Monday, February 21, 2005


Jeana posted a call for an "interview", and gave me five questions to answer. My turn to answer, and the rules to continue on are posted below:
1. Could you be confused with Rick Dees of the Rick Dees top 40 music countown? Would you want to be.
No, and no - but I do have a decent radio voice. I worked as a DJ at a local AM Christian station here in town during college, and most of my "southern drawl accent" went away. Still the best job I ever had. But I've got a feeling that Rick Dees is heading to the end of his illurtious career, or he's possessing the soul of Ryan Seacrest - either way, hopefully won't last much longer.

2. I notice you have a picture of your kids(?) on your blog standing next to sponge-bob. Is spongebob gay? should we be launching political campaigns against fictional, imaginary characters?
Yes, that's a photo of our kids, and yes, it's SpongeBob and Patrick, and no, they're completely straight & hetero, in a cartoony, bright yellow and pink kinda way. As for "political campaigns against fictional characters", by the time the elections actually roll around each cycle, I get the feeling it's all fictional anyway - don't you?

3. What was the last adventure you went on... and was it rambling?
Living the oh-so-adventurous life of dad and husband and employee, I'd have to say the "adventure" I'm currently on - where we're getting involved at a new church, doing leadership type things, getting ready to lead/facilitate a small group again - all that is a very rambling journey. The adventurous part was compounded as we were attacked by the characters from H.R. Puff'n'Stuff while... oh never mind. Not as funny as I thought.

4. What are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?
I'm always in the middle of at least four or five books, but I'll keep this to two that I'm really enjoying right now - THE COFFEEHOUSE GOSPEL, Matthew Paul Turner, and THE LAST WORD AND THE WORD AFTER THAT by Brian McLaren. Yes, I'd recommend them to anyone wanting to be challenged, stretched, embarassed, transformed, belittled, humbled, etc.

5. Please give the definition of "blurfing".
I found "blurfing" on someone else's site, so I'm not really sure who started it. It's "BLog sURFING" all squinched together, and it's what makes the world go 'round.
The Official rules of the Interview-Game
1. If you want to participate, leave a comment below saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions - each person's will be different.
3. You will update your journal/blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions
6. I will answer reasonable follow up questions if you leave a comment.


Blogger jen said...

interview me

21/2/05 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like fun, "interview me"

21/2/05 12:42 PM  
Blogger Luis F. Batista said...

Intervew me

21/2/05 1:09 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Jen:
1) On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this winter's weather? And how does it compare to past winters in regards to weather: snow, ice, cold?
2) What invention would you like to see developed in the next 5-to-10 years?
3) When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? How did that pan out?
4) What's the wallpaper on your PC screen right now? How did it get there? Are you about to change it? Change it to what?
5) Are you going to watch the Oscars for the fashion, for the awards, or to see someone embarrass themselves in front of millions?

21/2/05 2:15 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Joshua:
1) Is there anything you do in your day-to-day activities that could be done at least as well by monkeys?
2) How did you find yourself in youth ministry? And how often does it involve using power tools?
3) What's that last book you finished? Would you recommend it to a friend? Would you recommend it to a complete stranger? Why?
4) What classic TV show would you like to see done well as a feature film? (Setting you up here, buddy!) - Who would play the lead roles today?
5) Would you vote for Pedro? Why or why not?

21/2/05 2:19 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Luis:
1) What's one of the major things you think about living in Brazil that's different than me living in the United States?
2) What is the top-rated TV show right now in Brazil? Do you watch it? What's your favorite TV show on right now? What's it about?
3) How many people have you talked to today? Can you name them all?
4) What is your favorite style of music, and your favorite CD right now?
5) You're flying to the US for a conference and I'm picking you up at the airport. Where would you like to go first - local siteseeing, your hotel, or the restroom? Why?

21/2/05 2:22 PM  
Blogger Marykay said...

Ooh, Ooh, pick me, pick me.
That sounds kindof pathetic. So, seriously, interview me.

21/2/05 3:56 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

OK, MaryKay :)

Interviewing MaryKay:
1) How many people a week ask to see your pink Cadillac?
2) Who is the last person you spoke to before answering these questions? What did you talk about?
3) If ou were stranded on a deserted island with only one tree, one rock, and one Wal-Mart - what three things would you want to have with you? And which three people (besides Wal-Mart employees) would you like to share the adventure with?
4) What is something about you that others around you know, but they really don't understand?
5) If you were a fruit, what would you be? And when would you be in season?

21/2/05 4:02 PM  
Blogger Marykay said...

My answers:
1 About twice a week depending on new social situations
2-My kids in the car on the way home from the movies. We talked about who Dave Matthews is (he was in the movie) and how cool one of Lenny Kravitz's songs is.
3-People - definitely my husband who is my best friend and our friends Jeff and Kim who would play euchre from here to eternity with us. I would want water, a surfboard and my glasses with me.
4)Probably why I blog! Or why I am an outgoing person but also need a fair amount of alone time. I tend to hit a wall with people and then retreat to silence.To others it probably seems unpredictable.
5)Kiwi - a bit of rough skin on the outside but very sweet inside. Summertime would be my season.
Thanks for the fun!

21/2/05 8:33 PM  
Blogger Marykay said...

Drats, I just realized I didn't do the interview right. I will update on my site and follow the rules better!

21/2/05 8:35 PM  
Blogger Luis F. Batista said...

Thank you Rick, my answers are already there!

21/2/05 8:54 PM  
Blogger blue67ccm said...

Bring it on, man!

Send the questions....

Pray I have intelligent answers....

21/2/05 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, Rick, this sounds like lots of fun. I'm game. Interview me, please.


22/2/05 8:21 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Rob/blue67ccm:
1) What are you looking forward to the most with the upcoming Star Wars movie: Anakin finally succumbing to the dark side of the Force? or finding out that Jar Jar Binks is really Luke's father? (oops - hope I didn't give anything away)
2) What is your favorite color, and have you ever owned an automobile that color?
3) What is your favorite room of the house? Are you there right now? Why not?
4) What is your favorite movie of all time, and with which character in the movie do you identify most?
5) Why do you blog?

22/2/05 8:52 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Ashley:
1) If life were animated, what cartoon character would you most like to emulate?
2) What is your favorite breakfast food? When's the last time you had it for supper?
3) When is the last time you bought clothes? Where did you shop? Did you buy the first thing you saw or tried on?
4) Your blog is titled "Chapter 4" - can we expect to see Chapter Five anytime soon?
5) If you could say one thing to the President, what would it be?

22/2/05 8:58 AM  
Blogger Nakia said...

I wonder why I am so eager to have someone else show an interest in my life... perhaps that's a question for another day. Regardless, "interview me".



22/2/05 11:54 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Christan:
1) Your blog says "weird blue eyes" - is that because of your eyes, or do you have some offbeat way of covering old Sinatra tunes?
2) What is your favorite sport? Do you enjoy playing or spectating?
3) If you were a color, what would you be? and would anyone want to paint their bedrooms with you?
4) What's your favorite TV show? Which character is most like you?
5) You're getting onto a tour bus with your favorite band - what band is it, and who's bringing the cheese doodles?

22/2/05 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Rick! Mine are up here:

This was fun!

22/2/05 4:22 PM  
Blogger Nakia said...


22/2/05 4:51 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

interview ME!

22/2/05 5:02 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Suzanne:
1) Where are you right now - city, state/province, country? room? in the room? Details, details.
2) Do you remember your first flight? Where did you go? Were you scared?
3) What are you really passionate about doing with your life? What keeps you from doing it most often?
4) Does it matter whether or not dogs see in color or black&white?
5) Who's your favorite Beatle? Why?

22/2/05 5:58 PM  
Blogger Julie Anne Fidler said...

Interview me, baby.
All night long!

23/2/05 6:56 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

just this morning - the "all night long" part is reserved for another ;)

Interviewing Julie Anne:
1) Your blog features a prominent photo of a cup of coffee. How long have you been drinking coffee? How do you take it? Instant or brew (and if you answer "instant" I think we're done here)?
2) If you could be any character from classic literature, who would it be? And would there be power tools involved?
3) Who is the smartest person you've ever known? Tell us about a time they did something really stupid.
4) Which is more important culturally and why: the BALCO steroid scandal in baseball? the Oscars and Chris Rock? Prince Charles wedding? DVD sales of the SpongeBob Movie?
5) Do you know the way to San Jose'?

23/2/05 8:37 AM  
Blogger Blake said...


25/2/05 11:06 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Blake:
1) What will you do to celebrate the MSU National Championship Bowl win next year?
2) Who is your favorite Muppet, and why? Are there any Muppets that are freakishly close to being just like a relative?
3) What does the number "42" mean to you?
4) Can you lose your salvation? And if so, where would you start looking for it? Would it be with all the misplaced socks from the dryer?
5) If money were no object and time not a factor, where would you want to go on vacation this year, for how long, and why?

25/2/05 11:17 AM  
Blogger Porkchop said...

Interview me

25/2/05 11:29 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Interviewing Porkchop:
1) Why the name "Porkchop"?
2) Being a young professional, what excites you most about growing old: retirement, wrinkles, or dealing with young whipper snappers trying to take away your job?
3) What really ticks you off everytime?
4) Who was your "first love", where is he now, and do you even care?
5) What is your theory on why the ozone layer is shrinking, and do you think Hollywood's captivation with hair gel has anything to do with it?

25/2/05 11:39 AM  
Blogger Porkchop said...

1) Why the name "Porkchop"?

Because, I have porky chops. Or chubby cheeks. Or a delightful baby face, depending on who you ask. Actually, a blog reader coined that name, and it just kinda works, for now.

2) Being a young professional, what excites you most about growing old: retirement, wrinkles, or dealing with young whipper snappers trying to take away your job?

Being able to lord seniority over the young upstarts. Which I am right now. And retiring and eating twinkies for life.

3) What really ticks you off everytime?

Lots of things. That is going to be my next list, 100 Pet Peeves. Driving slow, people who pick their noses, cold french fries, lukwarm milk, guys who don't have enough spine to ask you out.

4) Who was your "first love", where is he now, and do you even care?

My first love, was Phillip... I don't remember his last name. Three years old, kissing in Sunday School behind the door. I was a real charmer and the boys loved me. Don't ask what happened.
In a very ironic twist of fate, I believe he is now joining the Marines, but could not be sure. I haven't seen him since I was told it is not appropriate to kiss boys. You would be shocked to find out how long I believed that. And no, Porkchop the cold hearted does not care.

5) What is your theory on why the ozone layer is shrinking, and do you think Hollywood's captivation with hair gel has anything to do with it?

I believe that the ozone layer is shrinking in horror since plain hair gel is the most disgusting thing next to mousse and of course, bear grease.

25/2/05 12:07 PM  
Blogger julieunplugged said...

Am I too late?

Sounds fun. Interview me. :)


25/2/05 6:15 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

never too late!

Interviewing Julie:
1) Homeschooling is one of your passions. What advice would you have to someone considering it as an alternative to public or private school?
2) What is your favorite flavor M&M and why?
3) What is your favorite food that no one else you know likes?
4) Who has been the biggest influence on your life as a Christian?
5) What's in your CD player right now? Are you playing it, and if not, why not?

26/2/05 12:39 AM  

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