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Sunflower Sutra

Interview questions from Tiana!

Posted on 2009.07.13 at 15:55
Current Location: the crow's nest
listening to: Last Exile on in the background
Thanks to inteleks66  for the questions. Leave me a comment and I will ask you some! If you have more for me, leave them and I will answer them!

1. If you could change one thing that you've done, what would it be?

When I was visiting universities during my senior year, I made the acquaintance of one of my future professors, who later sent me an e-mail about Italy and linguistics. I was too timid to reply and I wish I had. This is one example of my extreme reluctance to network, which is now coming back to haunt me as, much like an unfortunate in a Jane Austen novel, I have no connections to introduce me into the academic circles in which I hope eventually to run. I wish I'd learned to be better at that while it was still easy. That professor retired and I now have no idea how to reach him.

2. What is the one thing you love about yourself that you think people underappreciate?

I am a lot more responsible than most of my family and friends realize. I know I project the happy-go-lucky, creative, scatterbrained side of my personality more often, and I get the feeling that most people think I can't handle details. I don't like to handle them, that's certainly true, but when I have to I am more than capable.

3. If you thought you had only one week left to live,what would you do with it if you had limitless resources?
I would kidnap all my loved ones and a jet and travel to someplace beautiful and exotic. I want to see everything, or as much of everything as I can.

4. If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I would probably choose something like Stravinsky's Rites of Spring; something beautiful and complex enough that I can find something new in it every time I listen.

5. If you had no fear of reprisal, what is the one crime you would commit?
I am not particularly materialistic, and I have no qualms about being mostly poor. (Hell, I majored in Linguistics, which isn't exactly the field to go into if you want to roll about with hookers and diamonds and diamond-studded hookers.) That said, though, I have many friends who need medical and psychiatric attention, and many friends who are acutely upset at their lack of finances. Also, I like eating and traveling and such. Therefore, I would go on a bank-robbing spree and steal enough for all of us to be comfortable.


equivoke at 2009-07-14 08:27 (UTC) (Link)
You're considered irresponsible? Huh. I've always considered you quite keen to the world around you.
silent_five at 2009-07-15 00:02 (UTC) (Link)
Aw yay!

You win, sir. (For other reasons than not thinking I'm flaky.)
inteleks66 at 2009-07-14 15:42 (UTC) (Link)
The problem when I come to visit you will be that I never want to leave.

Also, to #2 - oh man can I relate to that.
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