Category: 2 minutes and 40 seconds
2 minutes and 40 seconds is an interview segment in which I interview people from any walk of life, and ask them questions outside of the traditional interview format to reveal random facts, suss out their quirks, and provide an enjoyable read. To find out more about this segment and apply for a possible interview, read this page. Not all interviewees are accepted.
Currently, a new ‘2 minutes and 40 seconds’ is posted every second Wednesday.
For the last interview of the year, I talk to Tiny, who loves loves cats and food (she always seems to be on an adventure to find the next best restaurant)! I asked her about food, money, and pouring white wine vinegar on people’s heads.
I remember getting to know Kemi back in the day when she was that girl with the amazing websites and beautiful designs. People would die to have their website designed and built by her! Now, years later, she’s studying finance in university and enjoys blogging about fashion and makeup, to name a few things. Let’s see how she answered my strange questions!
I’m a 20 year old Accounting and Finance undergrad and blogger. I blog about Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle and Self-Development. I’m graduating next year (tears), at which time I will then begin working as an investment banking analyst. I’m based in London where I’ve lived all my life.
At the time I interviewed Norman for this post, we hadn’t yet met, though he’s a mutual Twitter-friend of myself and quite a few other people. As a software developer at Atlassian, he swung by to catch part of my presentation I did at their offices, on the topic of blogging, in December 2015. That’s when I got to meet him in person!
Fiona is a front-end developer from Sydney, whom I met while I was freaking out at the thought of public speaking. I met her at my second SydCSS meetup (she is one of the organisers). I heard about the meetup two years ago when it started, though I was not very ‘social’ so I never went. I’m glad I do now! Fiona is pretty awesome and well known in the community, so I’m glad she didn’t mind answering my strange questions. 😄
There is a reason why I don’t interview my really close friends straight away… they serve as good backups when you are waiting on responses from several different people and need someone to do an ‘emergency interview’! I know my friend Rachel wanted to be interviewed at some point, so she is a total saviour for having the free time to answer my really strange questions.
Rachel and I have been friends for a very long time – I hosted her website back when it was called something embarrassing that she probably does not want me to reveal. And I remember thinking, what an awesome person who has commented on my blog post and left a really nice comment too! From that moment our friendship grew and we’re still joking about Google Maps telling us to travel to each other’s respective countries by kayak.
Ariane is one of my newest ‘blog friends’, I guess you could say. I’d describe her as someone who loves a bit of fun and adventure! Since I don’t know her very well, I think this was a great opportunity to get to know a little more about her. 😄
Rebecca grew up in the UK but currently resides in Dubai – a city I would really love to visit one day. Rebecca stumbled upon my blog about a month ago, which is how we got chatting! This young woman has had a lot of wonderful opportunities which brought her to where she is today, and I have to say she definitely has her whole life ahead of her.
I’m a 23 year old wife to David, editor, writer and expat and the owner of Revkah. I grew up in Leeds, United Kingdom, in the comforts of our Yorkshire family home. I moved to Liverpool for my university education, and then made an even bigger move to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with my architect hubby. Now I write about living as an expat in Dubai both professionally and on my personal blog!
You have hot pink and yellow spotty socks. Love them, hate them, put them on your hands or put them on an elephant’s ears?
Oh my, I’d absolutely put them on my hands. I have a three year old niece who has a wild imagination, and I often like to entertain her by putting socks on my hands and play sock puppets. It’s hugely entertaining watching a child have a full and comprehensive conversation with four fingers and a thumb.