I was nervous to sit down with World Renowned Reporter, *Megan.
She looked like she meant business when she sat down with her notepad in hand.
I only hoped I’d be up for the questions she would pose.
MEGAN: If you could travel to one place in the world and you had to leave today, where would you be headed and why?
ME: Oh my gosh, I have to leave right now? I’m not even packed! I guess I’d better fly to Los Angeles and hope my sister can pick me up. I might be able to fit into some of her clothes. Oh heck, I’ve got charge cards. Sure, I’m ready. Where’s my ride?
MEGAN:No, you insolant boob. It was merely a hypothetical question. Care to try again?
ME: Oh, ok. Anywhere in the world….
MEGAN: Tick tock, Jean. Step it up.
ME: You know what? I’m still gonna say my sister’s house. She just recently moved, and I haven’t even seen the place. So, yes, I think I’ll fly into Los Angeles.
MEGAN: Fine. Good. Los Angeles. Next question: What are your talents, and what are some of the areas in which you wish you had talent but do not?
ME: I think I’m talented with PhotoShop. I can also google really quickly to get answers to my husband’s obscure questions. I pretty successfully juggle being a Mom, a wife, and a business owner. I wish I could ride a horse. Naw, I don’t really wish that! Ah ha ha ha ha ha!!! My husband would wish that for me! I wish my talent was getting in shape and staying there. Does that qualify?
MEGAN: Sure, that qualifies. I’m sure you speak for many who wish they had the talent of … ahem… health. ::: rolls eyes ::: Next question: What do you love the most about your life and why?
ME: I love the flexibility of my work schedule!! Love, love, love it! Seriously, I work about 2 weeks out of the month. I’m a graphic designer, and create (or change) ads one week. The next week I put on my publisher hat, and get our magazines ready to print. So, during my off-time, I get to spoil my children with lots of attention! Plus, we work out of our house, so we, Tom & the kids and I, have a lot of quality time together.
MEGAN: Finally, I think you’re letting us see the real you! Question number 4: What are you most afraid of?
ME: I hope this doesn’t sound silly, but my biggest fear is home invasion. I check all the doors each night, and make sure the gates are closed. I check on my daughters in their beds. I just want us all to be safe, in our home. It’s a scary world out there, and a shame these thoughts have to enter my head.
MEGAN: Amen. Ok, let’s end on a lighter note. My final question is, what is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
ME: Just one? I’ve got a few. Hard to narrow ’em down. Let’s see… Well, for starters, I was in high school, but away on a debate tournament. There were a whole bunch of us sitting around, laughing and joking. Well, one guy was SO FUNNY, I literally lost control of my bladder! I had to run to the bathroom and freshen up as best I could. Another time, I was on a date. The guy and I had decided to snuggle in the back of his car. I must have been tired, and fell asleep. Know what woke me up? The sound of my own fart!
MEGAN: I’m afraid that’s all we have time for, Jean. Thank you.
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*Megan is a lovely friend who no longer blogs. This post was originally published February 8, 2008 on MySpace.
Tag Archives: tag
1. Where is your cell phone? Hmmm
2. Your hair? Fabulous
3. Your mother? Hermit
4. Your father? Gregarious
5. Your favorite food? Pizza
6. Your dream last night? Forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? Diet Coke
8. Your dream/goal? Now
9. What room are you in? Living
10. Your hobby? Blogging
11. Your fear? Sharks
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Party
13. Where were you last night? Jacuzzi
14. Something that you aren’t? Bitchy
15. Muffins? No
16. Wish list item? Vacation
17. Where did you grow up? California
18. Last thing you did? Stirred
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? BIG
21. Your pets? Persistent
22. Friends? Old
23. Your life? Heavenly
24. Your mood? Joyful
25. Missing someone? No
26. Vehicle? Magnum
27. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes
28. Your favorite store? Target
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Morning
31. Last time you cried? Years
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Vegas
34. One person who emails me regularly? Mom
35. Favorite place to eat? CasaSerrano
If you haven’t been tagged, and want to do this one, consider yourself tagged.
Dear 1989 Jean –
You’re a little busy in 2009. If I have to end this letter suddenly it’s because of your children. They just got the new Barbie 3-Musketeers movie, so it’s a little crazy here.
Oh, before I forget, let me be the 1st to congratulate you on your divorce! If it’s not final yet, it will be any day now.
Ok, here are the basics.
Stop perming your hair. You’ll learn to embrace its straightness. 2049 Jean might tell us we’re lucky to have hair at all. I am doing a LOT of coloring.
There’s an old man that comes into the bank. No, not the one you call Droolie. White haired guy, tan, flip-flops, talks about himself a lot. That’s about a 13-year stint.
Now we’re with a hottie! Yes, he’s the father of our children. You’ll know him when you see him. Great guy with the easy smile and big personality. *Keeper!*
Two daughters! Look at you! Hey, live it up. They don’t come along til ’02 and ’04. Don’t freak when your husband wants to name the baby Coast Cabela. He’ll change his mind by the 8th month of the pregnancy.
Everybody’s still alive! Oh, and you’re all still talking. No family feuds.
Eh, it comes and goes. You’re doing fine. Gawd, I hope 2049 Jean doesn’t pipe in here!
• Forget DOS and Larry the Lounge Lizard. You are going to LOVE these futuristic computers! Really, you could sit in front of the monitor all day. Try to be a little better at remembering your friends’ names. You can stalk them on social networking sights.
• Could you skip getting that butterfly tattoo? You’d be surprised what we go through trying to remove it.
I’m not going to tell you it’ll be all fun and games. There are some hard times, but you will survive. Now get out there and make me proud!
Love, 2009 Jean
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