Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Interviewed by Sandra

My long time good friend Sandra sent me a few questions to answer after I commented on her blog. This is a neat and different meme. Enjoy!

1. When did you know Sara was "the one" and did you freak out a little what it hit you?

On our trip to CA in 2003 (we stayed with you that time in San Fran)! We had been dating for two years and took a 10 day trip to CA to camp, hike, drink wine, and drive the coast. We went to Sequoia National Forest and visited the Crystal Cave. We were on a tight budget, as S just finished up her bachelor degree and I was getting my masters. Included in this budget, was limited dining out. We had gone grocery shopping and had food in a cooler. After hiking out of the Crystal Cave area, we were starving. We had a long drive back to the coast and wanted to make good time to the next campground. S reached into the back seat of the rental car, looked at me and said, “You hungry?” I said I was starving. This is where it hit me…she started making PB&J sandwiches on her lap. All the while, without hesitating, she gushed on and on and on about the amazing stalactites and stalagmites (she can be a real nerd which, I find cute) we just saw in the cave. I thought about future trips, the squawking of little kids in the backseat and how she would just make sandwiches and causal conversation about the amazing things we just saw. I knew she would be a wonderful wife and an even better mom! I couldn't wait to marry her!

2. Do you believe that powdered cheese counts toward your daily calcium intake? :-)

Absolutely! Well not really, but with all my powers, I wish mac-n-cheese and Cheetos were in the least bit healthy. I would be soooooooo healthy! I do however, still love mac-n-cheese with all my heart!

3. What was your favorite memory from college? Or maybe, what comes to mind first?


Too many just coming rushing back!
Seeing that your birthday is just a few days away my dear Sandra, I really enjoyed your birthday freshman year. Finals, dorms, RA’s walking in and then just walking out, drinking games on mattresses on the floor, 40s of Mickey’s Ice, Heineken, Oreo cake, and we even have it filmed. This all very shortly after you were viciously attacked by a dorm loft and had the battle wounds to show it!

Oh, or coming home from a Christmas party only to find you and Mike completely hammered, dressed up in a variety of clothes and items (not too strange for our house in those days), sitting on bar stools, draped in Christmas lights that shocked you any time you moved.

4. What surprised you most about the coming out process?

My fear of it. The realization that I had always known but had always worked so hard at not being gay. The fear of people thinking I was disgusting. The pain and disappointment I might cause others. The years and years of repressed self loathing and what the release of it would do to me and to those around me.

Thank god, such wonderful and loving friends and family surrounded me. It turned out painless.

5. What will you do first when you guys find out you're pregnant?

Shit my pants! For a few reasons. One, I will be really really excited. Two, I’m beginning to get so jaded that I will be blown away if it does happen. Three, I’ll have to start saving money for college tuition verses lovely European vacations with my wife. It would be the happiest day of my life!

I think we would resume the name game though!

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Wanna participate? The "rules"...

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me" and if I don't have an e-mail address for you e-mail it to me, itstakingavillage@sbcglobal.net.
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

5 comments:

sandra said...

Will you interview me back?

And -- I seriously almost spit water out remembering the Christmas lights. I don't even know how many times we were shocked wearing those.

And...I can't even imagine how hard it must be to come out, but you handled it -- and still do -- with as much grace as I can imagine.

Alissa said...

#1 totally made me cry. CRY. I love it.

Will you interview me? Is that weird since you don't know me all THAT well?

Keri said...

Okay, you hardly know me at all but I think I can do this.

Plus, I've missed you girls for a couple of days! :)

E and M, jumpingoutoftrees said...

Interview me (us)! Just post it on our blog and we'll answer them in a new post.

Thanks! It seems fun.

E and m

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