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The Interview Game

Frank Patrick's Unfocused blog has The Interview Game

The Interview Game -- There's an interesting exercise making its way around the blogosphere. "The Interview Game" consists of a process of volunteering to answer five questions posed by someone who has done so themselves. The questions can change along each link of the interview chain. I came across it on Dave Pollard's How to Change the World blog.

I figured, "Why not?" So here are the questions from Frank and my responses:

  1. What is the best thing that happened to you in the last week?

    I have recieved a number of positive comments about my job prospects for the future, based on the skills I have demonstrated to my colleagues. Nice. If I had responded to this earlier, I could have told you about my birthday and 37 Heaven.

  2. If you couldn't live in your home country (what is it, by the way?), to what country would you move?

    I live in the U.S. I'd probably move to England, London specifically. And not just because of my mother tongue, but also to bask in the music scene and the huge variety of everything there.

  3. If your house or apartment caught on fire, what single possession (not family, people, or pets; they're safe) would you most consider delaying your own escape to save and why?

    Yargh!?! I guess it would be my Palm Pilot, since it has a lot of critical (to me) information on it, such as the phone numbers for my bank to get melted bank cards re-issued. This answer would have been very different in college.

  4. What is the biggest pet peeve chronic problem (work or personal - your choice) you keep running into and why do you put up with it, allowing it to become "chronic?"

    Distractability. I write about personal effectiveness so much because it annoys me to no end when I get to the end of the day and realize that I have spent it on the wrong things. Why? Hrm, because I think I am having fun at the moment. Because there isn't a strong motivation to get that other stuff done.

  5. List five invitees to a dinner party you would like to host - anybody, real or fictional, living or dead. What topic of conversation would you want to come up, and why?

    Willy Wonka, MFK Fisher, Eddy Merckx, Iggy Pop, and Marci Cohen. Since it's a dinner party, food will definitely be discussed: quality food, dessert, foods for endurance athletes and endurance musician, food that we like to eat.

    1. Leave me an email, 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, and acknowledge me as the interviewer.
    5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

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