5 questions

Sarah recently did the whole "5 Questions" interview meme that I actually like. It's lovely and original in that it requires the tagger to actually think about the people involved and ask entertaining questions. Which she totally did. Here's what she had for me:

1. Let's say I turn up on your doorstep, looking for a wild, debauched day and night of entertainment. Where do you take me and what do we do?

Wow. See, you've come to the wrong girl. I didn't even do wild & debauched in college when it was considered mandatory. But, if that's what you're looking for, we'd head south to Mexico. Border towns are infamous for all that stuff. There we could get wicked drunk, get tattoos, find us a pair of Meixcan cuties and build us some memories. At least that's what I'm guessing one does in Mexico. I seriously don't have a clue.

2. If there were suddenly that magical extra hour in the day that we so often desire, what would you use it for?

Like so many parents, I'd sleep. Seriously, it's all I think about some days. Just sleep. And strawberry shortcake; I think a lot about strawberry shortcake.

3. How does your current life compare to what your younger self thought being a grownup would entail?

My parents used to do this thing once a year where we'd get to trade places for the evening. I'd make dinner and feed it to my overgrown kids while my brother did something fatherly, I don't think I was paying attention. Then we'd put my parents to sleep after their 1/2 hour of television and we'd get to stay up late watching the news. Yep. That's what I assumed being grown up was. And you know what? That's pretty much what it seems to be for me. Although the novelty has worn off. And I don't watch the news, it's too freaking depressing. And the kids I have now need a whole lot more attention then my parents did.

Otherwise? Exactly the same.

4. I like people's hands, warm smiles, compliments that the giver doesn't realise are such and hearty laughter. What warms your soul?

Not to steal your example, but Lily's laugh has recently shifted, growing with her I assume. It's become this deeply thrilling belly laugh that just makes me burst into accompanying laughter. It's like music. Or magic. Or a little bit of both.

5. You're a world-famous superstar, relaxing backstage before your show. What Mariah Carey-esque demands would be on your dressing room rider?

I'm actually pretty simple, I think. I only need a few things like good water, not too cold and maybe some nice strawberry shortcake. Strawberry shortcake is the best dessert ever.

Want to play? Here’s how it works:

- Leave me a comment requesting an interview.

- I will email you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

- You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

- You will include this explanation (or a reasonable variation) and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

- When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

- You will eat some chocolate cake. Or ice cream. OR Strawberry Shortcake!

- I love this game.