Friday, January 22, 2010

I Need Friends Friday: A Retrospective

It's that time of the week:

(Every Friday I interview a different person and share that interview with you. Perhaps they will be a fellow-author. Perhaps one of my neighbors. Maybe the bagger at the grocery store. A member of my family. A follower of this blog. Maybe it will be you! Hey, it could happen.)

I had something rather enjoyably spectacular planned for this week's INFF. It was going to be awesome. The comments would have reached astronomical proportions.
The Fates conspired against me!
Trust me, you should be thoroughly disappointed. Never fear, however! I intend to make another attempt at my ingenious plan at a future date.

Unfortunately, that means today's INFF is going to be lame. As my way of acknowledging the inherent lameness of today's offering, I am giving DOUBLE entries for comments. That's right folks, 1 comment = 2 entries in January's giveaway.

SME: Welcome to INFF! Today we are going to take a look back at the last 21 weeks of INFF interviews by revisiting the one question that cannot possibly be answered incorrectly:

What is your favorite continent?

Have you wondered where each continent ranks? Wondered why my INFF friends chose the continents they did? (You probably haven't, but I'm sort of banking on your curiosity here--or at least your cooperation.)

Here ya go:

  • Rebecca Irvine: I served a mission in London and had the best vacation ever in Paris and London two years ago. Love it over there!
  • Rachel Starr Thomson: I love Europe for its history.
  • Rachel Rager: I've always been fascinated with Europe. I don't really know why.
  • Heather Justesen: After much debate, I decided it must be Europe because it's where I most want to visit.
  • Rachel Rossanno: So much culture in such a small space.
  • Aubrey Mace: They have cream cheese, right?
South America:
  • Marsha Ward: I lived there for two years. The avocados are HUGE! And, ya know, food is important when you're picking your favorite continent.
  • Andrew Turley: I believe South America received a shout out last week. I'll have to second that, considering my time spent in the Andes.
  • Liz Swick: It more than doubles in size during the winter because the ocean freezes. THE. OCEAN. FREEZES.
  • Engelbert, age 8: There are a lot of styles of fighting here. Karate, Taekwondo, Jujitsu, Ningitso, Kungfu.
  • Steve Busch: It has giraffes and, really, who doesn't love a good giraffe?
North America:
  • Hubert, age 9: It's the freest! *arms in the air*
  • Jean Henry Mead: North America, from North Pole, Alaska to Ensenada, although I love Hawaii and its people.
  • Rachel Starr Thomson: I love North America because without it, my life would be very different.
  • Edward Cullen: North America, I suppose. *crooked smile* That is where I met Bella, after all.
  • Bertha, age 6: North America. That's probably everybody's favorite.
    SME: Why do you think that?
    Bertha: Because I live there.
  • Miss Mae: This is the only one I've been on, so I'd have to say it's my favorite...North America.
  • Shantel Gardner: North America. I am boring. But I like to be at home
  • Penney: I've loved America forever! North America!
  • Ashleigh Miller: Gotta represent, ya'know.
  • SME: North America is great. It's definitely in my top seven.

SME: Hey. I tried.*cue exit music* Well, this has been "I Need Friends" Friday. Come back next week when I will actually make another friend!!

If you'd like to be interviewed for "I Need Friends" Friday, shoot me off an email: friends at sarahmeden dot com!
I am looking for anyone and everyone, whether or not you think you are interesting. You'll get a fantastic stick figure portrait of yourself, a little promotion (if you're looking for that sort of thing) and the opportunity to tell your friends and family that you've been interviewed by SME, er... by ME!

(Don't forget--DOUBLE entries in January's giveaway!!)


Krista said...

Very nice wrap-up, and interesting because I am a recent follower. I was especially impressed with the pie chart, and I loved Bertha's answer.
Thank you again for your zany and refreshing spirit! I can't wait for that big ultra-amazing INFF post.

Valerie Ipson said...

That pie chart...whoa...impressive.
I could probably post a picture of a pie on my blog, but an actual pie chart that I made? Nope.

Rebecca Irvine said...

That pie chart is fabulous. I know because I get paid to make them :-).

I have to agree with the giraffe comment in regard to Africa. I love a good giraffe. I think everyone does (but that doesn't mean I am changing my vote).

Jewel said...

I'm sad I didn't check my e-mail in time. Sorry.

And I agree with Krista. Bertha's answer was my favorite. :)

Anna said...

Love the pie chart. I will have to start commenting more often. I have been a silent follower since early December.

Amie said...

You have interviewed a very eclectic group of people. I still can't believe you got Edward and Jacob!!! Who wouldn't stalk someone with those connections.

Aubrey said...

Wow. Everyone's reasoning for choosing their continent sounds much more reasonable than mine...except maybe Edward's. :)But cream cheese is important!

Tanja said...

Antarctica?!? Really? It is a cool fact that is doubles in size, but I would rather eat toenails than freeze like that.
It is never lame to do a summary. They make whole episodes of TV based on summaries.

Melanie J said...

Yeah, I loved Europe but it's hard to beat North America for diversity of natural beauty. And no, no one needs to go waving the Alps in my face. I just think we have mountains PLUS canyons PLUS lots of other stuff.

Heather Justesen said...

I hadn't realized so many more people prefer North America over Europe. Of course I don't think I would want to live in Europe forever (enough time to soak up the local culture and visit everywhere, yes, but I'd rather return home afterward). Then again, given enough time to soak it all in, maybe I wouldn't want to come home...

Jennifer said...

You know a lot of Rachels. Lol

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

I am a huge fan of INFF and, due to your shameless bid for comments, decided to tell you so.

I am a huge fan of INFF.

(Also of your books.)

Wendy Jones

Karlene said...

Hi there. Gave you a an award over on my blog. Also talked about your new book.

sweetvictorya said...

Thanks for the recap. I am sure the best person to answer "your favorite continent" question would be your ideal friend Rick Steves.

Steve said...

Um.... Im pretty sure that most of these people havent stopped to consider just how AMAZING Africa is.... Im shocked. BUT i do selfishly feel special that i have the market on that continent! Woo woo!


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