The questions continue... Click here for Part I.
17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being completely and utterly unhappy with yourself. You know how some people think they can do no wrong? These people are irritating and should sit down somewhere. But can you imagine hating the only person you can't escape? That's awful. Wise words from my mom: if you don't like you, why should anyone else?
18. Where would you like to live?
Oooh! Somewhere where I know people! I used to want to live in DC because just driving in that area makes me all giddy. Not because it's so fun but because I can feel the energy and life pumping through that place. Pittsburgh feels like the depressed city it is. The weather doesn't help. Neither does the amount of people, particularly the young, making regular, permanent exoduses out.
19. What is your most marked characteristic?
Isn't that for others to say? What do you think is my most marked characteristic?
20. Who are your favorite writers?
Oooh. I don't like picking favorites when it comes to books and authors. I have books I like and authors I like. I like to read and I'm open to new things. But not your bad poetry or "literature." I'm wary of that and may look at you differently if you tell me a hideous book or author.
21. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Sigh. Again, really?
22. Who are your heroes in real life?
People who follow their dreams and who don't get caught up in the hype, whatever the hype may be for their particular circumstances. Believing your own press, whatever that press may be, whether or not it's just people blowing your head up face to face or actual media coverage, is bad for business. And that business is yourself. I'm not a businessman; I'm a business, man.
23. What is it that you most dislike?
Foolishness. I can't stand people who waste time. Leisure is one thing but not caring about anything is a whole other ball of wax. People who fall into the latter category exasperate me beyond measure.
24. What is your motto?
I don't really ascribe to those sorts of things. If something appeals to me, I'll get behind it, but usually shortly thereafter something else catches my eye. Something shiny! J/k. This isn't Stace... hahahahahaha. So you're saying, what is it for you now? I couldn't even tell you but it's something surrounding my fabulosity and owning it and growing in God. What else do you really need?
25. Favorite Journey?
Life. Man isn't it crazy? If you had told me 10 years ago I was gonna end up in this city and for this long I would've looked at you like you were on drugs! But I have learned some invaluable lessons here that I would never give up. Doesn't this sound like a farewell? Don't worry, I wouldn't leave without telling you and I wouldn't announce anything like that in such a round about manner.
26. What do you value most in your friends?
27. Which words or phrases do you must overuse?
Lol. Hahahahaha. "Really, though?" "I'ma go with no." I'm sure there are more but again, you're probably more familiar with the answer to this question than I am so shoot. (I'm really setting myself up for some stuff right now!! Lol.)
28. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Oh my. I have no idea. I don't know THAT much about history to want to take on someone's entire history like that. I want to create my own.
29. What is your greatest extravagance?
I've really tried to cut down on those but I'll say trips because when I go, I really don't hold back like I should. I will spend and spend and spend. I have a blast, though.
30. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
How scattered we are. I have 36 first cousins. I know all the cousins on my mom's side, but because they live in Mississippi, I only see them once a year so max 30 times in my life (there may have been a few years we went more than once a year). On my dad's side, he has 8 brothers and sisters who have 27 children among them. I haven't met some of them and wouldn't know them if I saw them on the street. At least 5 are old enough to be my parents. Some of them have children my age. Wouldn't recognize many of them on the street. But I'm getting to the point where I'm just like whatever, I'll just have to ask all future gentlemen interested in the fabness their lineage J.I.C.
31. What is your favorite occupation?
No comment for myself but for my future husband? CHEF!! Lol. Mexcian, please!
32. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Honesty. This is an unassailable trait. It'd be nice if she knew when to shut up, too. It's hard to be friends with someone who doesn't know how to let a silence linger every once in a while. Maybe not express every thought in your head.
33. What is the quality you most like in a man?
Again, honesty. And nice arms and smelling like soap doesn't hurt either. I'm not the biggest fan of cologne. You know men have a weaker sense of smell which means y'all pour that stuff on and it's so unsexy. Which means I'd just rather you didn't. Plus there's nothing wrong with a man who smells great but only if you get really close to him. Oh that's delightful. This man sitting behind me in bible study leaned forward and I got a whiff of the J.ergens soap!* Praise Him for soap! Can I get an amen? Lol.
*No, I wasn't really able to tell just by that whiff but it was delightful, whatever it was.
34. How would you like to die?
Wow. Okay crazy. In my sleep at 101. Why not? Go hard or go home (heaven). Lol.
35. If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
Huh? Didn't we do this in part one? Since I said ladybug before I'll assume that answer was rejected. In this case I would come back as some rich person's dog. You can do whatever you want whenever you want and are incessantly pampered with people to clean up after you, doggie pedis and spas. (Uh oh Rah, that's in your hood!) THAT is living. I don't like being touched by strangers as a human but I think I'd be slightly more amenable to that as a dog.