There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Tuesday, September 4

Das Interviewing

Some time ago, Ali did an interview blog. I offered myself up as bait. She finally took to it. So the following is a list of questions she posted to me. The rules for completing this meme follow my responses. Lets Begin!!!!

1) You moved from Texas to California a couple of years ago. Are you settled and at home?

I am not sure I am ever going to be the kind of person that is settled. I have moved many different places in the last ten years. I still have belongings in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Ft. Myers. I did find myself saying to a good friend the other day though, I feel like I have finally found a home. I don't know exactly how I am going to make it out here, as it is costly. I have some ideas in mind, and in the process of accomplishing those, I get to go to the beach, hang out with some really cool peeps, enjoy a fairly stress free job, and have a really great "tan".

2) Freelance work or 9-5 for The Man?

Being a single mom, I am 9-5 for the Man. The benefits are all that matter for the time being. Plus my job now, is really great, fairly stress free and the people are the best. They treat their employees better than any company I have ever worked for. And I have had myself some good jobs, Neiman Marcus, Ernst & Young, etc. I am going to ride this wave as long as it lasts. Until I start my own "vision" of what my ultimate creative job is. Next year starts that transformation.

3) What is your favorite thing about living where you do?

There are so many wonderful things about this magical spot. But, being a Pisces, with other water signs in my chart, I have to say its the beach. The ocean calls me out of myself. And if you have ever been to Santa Barbara CA, you would feel the richness of this area for yourself. Its an interesting place to breath. And living in a resort town, despite the costs, is kind of relaxing. Most everyone here is really laid back. Now to find my niche in obtaining some of that "tourist" cash flow. :wink:

4) How do you like your "new" D40?

That when it is in my hand, it feels like its a part of me. It fits there so nicely. I happen to believe that Nikon makes the best cameras. I love my camera. LOVE it. Its my escape sometimes. I can tell when I am depressed, because those are the days I don't feel like taking pictures.

As an artist, I create pictures and stories in my head. From the time I was a little girl, I have had some very intense and amazing dreams. And seeing as I don't have time to paint them right now, I am capturing future paintings. I find that photography is the most communicative way for now that I can transfer my visions so that others can understand them. It conveys the beauty, and aspects of life that I observe. No pretense or implications. I just look and snap.

5) If you could have lunch with ANYONE, who would it be?

Sighs. There is a LIST!

Athlete: Babe Didrikson

Actor: Johnny Depp (at the nude beach, with a blanket, an umbrella, some wine, cheese, sunscreen and a guitar.)

musician: Patty Griffin and John Lennon

Historical figure: A philosopher. Confucius

Artist: Rene Magritte and Van Gogh

Religious figure: God. the big entity. I have quite a few questions. :wink:

But, the most feasible of these? In this moment, with no doubts, I have a good friend that lives in Arizona, that I haven't met. I want to be in the same space as this person for just a few minutes. Well, an entire day would be best. :giggles:


Okay dear readers, here is your opportunity to expose yourself to my queries.

Interview rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with a post containing your 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.

Are you ready? Game? I hope so. I would really enjoy asking you the questions. Enjoy!


  1. Thank You for sharing these insights into Yourself, Melanie.

  2. Interview me

    - -
    Father Luke

  3. dweller: I am happy to oblige.

    Hairy: smile, you really shouldn't be jealous. Johnny is way to heavily protected for me to ever be near him.

    father: email on the way!!! yipppee!

  4. Awesome interview! I love these, they're so fun! And I love the Johnny Depp him....

    Interview me! :)

  5. Dare I do it? Okay, I will --interview me, at Your convenience!

  6. Sure. I'll give it a try. It should be interesting since this is the first time I've visited your blog. :)



  7. Karma: Fellow JD admirer, your questions have been mailed. check your Inbox!

    ECD: I hope my questions weren't too personal. I don't know much about you, so... I thought i would make them mostly fun!

  8. Okay TG. Questions away! thanks again for participating.

  9. I'll fight you for the chance to have lunch with Johnny Depp. ;-)

    Thanks for answering, and I'm sorry it took me so damn long to get the questions to you!

  10. ali: it was fun. thanks for including me.

  11. This is quite fun.
    Interview me, please.

    And also, which blog are we supposed to follow? Old or new?

  12. Thama: welcome! give me a day to read over some of your insights, then I will shoot off an email to you. thanks for your interest and participation.

  13. this is my main blog. or maybe I am the one that is confused. LOL

  14. i saw this over at fatherluke's and i bravely volunteer to be interviewed.

    i'm a creative genius.

    ask away.

    oops, maybe i should read the post first to see what this is about.

    that should give you a rough idea about how brave i am -- the creative genius will be demonstrated upon interview, i assure you.

  15. wow! this is exciting biker... i hope I can do this request justice.

    *does some research*

  16. uh oh.

    sounds like you're sandbagging a whallop.

    looks like i'm in for a heavy-duty pouncing.

    oh well.

    that's what i get for being brave, i guess.

  17. nah. Just wanted to read a little bit about you is all. I am fairly un intimidating! :giggles:

  18. Your interview of me has finally been posted on Isis. Thanks for the fun!

  19. hey BIKER!

    I can't interview if i don't have an email addy... so... email me, and I will respond with your queires.