Molly at HolaMole offered to ask bloggers five questions if they were willing to be interviewed for this meme. Since I like to talk about myself, I volunteered and I’m going to answer them. But first, I need some time to ponder. I shall update soon.
Here you go JAG:
1.It seems you have a very technical job. Do you love it, or what would you rather do?
A: The short answer is no, I do not love my job. There are aspects of it that I enjoy, but there are many things that I dislike, but it has more to do with management than it does with my actual job description. I don’t have a degree, and most of what I know is self taught or learned by example. Therefore, I spend a lot of time wondering how to fix something, or how to set up something, or why something just doesn’t make sense to me, and that gets frustrating. If I could, I would leave, but those pesky bills keep getting in the way of that plan. What I would really enjoy is to own my own business that catered to women. I’ve gone through phases, ever since I was a teenager, when I thought to myself that I would really like to own a bookstore, or a gift shop, or a flower shop, or a lingerie store, and ultimately, I thought it would be really cool to do all of the above. Everything that women like (well, women that are like me, I guess). Collectibles, antiques, an area to sit and read and drink coffee or wine, chat with other women, bitch about men, or whatever they like. A place to escape, even if just for an hour, in between the laundry an the cooking and the soccer games. I would also like to make it man-friendly, to help out all those clueless men out there who think they’re women would really like that new vacuum cleaner or toaster oven for their birthdays or that dental floss outfit they think SO HOT (Yeah, if we looked like Jenna Jameson, you know, before she got all anorexic), and guide them toward things that a woman really would like to receive. A pretty flower arrangement, instead of just roses. Practical jewelry. Lingerie that covers the areas they want to cover (hello! We don’t all want to look like porn stars!) and shows the areas they want to show. A personal love letter. I would even help them write it. That sort of thing. I just haven’t figured out how to actually make money doing this. And the startup costs would kill me.
2.On a snowy, winter Saturday with no obligations what do you do?
A: Winter makes me sad. It is so cold and dreary in Ohio in the winter. If I’m not going out with the Mr. and our group, I like to sit at home, in my comfy flannel PJs and play some games or watch a movie and drink some wine.
3. Would you rather travel inside the US or outside? Where would you go?
A: There are a lot of places in and out of the US I’d like to see. California is one, because I’ve never been there. I’d like to see Hollywood and LA and San Francisco. But the best getaway for me is the Caribbean. I have been there once and loved it loved it loved it. The weather and the palm trees and the beach are just fabulous. I can forget about life just by staring out at the water. You can’t be sad in a place like that. It’s too beautiful.
4.What type of bike do you own and is your first?
A: I have a 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Low. This is my second bike. My first was a Suzuki GZ-250 that I bought when my jackass ex-husband bought his crotch rocket death machine. I never rode on that thing, refused to, and was pissed because I was the one that wanted a motorcycle since I was about 12 years old. So I bought the Suzuki off of my friend’s wife and my brother taught me how to ride it. The first time I had it on the road, I freaked because there was so much wind in my face I couldn’t breathe. I got a helmet with a face shield on it and was good to go after that. I would ride with some friends I met that all had Harleys and they would always have to wait up for me because the damn thing just didn’t have the horsepower to keep up. Then I met the Mr., and started riding with him on his FatBoy, so I sold the Suzuki. I didn’t think I’d miss it, but I just couldn’t handle riding bitch. At first his man-pride didn’t want me to ever ride on my own again, but he got over that and bought me the Sportster last year for my birthday. And not the 883, the 1200, because he knew I’d want the horsepower. I was a bit nervous when I first started riding again. I had ridden his a few times, and it was WAY too big for me and I dumped it. That kind of killed my confidence, but now I’m good. We rode to Indianapolis last year for the race. That’s the farthest I’ve ridden yet. I can’t wait to get back to Sturgis to ride out there.
5.Now that you are into your 30th year on earth what are 2 of your biggest plans/dreams in the next 30 years.
A: My first big plan, as of now anyway, is to move south. Or southwest. We have to wait until the Mr,’s girls are out of school, but that’s ok because it gives me time to plan. I want to live where it doesn’t snow. And no, I won’t miss the change of seasons. And I’ll decorate a palm tree for Christmas.
My second plan is to really figure out what I want to do with myself. I know I won’t be staying at my company forever, especially since we plan on moving in a few years, but I don’t want to work for “the man” for the rest of my life. My parents are self employed and, while they have their share of headaches, I envy the freedom they have by only having to answer to their customers because they are the bosses.. I want that.
So there you go. That was fun. If anybody wants me to ask them some questions, leave me a comment and I’ll post them there for you.