Pop quiz, hotshot: How well do you know your favourite Band of Bloggerette? Sure, we’re all reasonably up to date on each other’s interests, hobbies and the pretty, glittery things that make our hearts go pitter pat, but when it comes to the vitally important markers of a person’s character – favourite band, desert island scent, fight stance in the zombie apocalypse – how well do we truly know our virtual neighbours? 🙂 Let’s delve into 10 deeply random questions and find out, shall we?
1. No really, zombie apocalypse survival strategy: Fight or flight?
I always enjoy the assumption that in the event of such an unlikely scenario playing out, we all instantly turn into master marksman crack shots with nothing but pure ice water running through our veins. I think the most likely course of action, in a world in which zombies are up and lumbering about, would be to tuck myself into the very furthest corner of a closet and just quietly go insane. Then my cat will eat me.
2. You’ve been a bad, bad kitty and you have just one final meal coming your way. What’s on your plate?
My mom will be delighted to know that just about everything on my final meal menu is one of her delicious creations. To start, bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes and lots of garlic. Bit of Romano cheese on top. Starter flute of Kir Royale. Obscenely garlicky Caesar salad, made with raw egg yolks. Spaghettini Amatraciana (tomatoes, bacon, white wine, more garlic) with a side of fried chicken. Another Kir Royale. Big slice of mom’s apple pie, maybe two. Coffee, strong, black and sugared. Goin’ out in simple, delicious style with this one.
3. Aside from wax (or nail polish, or crafting supplies, or beauty products) what item do you have major multiples of?
Life in a condominium apartment presents certain storage challenges, the main challenge being there is none. So cleaning house, in the literal and figurative senses, has been a casual ongoing project of mine for some years now. As such, I have very few multiples of anything. But at one point three or so years ago, I had five nearly identical, horizontally-striped, A-line t-shirt dresses hanging in my closet. So comfortable! I use the pilled, stretched-out guys today as swim cover-ups.
4. You’ve just won the lottery. Before best friends you didn’t even know you had begin to show up on your doorstep, what’s the first thing you buy without even thinking twice?
That gigantic Disney vacation I’m always going on about, just with a completely blind eye to money. As in it will be no object. First class plane tickets so we don’t get tased and thrown off our flight. The best rooms in the most top-of-the-line resorts. Reservations at Club 33, Disney’s not-so-secret supper club. A night’s stay in Cinderella’s castle suite. Fifty grand to close down the Haunted Mansion for three hours so we can ride it 13 times in a row solo. And a couple of bucks to throw at Gaston after he massages my aching shoulders. Gotta put those muscles – every last inch of them covered with hair – to good use. 😉
5. Biggest celebrity crush? This can be anybody – an actress, a musician, a fictional character from a favourite movie, book or television show, or maybe even an historical figure.
I tend to like ’em dirty and deranged – Edward Norton as Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden, Keith Flint of The Prodigy and, most recently, Jon Hamm in Baby Driver. But at the moment, quite contrary to my usual crush type, it’s Keegan-Michael Key. I just think he’s so handsome. Great eyes, kind, open face. Very little trace of the dirtbag. I feel like Buffy dating Riley – something’s just a bit off, and it might be the absence of scuzzbucket.
6. Flats or heels? Or are you running barefoot through life like some sort of hippie?
Flats these days (especially when they’re as cute as the adorable ice cream slip-ons below.) But a decade or so ago, heels all the time, and none of this wedge platform malarkey either – bona fide stilettos, and the more impractical, the better. I have this one pair of Ralph Lauren sandals that are naught but two flimsy bands of satin wrapped around a razor thin heel. They retailed for $475 15 or so years ago, but I nabbed them at an outlet for $25! That wearing them for any longer than half an hour is akin to your feet being whipped by a thousand angry Lilliputians is besides the point – they’re devastatingly sexy (if you can walk in them, and I can) and whadda deal. 🙂
7. Whether it was created through a customs order or simple pick-and-mix blending at home, what’s the greatest scent blend you’ve ever stumbled upon?
Based off a Rosegirls’ scent they made last year, perhaps the year before, I created a stupendous custom blend with Sniff My Tarts that was – and is, although my stores are running low – one of the best darn smelling things to ever grace my nose – Mango Sorbet, Coconut Cream Pie and Vanilla Waffle Cone. It’s tart and juicy, with hints of crispy sugar cone and unidentifiably delicious creamy things, and I still can’t get over how well my decorated sheet cake turned out, both in terms of scent and aesthetics. Lovely.
8. It’s snack time! Are you reaching for the sweet or the salty?
Salty, always salty. Preferably salty, deep fried and starch-based. And I wonder why I have a weight problem (no, actually, I don’t wonder; I think this makes it pretty clear!)
9. What’s a personal style moment you’d never care to re-live?
I think I’ve always looked darn cute, no matter the style-of-the-moment. In grade 9 I even managed to rock ankle-zip jeans and a pink Northern Reflections sweatshirt with an embroidered LOON on the front. Or maybe I just thought I was rocking it? But I went through a bit of an unfortunate punk lite period after university that suited me in sensibility, if not style. Because there was very little of the latter, just a weird affinity for armfuls of cheap, studded leather cuffs and Emily the Strange hoodies (I shouldn’t knock the hoodie; I wore my cat ear’d (and paw’d) Emily the Strange zip-up on my first date with Mr. Finger Candy.) My hair also stuck straight up (and out) in an odd, product-enabled kind of spiky faux-hawk that made me look like a mad scientist who’s been electrocuted by her own creation.
10. You are going to live in a biodome beneath the sea for the next three years and have been allotted space for just ONE book (tiny dome!) What cherished book will keep you entertained for the next 1095 days?
Under the Dome by Stephen King. A very on-the-nose choice, I realize, but also a favourite novel, and a gigantic beast of one, at that – clocking in at a massive 1072 pages, it represents the best value for your bitty biodome buck.
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