community spotlight: april 2nd - 8th 
when ads on medication are played, do you try to listen carefully to the warnings they sneak in at the end? i don't usually pay attention to any of that sort of stuff, because i think pandering by drug companies is ridiculous. the other day, though, i noticed that a latuda commercial advised users not to consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice and i thought it was really weird. i googled it, and apparently it has to do with grapefruit having high levels of some chemical that's already in the drug composition. totally random, but... the more you know, i guess? how would you describe your most memorable good deed? when i was a kid, i used to be obsessed with those little toy and candy dispensers that they have in stores and movie theatres and the like. i would always turn the little nobs and see if anything fell out on the way in. every now and then, i would get lucky. as an adult, if i have any change on me as i'm leaving a store, i make sure to slip quarters in and leave the nob turned part way so some kid can get a surprise.
why did you go and marry such an asshole? every time i see you guys all you do is fight. okay, look. i've been sitting here for like fifteen minutes trying to think of the nicest way to say this, because i hardly know you but you're good friends with my friends and you're not totally awful, so i don't think that automatically being a raging bitch monster is the correct response. so. thank you for your input, but i don't really think it's any of your business what i do with my personal life. i don't go around making assumptions about the things you do or the people you associate with based on vague impressions made in passing.
What's the best thing you've done in the last year? What's the worst? in the past year? i think the best thing i did was buying fifty boxes of girl scout cookies, because not only was i supporting a good cause, but i also wound up with an abundance of cookies. however, now that i'm moving, i'm faced with the issue of having thirty something boxes of girl scout cookies and not knowing what to do with them. so maybe it was a double edged sword. What five words (or phrase) would your best friend use to describe you to someone that had never met you? "cute and totally nuts." or something to that effect, anyway. it seems to sum everything up.
if you were the angel of death, what would be your first mission? it would be a personal vendetta exacted against your evil orange dictator in chief and his russian lover. and maybe that douche in chechnya, just for good measure. i like to think that i'd be doing the world a favor. are you an pessimist or optimistic?
Your home, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why? so wait... in this scenario, do i not have time to try and get to the fire extinguisher and take care of this thing first before panicking? Favorite ice cream flavor? the ben and jerry's with the salted caramel core thing... at least this week. Best Halloween costume you've ever had? but i've had so many good ones! i always default to jeannie from i dream of jeannie when i'm in a pinch, though. If you could live inside the world of any book, which would it be and why? i always sort of wanted to go to narnia. or maybe the four lands. the four lands could be really cool. If you could trade places with any one person for a day, who would it be and what would you do? i don't like the idea of any freaky friday scenarios, honestly...
How much do you love me? on a scale of one to ten, it's like a billion. What is one thing you want to do before you die? honestly? i tend not to think about these sorts of things. i don't have a bucket list, i just try to enjoy things as they happen. i wouldn't mind going to the starkenberger beer pools or maybe the stanley hotel, even at some point, though. i read somewhere they have a channel that plays the shining 24/7 on a loop. What do you regret? a lot more things than i want to talk about, but i try not to let those things hold me back from going forward and i think that's the important thing... sometimes it works better than others. What would be your ideal day? Favorite video game/book/movie. okay, all of these are vaguely unfair because there are multiple answers for each section. but. i'll always have a soft spot for the whole bioshock franchise and earth worm jim, because who the fuck thought that was a good idea? and recently i've been playing this game called virginia that's sort of twin peaksy and is really rad, but i wouldn't call it a favorite just yet since i've been sort of slugging through it for weeks now, not that you asked. the last unicorn literally ruined me in both movie and book forms. and as for movies, literally anything that bruce campbell is in is okay by me. but that's just barely scratching the surface of any of it, to be honest. Tell me a secret. this isn't my natural hair color. If you could switch places with any of your friends who would you switch with? uh, jack, duh. because then i would have the chance to run away into the sunset with you. i'm not sure it counts since he's my cousin, but whatever.
What were you like when you were a kid? i was a fucking terror. i was strong willed, liked to talk back, question everything and i'm pretty sure my parents thought about just giving me away a time or two. When was the first time that you had beer? What happened? when i was fifteen and my parents were out of town, i had some friends over and we drank way too much molson (#canada) and i wound up passing out on our front lawn in my underpants. it was pretty great. What last made you laugh? i opened the blinds on the window on my back door and the cat tried to jump up to sit on the cill. thing is, there's no cill. so he just jumped into the glass and fell to the floor and looked really fucking confused about what just happened. Name a movie or movies you can watch over and over? Have you ever stolen anything from a store or from someone? only hearts... and a copy of the damned's "phantasmagoria" on cassette from a friend's big brother when i was 12. Do you take showers in the morning or at night more? morning? i think? i sort of just shower when i feel gross. Are you a morning person? not even a little bit. Ever broken any bones? only like all of them. Name the clothing store you shop at the most? does target count? What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on? considering i'm a stubborn brat? pretty much everything. Imagine. It is a dark night, you are alone, it is raining outside, you hear someone walking around outside your window. Who do you call? (and it can't be the ghostbusters). why would i call ghostbusters for a living person stalking around outside of my windows? How many languages can you speak and what are they? i actually have a dregee in linguistics and was studying linguistic anthropology when i quit of grad school. i speak french, german, russian, mandarian, elvish and klingon. and i have no shame about the last two. Why is it considered necessary to nail down the lid of a coffin? in some cultures, they would nail down the lid of a coffin to make sure that the dead didn't rise up as vampires or revenants. but also because back in the day, it was a way to make sure the lid didn't rattle off in the back of the horse drawn carriage.