Care for an Interview? Why, Yes!
The lovely and wise Britt of Weekday Wisdom sent me these five interview questions yesterday. Because she’s awesome like that.
1. Who will you cast as Tim and Audrey in the Tim and Audrey movie?
First of all, what would that movie be called? T ‘n A? That’s hott. Actually, for our first dating anniversary I made Tim a movie poster for a movie all about us. (And by “I made” I mean, “I handed some pictures and text to someone at Kinko’s and they designed something amazing because I am lacking in the artistic skill area.”) I called that movie Tim and Audrey: The true story of the greatest romance of all time. (I seriously considered T ‘n A, but wanted to be more romantic-comedy than porn. I’m picky like that.) And Tim, being a Recording Arts (read: filmmaker) major at the time, absolutely loved it. It’s definitely one of the best gifts I’ve ever given him. I guess I shouldn’t have used it so early in our relationship — it set the standard pretty high and every gift-giving occasion since has had a hard time living up to that one.
But, wait. I’m getting sidetracked. Okay, who to cast in the Tim and Audrey movie. The part of Audrey would be played by Renee Zellweger. Call her squinty if you like, but I think she’s gorgeous, and so I take it as a major compliment every time someone tells me I look like her. Plus, she’s a great actress. The part of Tim is a tossup between John Krasinski and Topher Grace. Actually, it’s only a tossup because I know Tim likes Topher Grace a lot. Tim always liked Eric Foreman because he saw a lot of himself in that character. Which, that’s cool and all — I see the resemblance, too — but this is my blog and I say Eric Foreman is whiny and annoying (which Tim is most definitely not) and John Krasinski is way cuter. I have told Tim on more than one occasion that the main reason I love Jim Halpert so much is because he really reminds me of Tim. I mean, you guys can definitely see Tim filling up a supremely irritating coworker’s phone handset with nickles, can’t you? Yes. Yes you can. Plus, of the two, John Krasinski would look better with a beard, am I right? And John Krasinski would be way cuter next to Renee Zellweger than Topher Grace. So, that settles it. John Krasinski and Renee Zellweger would star as Tim and Audrey in The Tim and Audrey Movie. You all know you want to come see that movie.
2. With the exception of life’s neccessities, what do you spend the most money on?
Currently? Our yard. Actually, looking at the past couple of years, it’d probably be safe to say we spend the most non-necessity money on home improvement projects in general. Which is cool, because we have a good time working on the house together, and the end result is always very satisfying.
3. Jim Halpert or John Dorian?
Anyone care to take a guess after reading my response to question 1?
Jim Halpert, hands down. J.D. is kinda cute in his own way, but he’s also a little too quirky and sulky for me. He’d just annoy me more than anything. But Jim? Well. I already said how much he reminds me of Tim. And I love Tim more than anything. So that’s that.
4. What is your favorite accessory or piece of furniture in your home?
I’m gonna go with our bar on this one. It’s a beautiful piece of furniture, and it was a total steal at $250 from a thrift store. Whenever we move out of this house, I’d really love to take it with us. Sure, the space may look weird without it there, but that’s the future owner’s problem, right? Then again, maybe our next house will already have a fabulous bar and we won’t need this one anymore. But I really, really love this bar. Maybe because it’s part of the first major home improvement project we did together, so I love the memories associated with it, not to mention how much it’s presence (where there used to be a wall) has improved the entire kitchen area. Whatever happens when we move (which won’t be for awhile anyway), that bar will always hold a special place in my heart.
5. What do you do when you need to relax and de-stress?
Um, drink? Actually, it really depends on the type of relaxing/de-stressing I need. Sometimes if I’m stressed and have a lot of anxiety and/or pent up energy, I need to work out — just sweat out all that negative crap. Going to my tap class is one of the best de-stressers. I really pound my feet into the floor hard on nights that I’m stressed — it helps me work out a lot of tension.
If I’m feeling like things are spiraling out of control — like stuff just keeps piling up and I’m having a hard time keeping up with everything — the best thing I can do is clean. Because most of the time, when I’m feeling overwhelmed like that, the house is one of the many things that I’m not keeping up with. Cleaning the house is a small thing I can take control of; and when my surroundings are neat and organized, everything else seems a lot more manageable.
Other times, though, I just need to chill and do nothing. If I’ve been super busy and running around like crazy, nothing sounds better than a quiet evening ouside by the fire pit with my husband and a bottle of wine. (See? Drinking = de-stressing.)
Tim is really good at taking care of me when I’m stressed, too. On more than one occasion I have come home after a bad day to find one or all of the following waiting for me: A glass of wine, a foot spa filled with hot, soothing water, and orders to relax on the couch while he takes care of dinner. I am so unbelivably lucky to have that man.
Wow, I bet Britt had no idea what she was getting herself into when she sent me those questions. Little did she know just how long-winded I can be!
Now here’s the fun part for the rest of you! (What? Reading all of that wasn’t fun enough? Oh. Right.) Here’s what you do:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
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. (Feel free to be as long-winded as your heart desires.)
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.
Sounds fun, right? So what are you waiting for? Comment away!