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?

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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:).

  5. Neil

    April 14, 2007 at 11:43 am

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

  6. 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 ;)

  7. 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.

  8. gooly

    April 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm

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

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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. :)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.