Friday, July 15, 2005

5 Questions from Charlotte

1)You've gotten all settled into your new house and get to invite any 3 people over for dinner. It can be anyone, but they have to be alive. Who do you invite and why? And, more importantly what do you serve for dinner?
my best friend from high school. her name is Trista and she's fantastic. we stayed in touch for awhile after we both left the H E double hockey sticks hole that is Bakersfield, but then lost contact. i FINALLY found her again on the internet a couple months ago and we've been catching up, but I'd love to see her. I'd invite Hugh Grant (oh, like you're surprised) because he'd make a GREAT centerpiece for the table. and i'd invite, as one entity, Stacy and Clinton from TLC's What Not To Wear cause how awesome would it be to have them come to your house and tell you how you should dress. plus, that clinton! he's a hoot!

2)You just got signed to a record deal! Congratulations, you totally deserve it!!! The catch is though it's an album of remakes. What 8 songs do you choose to re-sing. Keep in mind that flow of the album or your particular voice and style need not apply to the choices.
Thanks! just what i always wanted! This is tough, cause people will think that my songs are revealing something about me. think what you will:
1. Songbird by Eva Cassidy
2. Crazy in Love by Beyonce (stop judging me)
3. Danny's Song by Loggins and Messina
4. Yours by Toby Mac
5. Longer Than by Dan Fogelberg
6. It's Oh So Quiet by Bjork
7. If You Could Only See by Tonic
8. Someone to Watch Over Me by Ella Fitzgerald
3)We know you love Ben and you love being married, but what one piece of advice or warning do you wish someone would have given you before getting married?
I've been married a year (okay, a year next Sunday) and i'm already supposed to give advice? that's like thinking i can be someone's therapist cause i saw Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting! advice would be to get ready to be laid bare. (stop it! i didn't mean LAID. BARE) It's this very interesting thing that happens where the one person whose opinion means more to you than anyone is the very person who knows every little thing that's wrong with you. It's a very vulnerable place to be. I always said i wanted to be fully known, but the truth is that it's as terrifying as it is exhillerating to be seen so clearly. and, if you marry a GREAT person like i did, they don't just see what's wrong with you, they call you out on it (lovingly of course) because they know you're capable of more. so, it can be painful to come face to face with yourself in such a raw way, particularly if it's for the first time. In summary: get your act together before you don the dress, because if you think the biggest change will be getting to know your new spouse, you'll be surprised to find you have to get to know yourself for who you really are.

4)You can have free of charge and for the rest of your life a driver, a maid, a personal shopper or a cook. Which do you choose and why?
Obviously i have to pick the cook, for the good of mankind (hint: mankind=my husband and future children). plus it would make it real easy to stick with healthy eating goals. like how Oprah got herself a personal chef and POOF! skinny. Coming in at a close second is the personal shopper, cause how awesome would it be to have someone say "here, wear this. you'll look great in it." instead of having the daily experience of "does this match? are there rules about these materials i don't know about?" and you wouldn't have to have that horrid experience of leaving the house thinking you look REAL dang good, only to catch a glimpse of yourself in one of those reflective windows and be all like "aaaaack!!! who is that monster wearing my same skirt?!?!" which would be nice.

5)Today you have turned 24. Happy Birthday friend! What one thing do you want to do or have by the time you are 25?
i want to be able to run a mile. not like fast or anything, but just without stopping. I think if i knew i could run a mile i'd probably do it all the time. i'm always intrigued and impressed with those people who just lace up and run around. i hear it's a great stress reliever, and you get that mystical "runner's high." i hear that your mind gets real clear and you can work out the problems of the world while you're pounding the pavement. i'd really like to know what that feels like, and to be able to casually say "oh, i run 10 miles a week" or something. those people have some secret power that i want to get my hands on.

well alright. so i'm not going to offer bloggerviews to you people, because last time i did NOBODY took me up on it, and i can't deal with that can't of rejection again. BUT, hypothetically, if someone hypothetically wanted their very own bloggerview for their very own (hypothetical) blog, then i would hypothetically create some hypothetical questions especially designed for them. Hypothetically.


Bill said...

Great answers. And personally, I would put the Tonic song much higher than #7. I think that song is wonderful. I just heard it again this morning while stuck on MAX, while "Jeremiah" was on shuffle play; It's weird that I would read about it on your blog later the same day.

Also, the runner's high is great! (Full disclosure: I haven't experienced it in probably DECADES.) I remember back in middle school being forced to run for like an hour straight in gym class, and thinking "There's no way I can keep running the entire time." After about 15 minutes or so, it was like natural; My feet and legs didn't hurt, my breathing was steady and rhythmic, and I remember actually enjoying it.

And that might actually be the last time I ran for more than a few yards.

Breanna said...

i should say that my 8 songs were not listed in any particular order. and also yes, the tonic song is frankly one of the greatest of all time. so is counting blue cars by dishwalla (who i love) which didn't make it to the list.

rebecca marie said...

okay okay, you can interview me if you want to, but i'll only post my answers here, as i don't want to do anymore interviews. it would be fun to answer your questions though.

Charlotte said...

Thank Breanna! Your answers were fun! When you do start throwing lavish dinner parties I want to be on the list. I'll come even if Hugh doesn't.
And I'm hypothetically letting you know that if you hypothetically want to interview me, you know where to find my hypothetical blog.

tabitha jane said...

mmmm . . . songbird . . . my walking down the aisle song!

hypothetically, you could interview me too if you wanted . . . i think it would be quite lively.

also, what you said about marriage is SO TRUE. mostly it is hard to just want to have your affections reinforced by the person that you marry but at the same time you also get the not so fun part about how they call you on your faults . . . i guess its the price you pay for love.

Breanna said...

I'll be formulating questions and will post them here in the comments section in the coming days, so keep your eyes out ladies!

Scrapping Dani said...

You can interview me. I would love it.

tabitha jane said...

when are you moving in to your new house breanna? is it today??

Charlotte said...

Oh, you haven't moved in yet? I want to see pictures! I figured I was just being snubbed from the housewarming. I'm really excited for you both!

PapaPeters said...

Hmm well Breanna I would have to say your words on marriage were awesome with a capital AWE. if I may be so blunt to add my take on it the one thing I learned in marriage I wish I could of known. "Feelings are always legitmate but not always realistic or true." Again I struggle for clarity but if you have been married even less than a year I'm sure you can somewhat grasp my thought.

Breanna said...

my dear friends:

your questions are nearly done I PROMISE! soon and very soon!

rebecca marie said...

i'm still dying for my questions. i can't wait to see what you wanna know!

Breanna said...'ve waited a long long time. here are your questions. i've decided to give all of you the same 5 questions, not because i'm lazy, but because i'm a psych major who enjoys seeing people's varying responses to the same questions. this will be fun. please post your answers here. you can post them in your own blog if you wish, of course.

1.If you had to commit one crime (without being caught, and don't get all moral on me here...) what would it be, how would you do it and why?

2.You've made it your life's goal to get into the Book of World do you do it?

3.Who is someone that you consider to have truly found their destiny?

4.If you could change one thing in your life to make it more balanced, what would it be?

5.What is your least developed emotion?

Extra Credit:
If you could have the mind of someone from history while remaining in your own body, who's mind would you choose?

Have fun!