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Don't Let the Pigeon Do an Interview: 02/21/09
I don't normally conduct interviews. I'm terrible at thinking up questions. I'm more a read the book and write my ideas kind of gal than an interviewer. Anyway, while trying to decide which character to interview, a little bird flapped down onto my patio railing.
Pigeon: Did somebody say interview?
Me: Oh -- I'm not even sure I'm doing this week's Weekly Geeks.
Pigeon: OOOOH. Pick me!
Me: Well, I don't know--
Pigeon: Oh come on. I'll answer all your questions. PLEASE!
Me: OK. So what's your favorite food?
Pigeon: That's easy. HOT DOGS!
Me: How did you get here? I thought you lived back east.
Pigeon: I drove a bus. But don't tell. OK? I'm not supposed to.
Me (looking out of the window nervously): Where'd you park it?
Pigeon: Um? Park it?
Me (cringing as I hear a fire truck drive by): Does Mo know you're here?
Pigeon: Sssssh. Don't tell him!
Me: Thank you for stopping by. I think I'll just skip the interview assignment.
Pigeon: BUT YOU SAID I COULD HAVE AN INTERVIEW! YOU PROMISED!
LOL! Perfect! I love it. Everyone is being so creative. Great job.
Comment #2: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 16:50:12
Thanks. I had fun.
Comment #3: Saturday, February, 21, 2009 at 15:48:05
This is so cute! We love the Pigeon books.
Comment #4: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 16:52:50
We do too. That's probably why the Pigeon was the first character to pop into my head for this assignment.
Comment #5: Saturday, February, 21, 2009 at 17:19:06
Comment #6: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 16:54:00
Now I just have to figure out what to do with that bus. Grin.
Comment #7: Saturday, February, 21, 2009 at 20:38:34
LOL!! LOVED IT!! :D
Comment #8: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 21:09:43
Comment #9: Saturday, February, 21, 2009 at 21:22:07
Ohh, That is so creative. My granddaughter and I love the pigeon books. Our favorite one is about not going to sleep.
Comment #10: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 21:11:34
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late is a cute one. My personal favorite is The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog. It's just so much fun to read out loud.
Comment #11: Saturday, February, 21, 2009 at 22:40:26
Great job! Thanks for the laugh. I was just trying to think of a children's book character to write about, and I have a Pigeon book sitting on my bed, so your post hit home. That was excellent. :)
Comment #12: Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 21:13:43
Thanks! I had fun.
Comment #13: Sunday, February, 22, 2009 at 09:27:22
Intelligent pigeon, I must say!
Comment #14: Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 20:18:22
For a pigeon, yes.
Comment #15: Sunday, February, 22, 2009 at 11:12:06
LOL...has he left yet, or is he still pestering you?
Comments #16: Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 20:17:00
It's been pouring rain since last night, so I hope he's still not out there!
Comment #17: Sunday, February, 22, 2009 at 22:53:43
Comment #18: Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 20:21:34
Comment #19: Monday, February, 23, 2009 at 22:33:28
This is too cute. Fancy having Pigeon drop by just when you needed a WG interview! Lucky!
Comment #20: Friday, February 27, 2009 at 13:21:22
I had just reviewed The Pigeon Wants a Puppy. Maybe that has something to do with it.
Comment #21: Tuesday, February, 24, 2009 at 08:34:36
You promised - and I am glad you did it. Very nice post. This reminds me of a pigeon we came across once. We remember it because - like us - it took the boat to Sweden. What a clever bird :)
Comment #22: Friday, February 27, 2009 at 13:25:03
Hopefully the Pigeon didn't drive the boat. Thanks for stopping by.
Comment #23: Friday, February, 27, 2009 at 15:25:12
Brilliant! Hilarious! Bravo! :)
Comment #24: Friday, February 27, 2009 at 13:27:21
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Comment #25: Sunday, March, 1, 2009 at 08:37:55
I'm not familiar with the Pigeon books, but judging from everyone else's responses, you were spot on in your interview. Good on-the-sly, non-interview interview.
Comment #26: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 19:53:55
The Pigeon books are by Mo Willems. They are very silly picture books.