you. Interestingly, I had a similar experience with my art teacher but she turned quite short in her attitude to me rather than silent. Thanks for volunteering, I hope you enjoyed being interviewed!

claude said...

I love meeting bloggers and I love reading about bloggers meeting other bloggers! Great post!

Cris said...

Nice questions and answers! I'll pass the interview though. :-) Have a nice weekend!

Blue Monkey Jammies said...

I agree with Claude. Great idea. Going to read some more before I move on.

Here via Michele.

Jamie Dawn said...

The rose is a wonderful flower for you. I like the idea of many petals representing many facets and layers to who you are.

Just HOPE that you'd only need to TELL an alien about procreation!!

Carolyn said...

Ok, I'll "byte" too, lol! Interview me.

I'm always buying something, then wishing I'd got the other color, lol! BTW, You still look tall and pretty to me, lady! :)

Anna said...

You can certainly interview me Judy....


utenzi said...

That is a tiny picture, Judy, but it's good to see you!

Maverick Moon said...

Interview me if you have time :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw.

Is "pixilated" a word? If not, it's still cute! I'll have to use that next time one of my photos get grainy. (grainee?)

I loved your explanation of being a rose...most people think of it as everyone's favorite flower because they are so pretty, etc. But you just brought to light how they do have so many layers of petals, available in endless colours, and the thorns...oh the thorns!

I enjoyed this post very much.

sage said...

interesting insights Kenju, I'm not sure if I'm up for an interview! would they be easy questions?

Biff Spiffy said...

Whoo! A photo of the elusive Kenju!

How cool, and fun, and great answers. Very thoughtful.

Too bad Mr. Teacher had to be so shallow. Wouldn't you have rather heard it straight from him, then moved on?

Beverly said...

I'm sorry about the photo. When my son looked at my camera, he said, "Mom, if we reset it, you can get a lot more pictures on your card." I guess that's why it wouldn't enlarge. Boo-hoo. We'll do better next time.

raehan said...

You don't need to change a thing about yourself! I've already asked to be interviewed by someone else? Can I do two sets of interviews?

bluemountainmama said...

that was fun...... :)