Five Questions: The Interview

I’m rather fond of this idea. Hilly over at Snackie’s World asked me these particular 5 questions. If you want to play (because, really, what else are you doing? NOT reading my blog on the weekend?), read the instructions at the bottom and I’ll interview you.

1. Hey baby, what’s your sign? More importantly, do you believe in Astrology? Why or why not?

I’m a textbook Scorpio. Trust me. I found this on an astrology site for my specific birthdate, and it pretty much sums up everything:

You are a dynamic, passionate person who has a lot to give, but who also expects the same level of commitment in return. You are determined to follow through on your own commitments and responsibilities, and you generally do what it takes to achieve your goals. Your charisma sets you apart from others, and you find that others quite easily respect you. Willing to help out, but never a pushover, you know your limits and you don’t have much trouble communicating them. You are somewhat of a perfectionist, and your tendency to try to control things is most apparent in your career and on the home front (OH REALLY?). You are an executive, but you also know the value of teamwork and charm, so you don’t come on too strong. Your distaste for the superficial is marked.

The flip side of the Scorpio:

They are too demanding, too unforgiving of faults in others, perhaps because they are not aware of the shortcomings within themselves, and extravagantly express their self-disgust in unreasonable resentment against their fellows. They do, however, make excellent friends, provided that their companions do nothing to impugn the honor of which Scorpians are very jealous. Part of the negative side of the Scorpian nature is a tendency to discard friends once they cease to be useful, but the decent native is aware of and fights this tendency.They are fortunate in that their strong reasoning powers are tempered with imagination and intuition, and these gifts, together with critical perception and analytical capacity, can enable Scorpians to penetrate to profundities beyond the average.

Who wants to be my next friend?

Hello? Anyone out there?

I believe in Astrology, at least when it comes to me because that shit is right on the money. Except the negative stuff! I’m a veritable rainbow of goodness! I love you!

2. If you were offered a million dollars to never wear lip gloss again, would you take it?

This is a tough one, and frankly, I need specifics. We all know how much I live for lip gloss, but I would absolutely give it up for a million clams.

It’s not so cut-and-dry, though. Would I still be able to wear lip balm? Because if I had to cut lip balm out, then ABSOLUTELY NO, I could not take the million dollars. How could I even enjoy my new cash with dry crackety-split lips? The licking, people. Constant licking of the lips. The thought sends shivers down my spine.

3. Which blogger would you like to trade lives with for just one day and why?

Rebecca Woolf of Girl’s Gone Child and Straight From The Bottle fame. First of all, she writes for Babble. Pretty much my dream (well, until they started hiring non-urban non-hipsters).

Her writing slays me. On the uppermost surface, she’s a super hip mother living in LA, but within the blink of an eye, she’s writing something so pure and raw and wise, you can’t even fathom her young age. Have you read this or this? Seriously.

In a nutshell, if I had a Whoorlie category entitled “I’ll Totally Single White Female Your Ass”, Rebecca would be the winner by a landslide.

4. Do you want to have more children or have you not thought that far ahead yet?

Absolutely, but not just yet. Since I can remember, I’ve always envisioned myself as a mother of boys. It seems like so many women dream of little girls, but I mentally can’t get there at this point in my life. Of course, it’s all a learning curve, and if I were to find out I was pregnant with twin girls, I would be just as thrilled. Thrilled, but scared shitless.

Not to insinuate that I’m pregnant. That would be negative. Hallelujah.

5. And finally, the most important question of the set….Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip?

Neither, my GOD. It’s like congealed semen with a faint scent of toe dough.

What a wonderful and appetizing way to end this interview! Here’s the deal, if you would like to join in on the eau de chain-letter bonanza, follow these directions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” Or you could say something about my charming wit, beautiful hair, etc.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

Did I mention it’s 70 degrees outside and the beach is calling my name? Why am I typing this?

  • Kaili

    April 14, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Great idea! Interview me oh so cool Mom with the beautiful hair! :) You really do have beautiful hair. :) I hope you enjoyed the sunshine!

  • Jamie

    April 14, 2007 at 10:40 am

    I think your Scorpio nature would see right through any gratuitous flattery from me to you — yet, I’m reading your website on Saturday. That is flattery in and of itself. So glad you are back from your self-imposed blog vacation.

    Interview me! I love this idea.

  • BeachMama

    April 14, 2007 at 10:52 am

    Very good answers. I too am a Scorpio and some of that does apply to me, but somehow I don’t really believe in astrology, go figure.

    As for the million dollars, couldn’t you switch to a moisturizing lipstick? Just asking ;).

    Hope you had fun at the beach!

  • Flamenco Mom

    April 14, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Excellent responses! I love reading your blog. You are my hair product idol (that’s impressive coming the daughter of a hairstylist)! Interview me please, oh blogebrity with the lovely flowing hair! BTW I am also a textbook Scorpio–though that negative stuff isn’t me either:).

  • Neil

    April 14, 2007 at 11:43 am

    What kind of blogging break is this, Scorpio woman? You’re addicted.

  • Angella

    April 14, 2007 at 11:51 am

    I was just wishing this morning for someone to do a meme, as I’m feeling out of content to parlay.

    Please interview me, oh thou with the shiny hair and shiny lips to match. Oh, and also the wit that I aspire to emulate some day ;)

  • whoorl

    April 14, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Some of you might have one or two of the same questions- just because I NEED TO KNOW.

  • gooly

    April 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    Interview me. Jealous of your weather. It’s sleeting here in KC. Sucky.

  • Shawnee

    April 14, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Me me me me!! ::waves hand frantically in the air:: Interview me, please! Have I mentioned how pretty you look today?

  • BeachMama

    April 14, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for including me in the questions and giving me something to do this afternoon. I have posted my interview.

  • LVGurl

    April 14, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    I’m running out of blog steam, so this is the perfect way for me to kick-start some ideas. Interview me, pretty please :) Muchas gracias (in advance).

    Now I’m off to read the posted blog interviews above.

  • Kim

    April 14, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Me too! Me too! Afterall, it’s raining like crazy outside so I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than answering questions from the most awesome whoorl.

  • Jen

    April 14, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Ooh, ooh! This is a great idea. I’d love to be interviewed by the lovely Whoorl with the pretty, pretty hair and oh-so-rosy cheeks. :)

  • Hilly

    April 14, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    Ooooh now I know why I like you. What date is your birthday>? I am November 4th and am a consummate Scorpio as well! Exactly like those passes, scary!

    I am with ya on the mayo; rarely do I use it.

  • Amy / Girl's Life

    April 14, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    Oooh, sounds like fun! Interview me, please!

    BTW, I just found your site recently through a link from All and Sundry and I really like your writing.

  • Jenifer

    April 14, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Oh, feel free to interview me. I bought my first Chanel Lip Gloss in Glow because of you today! I love it and my boyfriend said it made my lips look sexy.

  • Jamie

    April 14, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Alrighty! (as Trey McDougall would say) My five questions are officially posted.

  • Annika

    April 14, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    Oh, what fun! Interview me, please.

  • metalia

    April 14, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Holy shit. Miss Whoorl, the response to your final interview question directly resulted in a copious amount of Diet Sunkist being snorfled (it’s a word!) up my nose. Nicely done.

    I feel so bad doing this to you, but…interview me too. Pretty please. :)

  • The Mom

    April 14, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Interview me please! I need something to post about because the creative juices… they are not flowing.

  • Neil

    April 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm

    I live in total in fear of being interviewed, so I have a feeling you’re going to interview me.

  • Amanda

    April 14, 2007 at 5:47 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d love to be interviewed by such a beautiful-haired, lip-glossied blogger as yourself. Only if you’ve got the time, though.

  • whoorl

    April 14, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    As of 7:30 tonight, I have officially emailed everyone with their questions.

    My child’s asleep, I’m drinking some vino and I’m on a roll with these interviews. Bring it on! I’m a dork and I love it.

  • little miss mel

    April 14, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    ok, I’ll bite. Just cause I want you to have something VERY important to do for the rest of your Saturday night. ;)

    Hey, wait, what am I doing online then? Ah yes, confined to my house while my child drifts off to slumberland as well.

  • andrea

    April 14, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Beautiful hair and charming wit aside, interview me.

    8:00 on a Saturday night and sleeping child to be had I must come up with something to do with my evening. Must go pour myself some vino, now.

  • Jora

    April 14, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Can I get an interview even though I don’t have a website?? I feel so uncool!

  • cocodrie

    April 14, 2007 at 9:48 pm

    You are most certainly a textbook Scorpio-io-io, which is why I adore you through and through. (What, I’m an Aries! Your fiery nature = divine) And your profundities and friendship are the best around, sistah. Miss you!

  • Maliavale

    April 14, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    I love how every sign is ridiculous. I want to play, if I can! If you’re overwhelmed, that’s OK, too.

  • Maya

    April 14, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Damn! Tell me I’m not too late!?! I’ll say this: As well as the great hair: FanTAStic skin- and a very, very biteable Wito and husband as well. Please, please…interview me!

  • SAJ

    April 15, 2007 at 6:15 am

    I think I’ll join the masses. Can you interview me too?

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  • Emily

    April 15, 2007 at 8:20 am

    (breathless, screaching to a halt before the hallowed gates of Whoorldom) Oooh, tell me I didn’t miss the deadline! After not writing on my blog for just about a year, this would be the perfect jumpstart. It would be an honor to answer questions posed by ye of shiny hair, lipglossed, performance art perfection (not to mention a great way to avoid studying for law school exams). Pretty please, interview me!


    April 15, 2007 at 8:43 am

    Whoa! Way honored. Wayayaayayayay honored. I’ll freaky friday you anyday, lady. Bring it. No seriously, please bring it. My life is a cluttered disaster and needs your Midas touch. Muah.

  • Jen

    April 15, 2007 at 9:20 am

    I just posted my responses, too. Good questions. This was fun!

  • Sarcomical

    April 15, 2007 at 11:32 am

    oy. i am not so sure i would be good at the answering, but go ahead.
    Hit Me.

    p.s. i have already told you many times your hair makes me weep.

  • Maggie

    April 15, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    This will definately inspire an interesting post. Interview me so I have something to do on my day off other than practicing being a SAHM.

  • rebecca

    April 16, 2007 at 7:28 am

    I am ever so late to the party but I want to play too! Can you interview me?!?

  • chirky

    April 16, 2007 at 7:43 am

    Interview me!

    (And I’m glad to know that others out there dream of having boys rather than girls. My dream? Twin boys. Tubes tied. The end.) (Maybe.)

  • Donovan

    April 16, 2007 at 8:01 am

    I read your two example posts from GGC. Wow, pretty amazing stuff. Which kind of sucks, cause now I have a new blog to read everyday and I seriously don’t have any room in my schedule for a new blog. Oh well, I’ll just take the time away from my job, I mean 40 hours a week is just a suggestion right? 30 is probably good enough.

    And yes, I want to feel like I’m part of the cool people, so throw me some questions if you can.

  • Maya

    April 16, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Ok….I’ve done it and it took me FOREVER to answer question #5 – I thank you very much, Whoorl. It’s up at my place now.

  • Kim E

    April 16, 2007 at 12:00 pm

    Ohhh, Ohhh.. do me, do me! I think your mad, and this is a lot of work, but it looks fun!

  • gooly

    April 16, 2007 at 1:03 pm

    Thanks for the interview questions. I finally got them answered and posted.

  • amy

    April 16, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    i want to play. i just started a new blog too…so it will be a new begining. whoorl it to me!

  • Monica

    April 16, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    I wanna play!

  • Kelly

    April 16, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Dang, a girl doesn’t get to her bloglines for a few days and now I am your 45th comment. I hope you still got 5 questions up your sleeve or your butt or wherever you hide them. Interview me!!! That sounds as pathetic as asking someone to be your friend on myspace.

    I have to say, the line “It’s like congealed semen with a faint scent of toe dough.” is fantastic! I was glad I swallowed my water before reading that. You are a wordsmith among wordsmiths.

  • rebecca

    April 17, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    OK… I finally posted my answers :)

  • Joy

    April 18, 2007 at 6:50 am

    Is it too late to get in on this? It looks like fun.

  • guinness girl

    April 18, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Ooh! Ooh! Am I too late to be an interviewee?

    And – I heart you. You are stunning, witty, and all-round fantastic. NOW will you interview me? ;)

  • sbukophile

    April 18, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Oh! I want so badly to be interviewed! Is it too late? My blog is so boring and some whoorling it up might be just the answer!

  • Isabel

    April 19, 2007 at 7:47 am

    I would love to say “interview me” oh you lovely lady with pretty hair and plump lips…but the thought of what you might ask scares me.

    I’m a chicken and I’m not afraid to admit it.

  • chirky

    April 20, 2007 at 7:25 am

    You should be advised that the interview is not only posted, but has been updated. With more! About! Me!

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  • Stephanie

    April 25, 2007 at 9:19 am

    I know this is a bit old, but I was recently interviewed and decided to track back the source of my interview as far as I could. Eventually I stopped at 10. I hadn’t realized how widespread the interview meme was, and was also intrigued by how diverse the blogs that I found were. I’m in a bit of a blogging slump right now, so I thought I’d ask the 10 blogs that I found to interview me and see what happens. You’re number 3.

  • Michael Webb

    April 25, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    Can boys play too?

  • sbukophile

    April 26, 2007 at 6:40 am