Interview (conducted during Finals Week
of December 2001)
Well, Julie, we must start by saying that we havenít really seen much
of you this semester-much to our dismay. Where have you been?
At my apartment. I donít live on campus this semester. And when Iím
on campus, I usually spend my time right here in Lowry Hall.
right; it is finals week. Speaking of classes, can you explain some
of your views concerning the relationship between Lysander and Hermia
in Shakespeareís A Midsummer Nightís Dream?
I only know about childrenís literature.
WW: Fair enough.
How about telling us about your experience on the new cheerleading squad
JP: Oh, itís
going great! Iíve made a lot of new friends, and itís allowed me to
see a totally new aspect of campus life.
WW: Well, anything
that keeps you off the roads, right? We heard about a recent car accident...
IíM A GOOD DRIVER!
WW: Of course
you are. Have you driven home to Crystal Springs lately to see your
I havenít. But Iíve done a little bit of traveling around the state.
Tell our readers about your latest honors concerning the pageants.
this year, I was crowned Miss Copiah County. I then competed in the
Miss Magnolia State Pageant and won the title ďMiss Congeniality.Ē
kidding. Thatís a real award?
Moving on...we were in Hallmark the other day, and since youíre an employee
there, maybe you can clear up something for us. There was a wide selection
of chocolate gift boxes; is the Whitmanís Sampler really as good as
popular opinion indicates?
JP: First of
all, I donít go for the boxed chocolates. For the best quality, I suggest
the Pecan Delights-they come in a green package.
WW: We also
noticed the extremely overpriced Hallmark Keepsake Christmas ornaments
(and then proceeded to Wal-Mart). Just out of curiosity, whatís your
JP: I would
say the one called ďAmerica for Me.Ē Itís a basic flag ornament. By
the way, if anyoneís looking for me over the holidays, you can probably
find me in Hallmark at Northpark. Iíll be working throughout much of
indeed. Now, donít take this next question too personally, but just
to satisfy our male tendencies for such discussion, howís your dating
WW: Oh, stop
it! Girls are always talking like that! Sounds so pessimistic. We guys
never get any credit. Who was your best date ever to a Shawreth Formal?
JP: Oh, Tim
Krason! We had a lot of fun sneaking up and scaring people on the U.S.S.
Alabama-like Mark Metcalf and Lindsey Fortenberry.
WW: And what
about your best date ever to a school-wide function?
JP: Brian McCollister!
That was despite the SGAís strange silent auction that was being held
in the next room.
WW: See, it
sounds like youíre having a good time. Besides going to school functions
with fun guys, do you have any other hobbies?
JP: No, I donít
really have time for any hobbies between school and work. But, being
from CrystalSprings, Iím a true country girl. Name any kind of farm
chore, and Iíve done it. Anything.
WW: Have you
ever milked a cow?
JP: Well, no.
I donít like milk.
WW: Donít like
milk? Have you ever tried eggnog during the holidays?
WW: Ok. Well,
what have you been doing to get into the Christmas spirit?
JP: Just normal
stuff-putting up Christmas decorations, listening to Christmas music.
WW: Have you
noticed the schoolís Christmas decorations, like the red holiday bows
all over the lamp-posts?
JP: Yeah, theyíre
JP: Well, what
else do you want me to say? That wasnít a good question.
right. This interviewís pretty much over. Why donít you end by telling
us some favorites? Whatís your favorite movie?
JP: A Knightís
Tale-I love Heath Ledger. He is extremely hot...a hot knight. Hot.
thatís enough. Whatís your favorite vertebrate?
JP: I like
amphibians, because theyíre really cute. I guess Iím still looking for
that one frog that will turn into a prince.
WW: Yeah, yeah,
yeah-romantic stuff. And whatís your favorite website?
Whittington Weekly! I check it everyday!
Wow, guess youíve been quite disappointed this semester.
JP: Well, not
really. Then, I always go and check my second favorite website - Days
of Our Lives.
WW: Well, thatís
not exactly a parallel we were looking to draw, but so be it. Thanks
for your time Julie, and good luck with school and work.
JP: No, thank
WW: Weíll be
seeing you later, hopefully. Lowry Hall. How the heck do we get out
of this building...