What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?
In the spirit of being cliche AF, I'll go with sky diving. I'll also go with eyelash extensions. I truly fear I would like them way too much that I could never go back.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
The normal ones: Graduating college, job promotions, etc. But the little ones count too: the first time years ago when I realized that I was paying for my entire life all by myself, the time I successfully threw away two huge bags of clothes that I still wanted but knew I would never wear. All of that counts!
If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself?
Something really sad. I love a good hemorrhaging movie cry every now and again and that's a dish best served without any witnesses.
What is your favorite Wikipedia article?
I'm telling you, the one about Queen Bees will blow your mind. Fascinating!
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
I like my lips. I explained why that is right here. They just always look the same, I never have to worry about them.
Tell me about the best vacation you’ve ever taken.
Ugh, hard to pick one vacation as they all seem to come at just the right time. In terms of historical personal value, I will say that it is hard to beat meeting my Italian relatives in Verona. One day I'll get my sh*t together and post on that. It was nothing short of amazing.
Where is your favorite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations?
Ummm, can't say I often find myself free on a weekday afternoon - ha. But I'll base it off those slow Fridays when we all trickle out into the weekend: Happy hour in sunny North Beach post-work. And the fact that it's walkable from FiDi, makes you feel like you've left the day behind and ventured off into a lighter realm. Love its proximity, love its vibe, love its food, love that the sun is always shining, love the fact that it's a little slice of Europe.
What’s your “going to bed” routine?
I take a quick body shower every single night before bed, I don't ever bring my 'day' into my sheets. So it's that, followed by my hair up in a makeshift bun on the top of my head and I generally climb into bed in an XL shirt and really large sweat pants. I know, right? Jay is lu-cky.
What animal best represents your personality?
Perhaps an Otter. They strike a hearty balance between work and play (when they're not working as skilled hunters to ensure they survive, they're playing fetch with their friends and heading down waterslides they've made) and are a solid hybrid of shy and outgoing - which I feel like I dance between quite often. This is also the most arrogant response because I think they're SO CUTE. I don't do them justice there.
What piece of clothing or accessory can someone wear that immediately makes you have a bad opinion of them?
Any shirts that say things such as the following: "#girlboss", "diva", "A little bit spoiled", "Princess", "[insert tropey joke about shopping]"... I have a weird thing with phrases, I guess!
What villain do you really feel for?
Cal on "Titanic". When I watched that movie again as a grown woman, I could understand a bit why he was pissed. I mean, Rose was emotionally cheating pretty hardcore before she physically cheated. And that was AFTER she spent the whole day complaining about the ship and after he gave her the most expensive diamond in the world and literally said the hottest/sweetest phrase I've ever heard: "There's nothing I couldn't give you, There's nothing I'd deny you, if you would not deny me. Oh, give your heart to me Rose". That was like a dagger to poor Cal's rich little heart. No one is a bigger Leo fan than me but with grown-up eyes, #I'mWithCal. In other news, Pepé Le Pew should have been a bit more vilified (no means no!).
What are you really happy about being terrible at?
Gift wrapping. Because now it's a family joke every Christmas and I can stop trying to pretend like I'm good at it. I suck, we all know it.
What conspiracy theory do you actually believe?
I don't really believe it but the conspiracy theory that Shakespeare didn't exist/didn't write his plays is interesting to read about.
What is something that most people don't know about you besides your family?
That I have a soft spot for Mormons. This based on personal experience as well as my love of many Mormon blogs (and the bloggers behind them). I feel like for the most part, they at least walk the walk of their beliefs and are generally kind people. Not speaking about WHAT they believe, just my impression of those who do believe.
What are you going to do this weekend?
Put some finishing touches on the house and celebrate my anniversary with my husband! I can assure you that there will be many long walks and at least one delicious brunch. I can also assure you that Jay will want to jump off a cliff once he sees the list of places I think we need to go to finalize the home.
What is something that is popular now that annoys you?
I've seen people online try to make the case that trucker hats are back. I think the fact that I haven't seen a single person in real life actually sporting one rests my case that they definitely are not. They were wonderful in 2004, let's leave them there to cast a funny shadow on all of our youthful pictures.
What would be your perfect weekend?
Going on a long bike ride across the bay, celebrating the completion of it with delicious food + drink and taking lots of pics along the way.
What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?
They're not my cup of tea but they look pretty dope on a lot of people. Will I ever get one? No and here's why.
What’s your favorite number? Why?
8 has always been my jam. Born on 8/8 and was 8 lbs. and 8 oz. Sorry about that second part, Mom. Yikes.
What’s the most useful thing you own?
Tweezers, my Keurig and my tool kit. All never fail me when I need them most.
How about you answer one?