Interview Meme - yes, it's a list!
This one is courtesy of Elie - wherein bloggers write up interview questions for other bloggers to respond to on their own blogs. If you would like a list of original Shifra-style questions for your blog drop me a line in the comments section.
Is there a career path that you always wished you could have taken, but never did for reasons of circumstance or practicality? If so, what?
I've always been interested in a lot of things and as such I have trouble focusing on any one exclusively. One of the worst moments of my college career was reviewing my score on a career aptitude test to discover that I had scored evenly in every area! There are so many things that interest me from architecture to teaching to writing. I've been lucky to be able to indulge in lot of my interests as hobbies and as I've gotten older I've realised I'm pretty lucky to be a jack of all trades.
Favorite meal: Breakfast, lunch, supper, shalosh-seudos, late-night snack, other?
Although I enjoy all my meals breakfast has GOT to be my favorite. I love all dairy products, eggs any style, toast, danishes, and sweet rolls. I even enjoy the very rare fleshig breakfast such as salami and eggs or kosher sausage or a even soy based alternative. Last, but certainly not least I love hot drinks - my love for coffee is well known here at Ask Shifra but I also enjoy all sorts of teas and chai, as well as hot chocolate.
Name a fictional character who has strongly influenced your personal philosophy, and why.
That's a hard one, but I'm going to say Dr. Who. Despite his tragic circumstances (homeworld destroyed, being the last of his kind, losing of innumerable friends and companions, constantly being hunted by daleks) and his lack on an explainable name ("Just the Doctor.") this fellow manages to maintain a very positive outlook on both life and humanity. He adapts well to new environments, and thinks on his feet faster than McGyver on steroids. He was also my inspiration to learn to knit scarves at the ripe old age of 13.
"When you're down, and troubled, and need some loving care..." besides nears-and-dears, what do you turn to?Music, ABSOLUTELY. My MP3 player is pretty much wall to wall upbeat music. From punk, to classic rock, to alternative/indie, to accapella I look to music to pull me out of whatever funk I find myself in. Sure music can't solve my problems but sometimes forgetting about them for 3 minutes and ten seconds at a time makes all the difference.
The Sanhedrin is reinstituted, and you are given the opportunity to propose one item of legislation to add, eliminate, or change/evolve a current area of (Rabbinic) Jewish law. What would you submit?
Only one?! Well OK then- I'd like to propose the elimination of the sheva nikkim - it appears that women brought this one on themselves for whatever reason but I'm yet to meet a woman (or man!) who wouldn't like to put an end to it.