Beck posted an interview that someone initiated with her. She said in closing that if anyone wanted interview questions that she would send some personal questions to anyone who wanted them. I figured that I might not do a very good job answering the questions, but that she would do a good job asking them, so I said that I was game. If you would like me to interview you, leave a comment and I will give you your own set.
1. You're having Shakespeare over for dinner tonight! Which one other person from history do you invite with him?
No, it's not just because I had a page from the 1991 People's Most Beautiful People up on the wall in my dorm room. It's because I think that Shakespeare would like to see what has been done with Shakespeare since he's been gone. Mel was Hamlet, after all.
2. If you had to pick a new first name, which one would you choose and why?
That's a good question, being that Jennifer was THE name of the 1970's. In the fifth grade there were three or four of us in my class. As a child, I was always bummed that I couldn't buy the personalized stickers or shoelaces that were all the rage--not because my name was Jaquilla and it didn't exist, but because they were always sold out. As an adult, I'm fine with it now, even though in a large Adult Sunday School class a few years ago, of the 40 or 50 couples, there were five Jennifer's. Moving to the Northeast helped a lot. Within my whole church (which is honestly not much bigger than the class that I was a part of back then), I am the only Jennifer.
But the question is if I had to pick a new first name. . . I don't really know. Why don't you all pick a new name for me. What do you think?
3. Which actress - past or present - should play you in the movie of your life?
There is not a strong physical resemblance to Elizabeth Shue, but I think she has the right blend of natural homeyness and spark to pull it off.
4. Which physical characteristic of yourself most resembles your mother or father?
I have my mother's eyes and my father's ears.
5. In which way do your kids most look like you?
My daughter also has the "Insert my maiden name here" ears (which go back at least as far as my father's father) and my son who really does favor my husband, looks a bit like me when I was his age as well--perhaps it's the eyes.
Jennifer at Life is Not a Cereal left me a comment that she had nominated me for the Thinking Blogger award. I write about things that make me think--books, the Bible, my kids, my role as mom, so I'm glad that my little thoughts spark some thoughts in others as well.
This award has some rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme (this is my note here--that I tried to track it back and couldn't really find the exact origin and the original link--if someone knows, leave a comment!)
3. Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award with a link to the post you wrote. There are two versions of the award:
Silver or Gold
5 Bloggers who Make Me Think:
Beck at Frog and Toad are Still Friends--other than making me think about what I might name myself, she also examines that role of Mom in an introspective and yet humorous way.
Big Mama is not just all about the laughs. I mean, yes, she does make me think about whether or not I really want to eat the fourth brownie, but she also makes me think about relationships and the importance of the people in our lives (and oh yeah, she makes me think more about Texas Aggie sports, which makes me sound smart when my husband is talking about them).
Katrina at Callapidder Days is a thoughtful writer. She, too, might be funny or instructive, but her illustrations often stay with me long after I've read them (I still think of her words about grocery store--sacking and cell phones--as well as being a thermostat in my home, and oh yeah, buying--or not buying--books).
Rachelle at Seek First the Kingdom writes about books, church, writing, marriage. Most of what she says causes me to say, "Yeah she is right about that," or "I have to read that book" (and she's always right on those.
Katherine at Raising Five--By sharing her personal triumphs and shortcomings she helps me to see how important the role of mother is, but she manages to delivery the message without burdening me with guilt that I'm doing it all wrong and there's no hope for me at all.