Friday, January 23, 2009

An Interview (of me, a small one)

The blogosphere is a fun and addictive thing. I am constantly amazed at how big the world is and yet so small. I have a "Ravelry acquaintance" who has commented on the blog on occasion. I also read her blog. Imagine my surprise when I found that she lives in the next town over from me. How cool is that!!! Anyways, Chris was "interviewed" on her blog by Grace. Grace had been interviewed on her blog by someone else. Now, I am going to be interviewed by Chris. Five easy questions, at least I think they will be easy. We will see how I really feel when I am done with the post.

1. I see that you like old movies. what is your favorite movie of all time?
Oh man, this is a hard one. You have to start with a hard one! You know that I love movies (except anything with Sean Penn in it). It really is hard to narrow it down to just one. The Lord of the I love that one but not the most. The Sound of, a solid contender but not "the one". The Trouble With Angels, Star Wars, Independence Day, anything Fred Astair/Ginger Rogers, Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, You've Got Mail, The King and I, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. No, no, no, no, no. I am thinking. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. My favorite movie, the one that I would watch over and over would be Now Voyager with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. I don't remember the first time that I saw this movie, it was probably late at night during my teenage years. All I know is that it is my favorite.

2. What kind of things do you like to knit?
Ah, an easy question. I have to say that at the moment my favorite things to knit are socks. I don't know what it is about socks that just "jazzes" me but once I figured out how it all worked then I just couldn't stop. I currently have two different pair of socks on the needles and am comtemplating a third. I may need an intervention.

3. Are there any new knitting skills that you would like to learn?
Well, I have designated this year as "The Year that Debbie Knits a Sweater" (not to be confused with "Debbie Does Dallas". I used to live in Dallas and everyone just HAD to mention that porn movie to me. Ha....Ha). I think that is going to be my new skill for the year. For some reason the thought of knitting a sweater is scary to me but my "knitting mentor" Cindy tells me that if I can knit socks then I can definitely knit a sweater. I just have to get up my courage and buy the yarn.

4. I see that you have the smartest dog in the world. What is the gender-type of dog and what does he do that makes him so smart.
Oh this is going to be a long answer, so be warned. Max is what we like to call a "dog by committee". We think, only think mind you, that he has Lab, Border collie and Golden Retriever in him but we can't be sure. He and his 4 litter mates were left at the back door of the local animal shelter when they were about 8 weeks old so we never saw the parents. Max is the most routine oriented dog I know. I can set my watch by him. He looks at me at 6am and wants to be fed and then stands and looks at me right on the dot of 3p wanting to be fed again. Like clock work. He puts himself to bed in his crate at about 9p most nights. I don't have to tell him to go to bed, he just gets up and wanders into the laudry room and goes to bed. He does not like any kind of yelling, not that we yell around here or anything because you know we don't so just leave it OKAY! If he sees that there is football or basketball on the TV he quietly gets up and exits the room and goes into his house. When we are outside with him he feels the need to herd you around. When the girls are swimming at the Cottage he has to herd them in the water. He knows exactly where his invisible fence "line" is and he doesn't violate it, even when he doesn't have his collar on. I could go on but you see what I mean.

5. I see also that you do some reading. What kind of books do you like to read?
I read a variety of different types of books. I would have to say that I most enjoy non-fiction, history to be exact. I especially like books dealing with history from 1800 to 1945. I have quite a growing collection of books dealing with nurses and their experiences during WWII, rather a small niche but one that I am interested in.

I have also taken on the challenge to read biographies of all our US Presidents. It is an open ended challenge and hopefully I will be done by the time that President Obama is finished in office.....after 4 years we can only hope.

Now that we are done with the questions here is what I want you to do if you are so inclined
1. leave me a comment saying, "Interview me"
2. I will respond by emailing you 5 questions. I get to pick the questions and I will need your email.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed you will ask them 5 questions.


  1. Haha, you should interview me. That would be interesting :D

  2. I learned to knit socks a little over 2 years ago after knitting for almost 30 years--they are addicting!! A sweater was the first thing I made. sounds like a great dog!! Loved reading your answers.


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