Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interview time

I volunteered to be interviewed and had two of my blog friends send me sets of questions. Julie, I apologize for taking so long to get these on here! If anyone wants to know anything else, just ask away & I'll make another post with the Q&A.

Julie, from Wearing Mascara sent me my first set of interview questions.
1. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind and what are they like?
Mr. Potts and I have 2 pets. Hayden, the wonder dog and Pepe the cat. Hayden is a yellow lab who is full of energy. She loves long walks (do I sound like I'm writing a personal ad?) & water. We've taken her to the dog park where she loves to find the first mud puddle & jump in. From that point she proceeds to wallow in it while we hiss (cause we're trying not to be those owners who yell - yeah, who are we kidding), "Hayden! Get out of the MUD!!" Never works. She then proceeds to run & play while all the other dog owners (whose dogs somehow manage to avoid the mud puddle?) look at her, shake their heads & tell us how dirty she is.
Pepe is short for Pepe le Pew as he smelled like a skunk when I rescued him. He was 4 months old & only weighed 4lbs at the time. He was a sight, with kitty dreadlocks sticking out all over his head. He is a little spastic & loves to "hunt" my ponytail holders.

2. Do you believe in love at first sight?
For me, no. I thought Mr. Potts was really good-looking when we first met, but it wasn't love at first sight. I do however, tend to fall in love easily & allow myself to express it.

3. From the time you wake up to when you leave your house, what is your daily (M-F) routine?
  • I wake up at 4:40am to go to the gym
  • Bathroom for a quick swipe of my teeth & I either wear contact or glasses
  • Other bedroom to get dressed - I put my left shoe on first
  • Out the door to the gym
  • 1 hour cardio minimum - February starts more weight training, but that will probably be in the evening.
  • Back home to shower
  • Walk in, let Hayden out, feed her, make coffee
  • Shower
  • Depending on which day it is I either wash my hair & blow dry or don't & do a quick touch up (I can't wash my hair every day)
  • Brush my teeth - at a minimum 4 minutes
  • Put on makeup
  • Get dressed
  • Go downstairs & get all my stuff together
  • Make cup of coffee
  • Out the door
4. What is your favorite or most inspirational blog and why?
I'm not sure that I can really pick. I think that there are so many people who are blogging that share their life changing experiences, that make me think, that encourage me to do or in general just make me laugh.

5. Which part of your body is your favorite and why?
This one takes a ton of thought. I've tried to adopt the thought that God made me the way I am that he wants me to keep my body healthy. So I'm trying for that. I would probably say that my favorite part of me are my legs. They're strong, they can carry me far, I tend to keep them very muscled & they're attached to my pretty cute feet.

Kristen over at Something about nothing sent me these. They were hard!
1. From your profile you say: "I love to try new ideas & recipes"
Describe some examples ( you don't have to actually give recipes unless you want to)
Well, I've started cooking fish more. I've always been wary of cooking fish - the smell, the mess, what if it was awful, etc. I recently made Ginger Lime Mahi Mahi & it was wonderful (you can find the recipe here). I also just made Chicken Francais for the first time. I'm going to make a Maple Salmon soon. I've been trying new recipes & trying to document them on my bog. I think it really is more of a commitment on my part to trying new recipes and new foods I may not have worked with before. Thai food is another - I'm working to perfect my red curry with chicken & veggies. I'll share that recipe once I'm successful with it.

2. If you could have your own Foodnetwork show what would it be called and what would it be about?
I'm awful with naming things - so probably something like Basics with Kim - I know, I know, boring. The thoughts that went into this though, were along the lines of marketing it as a show that would be the basics, but beyond. Something for a person who is comfortable in a kitchen, but would like to experiment more with different recipes and ingredients while still keeping it fairly simple. If you could recommend a name for something like this for me, what would it be?

3. Where do you see your self in 15 years?
Working successfully in Learning & Development. Most likely at a Director or VP level. No kids. Traveling often. Happy. Still in Love. Probably still in the South.

4. From your profile you say: "I'm an adventurous cook who has a not so adventurous husband to cook for" - so what do you cook for Mr. Potts?
I should preface my answer by telling you that Mr. Potts never ate condiments until he was a senior in college. He didn't eat pasta until he went away to college. As for fruits & veggies, forget it - I think he ate bananas. I've introduced Mr. Potts to the world of gourmet salads. He eats fish when I make it, where before, his idea of fish was fish sticks from a box. He has eaten a mango & now loves when I make a mango/pineapple salsa to go with chicken or fish. I make fresh green beans sauteed with onions, garlic & bits of bacon - he LOVES those.

5. What has been your biggest accomplishment in your life thus far?
Being where I am today. I was married once before and it took a lot of courage for me to leave. He was mentally abusive and would always put me down. I truthfully thought that he may physically hurt me when I told him I was leaving. To be where I am, in a happy, loving relationship is a huge accomplishment for me.


SassyEngineer said...

I loved learning more about you, and I am so happy that you are in a much better place!

Mrs. Stilettos said...

I loved reading this. Thanks for being so honest with us :) xox

The Blonde Duck said...

We get up at the same time to go to the gym! And I do an hour of cardio too!

littlesack said...

i enjoyed reading all of those. The fact that your husband didn't have spaghetti or condiment until college really cracks me up!!

Kristen said...

This is great and it was so fun to learn more about you.
Thanks for the Ginger Lime Mahi Mahi. I can only eat mahi mahi or tilapia...but wish I could stomach other fish.
Thanks for playing and that's great that you did 2 interviews...funny how different our questions were :-)