Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Interview Me

I borrowed this from Bent Fabric who borrowed it from someone else.

Here's how it works:

1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions -- each person's will be different.
3. You will update your journal/blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

So here are Bent Fabric's questions to me:

1. What was your most embarrassing moment? Expound. My most embarrassing moment happened when I was about 11 years old. That's back in the 80's when rollerskating was really popular and I was at "The Tree" roller rink (a great throwback name to the 70's isn't it?) in Rockford, IL. I took a break from skating to go use the bathroom. When I was done and made it all the way back out to the skating rink, I looked down and noticed a loooonnnggg piece of toilet paper was stuck to one of my skates and trailing behind me. This was devastating to my 11 year old ego. To this day, whenever I leave a restroom I automatically look down at my feet to make sure they are TP free :)

2. If you could re-live one moment in your life what would it be? Why? It would have to be the first time I went to a Grateful Dead concert back in high school. Because that was it the last time in my life that I ever felt carefee. It was also 1 year before one of my friends that went with to the concert died in a car accident. Knowing that he only had one more year to live, I'm sure we all would have made it even more memorable.

3. What is your idea of the perfect date? My idea of the ultimate perfect date would be jetting off to New York on New Year's Eve and then heading back out west, stopping in each time zone to celebrate midnight as we go.

4. Did you always know you were a lesbian or was there an A-ha moment? I believe people that identify as being GLBT (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender) usually fall into two categories in regards to recognizing their sexual identity.

Category #1: People that have always known they were GLBT, even as children.
Category #2: Those who gradually realize they are GLBT. Maybe after trying to date the opposite sex, etc.

I am in category #2... I remember always having girl "friends" that I followed around like a puppy dog and hung on their every word. But, as a kid and even as an early teen, I never equated this back then to anything more than being "best friends". I went through school dating guys, but never really found any I liked a whole lot. I even ended up having my son at age 20. I never knew anyone who was an OUT gay or lesbian until I turned 21. That's when it finally dawned on me why I was so infatuated with some of my "best friends" that happened to be girls and never had any successful relationships with men. I met my partner when I was 22 and we've been together almost 8 years now.

5. What is the best news you've heard all year? Worst? The best news I've heard all year is "Lucky Charms is Phasing Out the Oat Pieces" The worst news I've heard all year is that Bush got re-elected.

Anyone else up to being interviewed?


Bent Fabric said...

Good answers. I have to admit, the toilet paper visual had me laughing. hehe

I'm sorry about your friend. If only we could know then what we know now, things would certainly be done differently.

I fall into category one though I flirted with category too. My ex-g/f and I broke up last year after 8.5 years. I saw it coming though so it wasn't a total shock.

Ugh, don't even mention that idiot who is impersonating a president.

Angelika said...

This is a fun idea. Interview me.

B. said...

What a great idea!! Great answers by the way. Sorry to hear about your friend.

Interview me if you like :)


B. said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to say, thanks for the nice comment on my blog.