This is the interview game. Thanks go out to Geof for asking me the questions. Here are the rules:
1. Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I will respond; I’ll ask you five questions.
3. You’ll update your website with my five questions, and your five answers.
4. You’ll include this explanation.
5. You’ll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
And here they are…
1. What was it about Rick that first attracted you to him?
Hm…… When we first met, there wasn’t any immediate attraction. We met at that first dance (Rick says we met the day before, bug I met so many people, I don’t remember…) at the beginning of the year at MSMS. We both were there without dates and were just talking. Eventually we danced with each other and something just… clicked. I know that sounds really strange, but that’s how it happened. We count that day as the beginning of our relationship.
2. You made the conscious decision to attend Ole Miss, a school whose engineering program is somewhat the butt of jokes [despite actually being solid in a number of theoretical research areas]. Did you ever regret that decision?
No. I never once regretted the decision. Though I will admit to being taken aback when I was overlooked for a job by a company simply because I went to school there. I think that my education was probably more rigorous than it would have been at a larger engineering school. I actually much prefer the smaller classes and the closeness of the faculty members to the students.
3. What’s it like being part of a mixed marriage? Did you ever catch flak from family or friends for dating [and later marrying] a “State man”?
Everything is perfectly normal in our relationship except on Thanksgiving Day. 😉 I haven’t gotten much flak from family and friends. It’s usually people who don’t know us who seem suprised. I usually just say that we met before he went to State, so that makes it ok, and they agree that helps.
4. What preconceived notions did you have before you went to MSMS that were quickly disabused, and which of them remained intact throughout your two years there?
When I was applying all I heard was that MSMS was nothing but a bunch of freaks. Guess what? I found out that they were, but they were nice freaks. 🙂 I can’t remember much else of my expectations going in.
5. As a life-long Oxford resident, give us your take on William Faulkner.
I’ve only ever read As I Lay Dying and I admit that I thought it was pretty stupid. Also knowing that he based Yoknapatawpha County upon Lafayette and surrounding counties, I felt that he was trying to make us all look stupid. He was an outcast when he was alive. My mom tells me that everyone knew that he was just a drunk (though I think he died before she was born… hm…) Anyway, I find it odd that Oxford ridiculed him when he was alive and now there is a bronze statue of him on the square. But I don’t have much to base my opinion upon, but from what I’ve read… didn’t like his writing.