Questions & Answers

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF PERFECT HAPPINESS?

Watching snow fall outside my favorite coffee shop as I write and drink green tea. Of course, my friends would be sitting next to me talking about books. Also, I would be wearing a comfy sweater, a pair of pants and cute brown boots. My hair well kept and not a lion’s mane.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

WHICH HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?

California native Joey Chestnut who devoured 40 1/2 slices of pizza in ten minutes.

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?

It’s hard to pick one living person to most admire, especially when I’ve only been alive for 25 years. I’m going to say the majority of my teachers throughout my educational experience, especially those in grade school and high school. I’m extremely lucky to happen upon such wonderful teachers. These Individuals encouraged my creativity, my imagination and my love for teaching.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN YOURSELF?

Over thinking previous conversations, especially those with attractive men. I tend to stew in the stupid conversations I create and fail at.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?

Self-righteous, overly critical, all around shitty listeners. Also, add objectification of someone’s body in the mix too.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

My book? I’m not sure I really have one. I’m a fairly cheap person and break things a lot. Like I cannot own a nice pair of sunglasses because I will break them within a month. I can’t have nice things.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY?

I’m not sure if I could pick one journey. I suppose as a whole, traveling as a child to the various National Parks. Also, more recently the few years I spent in the midwest. I miss my second home terribly and I’m well aware this second home has helped shaped my personality.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVERRATED VIRTUE?

Virginity

ON WHAT OCCASION DO YOU LIE?

When I have slept in too late and I receive a phone call and they ask, “where you sleeping?” No I was not (lie) Or when I don’t sleep at all and someone asks, “did you sleep?” Yes, of course, I did. (lie).

WHAT DO YOU DISLIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?

My face tends to break out in random moments of my life. My face doesn’t realize I’m no longer a teenage. (I’m twenty-five face! Twenty-fucking-five)

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST DESPISE?

Ugh Rush Limbaugh and any other man who think I’m a walking bimbo/baby making, pie cookin’ gal. Fuck you!

WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?

“I’m hungry” “Come back to Jesus” or “It’s been a day.”

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST REGRET?

Not being single enough as a teenager and not letting relationships end sooner. I’ve spent too much time and energy dating shitty people. I let a lot of guys treat me like shit. I’ve wasted a lot of my time, money, and heart on guys I thought cared for me.

WHAT OR WHO IS THE GREATEST LOVE OF YOUR LIFE?

What: Tea, Netflix, Poetry, reading, Laffy-taffy, Mac, my cats, work

Who: I have none, I am single, sexless and hanging out with my cats

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?

Ugh, I hate when these things ask in the past tense sense.

 My poetry workshops classes. I loved those classes to pieces and most of my week was spent waiting for those classes to roll around.

WHICH TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE?

Is flying a talent? But, I would love to know how many licks it would take to get to the center of the tootsie roll pop. I think that’s a prized talent.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?

Stressed out, hungry and pondering my non-existent love life.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Learning to let go of stress and frustration.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOUR FAMILY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Oh god, they’re all crazy, no one wish could fix that crazy.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Majoring in English. It’s a bit unreal if you ever knew me as a kid. I was always below my reading level, couldn’t spell for shit and never thought my writing would ever be of value. To have graduated and now to be teaching English is something my younger self would have never imagined.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR THING, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?

Knowing my luck, a goat.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE WHAT TO COME BACK AS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A butterfly!

WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION?

My stuff dog patches. He still lives in my bedroom at home. I’ve had him ever since I lost my stuffed elephant Buddy. Long story, but when I was very little I had a stuffed elephant named Buddy but somehow I lost him and I have this vague memory of my dad carrying me around Toys R Us to pick out a new little friend. That’s how I got patches.

WHAT DO YOU REGARD AS THE LOWEST DEPTH OF MISERY?

Having nothing to eat.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?

I would love to see the East Coast! I miss the snow, the leaves changing. I would love to try out another home with snow, colorful leaves and wonderful coffee houses.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION?

My old job teaching high school speech and debate. Gosh, those kids had the biggest hearts.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MARKED CHARACTERISTIC?

My adorable clumsiness.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST LIKE IN A MAN?

Can cook and enjoys a good whiskey.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST LIKE IN A WOMAN?

Enjoys a good beer and can converse about more than hunky men and their diets.

WHAT DO YOU MOST VALUE IN YOUR FRIENDS?

Trust.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE WRITERS?

Joan Didion, Margaret Atwood, Terry Galloway, Sharon Olds, Bob Hicok, Mary Shelly, Andrea Gibson, Jane Austin, Lucille Clifton, Truman Capote, Richard Matheson, Franz Kafka, Anne Rice, Gillian Flynn, Sherman Alexie, Simon Ortiz, Emily Dickinson, Roald Dahl, E.B White, Margery Williams, Jessica Valenti, Elizabeth Gilbert, Hilary Winston, Mike McGee, Anis Mojgani, George Watsky, Carrie Rudzinski, Sam Cook, Tony Hoagland, Amy Gerstler, Mary Szybist, Kim Addonizio, Stephen Dunn, J.R.R. Tolkien, Joy Harjo, Azra Tabassum, Keith Desserich, Derrick Brown, Staceyvann Chin, Suheir Hammad, Sonia Sanchez, Kenneth Arkind, Mayda del Valle, Bassey Ikpi, Carlos Andres Gomez.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE HERO OF FICTION?

Charlotte, from Charlotte’s Web 

WHO ARE YOUR HEROES IN REAL LIFE?

My teachers

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE NAMES?

Avery, Adam, Cameron, Colette, Linus, (Ok, Linus for a cat) haha…imagine a child named Linus. Nope. haha

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU MOST DISLIKE?

Feeling sticky. Yuck! And the sound of someone biting into a wet towel! Dear god! I hate even thinking about it!

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?

Knowing I did everything I wanted in life and in my sleep would be nice.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

“Hold onto the rail going down stairs”

“You can wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which one fills up first.”

“Eat whatever the fuck you want”

Strings on a guitar, strings through my fingers

One of my favorite not very well known singers (Found her via a film, via Spotify)

Abbie Folken (Candles by Daughter-Cover)

Things I haven’t had time for:

  1. Sex
  2. Dating
  3. Working on my writing
  4. Studying for the GRE
  5. Sleep
  6. Spending time with friends
  7. Drinking (God, I need wine)

Things I’m doing to solve these problems:

  1. Sex (Nothing) This one is not going to happen for awhile. Ugh Save me! Save me Sex Gods!
  2. ^Same
  3. Working on my writing ( I have made sure I stop by the local coffee house and write out new stuff each week. It’s just hard when you don’t have anyone to edit your stuff.
  4. Studying for the GRE. Yep, getting more time in. Just forcing myself. Also, I was planning on applying to MFA this year but I decided with work I was going to give myself another year, so more study time!
  5. Sleep (Nope)
  6. Spending time with friends (Getting better at this)
  7. Next week i shall have some wine!

There is so much this blog doesn’t know about me! It’s exciting and a bit exhausting to put myself out there again. To write about the mess that is my life. All the fun stories and the people that have come and gone in my life. Especially since I moved back to my home state this summer. A lot has happened.

Will this all make sense one day?

I hope so.

Life would be easier if I were the atoms of a melody

i'm back

It’s been months since I’ve been fortunate enough to blog. Being the wonderful self that I am, I not only forgot my password to my old WordPress but I forgot the password to the email that backs up my WordPress. Then I forgot my other email account info that backs up the first back-up email. Basically, I lost the back-up password for the backs-back. Clearly I have problems but finally after four months I’ve decided its time to start up a new blog.

My fresh start. It’ll be nice to start up a new blog, with a new name and layout because too many of my Ex’s, friends and unwanted attention knew about the past blog. This one will be more private. My little space in the universe where I can talk somewhere (besides my mind) about the items in my life I don’t talk about to anyone else. Not because I don’t want to…well I’ve been rather lonely as of late and you know that tight chest feeling? No, not a heart attack but the tightness you feel when you realize you need someone to talk to.

Creating this blog is my big indication I really don’t have anyone to chat with. At the end of the day do any of us really have someone to talk to? I’m sure we all have issues, thoughts and stories that we keep from the majority of the world.

So, here I am.

Blogging and hoping for my own piece of the universe.

I’m back WordPress. A lot has happened since I left.