As you can see below, I have been interviewed again, this time by Joy.
Interviews can be fun. What I find interesting is the difference in the questions that get asked.
1) You're a relatively new blogger, it seems. What you made you start a blog and has blogging so far lived up to your expectations? Any surprises?
I started blogging because I am, at heart, a communicator. I love to talk to people, I love to listen to people... it's how I learn. I think some of it also stems from the fact that, as a kid, I wanted to teach high school history. Fortunately, I fell into a career teaching an entirely different subject. I also like to socialize, and blogging allows me to do that without expending my precious free time.
Regarding surprises... there have been a few... see my post about mommy bloggers from a few days ago. You can also check my archives where I have said similar things bout "My Lesbian Friends" (which was the actual name a post)
2) I see your hobby is making Rosaries (they're gorgeous). How did you get into that? And do you tell the guys at work;-)
You have seen my blog, and know that I take my faith-walk seriously. Mine is a mature, curious, seeking, and questioning faith, and as a result, I wanted to find out about other faith traditions than my own (I'm a Lutheran). I had always found the tradition of praying the rosary, as they do in the Roman church, to be interesting. One day, I googled rosary prayer, and I found a site called the "Ecumenical Rosary"... one thing led to the other.... I found out about the Anglican "rosary" ... saw "how to" websites and thought "I could probably do that" I gave it a try, and was hooked.
I like making things... it is so much more affirming that my profession, which is all about killing. It gives me some balance.
As for the guys I work with, yeah, they know... but most of the guys I work with are afraid of me.
3) Charlton Heston. Friend or Foe?
Foe. Charlton Heston, when not acting, is a bleeding idiot.
4) I see you are a "rugger" fan. Why does it appeal? (and why is American Football for woosses?;-))
American (Gridiron) football (which I played at school) can be fun, but it can be terribly dull to watch.
Rugby football is a game where everybody runs, everybody can score, everybody tackles, everybody can be tackled,and the play goes by much faster. Add the camaraderie of the game, and the lack of showboating and trash talking and there you are. Players of the American game think that they are tough, but 90 percent aren't fit enough to play rugby.... especially rugby union, which, to my mind, is the better of the codes.
What else can I say? Rugby is "The Game They Play in Heaven".
I'd love to play, but I'm just too damned old (and too fat) to start!
If anyone wants me to interview them, please let me know.