Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Brianna Interview

Brianna blogged her answers to a set of interview questions written by a friend, and offered to write more questions for anyone who asks. I asked, she did, and here are my answers. And in the interest of passing it along, post a comment if you'd like a set of Gillian interview questions!

What’s your favorite quick and easy dinner recipe?

It's gotta be the Weight Watchers Balsamic-Mushroom Chicken recipe. I don't use WW anymore, so I don't have the exact recipe, but it just involves sautéing chicken breasts with mushrooms and balsamic vinegar, then reducing the vinegar to make a sauce. It's yummy.
(Please note that if the word "recipe" wasn't in that question, I'd probably have said Kraft Dinner.)

What pop culture guilty pleasure will replace "The O.C."?

Candace just gave me the first season of Veronica Mars on DVD, so I'm going to give that a shot. I can't even say that I'll miss "The O.C." much. You know how when a football team is out of the playoffs but still has a few games left in the season, and they let all the second- and third-string players get some time on the field because the stakes are so low? I'm guessing a few young Hollywood writers got to play at the end of that series, and it wasn't pretty.

What’s the best picture you’ve taken since getting your new camera? Is there a story behind it?

I take a lot of self-portraits (alone and with other people), and they frequently turn out well because I have long arms. A few weeks ago, I was at Fairway in Red Hook and I stepped outside the café to take a picture of the Statue of Liberty. While I was there, I also took a self-portrait, but forgot that I was zoomed in. Subject matter notwithstanding, I really like this picture:

Windy Day

Also in self-portraits, this one turned out well, too, but largely due to the excellent lighting that afternoon:

Big Flakes

Then of course, there are the bazillion Memphis pictures, which, aw.

Who inspired you as a child? Do they still inspire you today?

My parents, a lot. They're both incredibly strong women. They do still inspire me. In fact, just thinking about all the ways in which they influence and support me inspires me to be a kinder and more compassionate to the people in my life.

You’re always trying new things – what’s on the horizon for Gillian’s next adventure?

Another summer of marathon training! I'm going to be a mentor for Team in Training's summer season, culminating in running the NYC Marathon on November 4!


themikestand said...

I got sucked into the first season of VM quite easily...time availability only stopped me from getting through Season 2, but I'm sure I'll pick it up again at some point. Who can resist all her tech and photo goodies? It's like real-life Inspector Gadget!

Anonymous said...

Sign me up for some questions, please. Work should let up a bit next week and I'm hoping to blog more when it does.

Lisa said...

Hey- can I get some questions? Its a clever idea!