Tuesday, February 15, 2011

An Interview with Odie

Lately I have seen others use an interview situation as a create a blog post so I thought I would give it a try.


Interviewer: Odie, where were you raised?

Me: I was raised just outside of the town limits of Nashville, NC

Interviewer: Any brothers or sisters?

Me: Yes I have two sisters, both younger than I am.

Interviewer: Where did you get your education?

Me: I attended Nashville Elementary, Middle & High School all on the same campus and graduated in 1965. After that I attended Carolina College of Commerce in Rocky Mount, NC and graduated in 1967 with a diploma in Senior Accounting.

Interviewer: Did you do anything really wild as a young boy growing up?

Me: Yes, one time I took one of my dad's shotgun shells into the woods, placed it in the fork of a tree and shot it with my air rifle causing it to explode. One of the pellets hit my left arm but no permanent damage. Also had trouble hearing for a few minutes.

Interviewer: When did you start dating?

Me: I didn't start until my junior year of high school and then only because my friend found me a girl in Rocky Mount and kept after me until I gave in. Only saw her one time.

Interviewer: How did you meet your wife?

Me: After my first marriage ended I did like lots of others have done searching on the internet and found her there. I thought Halifax was not out of the question & we communicated on line and by phone for a while until we decided to meet. She brought her 9 year old daughter with her and we had a meal at Ryan's Restaurant in Rocky Mount and afterwards went to Michaels craft store to get supplies for a school project for her daughter.

Interviewer: Where were you married?

Me: We were married at a little wedding chapel in Maggie Valley, NC. Miss Caroline's Wedding Chapel and it was an outdoor setting with a waterfall behind us. My oldest daughter did a video of the ceremony so we can look back at it.

Interviewer: Where did you honeymoon?

Me: We left Maggie Valley, NC and spent the next week in Gatlinburg, TN along with her daughter and my grandaughter.

Interviewer: Is there anything about you that other bloggers may not know about that you have done?

Me: When I got out of the Army in 1970 I took advantage of the educational benefits of being in the military. I took a course through DeVry and built a color television from scratch including all the components on the circuit boards as well as building test equipment to use in the process. Also I took 2 courses in locksmithing and was able to help many people locked out of their vehicles. I did this in my spare time and one week I was going on vacation. A teacher in Nashville was murdered and I spent the whole week installing dead bolts and window locks.

Interviewer: At what age did you lose our virginity?

Me: Proud to say 21

Interviewer: Have you ever been to a strip club?

Me: No, but one time back in 1981 I was in NJ on a training trip and was taken to a relatively small place for lunch to get a sub. While sitting at the counter eating my sub a lady walked in, came behind the counter, turned on some music on a boom box and commenced to taking her clothes off. My one and only experience.

Interviewer: Do you have any regrets in your past life that you wish had not happened?

Me: I regret the day as a teenager that I started smoking. Fortunately I stopped in January of 1981.

Interviewer: How has blogging helped you?

Me: Since I started in June of 2010 I have met so many interesting people and now have friends all over the world. With words of encouragement I have been helped and hopefully helped others that needed a kind word. Blogging has allowed me to express myself openly for really the first time in my adult life. It is not only fun but beneficial.

14 comments:

  1. It is nice to get to know you better, Odie. You have led an interesting life. I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself too bad shooting at that tree!

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  2. Really interesting format with this Post, Odie. The interviewer asked some good questions, and I enjoyed reading Odie's replies!

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  3. That is so cool you built a TV!! Awesome!!

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  4. This is some good stuff to know about you Odie. Very nice.

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  5. Who was the interviewer? Rocky? (LOL) Whoever it was, this was a great idea for a post. If the surveys and questionaires that are being passed around don't cover things you'd like to reveal about yourself, this is a clever way of going about it. Great job, Odie, and I enjoyed learning more about your life!

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  6. you built a tv from scratch? Wow! You have let a pretty varied life Odie and I really enjoyed your answers

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  7. very nice interview questions. great info to know - color tv... wow! the most i ever was a little am/fm radio. it as a kit. i think my sister actually put it together and because i watched, i used to claim that "I" did it (I might have been all of 8-9)

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  8. Interesting facts. I should send you my survey questions.

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  9. So, now I know a lot more about Odie, thanks to the interview....nice post...and I'm glad you quit smoking...a good decision...

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  10. Thanks for sharing some of your life story with us. And yes you have helped others through blogging, you have helped me. Thanks for being a blogger friend Odie:-)

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  11. This was really interesting Odie - I, too, am amazed that you built a TV, way cool!

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  12. Just saw this today, Odie. What a fun post! It was great getting to know you better. Blessings, Debra (and as always, thanks for your comments at my blog!)

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  13. Very nice...thanks for sharing!!

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