Because I got so many questions, I’m breaking up my answers into separate blog posts. I’m not complaining. I like getting all these questions. In fact, if anyone wants to just keep asking questions, I say bring them on, whether I post a special “interview me” blog or not.
In this post I’ll start with questions from Alex over at Only Bad Chi. She asks…
What do you do to make yourself feel better when you’re feeling down?
If gas weren’t so expensive, I’d drive. And listen to music. Sometimes I do that anyway, screw the consequences of having no money and finding myself stranded on the side of the road. I also like to yell at other drivers from the safety of my car with the windows rolled up. That helps as a stress reliever. I used to run as a way to relieve stress, but that just made me feel worse. Like I wanted to vomit.
What’s your ideal Friday night?
One that involves me sitting at home binge watching something awesome on Netflix and dealing with, literally, zero people. That could change someday, but right now that’s my idea of heaven.
Favorite kind of pizza?
Who can choose? That’s like asking me to pick my favorite child. But, you know, I don’t have children. So who’s worried about hurting feelings? If you’re referring to the national chains (which aren’t great in comparison to most other pizzas) I’d like to create a hybrid pizza that has Pizza Hut’s pan crust and Papa John’s sauce. With all the meats. But if I had the time to make it myself, I love a deep dish pizza baked in a cast iron skillet. Back when I used to cook for myself, I made those things a couple times a week. I’m slobbering on myself just thinking about it.
Favorite kind of ice cream?
I’m typically vanilla. Not liking chocolate kind of limits one’s options. Though I have enjoyed Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns. But I can’t seem to find it in stores anymore. I don’t think I’ve seen it since I moved back to Virginia. It’s delicious, though.
Would you choose blissful ignorance over self-awareness/sensitivity/insightfulness if it were an option?
No. Sure, it sounds nice. Anything sounds nice when you throw the word blissful into it. But that’s the problem with the world. Stupid people aren’t aware that they’re stupid, so they’re okay with things being as they are. People with common sense are the ones who are miserable because they witness all the stupidity around them and there’s nothing they can really do to change it, and I think that’s how super-villains are born. But I’ll still take self-aware misery any day. It’s worth the risk.
If you knew you were going to die in 6 months, what would you do?
Are you looking for an answer that isn’t a Tim McGraw song? I’d try to cross off as much as I could from my bucket list (which, I promise, I will post here soon). I’d make that cross country road trip happen, with or without the money I’m trying to raise to afford it. Maybe I’d try to turn the rest of my life into a Nicholas Sparks novel. Fall in love with Mandy Moore and then turn the tables on her, ’cause I’m the one dying.
And the last question comes from A Momma’s View. She asks…
Who will be the new Kim Kardashian (if she ever disappears…) and why did you choose this person?
My hope is that, should Kim Kardashian ever fade from the spotlight, we wouldn’t need anyone to fill the void she leaves behind. Because, again, it’s my hope that we, as a society, would recognize that Kim Kardashian is nothing more than a waste of time and energy who has contributed nothing positive to our world. To put someone new in her place would be a crime. Now, if we could somehow market a reality show that follows someone of worth, like a teacher or a nurse, and makes them as famous as the Kardashians, by all means, let those people take her place. I would hope that our next famous person who is only famous for being famous is also someone who actually gives a crap about people and makes a positive difference in the lives of others.
Well, that’s all the questions I got in the past week. Don’t let that stop you from asking more questions, though. Like I said, I enjoy getting these questions. Gives me something to write about!