Friday, August 17, 2007

The Interview

While I’ll admit that sounds like a bad romantic movie…but it’s not. It’s the name of a post that I found over at AndreAnna’s blog. Since I enjoy reading her blog soooooo much, I had to participate. I asked her to interview me and she submitted these five questions for me to answer. If you wish to play along, the rules are at the end of this email (Man, I should not have said that…DO NOT SCROLL DOWN NOW!!!). The questions are, and I quote (sorry, felt like working in a little Dr. Suess Grinch line today):

1) If you were independently wealthy and didn't have to work, what would you do with your free time?
Not much! I would go to Graceland, I would blog even more than I do now and I would probably go to my old office a lot and wave at my coworkers through the windows. Oh wait, we don’t have windows. Ok then, I would install windows for them and then taunt them from the outside.

I would also spend A LOT more time with Lucy and Ethel, start a championship BBQ team, go see a major league baseball game in every ball park and go to every NASCAR track. I would try to write a book essentially about nothing that would contain really good photos taken by me and continue working on the pseudo-musical ‘Nylons In Arizona.’ Because I would have so much time, I might even do an entire ‘Nylons’ series for each state, not counting Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Well, the Hawaiian one would be fun. That way I could do an entire musical number about ‘Poi.’ Oh boy!!!

2) What is your dream car?
Normally I just say a bigger Chevy truck, but I’m feeling saucy today, so I will say James Bond’s original Aston Martin. I would also like a #8 Budweiser Chevy Monte Carlo Nextel Cup Car, but I fear it would not pass California’s emissions test. Then again, neither would the Aston Martin, but it has guns and stuff, so I’m sure something could be worked out!

3) Do you consider yourself successful in your life?
Nope! I do not yet have a burger, sandwich or hot dog named after me and in our culture, that is the mark of success. Actually, I have a job, can support my kids, no more of my fish have died and I can tie my own shoes. It’s not REALLY successful, but it’ll do. And if you’re wondering, the burger named after me would need to have 5 layers of different types of melted cheese, grilled onions, and really expensive bacon…for starters…

4) What is one regret you have?
Possibly leaving my PR assistant job with the FOX Network. It wasn’t really my type of environment, but 2 years after I left they started broadcasting NASCAR. I kinda feel like Pete Best after the Beatles kicked him out. I also regret that I didn’t start writing the way I do now sooner than I did. But really, what is regret but a container full of restaurant leftovers that you forgot to put in the refrigerator when you got home…right??

5) Have you ever been fired?
BWAHAHAHAHAHA…not yet. Came close, but I learned that a smile, a few bucks and possessing ‘sensitive’ photos of the person wanting to fire you are pretty helpful. However, I’ve got two words for you all: ‘Blogging at work.’ AWWWWW Booger, that was three words, wasn’t it??

Well, rules are a difficult thing for me, so I hope I followed them ok. Although I can tell you that AndreAnna is a very forgiving person…If you wish to have me interview you (and I warn you that the questions will be questions you’ve never heard before), then please follow these simple rules:

1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me."

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your blog with a post containing your 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.


The Exception said...

I'm feeling lucky...

So, okay, interview me (if you dare!) ;)

And blogging at work - I am waiting for them to block the blogs. They will not "talk to us" just block the blogs as they did with personal e-mail. I am hoping that there are more important things for them to worry about!

Heart Of Darkness said...

Okay, I'll probably end up regretting this but, Mikey... interview me!

AndreAnna said...

Yay! Good answers.. Now, have fun coming up with all the questions!

ARM said...

"Ok then, I would install windows for them and then taunt them from the outside."

Hahahaha!! Excellent plan, my friend. Classic.

I got interviewed a few months ago, but I'm always looking for something to write about lately. So what the hell...ask me what you wish.

FRIGGA said...

Phew - I think you may be getting in over your head here - have you seen the number of comments your posts get?!!?!??!

So of course: interview me please :-)

Oh and on the #1 - there's people who've worked for my company that do that, they come back and tell us of all the exciting adventures they've been on since they left... Do they not get it?

Michael C said...

The Excpetion: Yep, Big Brother is watching ;-)

Heart: Yeah, you'll regret it ;-)

AA: No, thank you and you're right....I am going to run out of questions!!!! ;-)

Arm: Be prepared for some country ones, ok???

Frigga: I'll gladly interview and yes, I'm probably in over my head here!!!

Patti said...

I was going to ask you to interview me, but there are so many ladies ahead of me.
I feel like I'm in line for the rest room.

Odat said...

ahem....I believe one of your regrets should be NOT getting Funday put on the calendar!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Airam said...

You sounded so cheery when you answered the "do you think you're successful" question!! Too cute!

Dare I say it .... (interview me).

Michael C said...

Patti: Are you calling me a rest room?? LOL

Odat: Actually, I regret that one so much I can't even bring myself to speak of it.

Airam: Well, I do have a PR background ;-) I'll get you some questions this weekend.

Lizza said...

The Michael C burger sounds absolutely delicious. Also, isn't having a high school named after you a sign of success?

Michael C said...

Lizza: I forgot all about the school angle. No one will ever name any institute for learning after me ;-)

kat said...

Your hot dog at the Wonderful World of Weiners would be a cheese dipped dog drizzled in spicy sauce and covered in carmelized onions served in a deep fried bun and covered in melted cheese.

Bon Appitite!

Michael C said...

Kat: I cannot tell you how good that sounds!!!!! I'll never look at another plain hot dog the same way again. You nailed it!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, if I ever open a restaurant, you may have just earned yourself free food for life since you named the place ;-)

The Exception said...

Hey, sorry, did you send those questions? Needless to say, I am in search of a post for this week!

Jeremy said...

I am either in a foul mood, stupid, or a glutton for punishment, or probably just all three with a little bit of mania mixed in so "Interview Me!"

Glad to see the hospital let you go, at least thats what the nurses said... "ouch! What do you mean I wasn't supposed to tell him that?"...