Fellow blogger, Hippie Cahier, has been kind enough to tag me in one of those “interview”-type chains and I’m happy to oblige. I’ve been in a bit of a writing drought and welcome the motivation to get back to it. Please be sure to check out Hippie’s blog, too – I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!
1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
I would like to have the superpower held by Jeannie (from the 60s sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie) that enables her to instantly travel anywhere by simply folding her arms and blinking. I’d travel a lot more (and a lot more stress-free) if I didn’t have to get on a plane.
2. Who is your style icon?
Oooh, um, I have no style. Although I did once compare my dog walking attire to Carl Spackler in Caddyshack. I do know enough to clean up/dress up when necessary. In those cases, I try to follow the advice presented by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London on TLC’s What Not to Wear. This doesn’t necessarily mean I can pull it off, but I try.
3. What is your favorite quote? That can change with the seasons. My current favorite is something I heard Tony Bourdain say on an episode of No Reservations, “There’s a party inside my skull.” I feel that way a lot and for multiple reasons.
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Okay, I’m sure this is going to sound corny but….last fall, at my 30 year high school reunion, the former head cheerleader came up to me and said that she always viewed me as her competition. Say what? She was (and still is) prettier, thinner, and more personable than I am. The cheerleader keyword probably tipped you off. My crowd in high school was more like….let me put it this way: if I attended Ridgemont High, I would have been friends with Jeff Spicoli. Anyway, she went on to explain that she viewed me as competition because apparently I attended a high school dance with her soon-to-be high school sweetheart (and now husband). It was a one date deal that I barely remember but now will never forget because that compliment made my day (my decade.)
5. What playlist/cd is in your CD player/iPod right now?
I’m listening to a playlist called “Cocktail Party.” The song currently playing is Girl (by Beck) and, to give you a bit of a feel for the playlist, the next five tunes are Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve), Psychic City (Yacht), Young Forever (Jay-Z feat. Mr. Hudson), Peaceful World (John Mellencamp), Champagne Supernova (Oasis).
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
Very much a morning person. Every morning, whether midweek or weekend, I awake unassisted anywhere between 5:30 and 6:15am.
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
Without a doubt, dogs. Cats are the devil’s spies.
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
When I moved into my current home, the previous occupant passed away a couple of weeks later and took possession of me. Her name was Betty (read About Betty for the rest of it, that says it all).