A Slightly Random Interview

On Sunday we went to our good friend’s home.  Our friends, Josh and Bethany, were telling me that my blog is funny, particularly the post with the interview of my brother.  As Josh also has a blog, we decided to interview each other and post it on our blogs.  Here is my interview of Josh.

Me:  Thank you for consenting to this interview.
Josh:  You’re very welcome.

Me:  What did you do today?
Josh:  I got ready for church, went to church with my family, came home and spent time with some friends.

Me:  What has life been like lately?
Josh:  Life has been busy.

Me:  What do you do in your spare time?
Josh:  Eat fried rice, eat anything my sister makes, and I especially like taking pitchas. [Editor’s note: pictures – this is a requested spelling.]

Me:  What do you like to take “pitchas” of?
Josh:  People and cats and little plants.

Me:  What is your favorite movie?
Josh:  Dragonfly Paradise.

[Everyone looks at Josh rather confusedly.]

Me:  Is that a real movie?
Josh:  [Laughing]  No, I just made that up.

Me:  O.K., I need a real movie.
Josh:  Oh.  Just a minute.  [Gets up and looks at movies for a few minutes.]  Sophie Scholl.

Me:  What’s it about?
Josh:  It is about a young Christian woman who joins a German Anti-Nazi resistance group.

Me:  What are you reading?
Josh:  Let me look.  [Disappears into the other room, then reappears carrying a book of approx. 1000 pages.]  Ayn Raud Atlas.

Me:  What is it about?
Josh:  It is a about a near-future period when society has collapsed and the people who had strong ethics and maintained society are all disappearing.  Experiencing the world without those people.

Me:  Want non-existent tech would you like to exist?
Josh:  A very complicated machine that lets my imaginations be visualized by other people.

Me:  What is your biggest fear?
Josh:  Huge open skies.  [He went on to explain that this is a childhood fear.]  That I will go blind.

Me:  Irrational fear?
Josh:  Something I’m actually afraid of?  That all my friends will hate me.

Me:  I’ll try to never hate you.
Josh:  O.K.  [Laughs]
Bethany [his sister]:  Me too.

Me:  What is your pet peeve?
Josh:  My pet peeve is excessive grammatical/spelling mistakes.

Me:  Chocolate or vanilla?
Josh:  Chocolate.

Me:  When was the last time you cried?
Josh:  While watching a movie with my family.

Me:  [This is a question suggested by my little sister, Meiling.]  Do you like fire?
Josh:  I kind of like fire.

Me:  She [my sister] also wanted me to ask you if you like leaves.
Josh:  I do like leaves!

Me:  What do you want to do with your life?
Josh:  Have a good testimony for God’s work in my life, be able to have a job that I love and be able to support a family.

Me:  Do you have any goals for the next year that you can share with us?
Josh:  I have lots.  One is to become more experienced in my photography and have 5 photography jobs.

Me:  Do you have a motto?  Hakuna Matata?
Josh:  Hakuna Matata!  To value imaginations and emotions, but surround myself with people who anchor me and keep me down to earth.

Me:  What is an exciting thing in your life right now that you can share with us?
Josh:  All my wonderful friends that God has given me.
Drake [my brother]:  I like you, Josh!

Me:  What is one superpower that you would like to have?
Josh:  Flight.

Me:  Thank you for doing this interview.
Josh:  You’re very super welcome.

Check out his blog, as he posted his interview of me!  It was cut a little short, but it was still fun.


A few days ago I read an interview on a blog.  Yesterday I got the grand idea that I should do an interview for my blog.  My brother Drake sweetly consented.  I didn’t have a planned list of questions, so the interview is somewhat erratic.  It was fun, or as least I thought it was, and I hope you enjoy reading!


Allison: Thank you for consenting to this interview.
Drake: You’re welcome.

Allison: So, how was your day today?
Drake: Pretty good.

Allison: What have you been up to?
Drake: School.

Allison: You are sure giving me tons of information to work with.
Drake: yup.

A: Thanks.
D: You’re welcome. Is this the end of the interview?

A: No
D: Oh my.

A: If I would cook/bake anything for you right now, what would it be?
D: Hmmm.. Give me a minute to think about this. Probably the shrimp asparagus thing. Whatever that’s called.

A: it’s been awhile since we’ve had that.
D: [No comment.]

A: Alright then –
D: Alright what?

A: If you could watch any movie right now, what would it be?
D: “The Avengers,” if it was out.

A: Pick something else that is out
D: No.

A: Yes. Come on, pick something.
D: Ahh… I think you need to think about your questions before hand.

A: I did!
D: Doesn’t seem like it.

A: Have you been listening to the news lately?
D: No.

A: Anything of interest that you could share with us (I will not accept no)?
D: Who does it have to be interesting to?

A: You.
D: I think I found some more ways to upgrade my computer, but I won’t go into that, since I don’t know how many nerds follow your blog.

A: I don’t think there are very many
D: O.K.

A: What is your current favorite song?
D: U2 – “Where the Streets Have no Name.”

A: What dessert thing would you have me make right now?
D: Crème Brulee

A: Favorite food?
D: Brrrrrr….. I always have to think about this one for while. It changes over time, depending what mood I am in. Right now, a Chipotle steak burrito, and a 2-liter Mountain Dew. Not a 2-liter, just a Mountain Dew. A 2-liter makes me sound like a pig.

A:If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?
D: Library

A: What books would you want to look at?
D: Web development and marketing.

A: Very interesting.

A: Have you fed the dog?
D: Is that a part of the interview?

A: Yes.
D: Because answering that question violates my religious principles. I say that and I can see the dog’s tail wagging. [The dog was staring at Drake through the window, and when she saw him talking, she wagged her tail.]

A: What are your religious principles that we are violating?
D: [no answer – just a silly smile]

A: Am I supposed to take that for an answer?
D: [same silly smile, with a suppressed laugh]

A: O.K.

A: If you weren’t doing this interview, what would you be doing right now?
D: Uhh… listening to U2 and reading Jim Cramer’s Real Money. Or reading a book to Meiling, my younger sister, which I promised to do.

A: That’s nice.
D: What’s nice?

A: Reading to your younger sister.

A: Are you bored?
D: Kinda.

A What would you like me to ask you for this interview?
D: [no answer]

A: O.K., what is one of your main goals this year?
D:[laughs] Get my A+ certification.

A: Can you explain what that is for our readers?
D: Uhh… basic computer technician certification.

A: What super power would you like?
D: Wolverine or Spiderman –  [Wolverine] – super strength, body that heals itself quickly, and claws that come out of my hands. [Spiderman] – super strength, ability to climb up walls, and then be able to shoot webbing.

A: What non-existing tech would you like to exist?
D: Iron Man suit. Like the Iron Man suit from the movie. From “Avengers,” because he has a cooler suit in that movie. Even though it isn’t out yet.

A: Any lasting comments that you would like to leave us with?
D: No.

A: Thank you for doing this interview.
D: You’re welcome.