Hannah over at Blairs boys interviewed me and asked me the following five questions and here are the questions and my answers.  Hannah came up with some great questions and, of course, I had to add pictures.  As usual these are my honest answers because I always write  “Whatever I Think”.  BTW  Hannah is one of my great Kiwi friends. She is also a very creative gal and a wonderful wife and mom.

1. What was the first thing you bought for your unborn granddaughter? (I know you must have already bought something!)

Sarah wouldn’t let me buy anything until she was three months along which was just before Christmas. This past Christmas we all decided not to do much in the way of gift buying for each other so I didn’t get Sarah much. She never said I couldn’t get the baby anything. Ha! Ha! I got the baby some small things. I didn’t want to push my luck with my frugal daughter. Anyway, I bought baby some organic cloth diapers. I hate using disposable diapers. Bad for the environment. I used cloth on my kids so I will use cloth on new baby. I also got her a onesie, a teething toy, bibs, washcloths,  a swaddle blanket, a stuffed animal   and I can’t even remember what else.  Now that I know it’s a girl I plan on going out next month when I get my check and pick up some girly stuff.

I suppose I could have picked a better picture of a baby but lately I am starting to remember that awful loud sound of a rugrat baby screaming crying.


2. You have an amazing sense of humour. Did you have that from a young age, or did it develop gradually?

I don’t know if my sense of humor is amazing but I love to laugh.  I was very shy when I was young.  As I got older my shyness started to wear off and was replaced with a big mouth.  I can find humor in most everything I do and look at especially other people.  People do the weirdest stuff.  I don’t suffer from road rage because when drivers do dumbass stuff I find it hilarious.  I think I constantly have a smile on my face when I drive because there are so many dumbass drivers around.  I love to laugh at myself too.  If I do something stupid (which happens a lot)  it always gives me a laugh.

An example of what I find funny!!


3. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I could live on pizza forever.  Also pizza covers quite a few food groups–grains, protein, vegetables, oil, and if you get a pineapple pizza you’ve got your fruit.  What more could you want plus it tastes freakin’ great.


4. What is your worst/most annoying habit?

My most annoying habit?  I didn’t know I had any.  But if you ask Sarah I know exactly what she would say because she’s told me more than once.  When I start talking my voice gets louder and louder as I get more excited and into what I am talking about.  I guess it can get really loud and borders on yelling.  It’s a habit I am trying to break to protect my poor family and friends from deafness.


5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

I’d have to have money because I don’t want to live somewhere cool and be poor.  I would choose a small village in England.  They speak English there.  I am too old to learn a new language and if I moved to a foreign speaking country I would have to learn the language or I would be a hypocrite.  I am always complaining about people who move to the US and don’t learn the language.  The other thing is I want to live in a cottage with a thatched roof.  I can imagine the house so well.  I also want to walk on the moors.  That sounds so cool.  I also love England because of it’s long history.  I would love to visit  old castles and churches.  I am also waiting for my knight in shining armor to appear.  I figure I have a better chance of this happening in England.

I want the horse too and some young dude man to take care of it and whatever else I want him to do.


Now, if you would like ME to interview YOU, here’s what to do:
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will email you 5 questions.
3. You answer the questions on your blog.

OK, so that’s my interview.   “Please come and visit our estate again for tea and crumpets.”  That’s Vineyard talk for  “Get your ass over here again quick.”

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Just a Mom
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 12:35:11

    “Please come and visit our estate again for tea and crumpets.” That’s Vineyard talk for “Get your ass over here again quick.”

    You are just too funny!

    Great questions and awesome answers! I love the picture of the cottage. Also I think I’ll take the crying baby back it can be so much worse when they learn to talk! 🙂

    I’ll be brave! Interview me!

    Yeah, I suppose you are right. Those older kids can be tough. They never stop talking. Sarah used to wake up talking and never stop until she was sleeping. Thank goodness she has some quiet time now.


  2. Little Miss
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 12:39:24

    Oh man, Englished thatched cottages. When I was 13, we lived in England and I had my birthday dinner at a restaurant that had a thatched roof. I loved it.

    I like your sense of humor too.

    You can interview me if you like. 🙂

    How long did you live in England and what part did you live in?


  3. teeni
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 12:47:40

    Awesome! I love that photo of the house with the thatched roof in England – too cool! I’m sure Sarah’s baby will be nothing but smiles because she will have you to entertain her. 🙂 Now that they know the baby is a girl, are there any names picked out? Boy am I nosy, huh?

    I’m nosy too. Those darn kids won’t even give me a clue as to what names they are thinking about. Sarah will only tell me they haven’t decided. I hope they decide soon. I’m starting to call her Blueberry. I know Sarah will not want that nickname to stick but if she doesn’t tell me soon it might.


  4. Joy
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 14:49:29

    This was great to read. I loved the loudmouth part. I have a sorry feeling I’m like that too.

    I love this, I’m up for it. Interview me also. What fun.

    I’m surprised you don’t hear me where you live. According to Sarah I get very loud. (I think she just has extra good hearing).


  5. trishatruly
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 15:25:34

    I like the IDEA of thatched roofs but something tells me there just might be a problem with little creepy-crawlies and and such and with my bugphobia I just cannot imagine it!! Eww! Beautiful to look at but the reality gives me the shivers!

    Joan, you do have the BEST outlook on life! I am working on mine all the time. Hopefully I have gotten much more mellow as I’ve “aged”. Things just don;t upset me like they used to. Do you find that to be true for you, too, or have you always been this laid back?

    I make a mean batch of crumpets and scones! Can I come if I bring them? 😀

    I’ve never had a crumpet but I adore scones so yeah, come on down or up, whatever the case may be.
    I never thought about the bugs. I may have to put my thatch stuff over a regular roof. No bugs for me.
    I’m way more laid back now them I am getting “a little” older. I am very good at just chillin’ with everything.


  6. Hannah
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 16:32:46

    Great answers, Joan!! I knew you would do justice to this interview, and adding the pictures was a perfect touch! Plus, we have come to expect such things from you now, lol 😉

    P.S. I really do think your SOH is awesome. And I love that you can find the humour in anything, and are able to laugh at yourself. THAT is awesome.

    I’m still trying to work out SOH. I always have trouble with those. I think I am finding some humor in that too. HA! HA!
    I love to be interviewed. Too bad I”m not famous.


  7. birdpress
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 17:35:17

    Great, now I am craving Hawaiian pizza. 😛

    I am glad you are not a hypocrite. I wouldn’t go live somewhere where I didn’t know the language either because I am not good at learning other languages. I took three semesters of Italian and just about all I can say is “non lo so” and “non parlo italiano”.

    I took French and Spanish and can’t remember any of it. I could eat a whole pizza right now!!


  8. thebeadden
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 18:21:07

    Great interview. I love the bread cartoon. 😉

    That bread cartoon cracked me up!!


  9. Amy Hunter
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 19:12:42


    Fun interview. You can interview me too if you don’t have too many already.

    I will come up with some questions for you tomorrow. Thanks for wanting to take part. Ditto on the Piiizzzaaa!


  10. thegirlfromtheghetto
    Feb 27, 2009 @ 22:16:42

    I am in love with England and want to move there. You must go! And, I love Pizza more than life itself. My mom said when she was preggers with me all she craved was pizza. Interesting, huh?

    Feel free to interview me if you have the time.

    I’ll come up with some questions for you tomorrow. I truly hope to get to England some day. That is interesting about your mom and pizza When I was pregnant with Sarah all I craved was Shweppes ginger ale.


  11. sheng
    Feb 28, 2009 @ 00:43:31

    Joanie, i miss you, i love pizza too, and this one in your post makes me feel soooooo hungry.


  12. Red
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 16:10:43

    I . Love . Your . Laugh.
    You laugh from deep within. I love it.
    Interview me 🙂


  13. Romi
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 16:50:31

    You DO have an amazing sense of humour; that comment with the “young dude” taking care of your horse and whatever else killed me!! 😉

    PS: my mom is a *ahem* loud-mouth too with the ever-increasing decibels…I really don’t think there’s any stopping it, but you’re not alone! 🙂

    PPS: I laughed so much at that cupid comic…classic 🙂


  14. Red
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 01:44:14

    i soooo laughed at your tagline .. i just noticed it .. no stinky feet!!! dammit .. mine stink occasionally.
    im sorry .. i’ll powder them before coming here.


  15. Emerald
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 12:08:35

    Oh, what a fantastic cottage! I would so do that without the horse 😛

    I’ve got a bunch of questions still sitting in my inbox, I totally forgot about them until now! I wanted to question Josh too, I’ll have to get on that this week!


  16. Sandra
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 18:50:52

    Very cool to learn some new and interesting things about you, Joan!

    Mmm, I love pizza too, but alas my hips love it more, so I don’t eat it very often these days 😆


  17. teeni
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 20:56:31

    Please consider this as your engraved invitation to the awards ceremony at my site. 🙂


  18. lupusranting
    Mar 02, 2009 @ 22:37:05

    Mmmmmm! Pizza!! I’ll take you up on the interview invitation 🙂


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