Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Interview

Amber from A Small Peek into my World had a very cool diddy on her blog.... someone had interviewed her and then she posted her answers for all to see. She asked for people to comment if they wanted to be interviewed, and I took the bait.

Here are her questions to me... and my answers following.

1) How did you meet your husband??

My first "real" job was as an English teacher at East Central High School. I had worked there for a couple years when this really good-looking new coach got hired on as assistant basketball coach. The head coach, Coop, was just a couple doors down the hallway from me, so I saw Tom quite a bit. We made a bet on the outcome of a TU-OSU football game... winner paid for movie and dinner. (I won.) The next time he came to make a "bet" I called his bluff (said, "are you going to ask me out or what?") and well... the rest is history.

2) When did you realize that you had a love for letters??

When I saw the two mouths talking on Electric Company. Back in the day.

3) What is your favorite kind of music??

I Love, Love, Love Christian music. Steven Curtis Chapman, Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Third Day.... That's mostly what I listen to in the car and on my ipod.

However, I cut my teeth on some real funk.... and still feel the beat in my soul when I hear Chaka Khan (I Feel For You!), Prince (Purple Rain), Club Nouveau (Situation Number 9), Michael Jackson (Beat It) Midnight Star (No Parking on the Dance Floor). I went to a fairly rough high school where I also became fond of bands like Cheap Trick, ZZ Top, White Snake, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Boston. My dad loved classic music like the Eagles and Elton John, so I grew up liking that music too. And when I was a cowgirl at OSU, I danced my boots off to George Straight, Garth Brooks, and Hal Ketchum.

Oh, and one more thing... lately, I've had a bit of a thing for Robin Thicke.

4) What’s your dream job? Are you doing it now?

I was born to teach. I know that. It's agreed with me for all my life.

But I am a dreamer and in my wildest dreams.... I would be...

*a writer for a newspaper or magazine - weekly columnist

*an author of a wildly successful children's book

*an artist (but I can't paint or draw)

*a comedian (but I'm not funny)

*a tough as nails lawyer (not that tough)

Guess I'd better stick with teaching and being a mom (my dream job come true)

5) What is your favorite family activity??

It's soooo hard to pick just one! Things we like to do together as a family...

any sporting event, bowling, letterboxing, playing board games, wrestling in the living room floor, hanging out with friends, watching sports on TV, baking, going to movies, watching plays, playing Wii, card games, and of course spending time with the kids' grandparents and Granny I.

Can I interview you? If so, leave me a comment and let me know. I will email you your questions.

12 Wonderful Responses:

Chere said...

I'll take questions...I need something for my blog anyway...I'm out of ideas right now... :)

Dawn said...

The Electric Company picture brought back sweet memories!

I loved reading your answers. This was really fun.

I think I know what letter boxing is but could you tell me/us to be sure?

I'd love to play along! :)

Tracey said...

I'll play along... what kind of questions you want to ask?

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Michelle said...

I loved the letter people too! Wow! I haven't thought about it in years. It is always fun to hear how couple met.
I would play along, just let me know.

ASHLEY said...

oh....the talking faces from electric company...they scared me and i thought...that's weird, i've never seen anything like THAT before! and since you are the queen of letters...i never know how to spell weird/wierd and i really don't care for grammar or punctuation...so, sorry annie...i'm probably blinding you right now.

the electric COMPANEEEEEEE!!!!

okay...i wanna play the interview game, i have no idea how it works, but i'll do almost anything...so.....

bless you. love ya THIS MUCH!!!

ASHLEY said...

i also meant to say that your tom-annie meeting sounds like a MOOOOOOVIE!!!! swoon....

Traci said...

What fun to read!!! Electric Company...crack me up!!!!!

Kathleen said...

Did I already know you are an English teacher? I don't think I did! Did you know I am as well? I sure do wish we lived closer...it would be fun getting to know you personally!

I would love some interview questions! (mkpierce@bellsouth.net)

Amber said...

Great answers, Annie! Your music choices are very similiar to mine! I like a bit of Christian music, quite a bit of 80's and a whole lot of Country! Thanks for doing the interview =)

Eddie said...

Send me the questions...you can interview me!

Annie said...

I loved the Electric Company! I wish it were still around! I'm not sure I'm very exciting,but you can interview me if you want!