Friday, January 21, 2011

I Need Friends Friday: Drewyard Hinston VanMigglin

(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.)

Drewyard Hinston VanMigglin. The boy will never be voted "Most Photogenic" nor will his taste in clothing earn him the accolades of top fashion critics. He, however, is a boy near and dear to all of our hearts. For eighteen months Drewyard has served as the I Need Friends Friday spokeschild, lending us his very fitting image each Friday.
Ladies and gentleman, the boy you know and love from the INFF logo: Drewyard!
SME: This is the part where I usually say "Welcome to INFF," but you've been a part of INFF from the beginning, so welcoming you seems.... I don't know... redundant.

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: Have you enjoyed being the INFF poster child?

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: You haven't exactly looked like you were enjoying it.

Drewyard: Nope.

SME: You aren't a very talkative child, are you?

Drewyard: Nope.

SME: So, Drewyard. Do you have a favorite candy or treat?

Drewyard: Mum doesn't let me have sweets.

SME: She doesn't?

Drewyard: She says they make me hyper.

SME: *raises eyebrows in surprised disbelief* Is "hyper" a problem for you?

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: Really? Because I am having a hard time picturing that.

Drewyard: *shrugs*

SME: Have you worn glasses long, Drewyard?

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: I get the feeling I ought to avoid yes-or-no questions.

Drewyard: *shrugs*

SME: More than one person has commented on your... er... fabulous haircut. Who cuts your hair?

Drewyard: Mum.

SME: And... who picked out the stunning outfit?

Drewyard: Mum.

SME: Who is responsible for the startling state of your tie?

Drewyard: Mum.

SME: From whom did you get your expansive vocabulary, Drewyard?

Drewyard: Mum.

SME: What is your favorite continent?

Drewyard: I dunno.

SME: We really need to work on your communication skills, my friend.

Drewyard: *shrugs*

SME: What do you like to do for fun?

Drewyard: Mum says having fun is frivolous.

SME: I think I need to have a talk with your mother.

Drewyard: Mum says having talks is frivolous.

SME: I just had a bolt of inspiration. We're going to play a little game I'm entitling, "Drewyard Needs a Hobby."

Drewyard: Mum says hobbies--

SME: "are frivolous." Yes. I assumed she would. Humor me, okay?

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: I'll throw out a few suggestions and you can tell me if any of these possible pastimes sound interesting. What about baseball? Boys like baseball.

Drewyard: Mum says I'll break my glasses.

SME: Which likely eliminates football, as well.

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: How does your Mum feel about artistic endeavors: painting or pottery or that sort of thing?

Drewyard: Mum says paints are messy.

SME: Would she be open to the idea of hiking? It is very good exercise.

Drewyard: Mum doesn't like me to get my knickers dirty.

SME: Is there anything your mother does like you to do?

Drewyard: I haven't found anything yet.

SME: Is there anything you would like to do if your mother could be convinced to allow it?

Drewyard: Nothing comes to mind.

SME: *running out of things to say* Do you have many friends?

Drewyard: Nope.

SME: Perhaps that is what makes you so perfect for our "I Need Friends" Friday segments.

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: Would you like to see your portrait?

Drewyard: Yup.

*SME draws an extremely life-like portrait*

SME: What do you think?

Drewyard: Looks nice.

SME: Is that all you have to say about it?

Drewyard: Yup.

SME: Well... I guess that brings us to the final question of the interview. Top 5 reasons this is the best blog interview you ever done. Ready. Go.

Drewyard: 1 - It didn't make me hyper.
2 - I didn't get my knickers dirty.
3 - I got a portrait.
4 - Talked more than I usually do in a whole week.
5 - Mum didn't know about it.

SME: That #5 makes me think there's hope for you yet.

Drewyard: *a tiny hint of a smile*

SME: Thanks for joining us today, Drewyard. It was great getting to know you better.

Drewyard: Yup.

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


Terry W. Ervin II said...

From the interview, I am guessing Drewyard's possible career directions wouldn't include tattoo artist.

As a teacher, sometimes you have to ask 'why' and 'how' questions to lure out longer answers...but with Drewyard Hinston VanMigglin, even that tactic may have fallen short. Even so, be sure to thank Drewyard for his participation.

Note: Don't give his mother a hint about cross stitching or knitting for hobbies!

T.J. said...

I think Drewyard's interview is better than mine!

Paul D. Eden said...


Rachel Rossano said...

Poor Drewyard has a dismal future. Perhaps Mrs. VanMigglin needs some suggestions. ;)

Kim Coates said...

This is my favorite INFF interview. And that's saying a lot, because there have been some great ones.

I'd love to hear from Mrs. VanMigglin soon. Surely there must be a reason for her...need for isolation.

mormonhermitmom said...

Poor widdle Drewyard. I see therapy in his future.

Shantel said...

So funny! He is really a cutie.


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