1/14/09

Daryl interviews me!

Today I am put under the microscope by another of my fave blogger friends, NYC 'fashionista' Daryl of On the M104.

1. Do you think you have acquired any Oklahoma 'lilt' to your veddy lovely British accent?

No I haven't acquired the accent at all, but I have acquired the lingo of an Okie! I can regularly be heard using: guys, you guys, y'all, ornery, have a good/nice day, yeh, TV (instead of telly)...but I still use car park and loo! The most significant change has been I now use geographical directions i.e south, west etc, instead of left and right.

2. Living in the middle of the West the way you do, what other than your special tea 'tips' do you miss most? Why?

OMG DECENT SHOPPING! Have I told you I live 100 miles from any Mall, and 200 miles from the nearest decent large Mall! This is the woman who lived 10 minutes from one of the major Malls outside London and used to pop in on the way home, it's a big sacrifice for a Gal like me and I hate it!

3. What British aspect do you miss most? Why? What do you do about it?

The history, museums and the architecture equally. Living in England you are surrounded by it daily; the reminders of our ancient history are everywhere, and the beautiful, imposing or just quaint buildings. Even when I was living amongst it all I really appreciated it and never took it for granted. I used to regularly visit National Trust properties or London Museums at the weekend. So I really miss being surrounded by it all.

Now I take every opportunity to visit museums or architecturally interesting places here. I view it as essential recharging of my cultural batteries and just soak it all up. One of my fave places to go so far, has been the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, an oil baron's mansion built in the rennaissance style with formal gardens and wonderful art. But I have also made a real effort to learn about and appreciate the Native Indian history of our immediate area.

4. Have you ever square danced? If not, would you?

Yep and here's the evidence to prove it. In fact our engagement/my leaving party back in the UK featured a live caller and musical trio playing square/barn dances. I chose it to make the Hubster feel at home and my very 'cool' urban friends loved it and had a blast. After I got here we actually attended one class, neither of us were dancers before, but decided it was not for us. But it's very popular around here and if we happen to attend one socially we will get up and join in, which is what happened when the photo was taken.

5. Your husband is a butcher and you love meat and you met online ...so if you'd been a vegetarian, would it have changed anything?

No because we were just mean't to be together and love is bigger than everything else. But I am not a huge red meat lover, I like it but I prefer chicken and turkey. The Hubster owns a custom meat processing plant, so not a retail butcher as such. Plus I have never and will never visit him when he is doing the slaughtering, if I did then he knows he might well have a vegetarian on his hands! Maybe that is burying my head in the sand, but it's honest and I am not going to debate it here please.

Here's the instructions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." Come on people be brave, this is actually alot of fun and I promise to come up with some cracking questions for you!
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the
questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions and let me know when you have posted it, so I can link it.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview
someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask
them five questions.

11 comments:

karen said...

absolutely wonderful!!!enjoyed this one, too! :-)

George said...

Very interesting. I liked learning about your transition to life in the colonies.

Sandi McBride said...

I loved this, Sarah! Yes, Interview Me...lol...you know, the older I get, the more I love veggies and less meats...I wonder why? I was once a Steak gal...don't do that much anymore...
Sandi

Daryl said...

Fabulous and no debates .. especially from me ..

Janet said...

Interesting questions from Daryl, and nice to learn more about you Sarah.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

This is fun all these interviews. one learns a little more about your fellow bloggers with each one. Well done on the answers to good questions from Daryl.

burntmaze.com said...

I loved that it was a nutshell kind of thing. Great.

Interview me? Hmmmmm. Interview me? Yeah! Why not?! Is that egotistical? Probably :)

Tom

pamokc said...

I still can't believe your family let you move across the pond to marry a Butcher (of all things) you met on the Internet. ha! But having met the man, well, what's not to love?

Anyway, we got home pretty late and I will try to touch base on that doctor's visit tomorrow when my brain is working better!

Elaine Warner said...

Okay, I'm game. Interview me. My big fear -- that I won't think of questions as interesting as yours. Have you been to the Marland Mansion? Fabulous home and intriguing story.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Thanks everyone and to Daryl for the super questions. Elaine, Tom and Sandi just give me a couple of days and I will send you some questions :-)

Teresa said...

I have been thinking about joining a square dance club near the house we just bought. A co~worker's dad does the calling. I would just never have pictured you like that. And you look quite happy, lady!