August 09, 2003

I'm Branching Out

I'm becoming part of the Blogosphere (see: Revolution, below). I'm becoming part of the blogging community! How is that, you ask? I'm taking part in the circle of Bloggers Interviewing Bloggers. Here's the rules:

1. If you want to participate, leave a comment saying "interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions.
3. You will update your blog/site 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.

So I responded to Dave Tepper's blog and will let you know when I get my questions.

And I just got my questions! Along with a very nice note:
Welcome to the Blogosphere, Shelby! We're all narcissists to a certain extent, but most of us are nice. Thanks for joining us!
I feel so welcomed! And on to my questions:

1. What sort of social change do you want to make with your blog?
First and foremost, I'd like to effect world peace. I know I sound like a Miss America contestant saying that, but it's true. Second, I'd like to make people aware of what's going on in this world beyond what you read in the mainstream media. Third, I want to share my life and hopefully my humor, brightening people's days, and keeping my mother informed about my life. Oh, and my other three readers: Mary, Erik, and Cari.

2. What is the best way to make you an enemy, so I'll know not to do that?
Hurt my dog. That would be very, very bad.

3. Which is more fascinating to you, astronomy or astrology? Why?
I find astronomy more interesting because, well, for one thing I don't put a lot of stock into astrology. My father was involved in the space industry when I was growing up (what am I saying? He still is! Supposedly retired but one of those retired-then-go-back-to-work-the-next-day people. But anyway, this isn't about my father) so I developed an early interest in planets and space things, particularly the Viking Lander Biology Instrument. So to make a long story short (too late) I like astronomy better because it's real.

4. What's your favorite game, and are you good enough to make a living at it? Board, cards, or sports, it doesn't matter.
By far my favorite game is Cranium. It's a board game requiring a lot of different skills, most of which I have. It's played in teams and when teamed with my friends Dorothy and Hai-Nhu, we are totally unstoppable. If there were money to be made playing Cranium, I'd be there. I really only like games I can win. For example, I hate Monopoly because I lose every single time. And Risk, not only because I lose every time but because it's so interminably boring.

5. What is the very first thing that you remember?
Hmmm, hard to say. But I think my earliest memory is of being held and rocked in my rocking chair. Lots of comforting memories of my rocking chair.

And those are my answers! Remember, if you're a blogger and you want to be interviewed by ME, just leave a comment saying so. I'll even interview non-bloggers via the comment section if you like :).

Posted by Shelby at August 9, 2003 06:24 PM

Hey, I read too!

Posted by: Peggy at August 11, 2003 02:26 PM

Me, too, when I get a chance!

Posted by: tori at August 11, 2003 05:48 PM
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