I have been stuck for ideas to write about. Then, all of a sudden, today happened.
It started with a bang -- Katy's headbanging, to be specific. All I can remember from the incident (seeing as how it happened at 5:45 AM!) is that Stephen all of a sudden leapt out of bed and ran like the house was on fire. She had fallen out of her "big girl bed" for the first time. I was highly impressed with Stephen's response time. He heard the thump and made it to her room before she started crying. I, on the other hand, didn't hear the thump, merely felt the lack of another person in bed, sat up, and THEN I heard her screams of pain and fright. (To explain some of that away, I do have a cold with one ear blocked up. My good ear was buried in the pillow. Now I'm not a bad mom, right??) Since that earlier-than-usual start to my day, things have snowballed. Argh.
So instead of venting online, I am going to do something fun: respond to some questions posed by my mom's cousin, Linda. She's a great writer and always has some thought-provoking posts on her blog. (Click the link to the right to check it out.) So here goes...
1. What is one thing you'd like to do but do not have the courage to do? And why don't you do it? What's the worst that could happen, anyway??
I think I would like to try bungee jumping, but there is no way on God's green earth will I try it. Here's why - I don't fancy throwing up on others and/or peeing my pants in public. That's not the worst that could happen. Death is.
2. Describe your worst date. Did your poor fellow know it was your worst date? What did you learn about yourself from this experience?
I didn't really date in high school, but at one point in my senior year, I so wanted to be dating that I went out with someone that I normally wouldn't have. Our most memorable "date" was actually when I wasn't there. Our church had a Valentine's Celebration, and the big door prize was a night for two at a local bed and breakfast. Apparently, my significant other entered the door prize drawing and won the grand prize. My father, who was also in attendance, was less than thrilled. Since that's our most memorable date, you can see what an amazing, stimulating relationship it was. After a while, I realized that even though I really wanted to be paired up with someone, being a little more selective would probably be a good idea.
3. You are at a nationally televised Presidential White House press conference as part of the press corps. President Bush calls on you because you are waving your hand around like a wild woman. You stand, but suddenly, your heart races, your mouth dries, and you're seeing stars. You can't remember your brilliant question or utter a single syllable. The only thing you are able to do is sing. Remaining silent is not an option. What will you sing and why?
I'd have to say I'd go with the national anthem. If I'm going to be shown on the national news (as any singing lunatic reporter would be), then I'd better be patriotic. :) I even know a verse or two beyond the one we always sing.
4. If you were named "Supreme Blogging Commander of the Official World Wide Webbings of Intranets" or some such other prestigious title, what is the first rule you would lay down as non-negotiable?
Rule #1 - Blogs should be updated once per month as a minimum. Nothing is more frustrating than a blog that exists but isn't used. People, if you're not going to update, get rid of the blog. (Although, technically speaking, you shouldn't abandon the site. Unfortunately it can be taken over by annoying ads or even ::ahem:: inappropriate businesses.)
5. You are hiring someone for a position in your company. Nevermind which position. It's just your job to hire the best candidate and then tell your superior why you chose that person. If you choose unwisely, you get fired. The pressure is on. Which one will you choose?
A. Candidate A brought her Ipod and said she could listen to you and the music at the same time.
B. Candidate B challenged you to an arm wrestling match.
C. Candidate C threw up on your desk and immediately started asking questions about the job, like nothing had happened.
D. Candidate D stated that if he were hired, he would demonstrate his loyalty by having your corporate logo tattooed on his forearm.
So which one is it? Why? By the way, these are all true scenarios, as recorded at Strange But True Really Funny Job Interview Beahvior. OK girls, I'll be checking in on you to see what you've revealed about your intelligence, social skills, spirituality, geographical expertise, compassion for the human condition, physical fitness and resemblance to any celebrities. Have fun.
Candidate A all the way. Anyone who can multitask so beautifully is perfect for a place like ours, where there is no such thing as "too much to ask." :)