Thursday, January 29, 2009

Interview Questions from Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit

There's a new meme making the rounds to help us bloggers get to know one another. My buddy Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit sent me five questions. Here goes:

Why do you call yourself eccentric?

I've always been a little odd. It might be the fact that things just pop out of my mouth unexpectedly, and then you look at me like I have 12 heads. Remember that oh-so-very-long list of stupid things we may have accidentally said during our sophomore year of college? Remember how the list of odd things I said was a bazillion times longer than yours? I also thought for the longest time that I'd grow up to be that crazy lady living alone with 300 cats who scares the neighborhood children.

If you had $1 million where would you go to spend it and what would you spend it on?

You should know by now that I don't like to spend money! I'd probably spend it on bills, get rid of my debt, save some for The Girl's education, and travel all over Europe. I'd spend some on mental health counseling to try to get over my fear of flying so I could go to Europe. I'd also need enough to get liquored up in the airport bar before setting foot on the plane.

If you could take a bath in one kind of food, what would you choose and why?

Can there be 2 bathtubs? Because I have 2 different foods, and you know I don't like to mix stuff together on my plate. One would be filled with cheese. All types, I don't discriminate (aside from the really smelly stuff). The other would be filled with crab rangoon. After eating all of that fattening goodness, I'd need a crane to haul myself out of the tubs. Or maybe it could be a zero-calorie fantasy.

Name your top 5 favorite songs, movies, books, and places.

These change based on my mood, so this is what I'm feeling today:


"Without You Here" by Goo Goo Dolls
"What Hurts the Most" by Rascal Flatts
"I Could Not Ask for More" by Edwin McCain (our wedding song)
"Name" by Goo Goo Dolls
"Breathe" by Michelle Branch


Gone With the Wind
Yours, Mine & Ours (the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda version)
Schindler's List
Spinal Tap
Bridget Jones' Diary


Resistance by Anita Shreve
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver


Anywhere that isn't work
Disney World
Our favorite campground in PA
Anywhere that isn't work (do you sense a theme here?)

If you could change your name and move to another country and have any job, what would you choose and why?

You know, I always hated my name when I was younger. It sounded so old-fashioned. But I have no idea what I'd call myself if I could change it. I guess Anna just fits after all these years. As for moving to another country, I'd love to live somewhere in Europe. Probably Ireland in the country. I love the accents there. I'd be a writer, except I'd be writing novels and not the stuff I write at work all day. Or I'd be some kick-ass spy. I want to run around in spiky heeled boots without falling on my butt and do those karate kicks without messing up my hair.

Okay, so enough about me. Thanks, Serena, for the interesting questions!

To pass on this meme, I must solicit interviewees. So if you'd like me to send you 5 questions for you to answer and post on your blog, let me know in the comments!


Serena said...

great answers! I am happy! Still don't have another name in mind for about Hilda!

I'm glad to see shreve made the list of favorite books! And I agree about the places that aren't work!

Anonymous said...

I'll take questions :) You can contact me at sadoatcakes (at gmail).

Jeanne said...

I'd love some questions, especially if they're about books. You can find me at Necromancy Never Pays and at Jeanne dot Griggs at gmail dot com.

avisannschild said...

Fun questions and answers! I'm impressed there are two Anita Shreves on your list of best books (and happy to see The Poisonwood Bible on the list)!

Marie Cloutier said...

yay a Boston lover! :-)
I'd love to take your questions or answer them. you can email me at bibliophile at bostonbibliophile dot com :-)

Karen Harrington said...

Oh, good post. I love your song and movie choices. I think I'd have a very similar movie list. :)

Luanne said...

Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better Anna - and I love your name!
Oh - a mockumentary fan. I love Spinal Tap too.
I too harbour a huge fear of flying, but was forced to get over this summer - my daughter would not take no for an answer!

Staci said...

Loved your answers, especially being a kick ass spy who could run in heels and do awesome karate kicks without messing up the hair...priceless!! :)

Anonymous said...

A cheese bath? Yuckie gaga gooey!!

You ARE eccentric! LOL

Anonymous said...

What fun! I love "eccentric" people and I love cheese too. Oh, and I don't like to spend money either.

Amy said...

Name is one of my all time favorite songs, too!!!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

You have two of my favorites on your list – The Poisonwood Bible & Disney World (although I’d happily take Disneyland as well)!

Iliana said...

Oh fun.. now we know how eccentric you are! :)

By the way, I love Bridget Jones's Diary. The book too actually.

Anonymous said...

I think Anna is a fabulous name... but then again I might be just a little biased seeing as I'm called Ann, which is close! :)

This sounds like great fun; I'll happily take questions, especially book-related ones!

The Bookworm said...

great questions and answers :o)
i'm terrified of flying too...getting get liquored up at the airport sounds like a great idea! lol
GWTW is one of my favorites and I loved The Poisonwood Bible too.
Enjoy your weekend :o)

tanabata said...

Great answers to some really fun questions! A bathtub full of cheese, eh? Course now you've made me want some! LOL. And you've also made me want to watch Bridget Jones' Diary again. It's been ages since I saw it last.

Lenore Appelhans said...

A bath full of crab rangoon? I'm so there!

Anonymous said...

Hysterical about the cheese bath! We leave cheese for Santa every year (I'm convinced we're the only family on the street, maybe the town/state who does this!) Cheese is my friend, although I've never thought about bathing in it.

Serena sent me questions, too. Very fun!

Anna said...

Serena: Of course, Shreve would make my list!

Christine: I'll send you some questions very soon!

Jeanne: I'll send you some questions, too!

avisannschild: Shreve is one of my favorites. I snagged The Poisonwood Bible at a library sale last year, and I was surprised I'd waited so long to read it. What a great book!

Marie: I LOVE LOVE Boston! Went to college there and would be living there know if I had enough money. I'll send you questions soon!

Karen: Thanks!

Luanne: Thanks! Have you ever seen The Ruttles? I think that's what it was was the Beatles mockumentary. That was hilarious, too!

Staci: Those kick-butt female characters are always my favorite! If only I could be so graceful! LOL

Marvin: Well, I didn't really plan to bathe in it. I thought the idea was to jump in and eat my way out of the tub! LOL

Bermudaonion: It's great seeing that I have some things in common with my favorite bloggers! :)

Amy: Any Goo Goo Dolls song sung by John Rzeznik is my fave! He's dreamy!

Heather: Me, too. Like I said, any place that isn't work! LOL

Iliana: I also enjoyed the books. Love the movies because of Colin Firth. Mmm...

Ann: I'll send you some questions soon!

Naida: My husband plans to drag me on a plane next month. It's only an hour flight but I'm soooo scared!

Tanabata: Sorry 'bout that! LOL

Lenore: Now I'm having a craving!!

Dawn: I totally plan to just eat my way out of the tub! LOL Cheese is so good for the soul. :)