Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sick Day Interview

This shoulda been up earlier, but I've been home sick today. And whilst I was perky for Facebook chat, I've started feeling worse. Why the flu and not The Hun's 4kg lighter making gastro bug from last week?!

Lulu did the interview I did a little while ago, and she was so keen to interview that I couldn't help myself - let the interviewing begin!

1. You and The Hun seem like you have been together forever!! Do you think you will get married? If so, when?
As of tomorrow, we will have been together for 3 years and 9 months. Had I managed to get myself knocked up on our 'start date', we would have a 3 year old - scary thought! It's actually funny you asked this question because gf2 went and saw a psychic the other week and she had some interesting things to say on the topic:
  • I will marry The Hun;
  • He is the type of guy every girl wants to marry;
  • There will only be a short engagement (as we're practically engaged now); and
  • There will be children (don't know how many) because "I was born to be a mother".
Anyone who has seen me near babies would understand while this is so hilarious - I am not a baby person. I'm ok with toddlers but only when the parents aren't around so I don't feel like I'm being judged, and then I'm just doing my darndest to make them think that I am cool.

But yes, I think that we will. I'm not sure when, but I would like to have kids sooner rather than later (ie, by 30) so it's easier to manage and I still have time to get a career on track. Perhaps we will hafta time it with dadsy's retirement because it seems that childcare is a joke these days. So within the next few years? It might help that I don't even joke about it any more because it was causing some friction for a bit there...

2. If you could live anywhere in the world where do you think it would be?
Now, this might surprise you, but in terms of OS I could see myself handling Japan! As much as I whinged, I could totally see working there doable (language etc aside). More locally, if we were to move anywhere, I imagine Melbourne. Or Sydney. My view is that wherever The Hun is able to find fulfilling work I am more than happy to follow, and hopefully transfer my job to work out of the nearest office of the organisation I work for.

3. What are your favourite vegan recipies?
Heh heh - quick and easy ones! I'm a bad vegan in that I don't do recipes as well as I should, but I should be more honest and say I'm a bad cook! The Hun likes to do gourmet type stuff - fresh herbs, complex recipes, research on the internet etc, whereas I'm more of a 'whatever' kinda cook. So for quick and easy vegan recipes I like my lazy pasta, burritos with refried beans, salsa and lettuce and Sanitarium mock roast with roast veggies (that The Hun is coooking for poor sick enny right now!). I also went mental at The Hub - a bastardised asian grocery in Tuggeranong that makes it easy for me to get all sorts of awesome asian things, so I'm stocked up on puffed tofu, dehydrated 'beef' and 'chicken' nuggets for stirfries, as well as red bean buns, chicken skewers and instant noodles/curries. Yum!

4. If given the chance would you travel to the moon?
No! I'm scared of heights, I'm scared of flying, I'd be scared of motion sickness, burning up, running out of oxygen, and just realising there is no ground underneath me.... not to mention the vastness of space! It's one place I have no interest to visit, but I don't mind looking at the pictures.

5. When you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up? Is you life now anything like you thought it would be when you were younger?
Heh heh. When I was younger I wanted to be a teacher so that I could write on the blackboard and yell at the kids. Fact. That dropped off somewhere along the line and I decided I wanted to be a vet, but I wans't kidding myself and there was no chance my UAI would get me into that (besides, seeing blood and hurt animals would be pretty un-cope-able for me!). In year 12 I took up a double major in IT (I think it's because the nerdy boys I crushed on (particularly The Hun!) were doing it) and decided I would go on to do IT. Until I dropped out because I can't code.

So no - I don't think my career is what I expected. I remember saying to my old boss when I waitressed that I didn't see myself sitting behind a desk for the rest of my life (just before I told him I couldn't see myself waitressing for the rest of my life and he replaced me and I was unemployed until I got my public service job). But, the way I see it is that I'll stick it out as a public servant for a while - the conditions are really good and I do actually like what I do - I can see it moving more into the type of stuff that I would more like to do as well. But in all honesty I totally expect to have a midlife crisis type thing when my kids are teenagers and The Hun is super successful and become a teacher, or a vet, or a psychologist.

You know the drill:
Now it's your turn. If you want to be interviewed, leave me a comment including the words "Interview me." I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions. If you don't have a valid email address on your blog, please provide one. You will update your blog with a post containing your answers to the questions. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Lulu said...

Wow that was quick!!!

I am sure you will make a good mum!!!

I worked in public service when I was temping and I thought it was pretty cruisy with good benefits too. I liked it. When I am back in Australia next year I hope to do something similar...

Boysenberry said...

I hereby put myself forward for interviewing.

Gawd help me, I can see this going horribly wrong...

Enny said...

Lulu - yeah, and it still took longer to be published that I expected :o) We will see what happens... and yeah, it can be cruisy!

Mr B'b'rry - Wooh! Now, what to ask...!!

Adam said...

Interview me pirate.

LaLa said...

Me me me!

I need some inspiration to get through NaBloPoMo...!

Rosanna said...

You and the hun are so damn cute - its making me go all fuzzy.

(PS: He is lovely)

M said...

awwww you and the hun sound like such an awesome couple! <3<3

Enny said...

adam - sure thing, ninja!

lala - okay! Anything to make it easier :o)

rosanna - awww - I hope you mean fuzzy on the inside ;o) And yeah, he is!

m - heh heh, thankyou!

LaLa said...

You are my Michael Parkinson now.

All done!

Boysenberry said...

I've finally finished my interview answers... go and revel in them, then punish me for my poor answers.

Enny said...

lala - I think that's a compliment?!

Mr B'b'rry - they weren't poor at all!