I know, I know. I'm not normally the one to do these, but I'm tired of talking about the relationship that wasn't. It's over, let's move on. I will let some of the rest of you interview me in the comments. These are from Los Angelista.
1) When you were a kid playing hide and seek, where was the one place you could hide where no one would find you?
Hmmmm.... that's a good one. You know how you had home base and you could run back to home base and win? That was always my strategy. As long as I wasn't as readily found as at least one other person, then I'm GOOD! I'm running back and winning that sucker.
2) You get an invitation to a costume ball. Who/What do you dress up as?
Ok my mother never let us do Halloween so I've always wanted to be a cat (think catwoman suit but with ears and a tail, tres adorable). BUT depending on the crowd, that may not be appropriate, so I also like to look very glamorous/dramatic. Maybe a Tina Turner (short dress a must) or Diana Ross (big hair and sparkly dress with high slit, a must).
3) What made you decide to pledge? Do you ever wish you hadn't?
I'm a legacy AND I'm from the south, so I'd been around sorority events all my life. You know Greek life is huge down there, grad and undergrad. There was no way I wasn't going to pledge. However, contrary to popular opinion, I didn't just pick the one I was most exposed to. Hello. I know I come off as stubborn. It's because I can be. I'll make my own way. I actually did some research and couldn't see myself as any of the others. It will sound nasty if I say why and there are some neos (newbies) on here who are easily offended so I'll just leave it at that.
I don't wish I hadn't. All orgs have their issues which is the hardest thing for neos to understand. There is a certain amount of disenfranchisement with any organization you join, Greek or non-greek. You have these perceptions of what it will be like, but its different, because there are a million personalities and reasons for joining (some of them bad), so you don't understand why everyone doesn't have the same goals as you. The older you get (this sounds hilarious because I just celebrated 5 years, but I tell you even 2 years after joining your org you feel infinitely older than a neophyte. 5 years, you feel ancient), the same things don't matter as much. You begin to accept people for who they are. It is a preparation for life. (I could go on about this for a long time).
I also have my line sister to help when I'm feeling terribly pissed. I would never have been close to her without Sigma Gamma Rho and now I can't imagine my life without her. She keeps me very sane and is one of my closest friends.
4) Luda and T.I. both ask you out on the same night. Which one are you going to go out with?
LMAO. Sigh. If I had to pick one I'd go with T.I. I guess, though I saw this Youtube of him threatening to kill some college kid who threw a something at him and was thoroughly disgusted. I think Luda is probably smarter, but the whole Oprah thing really pissed me off. I mean, seriously, do you REALLY think Oprah should care about hip-hop enough to regularly feature rappers you talk about bitches and hoes and nigga this and nigga that and hoes in different area codes? Oprah is a ridiculously successful GROWN WOMAN. That is not her audience and if you want to come correct, then do so, but whining is not the way to do it. AND I saw him on SNL and it was one big black joke after another. VERY offensive. It was like a minstrel show. Particularly a skit called "The Bitch Slap Method." Still confused about Oprah's decision? Why'd you get me started? Lol.
5) What five songs are on the soundtrack to your life?
"Though the Storm" Yolanda Adams
"Someone to Hold" 112 (gotta have them, I LOVE that group)
"Get Low" Lil John (reminds me of my crazy crew in college!)
"Brown Skin Lady" Black Star
"I Put A Spell on You" Nina Simone
*If you'd like to be interviewed or want to interview me, leave it in the comments.