Thursday, April 05, 2007

The 5 Question Interview

I got this from The Rover.

The Rules: Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me.” I respond by asking you five personal questions (I will leave these questions for you in my comments) so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate! You WILL update your journal/bloggy thing/whatever with the answers to the questions (please don't leave your answers in my comments unless you don't have a blog). You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Here is what The Rover asked me:

1. What will you miss most about New York?
Since I'm moving to a city that shuts down around 2am...and that's on the weekends!...I will probably miss how accessible this city is. Any time of the day or night, you can get what you need or want.

2. What was your financial turning point - the moment when you knew you had to make a change?
I can't remember what pay period it was...but I simply got sick of dragging myself over the finish line of another payday. I just got completely fed up of living paycheck to paycheck. Every time I would review my numbers, I knew I made enough money to cover my expenses and modestly enjoy myself. I also knew that I was spending money to immensely enjoy myself. That "I'm worthless" feeling I felt every time my account was overdrawn became too high a price to pay for the temporary euphoria I felt when I dropped $100-200 in a weekend.

Also, I think a lot of it had to do with what I wanted my future to look like. I didn't want to pass on to my kids the type of relationship to money that I had. So I decided I better start creating a different one if I wanted to teach them something more substantial than "don't do what I did."

3. Where will you be in ten years, and what do you see yourself doing?
Hmmm...10 years from now will be 2017 and I'll be 42 years old. I will be in living in the West/Southwest area...I'm thinking New Mexico. I'll be running the performing arts division of a university, either as the Dean or Associate Dean. TM and I will probably have at least one kid by then, if not two. Oh, and I'll have my doctorate from Harvard!

4. Do you think that TM is "the one"?
Yeah, he is. It goes beyond the love we feel for each other. It's that we have become partners as we move forward. He considers me and I consider him as if we are a team. We haven't lost ourselves, but we are definitely greater than the sum of our parts. I've never had that before. That's why he's "the one."

5. How does TM feel about your recent decision to ditch cable? Will you and TM be living together without cable?
Actually, I'm way more of a TV junkie than TM is. We are living together now actually, and I've barely turned on the TV. In that way, I'm glad I don't have cable so that I don't resent him from taking me away from it. Nothing seems to be on network TV, so I don't feel like I'm missing much. Once I'm in school, I know I won't have any time to watch TV, so not having cable still won't be a big loss. He's also way more frugal than I am, so any way cut costs is fine by him. Neither of us can live without movies, however, so our Netflix queue is plenty long.


tuckergurl said...

Oh, why not. INTERVIEW ME!

Quel said...

Interview me too! You know A LOT about me, so good luck coming up with questions. :)

L. Britt said...

Okay...remember I'm the girl who asks the questions no one wants to answer, but I tried to tone it down. If you want to abstain from a question, let me know and I'll give you a replacement one.

1. If you had to up and leave New York, what place would you resettle to and why?

2. At your wedding, will the person who marries you mention God in any way?

3. Are there people who read your blog you wish wouldn't?
4. Are there people who don't read your blog that you wish did?

5. What's the next new thing you're going to try?


1. Was there a lot of fallout offline from the blog "dialogue" about your family's comments about your "blackness?"

2. Did you know that Billy was "the one" from the moment you met, the way Billy knew?

3. Are you in the career you want to be in?

4. Will tell your blog fans if you get pregnant again?

5. What did that woman do to you? You know the woman I mean...

Quel said...

Thanks for these questions. Great questions all. I'll post them some time this week.

Danielle said...

Oh man - interview me- I have so many blog drafts that I need something that I will def publish- plus I actually just learned more about you from your answers and I loved your answers- now more than ever I am really happy for you! And impressed- maybe you can teach me how to be so directed- I'm such a whirling dervish

The Rover said...

Yeah...I've seen your work on other blogs, so you should interview me now. Fair is fair...

My word identification? "rovex". Cool...

Melissa said...

Alright, BrittBaby - interview me, too! (I'm scared to see your questions but anxious to answer them because you tend to give me really good mental exercises)

L. Britt said...

Wow. This is harder than I thought.


1. Why are you posting less frequently?

2. How are you doing with your job/life passion search?

3. Did you honor your promise to your mom to go on 10 J-Date dates?

4. Do you see yourself living in NYC for the rest of your life?

5. If you could say one thing to someone that you never say, what would it be (don't say to whom it's directed)?


1. What's the longest you've been single? I mean truly single...not having drama with an ex, not in an ambiguious friendship, not in a f*ck buddy scenario, not in relationship that you can't define...just single?

2. Did you expect to be where you are in your career at this point in your life?

3. Does the big news have to do with work or personal life?

4. Who did you not get with in grad school that you wish you did?

5. What made you change your mind about your attitude toward your credit card debt?

L. Britt said...

Okay, Melissa...

1. What's the favorite part of your body, from your neck down?

2. Are you still making reincarnated t-shirts?

3. Does he offer you anything unique as a friend that you can't get from a less "touchy situation?"

4. Do you think you'll be engaged by the end of 2007?

5. Why does sadness scare you?

tuckergurl said...

OK, L. Britt, your questions are up!