Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Playing the Interview Me Game

Okay, so the game is called Interview Me and I found it at Deployment Journal.  
 
She came up with five questions to interview me, and I'm going to answer them here.

If you would like to be interviewed by me, here are the directions.

1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview Me"

2. I will respond by e-mailing you 5 questions.  I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your journal with a post containing your 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 5 questions.

Okay... ready, set, interview!!!

From my new friend over at Deployment Journal
 
1. What are the makings of a true Southerner?
 
A true Southerner respects the Lord and Mama.  A true Southerner knows how to work hard.  They always have time to visit with a friend or meet someone new.  If you need it and they have it, it's yours.  A true Southerner loves children, animals and the land.  They want to get along with those who aren't, but if you don't understand them or like them it's no sweat off their back.
 
2. What do you like most about Texas? 
 
I like our diversity and our heritage.  I'm proud of the spirit that still lives in Texas.  Very hard to define or explain.  But when you live in Texas all your life, it's more than where you live.  It's part of you.
 
3. How do you feel about people who don't believe in the same faith as you do?
 
The answer to this depends on whether you mean a faith other than Christianity or just a different denomination of Christianity from mine. 
 
Those that believe in Christ Jesus and the Bible, but belong to a different denomination are simply my brothers and sisters in Christ.  Jesus established one church; man divided into denominations.  We'll all be neighbors in Heaven.
 
Those who believe in some God other than Jehovah of the Bible or some other way to Heaven than Jesus, I believe to be lost and in need of salvation.  I have no animosity toward them and in fact sincerely hope the Holy Spirit is able to persuade them the error of their belief that they, too, might be my brothers and sisters in Christ.
 
 
4. If you had a day truly to yourself, without any obligations or worries and unlimited funds - what would you do?
 
Most of the time simple pleasures appeal to me.  So I think a day to just relax and read a book or to watch good old movies on satellite.  Would love to get all three of my nieces and my sister over for a slumber party.  No men, no children.  Just us, good food, games, movies and fudge. 
 
5. What is the one simple thing that you know will always make you smile?
 
A hug and kiss from one of my children.
 
 
From Christy over at Christy's Thoughts
 
1. What's one thing that if you could go back and make different you would? 
 
Hard to choose.  Certainly over the years there have been chances I never took, people I hurt intentionally or unintentionally.  Opportunities passed up.  But the one thing I can think of that might of shaped my life and those around me the most for the better would of been if I'd truly lived my life for Christ from the time I accepted Him at age eleven as my savior.  So, I'd say I'd go back and seriously seek to make Him Lord of my life right after my salvation.
 
 2. What's your happiest childhood memory?
 
I had a very happy childhood in many ways.  So it is hard to pick just one.  The earliest clear recollection I have is when I was about 3 years old.  We are outside our home in Carthage, TX.  I'm eating homemade french fries, going around the crispy outside edges first.  I can still taste the salt.  Then Daddy and I are in the shade and San Augustine grass near the house and he is attempting to play leap frog with me; all 6 foot of him!  The shady grass is cool and I can hear laughter from Mama. 
 
3. If you could go anywhere, where would it be (money and time not being an issue)?
 
For many years Hawaii would have been my immediate answer.  But I've grown to become quite a home body.  So at this stage in life, I'd say I'd like to spend a couple of weeks in a well appointed cabin on a lake that is great for swimming and fishing with my family.  Somewhere with bike trails.  Hopefully with friends and relatives coming by to visit and keeping us up late at night playing 42. Somewhere with bike trails.
 
4. If you could have dinner with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
 
Well I could say someone sexy and handsome.  Or one of the great minds or a dear saint.  But I think I'd love to just kick back and relax with David Letterman.  I love his sense of humor.  And he seems to share some of my mental pauses. 
 
5. What's your favorite song of all time?
 
That's a real toss up.  I don't think I can give you just one....so here's two who's 45's I almost wore out over the years:  Brandy (You're a fine girl) by Looking Glass and Last Song by Edward Bear. 
 
Do you want to play?  Leave a comment saying interview me and I'll email you 5 questions.  Or send me 5 questions you'd like to see me answer. 

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11 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your answers Barbara...I would enjoy it if you would interview me.

    Michele

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  2. I'm with ya' on David Letterman.  He strikes me as the type of guy who looks at the world in an interesting way!

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  3. I LOVED your answers! Thanks for playing..I also really liked your answer to the "religious" question and couldn't agree with you more!!

    Ok..so...interview me!! :)

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  4. That was real neat Barbara- I liked both yours and Christy's thoughtful answers.  When I read your answer about what you like the most about Texas, it made me think about what I liked best when I lived there.  I love the history and especially the spirit of those who first went there. And of course the Alamo, Crocket, Bowie and all the rest- these guys all had true grit- true gumption (always wanted to say that!) and they are some of my biggest heroes of the past.  We could sure use the likes of them fighting in our congress today!  God Bless you!  Carolyn :)

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  5. Interview Me!
    http://journals.aol.com/IrishEyes1929/FaithinRomanCatholicism
    Thanks!
    Kellen

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  6. Wow, you are fascinating!  

    Krissy :)
    http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

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  7. I love what you have to say about a Southern girl.  Brings back the sweetest mmeories of when life was so simple and people were always so thoughtful and kind.  I remember when I moved to New Mexico, the first thing I noticed was that there was no green grass and the second was that people are just not down home folks like home.  Thank you for the memories.

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  8. Absolutely wonderful answers!! I loved 'em! :)

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  9. You should go to hawaii its great..
    Donna In TEXAS

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  10. Wow I have an answer from 2007 on here

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  11. Glad you stopped by! You are looking good. ;o) Any interest in playing along this time around?

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So glad you stopped by! Come 'round any time. ~ Barbara

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