Monday, May 11, 2009

Amusing Mondays: MY 7SS

I thought it only fair to submit to a 7SS interview, 
so I let my sister Katie interview me.  
Hold on to your seats!

Step #1

  • Hugh: Jackman or Laurie?  Ooh, that's tough.  Jackman.  You know me & Aussies.
  • Sydney or Cairns? Cairns
  • Coke or Pepsi? why is this a question? Pepsi of course.
  • yoga or pilates? Pilates with Chanda; otherwise, yoga
  • read or write? um, I'd say read, but I'm afraid McKoala is watching, so....write!
  • beach or mountains? hmm.  beach.
  • Robin McKinley or Tamora Pierce? I refuse to answer that question as it violates my religious principles.

Step #2
TELL US about any of your weird habits or idiosyncracies. 

A: Um.  I eat cantaloupe with hummus?  Otherwise I’m quite normal.

K: Seriously.

A: Okay, fine.  Life is too short not to write with glitter pens; and nearly everything I write is in red or purple or blue or green glitter.

K: You are so boring.

Step #3
TEACH US one or two of your favorite vocabulary words.

amanuensis – a personal secretary or assistant, esp. of a writer.
phantasmagoria – a sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream

Step #4

  • The last book I finished reading was If I Stay by Gayle Foreman.
  • I gave it 4 stars.
  • One word to describe it is honest.
Step #5
QUESTION:  What’s one of your most embarrassing memories?

Tripping up the stairs to the altar with the communion elements in my hands.  That was in California, when I worked at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church and I was still a pretty uptight Southern girl, and I'm still mortified.  The bread went on the ground (fortunately I had finished serving), but the cup only spilled on my dress, not on the carpet.

Step #6
QUESTION:  I’m looking at a list of ways in which you made my childhood miserable.  Which would you like to apologize for first?

I apologize for being such an amazing, wonderful, perfect person who always took such good care of you that you had a hard time finding yourself.

Step #7
GIVE US THE SCOOP.  Tell us something about yourself that’s exclusive to In Search of Giants (ie, has never been publicized in print or podcast interviews.)

A: I knew you were going to ask that.

K: Dweeb.

A: Okay, well, some people know I graduated high school when I was 16.  Then I graduated college when I was 19.  I was pretty smart, but I really excelled at languages, and by my last year of collge, I was able to read seven languages with decent proficiency: French, Russian, Latin, Greek, German, Italian and - oh, right, English.  These days all I speak is Kidling-ese and SleepDeprived dialect English.

K: 'M-kay.  Now.  Where’s my apology apologies?

Okey-dokey, thanks for stopping by, everyone.  
Be sure to come by this week for interviews 
with more of my favorite people, 
including two featured authors!


  1. What a fun interview! And I love Hugh Jackman too!

  2. LOL

    Fun interview. I graduated high school at 16, too. Didn't mean much except I was at of my parent's home much earlier - which was a blessing at the time.

    And the first time I was to light the candles, I didn't know you had to keep pushing up the wick. So I walked across the front of the church and got to the first candle. No fire. Had to walk back and get another light. Laughter in church should be outlawed. ;-)

    Were we separated at birth?

  3. That Hugh v. Hugh question was brutal. Muscle? Wit? Muscle? Wit? So hard to choose...

    Lurching off-topic now; my apologies.

    Acacia has been on my wishlist since....forever.

    Would you like me to return a favour by mailing it to you (erm, once I'm done reading it, that is)? If you email me your snail address at jen_deben "at" yahoo "d0t" com, I'll pass Acacia along to you. (HOwever, it may take me a while to plough through; it's a doorstop.)

  4. Come on Dr. House scores any day over Wolverine!!!

    Katie is right... You are boring, I mean in comparison to her. :D :D

    You were lucky the cup didn't spill on anyone else's dress. :P

    Do you speak Gibberish?? Its great fun!

  5. LOVED it! The brothers Green better watch their step -- here comes Sisterhood!

  6. Is it wrong that I don't know who the people in the lightening round are? (besides the Hughs of course. Heavens me.)

  7. Great interview! FYI - I graduated high school at 16 also! But got out of college at 20. But I was nowhere near as geeky as you. ha ha!

  8. "Robin McKinley or Tamora Pierce? I refuse to answer that question as it violates my religious principles."

    I snorted. Best response ever.

  9. Great interview :)
    Writing in glitter pens sounds like fun.

  10. This was great - as was the interview with Katie. I would be scared to get my sisters to interview me....

    As for the Jackman/Laurie dilemma it's a toughy. Both are gorgeous, funny, are musical and have fantastic butts

    Oh dear I suddenly feel really strange...

  11. Oh my, Janey. Perhaps you should, um, go lie down.

  12. Jane, listen to Sarah. She knows best. :D

  13. **Jane smiles to herself, looks slightly bashful with a hint of wanton brazenness**

    Oh hugh guys!



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