1. That thing that happened in high school that pretty much changed your life forever?
My teenage years were not a time I’d go back to for any money in the world. I hated the world, I was sad and angry and everything was just bad. But the most life changing thing for me was meeting a guy that had huge impact on my life up until…well to this day. So yeah, that’s the biggest thing. No we are not together anymore.
2. The worst movie you ever did see, and why?
I could go on and on about pretentious Oscar baits about middle-aged men for middle-aged men but I won’t because I have two great examples right at the top of my head. It’s a tie between two acclaimed films, The Irishman (2019) and Sideways (2004). The Irishman is just painfully long, boring and plain right awful while Sideways are trying to be funny but is just sad and pathetic and make me wish death upon the male sex. Sorry not sorry.
3. Your favorite recipe to make, even if you’re the worst cook in the world?
I have three things I excel at making and it’s a mean chili, cupcakes and scones.
4. The day you left home?
I was moving in with my boyfriend at the time and it was a warm summer day in the mid 2000’s. It was a tiny studio apartment in a shitty neighborhood and it had bright orange wall paper. I just remember the feeling of freedom and the summer being extremely hot that year.
5. The hardest thing you’ve ever been through?
Death of loved ones.
6. 9 things you just can’t handle?
2. People chewing.
4. Loud, unexpected noises.
5. People who call instead of text.
6. Facebook comments.
7. A capella.
8. People taking pictures of their food and constantly post it on social media.
7. The day you started blogging. What were you thinking?
Oh come on, I was like what? 14 or 15 when blogs became a thing. It was my über angsty diary for so many years. Filled with music, poems and emotional shit. A little bit just like now but with less self distance (hopefully).
8. The most difficult decision you’ve ever made. Write from the heart.
Finding new homes for my horses and dog in order to move and attend the university. They are all still having great lives but that was truly the hardest thing I ever had to do.
9. 7 things you learned from being a kid?
1. Snow is put on earth to be played with.
2. Trees are supposed to be climbed.
3. Having fun is essential.
4. Adventures are underrated.
5. Dinosaurs are amazing.
6. The forest is the best place to be.
7. Books can take you to other dimensions.
10. The last thing that made you cry?
The cover of the song Sverige, originally made by Kent. All profits go to healthcare for at-risk groups during the pandemic. This song is old now and always make me feel all the feelings for so many reasons. It’s a pretty cover too. Of course the next song automatically played on Youtube is Då Som Nu För Alltid and tears are welling up again. Bastard Youtube.
11. Your earliest childhood memory?
I was trying to save a wasp from drowning in one of those small plastic pools and it stung me. I think I was around 3 years old when it happened.
12. What are you addicted to, and why?
Caffeine and music. Why? Because coffee keeps me sane and music keeps me from murdering people. But then coffee makes me less vicious and music keeps me from going nuts so the reasons are probably interchangeable.
13. Write your obituary!
“…To infinity and beyond!” (You’ve got a friend in me paying in the background). Can’t take this one seriously today.
14. That time that you met a complete stranger?
Aren’t all people strangers to you at the beginning?
But not too long ago, when I was walking to work, there was a golden retriever and his owner walking towards me and the dog started to wag its entire body in pure happiness. Clearly he thought that he knew me and pulled hard on his leash, nearly making the woman holding him fall to the ground. When he came up close he realized that I was a complete stranger and looked utterly confused. Still happy but confused as to why I wasn’t quite what he expected. I got to pet him and the woman told me that I probably looked a lot like his favorite person in the entire world. I haven’t seen the dog or the woman since but it was a nice start of the day. At least for me, the dog probably felt tricked.
15. What you’ve learned about life so far?
People are the bane of my existence but also the reason to be alive and also the reason I have a job. It’s a fucking mess is what it is. And yeah, if there are cookies, eat them.
16. Brain dump. What’s on your mind right now?
More coffee and Sex Beat. Don’t know why.
17. Something you lost?
Ha! This is a funny one because I lost my rain coat. It’s been missing for a while but I figured it would turn up somehow. It’s been at least a year and I just deemed it lost forever. Have to get a new rain coat, it’s been that kind of weather lately and I like to stay dry. The music in my head immediately switched from Sex Beat to Raining in Baltimore by Counting Crows, to the point where the singer almost squeals that he needs his rain coat. My brain is truly just all the songs I ever heard.
18. Who people think you are, compared to who you really are?
I want to be thought of something like Cora Seaborne from The Essex Serpent (she is truly my new role model for anything and everything) but really people probably think I’m just like Wednesday Addams… which is not far from the truth.
19. A guide to the town you live in!
You have the sea to the south and McDonald’s to the far north. In between there are a few cool, old houses to look at and it takes about 10 minutes to cross the center of town. If you ask me, the old museum is where you should go first and then walk along the sea for a while. It’s pretty in the summer and cold as fuck in winter because it mainly just rains and storms around here.
20. Which one is your favorite room in your home, and why?
Probably the bed room because it’s the one room that is the closest to feel finished. I am a very slow decorator because I want it to be just exactly the way I’m picturing it in my head. No, I will probably never feel like the apartment is finished but it would be nice to have it feel more together and complete.