Sunday, April 08, 2007

apparently i am an attention whore

Because I asked Jill to interview me even though I've already answered five questions for ECR. But I should state for the record that I only asked her to do it because I was so damn curious about what she'd ask. She, of course, did not disappoint. Without further ado:

1. You've mentioned that, when you were younger, there was another career path that you wanted to follow. Are you willing to give some details?

I had a do-over, I would have been a nurse. A nurse, see, can take posts in third world countries and do amazing work. Doing relief work has always been a dream of mine and have not been able to manifest it, and I'd have had an easier go of it if I had nursing skills to offer.

2. Are you ever overcome by silliness? What do you do when you feel that way? What's the silliest thing you've ever done.

Dude. Absolutely. I can't remember the silliest thing I've ever done, but I do recall in my youth I would routinely make up scenarios with friends and role play all night long. Lola the brain surgeon, that sort of thing. I am a wicked April Fools Day girl, one time I hired a stripper to pretend to be coming in for a job interview, and midway through interviewing with my boss she started taking her clothes off. Boy, was his wife pissed. I crack myself up if no one else.

3. Did you ever follow up on any of the musical suggestions that were given to you a few weeks ago? If so, what were they and what did you think of them?

I did. I followed up on one by Tab and learned we already had him on disc with Zero Seven and have listened to it a dozen times since. I've also ordered a Snow Patrol disc and a Sarah Harmer one but they haven't come yet. I'm pretty excited to check out what others find mindblowing.

4. "Kid, have you ever been arrested?"

Does almost count? I've almost been arrested in Mexico (scared the crap out of me, let me tell you) once for obstruction of justice (I wouldn't tell the cops where a homeless guy was because they were being dicks and this guy had an outstanding warrant for a failure to appear on something stupid like drunk in public - but they knew he was already in the building and got all coplike with me) and once for contempt (for yelling inappropriately at a judge in a courtroom when a severely mentally ill client was given jail time for something that he critically needed care for instead). There was one other incident but I'll save it as it makes for a better story over beer. If nothing else, suffice to say I am a political prisoner.

5. Does M ever hear you curse? Has she ever sworn, herself (that you know of)?

She has. We try to not curse but sometimes fuck is the only appropriate word for the situation at hand. I've only heard her swear once, but of course it was on the way into her daycare room. I had stubbed my toe on the door and said "shit!" and then M went running into the room yelling SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! Dirty looks from both the teachers and the aides that day. I think they've been onto me for a while now anyways.

I'd offer to interview others again but I am fairly sure that would cement the whole attention whore thing so I'll spare you. Although I am now dying to know if any of you have been arrested.

36 comments:

Thailand Gal said...

Well, yes. I've been arrested. I was arrested for DUI in 1976.

I wanted to mention here: you would have made an outstanding nurse! (For the very reasons you mentioned. I can easily imagine you working in another country - in a neutral position - helping people get better.)

Yeah. That fits.

Dude.

(That was just to make you giggle. :)


Peace,

~Chani

deb said...

I've only gotten one speeding ticket in my life, no arrests. I'm boring. I do however have a son who has been arrested too many times to count.
You could still be a nurse. It's not too late. But first you have to put about 25 marbles in your mouth and then as you're doing something really disgusting, like cleaning up vomit, or shit or something, you spit the marbles out one at a time. When you've lost all your marbles, then you're ready to be a nurse.
There, wasn't that easy?

cinnamon gurl said...

Apparently I'm an even bigger attention whore because I've asked Jill for questions after already doing it TWICE. I cannot get enough of this meme.

QT said...

Love the questions and the answers. No arrests here - I am just so pure and angelic :)

Mad Hatter said...

Great. Now I can't stop thinking of you in a sexy nurse's uniform. It's the pits being married to an attention whore at the other end of the continent.

Never been arrested. I'm so clean I squeak.

s@bd said...

been arrested a half dozen times or so ...

(and now you're wondering, aren't you?)

NotSoSage said...

Awesome answers! I can't believe that you pulled that prank on your boss!

I've never been arrested, either...but not for lack of trying. ;) Your answer certainly did not disappoint. But I'm sooooo eager for a beer to hear the other story.

I asked the cursing question because Mme L has been using "Oh, shut!" quite liberally lately, and I'm just waiting for us to get a "talking-to" by the daycare staff. Gulp. We've always been of the opinion that we'll teach her that there are times when it is and isn't appropriate to swear, but unfortunately, she picked it up younger than we expected and we just can't reason with her that way, yet. :)

Em said...

No arrests.

If I could do my career again I'd be a doctor... definitely. Why do you choose nursing over being a doctor?

My son said "damn" once and I was shocked (we don't do much cursing around here).

Mrs. Chicky said...

You seem totally hardcore to me. Almost arrested? You bad girl. I've never come close.

KC said...

Seriously, underage drinking and jaywalking is about as illegal as I've been.

I would like to hear your answer to em's question though...

urban-urchin said...

Almost, at 18 a cop wanted to ticket me for minor in possession because I was sitting in the my friends car and he (who was 21) had a bottle in his trunk (we were leaving a party- I had fallen asleep there and was totally sober) I got really mad and was yelling at the cop "This is bullshit! You're a dick" And other choice things. My friend finally calmed me down enough to explain to me that I would go to jail unless I shut the hell up. For the record the cop didn't give me the bullshit ticket...

jen said...

Why a nurse instead of a doctor?

hmmm. well, because it seems like the nurses get more face time w/ the patients. I may have that wrong, though...KC, you tell me.

oh, and less school, and less loans...:)

KC said...

Face-time, I guess it depends. In outpatient clinics, doctors get most of the face-time. In inpatient settings, the nurses perform the day-to-day care of patients but under the orders of physicians.

I see you giving the orders.

I see you as a doctor in an outfit like Doctors Without Borders, providing emergency medical aid to those in crisis.

Nursing is a wonderful profession, but I see you up front, leading, in this parallel would-be world.

Hel said...

Aha!

I have been arrested 4 times and spent a weekend on one occasion and a night on another.

The night was horrible. They gave me thick soup in a cup and when I tried to wash it down the sink drain it was too thick and I had to spend a paranoid 15 minutes pressing it down with my finger - hoping no-one would show up. And the blankets were filthy and the guy who let me in was wearing a filthy white vest that left most of his huge stomach hanging out.

But I'm a reformed girl. I promise. I have not even been looked at by a cop in 14 years.

Em said...

I forgot about the loans (not the case here). But I agree with KC - I see you in charge and leading the pack in your medical career :)

mamatulip said...

I've never been arrested, but I have always, always, ALWAYS wanted to be a nurse. It's something that I really would consider going to school for once my kids got old enough.

Great questions, and answers. :)

kristen said...

Cursed blogger wouldn't let me comment last night, feh.

I've never been arrested but I've come close in my teen years and I'm ashamed to admit, for shoplifting. I should have had my ass arrested and I'm quite sure my karma in the 20's could be directly related to those sticky-fingered years.

meno said...

I have never been arrested, but not for lack of cause.

So what happened to make you not become a nurse?

Beck said...

I've never been arrested, but a (female) police officer called Children's Aid on me in October because she came over one morning (because of a downed power line in front of my house from a storm) and my dishes weren't washed. I had a severe stomach bug, you see. The CA were "whatever" and didn't even open a file, but it was terrifying. The moral of this story is, I guess, keep your dishes washed even when you're throwing up so much you can't stand up.

Oh, The Joys said...

Never been arrested. Not even when I was WASTED and reported my car stolen to a cop - who drove me around and helped me find it -- or the time my ex-husband (sober at the time) was stopped, tested for a DUI and released as long as I drove home. I was TRASHED. ???

Deezee said...

Arrested? Yes, but it was intentional, an act of civil disobedience at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site in the 80s where a group of us climbed the fence in protest of testing. We were handcuffed with plastic ties and put on a bus where we took pictures smiling, hardly the hardened criminal look. They took us to a moblie processing center and let us go never filing charges. (The sheriff there basically supported the protesters, btw. The counter protesters - ANTs, Americans for Nuclear Testing - were mighty trippy.)

Susanne said...

Nope, never been arrested, all nice and solid here.

crazymumma said...

You scamp you.

I was arrested and went to juvie court when I was 13.

Anyhoooo. Because I am an attention whore as well I will save the details of that particular disclosure for later.

I also once met a woman who showed me her kinky white leather nurses outfit, and it flashed into my head when you wrote about nursing. Funny where my mind goes.

As to musc you nevaaaar told me what you thought of myyyy potential soundtrack for old bill.

shitshitshit. sing it loud and proud M. littlegirl once whispered fuckfuckfuck under her breath into my ear.

my gawd Jen. what have we wrought?

Jocelyn said...

I now want to know your one other near-arrest incident...

The interview format is fun. It makes your brain go places it wouldn't otherwise, eh?

I'm left thinking, "Be an attention whore. I enjoy the results."

wordgirl said...

Nope. No arrests. Not even close. How boring is that?

theflyingmum said...

Oooo, no. I had to be the good daughter. Whatever naughty things I did were kept so well hidden even I have a hard time finding them, now.

Tabba said...

Nope. Never. I've never been arrested. I'm boring.

I agree with KC & others...I see you leading.

momish said...

A nurse so fits you too! I was "taken in" once for underage drinking, but was able to finangle my way out of it with my sister's fake ID. My friend was not so lucky though, and I had to sponsor her (with said fake ID) throughout her court mandated counseling.

Bon said...

yay to Jill on the "Alice's Restaurant" reference...i loves me that song.

but no, i've never been arrested. not even for littering.

did spend one night in college in the drunk tank...but thanks to the drunk part, i remember very little.

lol about the April Fools' prank on yer boss, missy.

Penny. said...

Almost - public drunkeness & mischief if I did not leave the scene of a party (x about 4 or 5).

Almost - public urination (because I wasn't allowed back into the party and I had to pee, really, really bad).

Almost - housing a felon.

Almost - uttering threats (long story).

Almost - uttering threats after being cut-off and kicked out of a bar.



And, I was once a top lead questioned for murder.



But, in regard to the murder, the cops checked out my alibis (Thankfully one was on camera and the other was a store that kept named receipts) and I was in the clear.

I was/am innocent, btw.

Do those count?

What was your 'other' almost arrest for? And, I agree with KC - I can see you as a doctor. And, I'll take the meme bait! Could use something for final exam study breaks and then I can send it back to you, again! Is that how it works? Meming gets confusing.

flutter said...

"I had a do-over, I would have been a nurse. A nurse, see, can take posts in third world countries and do amazing work. Doing relief work has always been a dream of mine and have not been able to manifest it, and I'd have had an easier go of it if I had nursing skills to offer."



Welcome to why I am becoming a nurse. I would so love to laugh out loud with you, Jen!

scribbit said...

Gosh, no. I'm afraid my life has been right along that straight and narrow. Very boring I know. Hemingway would never consider my life worthy of a novel--but honestly, getting arrested in Mexico? Now that's scary. Despite all the problems with the U.S. Justice system, as least you have some confidence that you won't be thrown away to rot in a dungeon without an overpriced, possibly corrupt, attorney playing the system to get you out and selling your story to a national tabloid before your check clears the bank. I'm not so sure many other countries have such a highly-enlightened system of law--I mean we have problems but we've got a few rights too and I'd be nervous getting arrested someplace else. :)

luckyzmom said...

I've never been arrested, but when my business math class in high school visited the city courthouse, morgue and jail, the class was impressed that I knew one of the inmates so well.

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ECR said...

Bloglines is conspiring against me again. I am way behind on your posts.

I think the whole interview thing is fantastic and would be happy to see you answer people's questions on a regular basis. I mean, how else would we have learned about your near-arrests? I mean, besides meeting up with you over beer to discover the really juicy stories :) Which, come to think of it, is my preferred method. Except for the beer part. Slap down a bourbon and coke and I would be thrilled to drink to your indiscretions.

ewe are here said...

Never been arrested, but I did get a speeding ticket once. And, boy, did I deserve it.