Friday, December 19, 2008


At my own risk, I volunteered to be interviewed by Ron. This is actually a really cool, customizable meme, which any of you may volunteer to participate in. Ron's interview is here.

Question #1:
How were you inspired to start blogging and how did you choose your blog name?

I've always loved to write. I wrote journals for many years, but eventually I got sick of being my own audience. With no one else to read what I wrote, I was prone to lots of complaining and being a Drama Queen. I was also not motivated enough to try to get any of my work published. When I learned about blogging I realized that it was the perfect solution: I can self-publish for free, get instant feedback, and participate in a community of other writers. How cool is that?

I can't remember how I chose my blog name. It was a passing whim that became permanent.

Question #2:
If you can only do one family tradition/decoration for the Holidays (Christmas or Hanukkah) what would it be?

I love decorating Christmas trees. I don't have one in my home this year, but next year I'll get on that.

Question #3:
What is your idea of a dream vacation?

My dream vacation would involve being instantly teleported to my destination, without any jet lag or lost baggage. I would like to go somewhere that's not too broiling hot, with tap-water I can drink without getting sick. I think being pampered half the time and touring beautiful, historic sites and natural landscapes the other half of the time would be a good balance. If anyone knows where I can get a package like this, please e-mail me.

Question #4:
If you saw a man that was obviously a criminal drop a big bundle of cash while running from other criminals and you picked it up, what would you do with it?

I wouldn't pick it up, because the other criminals would chase me down and beat me until I gave it to them.

Oh, you mean that the other criminals didn't see the bundle of cash drop? So it's just found money? I'd have to be a goody-two-shoes and either hand it in to the police or donate it to World Vision. I have a very sensitive conscience. I don't keep gifts like that for myself. I have to pass it along to someone who needs it more than me.

Question #5:
If you had a small thermonuclear device and it was counting down to zero (quickly) which wire would you cut the red one or the blue one and why?

RED! No, BLUE! No, BOTH! *snip* **KABOOM** Uh, sorry, I guess that was the wrong choice?

ummm.... #5 may be a little arbitrary if you want you can use this one instead

Question #5
Does your family know about your blog and if so are they supportive of you talking to strange internet type people?

Some of my family (a minority) know about my blog, and read it regularly. That would be my sister, my biological father, and my step-mom (Hi Guys! I love you! :-). They are supportive of my writing, and let me know that they're missing it if I go through a phase of not writing much. This gives me the warm-n-fuzzies, and keeps me motivated to write even when I might otherwise get lazy.

The rest of my family hasn't been introduced to my blog, and for now I'll be keeping it that way.

Oh, and Ken reads my blog. He's very supportive. His only condition is that I'm never allowed to post a real picture of myself because he thinks I'm so gorgeous that weird cyber-strangers will stalk me. Then I'll unwittingly give away too many clues regarding my identity, and they'll show up one day and kidnap me. Or something.

Dear Ken, I love you! Thank you for believing that I am so irresistibly attractive that the mere sight of me might drive the men of the internet crazy with unwholesome desires. And thank you for referring to Milla Jovovich as "that girl who looks like you". You really know how to flatter a woman.

End of interview. That was fun! OK, who wants to be next? Here's now to participate:

According to the rules I must link back to the post I got this from.

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” (And your e-mail address, please.)
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.


Nilsa said...

Oh what fun! I like this! Count me in. Err, I mean: Interview me!

Warped Mind of Ron said...

People stalking.. LOL how silly... ha ha... ummm... stalker... lol..Oh by the way that plant you have in the kitchen window is looking a little dry you might want to water it later :)

red's little sparkle said...

did your name come from the sparkly red running shoes you breifly sported?

Sparkling Red said...

Nilsa: OK! One set of questions coming right up. :-)

Ron: Nice try, but I have no windows in my kitchen. You'll have to shatter Ken's nerves some other way. ;-)

Little Sparkle: I had competely forgotten about those shoes! I've always had an attraction to sparkly red things, like Dorothy's ruby slippers. But I've always had bad luck with red shoes. I can never seem to find a pair that doesn't give me blisters.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Hmmmm.... OK of 84,152,456 homes in Toronto only about 32,562,452 have kitchens with no windows. Hmmm... getting closer. ;-)

Karen said...

Cool. Ron interviewed me too. And interviewed few other blogger. This is great experiment. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Wow you must be hot!

Sabrae said...

You let Ron interview you! Wow you are brave. Well that was my first thought until I read it! lol I just got interviewed myself! Fun fun... and the answers...well it took me sometime to answer them! lol

Anonymous said...

Milla Jovovich, really? Whatever?

Sparkling Red said...

Ron: Don't give up! You'll find me eventually... when I'm 80 and you're 84. ;-)

Karen: I love how personalized this meme is. It becomes more meaningful that way.

Unsigned: Yeah, what can I say? I'm smokin'. ;-)

Sabrae: Ron was pretty easy on me. I was lucky, this time. :-)

Whatigotsofar: I see a slight resemblance, when I'm wearing makeup. Not like she walks around in public without makeup, so that's a fair comparison. She's of Eastern European heritage, and so am I. She's only 3 years younger than me. We both have pale skin, pale eyes, a similar face shape and slightly similar features. And I'm thin like her. No one will ever mistake me for her on the street, but it's not a completely random comparison either.

Jenski said...

Ken is wonderful. :)

I'm totally slacking with the blog posts...Interview me!

jameil1922 said...

i started blogging b/c i was lonely in pittsburgh and it helped me reconnect with people i knew in college. then my friends started doing what your family does-- making me post when i ordinarily wouldn't. that vacay sounds super fun! lol. i feel funny if i even get a dime extra from the cashier. i know i couldn't deal with money in large sums. even from a criminal. my mom is very wary of internet types. but she likes rashan even tho we met on the web.

San said...

This meme is more fun that most, probably because it's open-ended. Someday maybe I'll participate. Right now I'm feeling a little overbooked with Christmas.

Happy Holidays to you and your Ken doll.

Sparkling Red said...

Jenski: OK, interview questions coming right up!

Jameil: Good thing your mom likes Rashan. That makes life easier. He seems like a sweet guy to me!

San: Thanks! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Dianne said...

this is the first time I've seen this one - pretty cool

love your answers :)