Thursday, May 11, 2006

Interview with Lo

So, this is a meme from Art-Sweet (who credits HD).

The meme works like this:
* Leave me a comment saying “interview me.” The first five commenters will be the participants.
* I will respond by asking you five questions.
* You will update your blog/site with the answers to the questions.
* You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
* When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

And now, my questions, as posed by Art-Sweet herself:

1. If you could ask George Bush one question, which he would be required to answer honestly, what would it be?
In exactly which ways are your policies (particularly educational ones) hypocritical and self-serving?

2. How did you meet Co? Was it love at first sight?
I met Co at a cafe. It's a cafe in the city where we live that has books of personal ads....sort of like Internet dating but not quite!!! I went to the cafe with my friend W. and we both made pages for the books, and looked through the ads. I "requested" a number of people, including Co. The people at the cafe called me back a few days later to say that Co had agreed to meet me. Of course, the cafe arranges for you to have a date at the cafe. So we did. And it turned out that her best friend J. from college was my best friend from graduate school. Weird.
I wouldn't say "love at first sight," I would say "deep interest" at first sight.

3. If you could relive one year of your life, what year would it be - and why?
I think it might be seventh grade. That was a very hard year for some reasons....but a wonderful year for others. I really felt like I was a part of my school community, my home life wasn't too terrible. I could feel my little wings starting to spread. I remember that fondly.

4. Do you also hope to bio-mom at some point?
Yes, I do. Our plan (the best-laid plans of mice and men....) is for Co to have Baby 1.0 and me to have Baby 2.0. And the brilliant logic behind this plan? She's 1 year older. I think that's a fine enough reason.

5. What do you like about seventh graders?
I like in them what I liked in myself in 7th grade...all that potential. All that becoming. The experimenting with identity, the wondering, the soul-searching, and the glimmering beginnings of abstract thought. I find it a very exciting age to enage intellectually because it's really the beginning of kids being able to engage intellectually!
And, also, they're funny. I have a pretty 7th grade sense of humor. Not all the time, but enough so that we amuse each other.

So if you'd like to be interviewed, comment on this post and I will oblige with five questions for the first five people.


Jest said...

Not sure I want to be interviewed, but if you get fewer than five comments on this post, I'm game for it.

I just wanted to say that what you like about 7th graders is *exactly* why I enjoyed teaching middle school students.

Of course, I also got this feeling when teaching pre-freshmen, without all of the hormonal misbehavior (the worst thing my pre-frosh did was plagiarize. The worst thing my 6th graders did? Ooof! Throwing books and coats out the window? Fistfights in class? Talking on their cellphones while I was teaching?)

But over all, I still think middle school in general is a great age, in the way that two and three year olds are a great age--they are turning into little *people*. It's neat to observe.

charlotte said...

Ooh, interview me!

Lorem ipsum said...

Oh, come ON. Do you think Bush would understand what the hell you're asking?

(And feel free to interview me if you don't get five people. I've done it before, but wouldn't mind it again. And oh, vote for me for Photo Friday. Thank you.)

Lo said...

Um, I'm okay with only interviewing Charlotte if she's the only one who asks. Thanks for the offers though Jest and Lorem! Any other interviewees feel free to apply! :-)

Deana Jirak said...

Oh fun! :-) I'd like to be interviewed. Will give me something new to post about. :-) Hope you guys are feeling better and we can get together sometime soon!

eryn said...

i want to play. interview me!!!!!