This week, I interviewed Meredith over at From Meredith to Mommy. Meredith is a former music teacher and mother of two young girls. Meredith writes about transitioning from her former life to a mother and wife, shares reflections about her journey, and anecdotes from her life with her two little girls; the sweet ones, the silly ones, and the tough ones.
And here’s what she said . . .
1. A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
Ok…the last thing I remember was a boat ride…ok, seriously, what was in that punch?
2. If my family and I came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Your entire family is coming? Crap. Did you RSVP? How much notice did you give me? Oh forget it. I’m going with my looks really impressive but actually took no preparation time at all fallback meal of ham, potatoes and secret recipe seasoned green beans. But if you gave me notice, I’ll make a lasagna. A really good one. I’m IBM (Italian By Marriage. Duh).
3. Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
I’m definitely NOT a celebrity person. I can’t even think. Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep. I could tell you why, but that violates my confidentiality agreement.
4. If you had to spend 3 weeks with alone with just one other person, who would you choose?
Hmmm…whoever it is has to be someone whom I’m prepared to lose from my life afterward, because three solid weeks with just ONE other person is a recipe for disaster.
5. Pillsbury Dough Boy vs. Chef Boyardee? Who wins?
Chef Boyardee. He’s got connections. You know…connections.
6. How many dolphins would it take to screw in a light bulb?
Two. Jumping and turning in a perfect ballet of lightbulb-y goodness. Can you picture it?
7. If you had to sleep on either a feather bed or a water bed for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
Feather bed. Oh goodness, feather bed. Don’t even bring a water bed into this house.
8. If you were a celebrity, what would you name your baby?
Since I’m going to have to be judged for my choice by everyone in the world, I need to make sure it’s the perfect combination of bizarre (so you know, you talk about me) and meaningful. Because it’s always meaningful. You know, I’m actually going to steal the names from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic book. Pomegranate for a girl, Armegeddon for a boy.
9. What news headline would best describe your life?
“Always on the Cusp”
10. Best costume at a costume party?
Slumber party guest. Comfy pjs. In public. Need I say more?
The idea for my “That’s What She (or He) Said” Interview series was born one evening when I was extremely tired and had a(nother) slight case of writer’s block. I really wanted to publish something, but even though I had 6 or 7 posts in the works, nothing was quite ready to publish. And I didn’t want to publish something half-assed just for the sake of publishing. So I decided it’d be fun to start doing some interviews. The point of these interviews is to introduce you to some of the talented writers whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting these past few months. (And by “meeting,” of course I mean virtually.) But I don’t want any humdrum interviews, so the questions I ask are completely whacky and off the wall. Some of the questions I’ve found online, and some I’ve made up. I hope you enjoy them! To see the other interviews in the series, please click here.