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10 July 2007 @ 08:52 pm
Interview Meme  
1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

1. Who is more likely to be president first, a black man or a woman? Why?

I'm really not sure; I believe it will be Hillary Clinton (which would fulfill the woman part) or Barack Obama (which fulfills the black man part). Personally, I'd prefer Obama (see icon!), but right now, the way things stand, I think that Hillary's gonna win in 2008. So like her or not, love her or hate her, she will go down in the history books.

2. What is your favourite type of nut?

I don't like nuts, period. I will on rare occasion crack a walnut, but I only eat one or two.

3. If you could live anywhere in the world - money not an object - where?

Ireland. Guessing, I've never been there, but I'm of major Irish descent, I think it's beautiful and I just believe I would have a sense of peace there ... like I've come home. Of places I've been, Texas. I went there in August of 05 for a week vacation and LOVED it!! There is just something about Texas ... I understood for the first time why people who are from Texas talk about it the way they do.

4. Do you sing in the shower?

Rarely. Mostly I make up stories in the shower (LOL!), but if I have a CD playing (which is rare), I sing along.

5. Do you cook?

Yes, for myself. I try recipes occasionally, but I'm a fairly simple cook.
zellie: tv : daily show [hmm]leucocrystal on July 11th, 2007 01:04 am (UTC)
It really, really scares me; the likelihood that we'll see the female Clinton in the White House.  I cannot stand that woman.

But like you, I feel it's more likely than the one I'd prefer (Obama, again like you) winning; I don't see this country putting a black man in office before a white woman.  It sucks, but it would really, really shock me if I were wrong about that.

Arabian: Lincolnarabian on July 11th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
I know. She has good qualities, but her bad qualities? Oy vey, I really feel they outweigh the good. I mean, the fact that she tried to ERASE the bill that she voted for the Iraq war was really telling to me. It's as if she doesn't want to admit that she was wrong and voted incorrectly because that would create a stain, so instead, she wants to just erase that it ever happened so there's no permanent record. And that scares me ... if that's her philosophy, what else might she apply that to. You know?

I want Barack, but who knows? You know the tide may change. We've still got over two years.
eolivet on July 11th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
"He will admit to everything or he'll say he's just not the same, and you'll begin to wonder why you came."

(yes, I'm horribly behind the times, but I found a new way to read this song, and have been obsessed with it ever since ;)

Re: the election: I actually believe it might go down the way the gubernatorial race did in MA -- with the more likeable African-American man ultimately defeating the more divisive white woman. And I like Obama more than Hillary, so I'm cool with that. :)
Arabian: Mr. and Mrs. Coacharabian on July 11th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
1.) What song are you talking about and who sings it?
2.) How did you get into your career?
3.) How did you get into sports?
4.) Who is your favorite television character of all time?
5.) If you could go back to any age and retain all you've learned since then, what age would you pick?

About the election -- I certainly hope you're right. I really do.
eolivet on July 11th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh, OK...I'm going to answer you here, if that's OK -- but I'll post it in my LJ tomorrow. :)

1.) "How to Save a Life" by the Fray. I wasn't into it at all, and then I heard it performed live at the ABC Upfront, and really got into it. :D

2.) I had an internship at a TV station in college in the Sales/Research department, and kept in contact with my mentor there. I got a job in PR when I graduated college, but hated it, so I kept in contact with my mentor. She mentioned there was an opening at an ad agency, and she knew the new Research director, so I used her name, and got an interview. And the rest is history. :p

3.) I watched sports on the weekend with my dad, growing up. I got into football probably because it was his favorite -- we used to have family Super Bowl parties. I also got into March Madness because of him, and my husband. My husband got me liking baseball a lot more, which I never used to like before I met him. :)

4.) Oh, wow... Well, I have to do this logically: with few exceptions (Alan Shore being one of them), I tend to like characters because of 'ships. So, I have to go to my favorite 'ship of all-time (Mulder/Scully). Therefore, I'd have to say Dana Scully -- I think every strong woman character on TV owes much to her. She was strong, but still human ("Revelations" is one of my favorite XF eps, since it addresses Scully's science vs. faith). And she didn't need a man to take care of her, but she found one to take care of anyway. ;p And she got the (relatively) happy ending she deserved. :D

5.) I'd go back to seventh grade. Kids are particularly nasty that year -- it'd be nice to have some adult self-esteem and wisdom to combat their hideous behavior and teasing. :)
Arabian: MS_RSarabian on July 11th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
Ooh, someone else who loves "Revelations." That is one of THE most underrated eps in my opinion, I love it. I do love Scully, but GA's attitude (quite, sadly, similar to KBell's in certain ways, but not nearly as bad and it blew my mind that GA would complain that Scully was boring!!!!) did sour the character for me a bit, because (also like KB) she let her attitude influence the portrayal at times. (Again, not nearly as bad as La Bell though). I was always a Mulder-girl myself first. Might have something to do with the red speedos. (Hee!)
eolivet on July 16th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
That is one of THE most underrated eps in my opinion

Yes!!! It's one of the few times they really humanized Scully, gave us an insight into how complex a character she was (they touched on it briefly in "Beyond the Sea," but the whole case with the stigmata, and Scully's faith vs. science beliefs...just amazing!!!)

Might have something to do with the red speedos.

Hee hee. I hated his hair in that ep, though -- it was so flat. I liked it better when it was styled more (in S3 and beyond :)

And I now realize I never posted this in my LJ, so would you like to be interviewed? I'd be more than happy to do it here (since it's part of the meme "requirement," I just figured I'd ask. :)
Arabian: MS_RSarabian on July 16th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes about "Revelations." And oh, gosh, I HATED his hair in early S2. I liked S1 and S4 hair best. Best hair/gorgeousness remains "Fallen Angel" from S1 and "The Pine Bluff Variant" in S5.

Yeah, sure, ask away ....
eolivet on July 17th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
OK! (ooh, "Fallen Angel" hair...got distracted for a moment there ;)

1. What is your ideal job?
2. Describe the trip you took/place you visited that you enjoyed the most, and why. :)
3. Cat person or dog person? :p
4. If you could re-write one scene in all of television, what would it be, and what would you change?
5. If you could erase one show completely from your memory -- fandom, fic, everything -- which show would it be, and why?
hiddeneloise: sockpuppet masterhiddeneloise on July 11th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything --
That's how the light gets in.

:) Ask away.
Arabian: Dream Teamarabian on July 11th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
1.) Leonard Cohen ... is that the song?
2.) What's the best thing about being Russian in the US and the worst?
3.) Do you have any pets?
4.) What looks like a good time to come to Georgia?
5.) Who is your favorite historical figure?
hiddeneloisehiddeneloise on July 13th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
1) Ding, ding, ding! You got it! :) It's a song by Leonard Cohen called Anthem, one of my favorites.

2) Wow. That's a very tough one. I suppose the best thing (if it could be categorized as that) is the automatic identity you get that marks you as unusual in people's eyes however little you deserve that distinction. LOL. Of course that can also be the worst thing about being Russian in America (or any immigrant, really), and it largely depends on where in the U.S. you live. A Russian friend of mine once told me while I was fretting over my accent that it was an advantage, not a handicap. Most people hear it and go "aw, how cute!" Snort. She wasn't far wrong, actually. I don't know if having this automatic thing as your calling card would be "the best" for everyone, but it worked in my favor many a time. Unfair, but there it is. :)

The worst thing about being Russian in the U.S. (or anywhere outside of Russia) is, I'm sad to say, the "community." And I use the term loosely. I don't want to sound crass, and it's not like anyone can escape being a part of one ethnic/cultural/social group or another. The difference is, here one REALLY can't escape it. :) What I mean is, whether I like it or not (and I don't), I'm automatically included into a certain mentality/mind-set and viewed as their rightful property. I live in the area where there are 60,000 (give or take) immigrants from Russia. You can't walk into any business establishment, board a train, or simply stroll down the street without hearing your native language. Which is fine with me. I swim both ways, I'm bi-lingual and switch back-and-forth. It's not the talk, it's the TALK! Random people approach me on a train and start talking, giving unsolicited advice, asking prying questions, etc., simply because we are from the roughly the same place or origin and, thus, they see me as fair game. Again, it's not a bias. I have Russian friends and American friends. I've dated guys from both sides. I don't automatically cringe at that "special" home-grown chit-chat and quirks. But I draw the line at familiarity and assumptions. I keep thinking: "Would you do this to me if we were, say, in Moscow, and landed on the same bus?" I don't think so. And it's not just the talk. It's the mentality and the judgment. I don't much care, but it intrudes. I suppose it's like that for everyone: that pressure to meet certain expectations, no matter who you are.

3) Nope. If you don't count the fish-tank at work, which I was conned into taking care of. LOL. I'm, sad to say, not a pet person. I like them fine in the abstract (and in other people's homes), but I've never actually wanted to own one. And considering I kill my plants on the regular basis, it's a good thing. :)

4) LOL. Any time after I'm done with the show! In other words, after the first week of August I'll be able to see where I am vacation time wise. :)

5) Again, a tough one. See, a "favorite" figure might not necessarily be someone you admire. Just someone who interests you. For instance, if I were to go by sheer amount of study and reading devoted to a single historical figure by me, I'd say Peter the Great. But, in fact, the guy was despicable. I can abstractly appreciate his will, his intellectual curiosity, his passion and his drive. But man do I not like him as a human. :)
And there are others, but if I had to pick one I admire: Benjamin Franklin. There. :)
Arabian: Doylearabian on July 15th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
The Russian talk (especially the worst) was fascinating. Thank you for being so honest.

Ah, Benjamin Franklin. Yah, did great things, but I have major issues with him. He hated cats, and during some of his electricity experiments, tied cats (by their tails) to the end of kites to test electricity. Bastard. I mean, COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peter the Great, I see what you mean. I guess I feel lucky in that my fave was awesome in every way possible (okay, but looks and you know long-life and happiness): Mr. Abraham Lincoln. I heart him. Grooviest dude ever.
sourisvhosourisvho on July 11th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
I actually don't think that Hillary Clinton is electable for president. She's too divisive and too many people don't like her, IMO. I actually think Obama is more electable. Of course, I will vote for whichever Democrat gets the nomination. But I think if she's the Democratic nominee, whoever is the Republican nominee will win.
Arabian: Sherilyn Fennarabian on July 11th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Really? Wow, I hope you're right. I really do.

Hmm, I'm not sure if this counts as a random comment because you're replying to my comment, so therefore do I ask you five questions or not?
sourisvhosourisvho on July 12th, 2007 02:26 am (UTC)
Sure! I was randomly replying to your comment. ;-)
Arabianarabian on July 12th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
1.) What is your favorite drink (alcohol, soft drink, hot drink, whatever)?
2.) Who is your hero?
3.) Do you have any pets?
4.) What do you think was the most pivotal moment in history?
5.) What is your favorite song?
poisoned_candyypoisoned_candyy on July 11th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
"bitter pill that I swallowed (aka ibufrofin)" hehehe

Ask away Sunny.
Arabian: Kelly_Stararabian on July 11th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
1.) What is your favorite Kelly/Justin song ever?
2.) What's the meaning behind your username?
3.) If you could give in any decade, which would it be?
4.) High heels or sneakers?
5.) Did you ever want to be a ballerina?
poisoned_candyypoisoned_candyy on July 12th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
Did you mean LIVE in any decade? lol.
Arabianarabian on July 12th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
Sigh, yes.