Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I have been tagged by Barbara from California

Hello Troops!

My friend Barbara from California has tagged me for 5 interview questions. Barbara is a very wise and insightful soul, so I waited a couple of days to answer the questions so I could think long and hard about my answers.
Fasten your seatbelts, cause here it comes.
Barbara asked me:
1. Name something that I love about living in America.

I love that as a woman in American I am not only free to get an education but encouraged to do so. I love that as a woman I can go freely anywhere I want.

2. If I was having a dinner party, name 5 people living or dead, who would I invite?

This is a hard one Barb. Let's see....Because I like to have fun at dinner, I would first invite Ellen Degeneres--I think she would be a lovely dinner guest, plus she would be hilarious and lead the dancing after dinner.
Next I think I would invite Nelson Mandela. I would love to hear the stories he has to tell. He is a truly inspirational human being, and I would love to bask in his greatness. Next I would invite Tom Ford. I would invite him because I have loved him for years, plus I would give anything to talk fashion with him--where he gets his inspiration and ideas. I think I would invite Jennifer Aniston--just because I totally think she and I could be good friends-HA. I cannot think of a 5th person that would mesh well with the other 4, so I will say Oprah. She is smart and knows a lot about many subjects, plus she is already buds with Mandela --so that would make things less awkward with him. In addition she could talk fashion with Jen and Tom and me. Ellen and Jen are buds too--so everyone will be connected some way. Tom Ford will fall in love with me and ask me to marry him, Ellen will dance, Nelson will be fabulous, and all will be right with the world.

3. Tell how my love of fragrance started and why I continue it. Have my tastes changed over time, and if so --in what way?

I do not know how my love of fragrance actually got started. I just remember being very very into scents and smells. My mother (when I was little) used to sell Avon. I remember wanting to smell everything that came in the orders--perfume, talcum powders, mens colognes. I always asked for perfume for Christmas and Birthdays as a little girl. I always thought perfume was so sophisticated.
I continue my love of fragrance now because it is almost like a way of life for me. Perfume is my favorite hobby. Every vacation I take I MUST visit the perfume boutiques. Thank God my Husband is very cool with that.
My tastes are always evolving. I still like a little bit of everything where fragrance is concerned, but I see that my taste has moved to the more deep, smoldering scents lately. I used to be drawn to only fresh and fruity scents, but now I crave something floral or even boozy--warm inviting scents. I will try just about anything though. It is surprising what works with my chemistry.

4. Name a country where I would love to go.

Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE to travel. I have been many places, but there are still many countries I would love to visit. I will say Greece. My parents lived in Greece when my mother got pregnant with me, so all my life I have heard wonderful stories about Greece. I have 2 neighbors from Greece also and they talk about it all the time. There is so much history to see there and things to learn. And do not even get me started on the food! OOMPAH!

5. If for some reason my husband and two dogs were out at sea, and needed to be rescued, how would I make sure that all of them could be rescued. If I had to make a choice--what would it be?

ACK BARB--this is a tough one. I have no idea how I could make sure all of them could be rescued--I guess I would call the coast guard and pray for the best. I am assuming you mean lost at sea? Just the thought of that scares me to death.
If I had to make a choice between saving my husband or my dogs, I would have to say my husband. My heart would totally break for my dogs as they are like my children,and sometimes I like them much more than I like my husband-- BUT my husband saves lives and helps many people every day in his job, so the world has much more to benefit from my husband being around, than my dogs. Plus my husband pays my rent-HA!

These were tough questions....now my wee brain hurts. Is 7:46am too early for a margarita? Just kidding!

Now here are the rules--if you want to be tagged and interviewed (be sure to add these rules in your post)
Leave me a comment on my blog saying *interview me please* I will respond by asking you 5 questions--not the same as the above questions.
If you answer the 5 questions, at the bottom leave the rules and offer to interview someone else. If they respond that they want to be interviewed--ask them 5 different questions--and this just keeps going.

Have a great day everyone!

14 Comments:

Blogger Parisjasmal said...

My apologies--I spelled NELSON MANDELA'S name wrong in the original post. It is a proper noun, so spell check did not pick up on it. SORRY!
Jen

2:17 PM  
Blogger Annieytown said...

It cracks me up everytime you discuss marriage and Tom Ford.
Great answers!

5:14 PM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Love all of your answers, PJ.

And what an interesting group of dinner companions.

I knew in the end you would save your husband. So would I. As much as I go on and on about my love for Astro, I am not married to him!! (although DH seems to think otherwise.)

Interview me please!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Tania said...

Tom Ford will marry you, sure. Are you willing to have the surgery?

Go on and interview me!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

Annie and Tania-
Why must you mock my love for Tom? There will be no laughing, there will be no surgery. I am but a simple, poor, little redhead from the South. Why must you squelch my dreams? Can't a poor little redhead from the South have a dream without you big city Yanks ruining it? So, he is gay? In the South we believe that if the gays can find Jesus, they will be healed. I will show Tom the Bible--read him a few passages, Jesus will touch his heart, and heal him.
He will love me...you will see. Then you can have the surgery --DREAM SQUELCHERS.
Oh and while I am at it I will have Jesus heal David Sedaris and Rupert Everett.

*No offense to anyone gay--I am making fun of some of the closed and feeble minds in the South. A lot of them believe Jesus can heal homosexuality. Crazy, I know.

3:56 AM  
Blogger Annieytown said...

I should not laugh at your dreams. Tom Ford could glance your way...and instantly become straight. You do have the stunning red mane and the sexy pants. What gay man could resist that?
*smiles and pats PJ's ponytail*

5:35 AM  
Blogger Parisjasmal said...

Annie-

Now you are just a squelcher who placates.
Placating Squelcher.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Jonniker said...

LMAO! "Placating squelcher"

You slay me. And Tom Ford might marry you, sunshine. Really!

Alrighty Peejers, go ahead and interview me, sister, if you're up for it.

8:22 PM  
Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Dearest Jen,

I have answered your questions!!

Cannot wait to meet you in August
xoxox to Forrest and Nikki
b

9:44 AM  
Blogger fsgsf said...

I would love to be interviewed by you please!

Peace!

NJ from NJ

12:56 PM  
Blogger Atreau said...

Great answers J, I love every single one of your dinner guests! While you're "converting" can you include Kyan from Queer Eye!

1:28 AM  
Blogger ParisLondres said...

Great answers Jen! :))

xoxo

8:16 AM  
Blogger Butterfly that is skoochie said...

MP! You crack me up girl. And not ALL Southerners are Feeble minded!! =)

Interview on girlie!!

7:04 AM  
Blogger katiedid said...

Oh, I'm so sorry PJ, but I already asked Jesus to heal Rupert Everett for ME. I think we both have to get in line behind Madonna, though.

10:42 PM  

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