Sunday, September 14, 2008

Interview with a Mindless Banterer

So recently, I was honored at the Bloggy Bottom Awards (BBA).
This is a major event, in which the Blog-cademy scrapes the bottom of the barrel in search of the most mindless blogs. The following transcript is from the Bloggy Bottom Junket Interview.

Bloggy Bottom: Are you familiar with interview code 401c?
Mindless Banterer: No - what is that?

BB: That you can't answer a question with a question.
MB: ok. I can handle that.

BB: What are your muses?
MB: I'd have to say that everyone and everything around me is my muse: My idiosyncratic family, the situational comedy that is my every day life, and my observations of what people are NOT telling me.

BB:When you leave this world what do you hope family, friends, and people in general, will say about you?
MB: Have you read her blog?

BB: What is one bad habit you have?
MB: Switching from past to present tense mid-blog. I blog about past experiences, therefore the writing should read past tense. However, in an attempt to make my readers feel like they are right there with me, in the moment, I usually switch over to present tense at some point. Bad habit - a writer's faux pas; possibly even punishable by the Association of Bloggers.

BB:What is your favorite comfort food?
MB: I'd have to say pretty much anything that you can eat, which is edible, meant to be consumed, or otherwise known as food is my favorite food.

BB: What is your five year goal?
MB: Blog. Go back to school. Blog about school. Get degree. Blog about graduation. Teach high school choir. Blog about that. Write a book. Feature it on the Blog. Marry the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. Blog about him and our blissful, perfectly-perfect love. And, if I can find the time, I'd like to blog more.

BB: If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?
MB: Sleep more. Eat Less. Exercise more. Weigh less. Make more. Spend Less. You get the idea...

BB: If they wrote a song about your life what would it be entitled?
MB: No need to write a song about me. I already have several "theme songs". Let's see... There's Green Day's "Good Riddance"- things are always unpredictable with me- I just try to make the best of it and have the time of my life. John Mayer's "My Stupid Mouth" pretty much sums up all of my social casualties. Police's "Voices Inside My Head"...well, that's self-explanatory ...Actually, I sort of feel like my life could be described in a musical soundtrack with all sorts of songs.

BB: So, if they wrote a musical about your life, what would it be called?
MB: Ummm... "Musings of the Mindless Banterer-The Musical?" duh.

BB: I heard you have a thing for shoes. What are your favorite kind of shoes?
MB: Let me clarify - I used to have a thing for shoes - but that sort of thing take fundage, of which I am currently lacking. The perfect shoes however, would be sexy but comfy heels in every color and a pair of awesome tennis shoes that are both cute & comfy. But also - I HATE FEET! So, generally speaking I would prefer the ugliest shoes as opposed to looking at someones ugly feet.

BB: We all know how much you love to talk and blog. What would you do if you were in an accident and you could no longer blog and your jaw had to be wired shut?
MB: Probably go completely mindless! However, I would definitely entertain myself with all of the mindless musings in my head. The Dr's & nurses would probably wonder why I was always giggling.

BB: Which TV Family would you live with if you could?
MB: I have to confess that I have secretly always wanted to be a part of the Camden Family from the WB's (now CW) 7th heaven I always loved how Annie could manage 7 kids so well, and keep her family organized and centered on Christ.

BB: What inspired you to use "Musings of the Mindless Banterer" as your Blog Title? I mean are you really bantering with your readers, and is your banter really "mindless"?
MB: I do enjoy a good banter, and I do engage in a little banter with my readers. However, mostly the banter is just something that occurs between the various voices in my head, which usually leads to the "mindless"-ness of the musings, thus resulting in a Blog Post.

BB: So, that's pretty much the thought process that directs your posts?
MB: Pretty much.

BB: I've been told you are a person of faith. How do you rely on the Lord to help you through tough times?
MB: Fav Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths." Typically, I over analyze the situation to figure out what I should or shouldn't do. Then after banging my head against the wall several times, I realize it's time to "turn it over" - to believe that it will all somehow "work out". It usually does. I think having a positive outlook creates some sort of synergy or whatever you want to call it, which in turn creates powerful faith. Easier said than done.

BB: What are you most proud of in your life? (Aside of your 3 a-DOR-able and smart children)
MB: At the risk of no longer sounding "mindless", I would have to say that I am most proud of "surviving". There are things that have happened in my life - whilst in the midst of them seemed impossible to bear. But I got through them. I accomplished things I never thought possible. I realize through the last two years - the hardest of my life - that my trials help define who I am, that I am not alone, and that I CAN do hard things.

Ok - so that was fun! As you probably figured out - this was all just a parody. However, the questions were real, and I thank all of you who submitted the questions to help in the making of this post.

Now - - Anything else anyone would like to know??? Ask away!!! I may just have enough for a second "interview".


greenolive said...

To whom do you attribute your endless wit?

Susie said...

What is the color of the sky in your world? Hee, hee, hee:-)

kanaboke said...

yes, what Greenolive said? I always wondered that too!

Tracy P. said...

Hi Emma! This is hilarious--such a fun read. I enjoyed getting to know you!

Thanks for stopping by The Journey on my SITS day.

KiennaP said...

haha. good blog! i like the "dumped" post. it was so funny i read it again and the 2nd time i read it, i was eating coacoa puff combos and it was so funny, i almost choked!

Blog Stalker said...

What a brilliant idea for a post. I hope you get enough questions for a second round. Unfortunately I can think of nothing to ask.

Maybe some questions about your kiddos?

Have a great day!

Willeyes said...

Love it...hope to see round 2!

purplehaze said...

Oh you must be the one with the foot fetish! I will have to ask nursemom about those dvd's!! Thanks for your post.

RhondaLue said...

great interview! I'd love to do an interview with myself and ask only the questions I wanna answer. It's the perfect interview. ;)

Blog Stalker said...

Okay, so like the straight hair best. Not that the curly looks bad at all.

But anywho...I have an award for you over at my place. Come and get it!

Have a great day!

mrbusdr said...

Do you admit to a plan to take over the world by catching them off guard with hypnotic mindless banter?

mrbusdr said...

When you put on your shoes, do you tie each one as soon as it is put on or do you put them both on and then tie the laces?