Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The [C]R Interview: 6 Questions with 5 of 9er

Kicking off the first in my loooooooong, fascinating, and soon-to-be award winning [Cherry] Ride Interview series is the 5 of 9er.

Niner and I met about 7 years ago, back when we were both living in Portland and his soon-to-be wife LP and I worked together, bonding over our mutual hatred for our jobs and certain co-workers.

A friendship with Niner soon blossomed, one where I have photos of him from my Rock n' Roll-themed Halloween party dressed as a Pussycat from Josie and the Pussycats (or were you Josie? I can't remember) and he has a photo of me from their wedding standing in front of the buffet table shoveling food into my gullet.

Now we all live in Chicago, where he makes fun of my general lameness and I nag him to teach me to skateboard before he and LP become parents, effectively ending any free time he will ever have again.

So without further ado:

  1. An unexpected benefit of blogging is..? Friends. Really. I've met some really good people from writing the 5 of 9er. Good people I am glad are part of my life. I've always thought "cyber-friends" were only for dorks, but that is not true. Wait, does this mean I'm a dork?
  2. True or False: Only Love Can Break Your Heart. False. A diet high in saturated fat can with no exercise break it too!
  3. The best quality you don’t possess is…? The ability to make a good first impression when in a social setting... not a business setting. When I don't have to meet people and be charming I'm often stand-off-ish. Or the ability to have some laugh out loud answers on this survey so all of Cherry's readers don't think I'm a boring chode.
  4. Greatest fear? Not being able to find a job... going broke... having to ask my parents if we can move home with them... the seeing if they'll be able to pay for the move... and being completely depressed... and feel like an absolute worthless failure.
  5. Fill in the blank: A ____ is not a _____. A "Queef" is not a "Fart".
  6. You’re going on a roadtrip. Who are your three other car companions (living or dead; real or fictional), and where are you going? Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, and, Jerry Reed (aka The Bandit, Frog, and Snowman).We'd be driving to the "Southern Classic" stock car race in Georgia from Texarkana, TX with our load of Coors so we can get paid by Big Enos and Little Eno Burdette! [If you're lost... watch Smokey & the Bandit.]


5 of 9er said...

I was Josie! A Hot Josie!

minijonb said...

Smokey & the Bandit was good, but it wasn't, like, Cannonball Run good.

Alison said...

I LOVE the word gullet. Must make a note to use it more often.

classyandfancy said...

In the end we're all dorks. Especially 9er.

FitnessNerd said...

Hmmm....are we going to be able to plagiarize answered, because if I have to answer "The best quality you don't possess is...?" I'm totally stealing that!

And yes, you're a dork, and I don't even know you. You're friends with [Cherry], which is dorky enough.

House of Jules said...

So, if you were Josie, who were the pussycats? Or did you play it off like Josie just needed a night OFF from the pussycats? A girl needs her alone time, I get it.

Just last year I introduced my 12 & 15 year old nephews to Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run. They loved Cannonball so much we watched it twice in a row. Later on that night, I saw that one of them did a google search for Farrah Fawcett photos, which cracked me up because she's old enough now to be their grandmother.

Anyway, great interview Cherry & 5of9er!
House of Jules

Mr. Shain said...

1. ah, so sweet. barf.
2. too true, too true.
3. we only read cherry's blog for stories of 9er.
4. me too! (not that anyone asked.)
5. wow...
6. never seen it.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Niner:: Of course you were.

MiniJB:: I never seen either movie, so I'm taking your (and Niner's) word for it.

Alison:: Gullet is truly awesome. Glad you enjoy it too.

Classy:: Word to your mother. PS - You're on deck...

Fitness Nerd:: Excuse me, but who is dorky? You call yourself a nerd, after all!

Jules:: Details from that night are fuzzy, so I'll let Niner answer that for you.

Shain:: Thanks for the play-by-play responses.

Chardsy said...

You know you have a solid post when the word queef and chode are both used.

Spammon said...

#5 is Pulitzer prize material. Not only did it make me want to share it with the guy next to me on the bus, it speaks wisdom and truth at the same time.

Michael5000 said...

I should have read it backwards. If these were in reversed order, I would have ended feeling all upbeat and inspired about blogging and friends and shit. In this order, I'm left haunted by fears of failure and homelessness and bad 1970s cinema.

I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw said...

Awww, 9er is so sweet. I feel lucky that we met through blogging! And sad that we were at the same Halloween party and we never met. :-(

radioactive girl said...

If you can't find a job and go broke, you can come live with me. As long as you are good with kids and are willing to watch mine sometimes in exchange for food and a room. And it probably goes without saying that you wouldn't kill us all in our sleep either. I suppose I should clear it with my husband before I start offering random guys a room in our house though.

d said...

#4 gives me the cold sweats. mainly because i'm about two steps away as we speak.