Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Answers (Part II)

There are so many questions, this is ending up being a series, rather than two parts. Haha.

These questions are actually helping me. I'm still depressed as hell. But answering these questions has been a major distraction, which I desperately needed.

Thank you.

Jack W. asked, "Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke?"

I am ashamed to say I have not seen either of these!


"Kill Bill or Pulp Fiction?"

This one is tough...I feel like Kill Bill is one of the greatest action films ever made, but then again Pulp Fiction defined a new era of cinema...

I'm going with Pulp Fiction, for its sheer historical value.

Sarah asked, "What is your favourite book of all time?"

This sounds so freaking cliche, but I can't lie: Pride & Prejudice. I'm in love with Mr. Darcy. I want sisters. I am Elizabeth.

Lightning Bug's Butt asked, "What subject, if any, have you begun blogging about only to decide it was too heavy, deep, intimate or risqué, and then mothballed?"

About two years ago, I started blogging about my crazy family on here, but then stopped. I realized that no matter how angry I am at my parents, I don't want any of it floating around on cyber space for the rest of my life. I would never forgive myself when I got older and more mature.

Shannon asked, "What are three things you love about yourself and three things you wish you could change?"

Haha I can think of a million things I'd want to change! Well, the three things I love about myself include my writing skills, my long hair, and my smile.

The three things I wish I could change would be my height, my mind (if I had a photographic memory, life would be a lot easier), and my forehead (there is something wrong with it, which I can't quite figure out, but it needs to be changed).

Aimee asked, "What is your favorite trend that's surfacing?"

Ever since I was a kid, I have been in love with seventies fashion, so I'm really happy that style has returned. I was the weird kid in seventh grade who wore my mom's old bell bottoms. I wish I could fit into them now!

Sandy asked, "When are you coming to visit??? :)"

If I had money, I would be there right now! Seriously though, when I find myself in a better position, one of the first things I'm going to do is visit you & Barry.

David asked, "If one thing could make you instantly happy what would it be?"

One word: money. I know it sounds materialistic, but whoever said money doesn't buy happiness has clearly never been unemployed.

Dahl asked, "I know you have a boyfriend, but when did you get your first? Did you ever worry about never having one? (haha I remember your story about boyfriend in a box!)"

Believe it or not, I didn't have my first serious boyfriend until I was 21 years old. In high school, I only dated two guys who both turned out to be gay. During my first two years of college, I was severely depressed (much, much worse than now). I didn't wear makeup and I wore pajamas to class every day (and not in the cute way). It was during those two years of college I really thought I was never going to have a boyfriend or ever get married. I was so sad for various reasons and I honestly thought I was the ugliest girl in the world.

The sports editor at my college newspaper during my junior year was super hot. I had a huge crush on him. He kept asking me to write sports stories, which confused me because I don't know anything about sports. Finally, he confessed that he really liked me and wanted to ask me out. I was stunned. With no makeup and no cute clothes, somehow this handsome Egyptian guy wanted to date me!

We dated for almost two years. Falling in love for the first time actually dragged me out of depression. I started to care about my looks again. My obsession for fashion returned. I was happy. He ended up being a tool in the long run though. Haha. Obviously no big loss for me because I have Rian now.

Just Me asked, "How often do you nourish your body and spirit, and how do you do it?"

This is exactly what I need to work on, I'm afraid. I don't even know where to begin. If I had the answer to this question, I probably wouldn't let unhappiness swallow me up all the time...

Heather asked, "If you could live in one other city in the United States, where would you go and why?"

I really love San Diego. My dad let me tag along on a business trip he took there eight years ago and it changed my life. The weather and scenery are beautiful. The atmosphere is so much more serene than Los Angeles. I could very easily see myself living there one day.


"Who is your favorite haute couture fashion designer?"

I hate to sound so generic, but my heart will always belong to Chanel. For the past few years, I have been obsessed with Etro as well. I own more Etro clothing than any other designer. But would Etro be considered haute couture? Probably not officially...


"Three favorite stores to shop in?"

Forever 21, Anthropologie, and Urban Outfitters


"Favorite Muppet?"


Nicole asked, "What is your favorite movie of all time? Actually pick two. One that is your favorite and one that is your guilty pleasure."

My favorite movie is Girl, Interrupted and my guilty pleasure is Clueless.

The Factory asked, "Do you read other blogs when they come around your blog?"

I try to!

Twenty Something asked, "if money wasn't an issue, what you be doing right now?"

Traveling somewhere fabulous and glamorous, like Sri Lanka or Italy. If I won the lottery today, I would be gone tomorrow.

Chic 'n Cheap Living asked, "What is your dream job? Is there someone that can help you get it?"


Meri asked, "I want to know what you dream of doing, what you would do if you could do anything!"

I would be a prolific author, who gets paid millions of dollars to sit at home and write all day. I'm the only one who can help myself get there right now. Lord knows I'm trying...

...and more answers to be posted soon!


Mouthwash said...

that's it. We're officially soul sisters. Yup. It's true.


Couture Carrie said...

You rock, darling!
Love Pride and Prejudice.
And keep working at it, you will be a famous author someday and be rolling in $$$!!!


blonde girl said...

these answer posts are really letting us get to know you! hate that your still depressed :(
another great post though :)

Tights Lover said...

Glad you picked Pulp Fiction. As much as I loved watching Uma kick that much ass, there is no greater movie in my mind than Pulp Fiction :).

I loved Girl, Interrupted as well. I read the book and watched the movie. People look at me like I'm insane when I tell them that my house has an "eat-in chicken" hahaha.

Twenty.Something said...

We have so MUCH in common girl! As I've said before, you're a fantastic writer. I'm so glad the q&a is helping you out.

I also realized that my question had poor grammar... I apologize ;)


Bonnie said...

Guilty pleasure movie is "Clueless"???

As far as nourishing your body and spirit, I know I sound like a broken record, but I really recommend yoga. As someone who is prone to anger (duh), heavy criticism (duh), bitchy outbursts (duh), and never, ever stopped because my mind races wayyyyy too quickly ALL THE TIME -- Yoga and meditation has helped me more than I can describe. It is really the only thing that works for me.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Alicia said...

1. I have a hard time believing there isn't at least one part of Pride and Prejudice that doesn't call out to us ladies. The romance! The longing! The triumph of being yourself, even if it's not what others think you should be! Now I want to re-read it again...

2. I too have an odd forehead and can't quite place my finger on what it is that makes it look weird. I'd love to part my hair in the middle but my forehead screams "receding hairline!" whenever I try it.

3. I know it's not something you can just switch off, but you're far too fabulous to be depressed. Things will get better. They always do :)

Dahl said...

These are so interesting!! I love hearing all your answers, and thanks for such a long and detailed answer to my boyfriend question. I asked because I worry myself about never having a boyfriend--ever! What a totally amazing thing that the guy you had a crush on was obsessed with you too (too bad he ended up being a tool). It's great that you found an even better boyfriend in Rian now, and you climbed out of your deep depression. I love Pride and Prejudice too! It might actually be one of my favorite books :) Hope things start turning up, and remember all your blogger friends love you!

Nicole✗✗ said...

Awesome!! I love Pulp Fiction, Clueless and Girl, Interrupted as well. These films are all soo amazing. I love Mean Girls but Clueless is too classic for me not to love more.

Miksu said...

Pride & Prejudice is one of my favourites too! I love books, that is one of the best!


Dilan Dilir said...

oh amazing;:)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Love reading your answers! Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book too! And David Copperfield. I know what you mean about money. Having a lot of money makes life so much easier! I was reading a lot of interviews by successful people in different industries and most of the answers is how much they struggled to get to where they are and they never want to be poor again! xoxoxoo

JUST ME said...

I expect a better answer to my question in a month, missy! Dr.'s orders. :)

Sarah said...

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourites too. I blame Jane Austen/Mr Darcy for my unreasonably high expectations of men!

Josie said...

Chanel + Pride and Prejudice = PERFECTION.
xo Josie

Jiu Jitsu Los Angeles said...

Money would make me a lot happier, too. And you can do everything asked because of it. It's sad, but leisure feels pretty good.

Meri said...

I've always really loved seventies fashion too! Fun answers, I hope you are feeling better soon :)

Andrés Corella said...

Fabulous answers darling! I LOVE sprited away jaja (yeah I am kind of a anime fan)...I do like Kill Bill to is just bloody genius (bet lets face it Pulp Fiction is a classic)..Love Pride and Prejudice...haha I can´t believe you dated two guys who turn out gay..and yeah all we need is...Money!! bring in the cash..Ka Ching!

The Black Label

lifeontherocks said...

always love love love reading ur posts. u churn out summin interesting every single time :)

David L Macaulay said...

yeah I know. The funny thing anout money is you get depressed when you don't have it but (on the few occasions I have had a few bob) I have been not much happier. Anyhow, I hope you can get out of the depression or I will be forced to hit you round the head with a dead penguin.

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

this is so neat I like reading these. I agree the 70 are awesome.

Jennifer said...

I feel like I know you so well from this Q+A series =) I love kill bill AND pulp fiction too... i couldn't choose! and 70s fashion is pretty rockin'

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Great book choices and I am SOO with you on SD!

Mimi said...

these are awesome questions and even more awesome answers! :D

<3, Mimi

Sherin said...

I'm pretty sure you and me are live the same unemployed life, wit the same dreams.
You should definitely watch Spirited Away! It's pure awesomeness.
And yes, I agree: Money does equal instant happiness.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

LOVE "Pride and Prejudice". I'm with CC - keep at writing and you'll be going places!
Ooh and 70s fashion - yay!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

JoaNNa said...

wow this is so interesting! i love Q&As ;)
do some more of these please? :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love that you mentioned San Diego. Why? Because it is not far from me! Ohmigosh I want you to move there NOW! We could go on adventures at Horton Plaza and through Gaslamp Quarter - so fun!! :)

La Tendedera said...

Yay 70's fashion!

Keep on writing as your passion, obviously you've got a good audience ready to follow you on your next adventure.

Seriously, depressed? Read my 'about' page on my blog. Been there.

Audrey Allure said...

Such great answers & questions! I've always wanted to visit San Diego because I've heard how gorgeous it is there.

Sick by Trend said...

I really like the Uma Thurman picture!!! Pulp fiction is so cool!


Damsels said...

i hope you reach al lyour goals . you are seriously one of my favorite bloggers based on personality alone . so im gobbling these up on a plate !

michelle_ said...

great !
i love price and prejudice !

glisters and blisters

btd. said...

Learning about you is so amazing, I'm loving these kind of posts!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Thanks for answering.

You had two gay boyfriends? That's more than some gay guys get!

yiqin; said...

nice photos :)

*chameleon* said...

i like the answers again!!!:) especially about your bf!:) btw i'm liking your writing skills as well!;)

Venus In Virgo said...

Just as great as part one responses! Have a Happy Easter XOXO

Oh to Be a Muse said...

you really did get some awesome questions and you had some equally awesome answers.

i might have to go with kill bill vol. 1 though. :)

Stephanie said...

I think that your forehead is perfectly lovely! :) I think that a lot of us bloggers dream of being writers. Well, we ARE writers, actually...we just don't get paid much for it. Yet. Someday I want to write a book. And I'm kind of hoping that someday might turn out to be next year.

Heather Taylor said...

My first boyfriend turned out to be gay too! Like, major though, he's actually a drag queen now. This is the first time I've ever known someone to be in the same position as me when they were younger so thank you to whomever wrote that question and to you for answering it honestly :)

Jack W. said...

never seen Princess Mononoke OR Spirited away? ...for shame ;D

Pulp fiction is just so fudging cool, Uma rules! and so does Pride and Prejudice!

GretchTM said...

Nice post! I love Pride and Prejudice too! :)