As a very high-profile and powerful public figure, I'm often subjected to grueling scrutiny by the news media. Just today, I was interrogated by the infamously tough investigative journalist 3Carnations. Oh well, one can't avoid the press forever.
1. I understand that you are currently on a quest for employment. What would your dream job (realistic or otherwise) be?
I'm interested in a lot of things, but a highly paid writing assignment (followed by many more highly-paid writing assignments) would be perfect.
2. How many children did you envision having before you had children? Did you imagine boys/girls/combination thereof?
I went through stages. Sometimes I thought I'd have lots of children, other times, I thought I'd be lucky to have one. I have two, both boys, and I didn't care if they were boys or girls. It is nice to have two of the same...they share a room very happily, and the little one (despite his well-known reputation as a fashion icon) doesn't mind hand-me-downs.
3. My son likes sandwiches with just peanut butter; his friend likes sandwiches with just jelly. If you had to give up the PB or the J on your sandwich (and would not be able to add something else), which would you give up?
I would give up the jelly, absolutely. I usually only like peanut butter on a spoon, but I will occasionally eat a PB sandwich, as long as the bread is very fresh. My older son also likes just plain peanut butter sandwiches.
4.What was your favorite movie as a teenager? Is it still your favorite?
I had pretty typical teenage taste when it came to movies. I loved "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (and I still like it), "Taps", "The Lords of Discipline", etc. I also liked some old movies, due to my mother's influence. She sat me down to watch the original "The Producers" when I was 11 or so, and I thought it was the funniest thing ever put on film. I still think it's in the top ten. She used to call me when I was babysitting and tell me "turn on channel X, there's a movie you should see." I always did, and I was never disappointed. This is how I saw "The Trouble with Angels", "Auntie Mame", "The Philadelphia Story", "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", and I'm sure there were others.
5. When is the last time you got a haircut?
Just a few weeks ago; I even blogged about it right here. It's grown in quite a bit since then.
I'm hopeful that now that I've submitted to an interview, 3Carn will stop following me with a microphone and a camera crew. Mike Wallace could take her correspondence course.