Today's interviwee is Misty Johnson. We go to church together. She is not boring. Take it away, Misty...
Name: Misty Allred Johnson
Hometown: Redondo Beach, California
Occupation: Slave, I mean, homemaker.
Favorite type of donut: That’s a hard one. I like chocolate glazed but a good spud nut is hard to turn down.
Would you rather be mauled by a bear, stung to death by bees or eaten by a shark? Why?
Probably mauled by a bear. It would be over rather quickly and you wouldn’t drown in the process, which is a big personal fear.
If your life were a song, what song would it be?
"Wise Up," by Aimee Mann
If you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That’s a toss-up between So I Married An Axe Murderer and A Christmas Story. There are so many good movies out there so I reserve the right to change my mind.
If you had your way, where would you live out the rest of your days and how? I would live in a warm, quasi-urban place with a good foodie scene.
It will probably be San Diego eventually anyway. As far as how I would live out my days, I would read in the warm shade, visit farmer’s markets, travel, have lots of dinner parties for friends, go to the temple, play cards, audit interesting college classes, and visit with my family. Pretty boring – and selfish, no?
What would your like your tombstone read? (Don't worry; I'm not going to kill you)
Onion, tomato, and mushroom. Oh, you mean my actual burial tombstone?! We’re dreaming here so: Loyal friend, amazing mother, and the best wife a man could dream of.
The Three Stooges or the Marx Brothers?
The Three Stooges, although Richard Marx has had a few good songwriting gigs. Who knew he had brothers?!
What three TV shows can you not miss?
Back before DVR and it was still on the air, it was Gilmore Girls. For current shows I enjoy House, 30 Rock, and How I Met Your Mother. I always enjoy Barefoot Contessa and The Closer is becoming a favorite.
If you could erase one social problem with the flick of yr wrist, what would it be and why?
Anything having to do with the plights of children, be it poverty, abuse, hunger, sickness, access to education.
Who was your earliest remembered crush?
Peter Ryan in the first grade. He had nice legs. I won’t even comment on the Karate Kid fiasco in the fourth grade.
What five things do you hope people know or think about you?
Pretty boring but here they are…
1. I’m a great wife, mother, friend, and cook.
2. I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ.
3. I have a knack for remembering names.
4. I’m a pretty decent editor with regard to grammar, spelling, and punctuation. (Is that weird?)
5. Calling me a liar in all seriousness is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, things you could do to piss me off.
What three things are you terrified that people know or think about you?
1. I talk too much.
2. I’m not very good at keeping the house tidy and clean.
3. I’m boring.
The Stones or the Who? Who?
Sorry, not a big fan of either. There are a few old, old Stones songs I like but Mick has always bugged me.
If you could have any super power (flight, x-ray vision, the ability to talk to undersea creatures, etc.), what would it be and why?
This one’s tricky. It’s probably not seen as a superpower per se but I think I would have to go with ultimate patience. Believe me; even on a good day most parents would agree with me that it’s a superpower.
What is the deal with airline food?
I have never figured this one out, though the food on Air France and Air Tahiti Nui have never disappointed. Don’t ask my husband though, he never eats airline food.
What is your greatest unrealized ambition?
I wanted to be a performer when I was younger. At one point I wanted to be a circus clown but the dreams ranged from gymnast to singer to dancer. I would probably settle for having a walk-on role in a movie or on TV.
Most embarrassing moment ever. Go!
Well, peeing my pants out of sheer need in front of a lot of people when I was eleven still stings.
Well played, Johnson. Who's next? No one is safe. Next week, cats & kittens.
PS: If you want in and haven't received a questionnaire, let me know and I will hook you up. Otherwise, I'll have to start interviewing myself and that could get weird.