Friday, April 13, 2007

Mielikki Interview

I thought this was a really cool idea so I thought that I would try it. Mielikki from What Its Like To Be Me interviewed me.

1. How do you decide who your hump day hottie is going to be?

When I first started my Hump Day Hottie feature I wrote down a list of people that I thought were hot in one way or another. Many were good looking but I wanted it to be more than that. I started researching people and found that some that I thought were attractive weren’t the kind of people that I would want to feature. An example would be Jude Law. He is attractive but he is also a cheater and has had some legal trouble. I chose not to post him because his appeal faded the more I learned about him.
I haven’t used the entire list that I originally wrote but I rarely have to pull it out and use someone from it. Now I usually get inspiration from something I watch or hear or a conversation that I have.
I also take recommendations from people and sometimes ask them who they would like to see on there. That is how Johnny Depp was featured.

2.This one is a two part question: Who do you think is going to die in the next Harry Potter book, and who do you WANT to die in the next Harry Potter book?

This is a tough one because I don’t even want to think about who is going to die. We know that it must be someone close to Harry and my first instinct of course is that it might be Hermione or Ron. But then I think that J.K. Rowling wasn’t mainlining heroin while writing this book and that if she kills one of them off she might start an international incident. I think that it might be a 2nd string character like Neville Longbottom or maybe one of the Weasley parents.

Who do I want to die? There are a few people that come to mind right away. Of course Draco Malfoy being killed would be great. Professor Snapes getting blasted with a Avra Cadavera incantation would be pure justice since he killed Professor Dumbledore with the same one. Or the elimination of Harry’s hated cousin Dudley Dursley , preferably by a rogue bludger.

3. In your humble opinion, what is the best song in the world?

Wow! This is a tough one. I was in choir all throughout high school and my family is very musically inclined so there is a huge repertoire of music to choose from.
I will have to go with one that was dedicated to me by an old boyfriend (the one that is in Iraq right now).
I had stayed over at his place one night and the radio was on all night. He woke me up in the middle of the night and said to me “Every time I hear this song, I think of you.”
The song is “More Today Than Yesterday” by Spiral Staircase and some of the lyrics are:

I don't remember what day it was
I didn't notice what time it was
All I know is that I fell in love with you
And if all my dreams come true
I'll be spending time with you

Every day's a new day in love with you
With each day comes a new way of loving you
Every time I kiss your lips my mind starts to wander
And if all my dreams come trueI'll be spending time with you

Oh, I love you more today than yesterday
But not as much as tomorrow
I love you more today than yesterday
But, darling, not as much as tomorrow

It has been over 12 years and I still think of that song every day.

4. You are raising a son on your own, and it must not come easy. He will soon be in his teenage years. Do you think you are ready for it?

Raising my son on my own is difficult. It is rewarding beyond belief but anyone who tells you it is easy is lying.
The most difficult part of raising him alone is that I don’t have anyone to support me. By that I mean that I don’t have a backup. I don’t have anyone to discuss things with or to support my decisions or to call me on something when I am out of line. I have to be judge and jury. I am sure that sometimes I come across as unreasonable when it comes to dealing with D. I am very strict with him in some ways and very lax in others. I would like someone to be there to help in the areas that I am lax in.
I don’t think that anyone is ever ready for a child’s teenage years. D and I were discussing last night that this year will be his first double digit birthday. I think that as long as the lines of communication are still open that we will be fine.
D is a very loving and caring child but is very stubborn and headstrong. I just have to make sure to approach him in a loving way and everything should be fine.

5. What will you do if 'Mall hair' comes back in style?

My first instinct to the answer to this question was to say that I would shoot myself. Since I don’t own a gun that isn’t much of an option.
I never in a million years thought that skinny jeans or leg warmers would come back. Pretty soon it will be the stirrup pants and Hypercolor shirts.
If ‘Mall hair’ came back in style I would probably not be in style. It took a lot of work and a lot of hairspray. I prefer not to walk around with crunchy, flammable hair.

Ok, the rules:
1. If you want to be interviewed by me, (and I encourage perfect strangers to take me up on this, it will be fun) leave me a comment saying "Interview Me".
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of my choice.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to my questions.
4. You will include these rules, and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Anonymous said...

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

Poppy said...

Rach, that's all very interesting. I could comment on each one, but I don't feel like it! I would love to be interviewed, but don't have a blog to post it on, unless you run to myspace and read it.

It breaks my heart though, what you said about your true love and that song. I hope someday I feel that way about someone and have the feeling returned.

Also, I can see how you feel about raising D. I have noticed what you've said about being lax and strict in different areas, the little I've hung out with the two of you, but at least you're a good mom and have your head on straight. He's clean, smart, and respectful and that means you're doing well. I haven't said this before, but you are doing a wonderful job from what I've seen and I'm proud of you :)

mielikki said...

Great answers! I thouroughly enjoyed interviewing you, and reading what you had to say. Very well written and insightful. It was a pleasure. And the killing of Dudley? Priceless.

Churlita said...

Cool interview. I'm a little too shy to do one myself, but I love yours.

Aria said...

Interview me:)

egan said...

I like your answer to the Hump Day Hottie question. So is it safe to assume you'll never feature Hugh Grant or Lindsay Lohan then.

David in DC said...

I'm an attention-whore (attention-gigolo just doesn't carry the same connotation).

Interview me, please.

On the Harry Potter thing, I think Dumbledore isn't really dead. Or at least I think Snape killed him with Dumbledore's permission and with a plan for how to bring him back to life.

I think Snape's gonna die, after it's first established that he's been a good-guy, triple-agent all along.

Harry will learn to respect Snape just shortly before Snape dies.

I'd love to see any of the Dursley's get it, but I don't think that's the big final conflagration she's spending 7 books building toward.

Rachel said...

anonymous ~In a most delightful way.

Poppy ~ I can still send you the questions and you can answer them on myspace and in the comment section here if you want to.
I hope that I find someone else that I have the same feelings for as I did for James.
I hope that I am being a good mom. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

mielikki ~ Thanks for sending the questions. They were great. It was obvious that you went back and read some of the things that I have written.

Churlita ~ I would be nice and not ask any tough questions. You sure you don't want to play?

Aria ~ You got it. I will email the questions to you shortly.

Egan ~ MMM maybe Hugh Grant. He has redeemed himself a bit since the Divine Brown debacle.
Lindsay Lohan? For some reason I highly doubt it.

David In D.C. ~ You are usually right about things so I won't be surprised if that is how things turn out.
Your questions will be emailed to you shortly.

minijonb said...

Mall hair... :shudders:

Just to be contrarian (or a smartass) I'm going to say that Potter himself is going to be the one who dies.

Beth said...

Interview me!

But I must tell you now that I have never read any of the Harry Potter books. Haven't even wanted to. I read voraciously though so you can ask me some other book question if you care to.


CamiKaos said...

First, great questions Mielikki, loved the answers...

I have to weigh in on the Harry Potter front. Dumbledore would not want any child to become a murderer, I think he would have rather Snape kill him than allow it to come from Draco. I have to believe he trusted Snape for all those years for a reason.

Anonymous said...

I love johnny depp!

I heard that a cd by the rock band lovedrug matches up perfectly to the movie edward scissor hands--but check this; you turn your ipod/cd player on shuffle. I think the cd is called everything starts where it ends.

Moonbeam said...

Nice interview and a great idea.

Ohhh..Johnny Depp...Whaaahooo!! Ya had to mention him and get me whaahoooin' again :)

Rachel, I love the song you chose. One of my favorites too.

playtah said...

That's a great song!

And you are doing a great job raising D!

Oh, and "Interview ME!" :)

Babybull40 said...

You are doing a fine job of raising D on your own and not to have outside support system is difficult. Sometimes I fee like a single parent even though I'm not. If I was I'm sure I would do just fine.. Keep up the good job of being a mom.. that's more important than trying to be his friend..He is very respectful and he will grow into a fine young man.. I loved the interview.. so I think I would like to try it.. So interview me please.. and thank you..

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Oooh interview me!I have never read Harry Potter tho so you may want to change it up there....

M said...

oo snape is one of my all time favourite characters, it'll be interesting to see how he turns out in the last book. I think there's definitely more to Dumbledore's death than meets the eye.

mielikki said...

Are you sorry yet you asked for an interview? :) you have your work cut out for you, now! Have fun

dmarks said...

m: Snape IS my favorite character.

Rachel said...

minijonb~ You are an evil, evil I would be SO sad if Harry died.

Beth ~ Your questions will be sent to you today. They will be completely different.

camikaos ~ That is a great point. I can't wait to read the next book. The Harry Potter mania is already starting in my house.

Anon ~ I don't have an ipod so that won't work for me.

moonbeam ~ I like Johnny Depp but am not a Wahoo!! kinda fan. I love that song too. It makes me smile every time I hear it.

Playtah ~ Yes it is. Thanks and you will get them in a few hours!

babybull40 ~ Thanks for the kind words. I do my best with Devon. You will get your questions today :)

Princess ~ You got it!

m ~ I agree. I just can't wait to see how everything ends :)

mielikki ~ I am really glad that so many people asked me to interview them. I can't wait to see their answers.

dmarks ~ I am not a Snape fan. But I can see why lots of people are.

Skyzi said...

Interview me!