Friday, August 06, 2010

an interview with fidgeting gidget

fidgeting gidget recently moved back to the US after several years in canada, so it was fun to catch up with her as to how it felt to be home...

1. how is it to be back in the US?

Well, I truly don't think it's hit me full-on yet that we're really here for good. We've been doing the back and forth thing for so long that it still just feels like another long weekend. The best part so far has been sleeping in my own bed in my own bedroom. :) Having my kitchen back has been nice, too, although I'm no where close to having everything put away.

2. 9 bridesmaids...what was your sister thinking? :-)

My sentiments exactly! I couldn't believe she asked that many people to be in it, but it all worked out. Her father-in-law joked that the head table looked like a newer version of The Last Supper. I told her she should just have had me and her brother-in-law stand up with them, but what do I know? I'm going to keep track of how many of those 9 she is actually still talking to in a year.

3. what was the best thing about living in another country?

I'd have to say the diversity. The place where I worked had 54 different languages spoken amongst the employees. But diversity wasn't limited to the people--it also included the different types of food and the different cultural activities, festivals, shows, etc. that were available in the Toronto area on a regular basis. I love the US and the Midwest, but I've never lived anywhere that matches the diversity of Toronto (and I probably never will again).

4. what was the worst?

Too many people in one area! I'm used to wide open spaces, and moving from the Midwest to an area with a population of 5.6 million people was a huge shock for me. It didn't matter when I tried to go to the store, it was always packed. Traffic was guaranteed to be terrible, no matter what time of the day it was. I won't miss that.

This photo was taken on the 401 towards the end of rush hour traffic. I apologize for the bad photo quality, but hopefully it gives you an idea of how TERRIBLE traffic is!

5.everyone should own a...Boston Terrier.

6. don't go on with your life for another year without...

reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It was so great.

7. if you were a character from a book, any book, who would you be?

Matilda from the Roald Dahl book. She has super powers, her favorite teacher became her adopted mother, and she loves to read! What more could a girl want? (editor's note: i LOVE this answer")

8. what has been your biggest surprise about "the real world?"

Probably the fact that adults are often more catty and childish than middle school students. I always pictured people being a lot more mature in the workplace, and in my former workplace and in the workplaces of many of my close friends and family members, that is DEFINITELY not the case.

9. if you were a car, what would you be?

A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro. In black. Meeee-ow.

10. what's your favorite angry chick music when you're feeling like an angry chick?

If it has to be an angry chick singing, I go to Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album. If it is a REALLY bad day, though, I play Break Stuff by Limp Bizkit on repeat. I know it's totally trashy, but it works.

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thanks gidget for being part of my interviews. i think roald dahl's matilde is an inspired choice!

be sure to check out the fidgeting gidget blog for the latest antics.


heidikins said...

Holy bridesmaids, Batman!

Excellent interview, I'm off to stalk "Gidget."

Also, J: I love this series.


Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Heh heh...I'm a "Break Stuff" girl too...

I think I'll refer to that photo of traffic to remind myself that I love the woods and don't miss the city *that* much.

Another lovely interview.

Char said...

love the musical answers especially! that was my anger music while my dad was dying - it helped a lot

Bernie said...

Another great interview, am off to check out her blog....:-)hugs

Elizabeth said...

Another interview, you are very, I am mean vvery busy.

Sammi said...

Ahhh I would have answered Matilda for that question too!

kristina - no penny for them said...

great interview! - love your woolly hat!!