Today I was getting caught up on reading some of my favorite blogs, and when I visited Cursitivity I was surprised to see that Maurna had nominated me for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I’ve always wanted to be part of a sisterhood and this one is SO much better than the Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties that approached me earlier this year. They wanted me to send a pair of my favorite panties to the next girl on the list, who in turn would send her favorite panties to the next gal, and so on. It was just a bit too weird for me, so I had to decline. But in order to be a part of this collective of great women bloggers, I only have to answer a few questions — no panties involved! So…here we go!
1) What is your favorite sexual position?
What is this mysterious “sex” of which you speak? Seriously, I haven’t had sex for so long, I can’t even remember if I had a favorite position.
2) If you and your 10-year-old self met and had a talk what would she say to you?
My 10-year-old self did a lot of giggling – so much so that I would probably find her to be incredibly annoying. If she knew that she was talking to her future self (and could stop giggling for a few minutes) she would be incredibly alarmed that I am so “ancient” (everyone over 35 was ancient to my 10-year-old self). She would also wonder why on earth I am not an airline stewardess – as that was the dream job back then.
3) What is the first bit of writing you did outside of school/homework?
I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember, so nothing particularly stands out during my childhood. I did write a romance novel about 24-years ago that I was pretty proud of – until Harlequin sent me a rather harsh rejection letter. After that, I was convinced I sucked as a writer and I didn’t write at all until I started my blog. PS – Harlequin can bite my ass.
4) What is your favorite song now?
This is a sensitive subject for me. You know how I spent 16 years working as a radio disc jockey? One would think that would make me super hip and cool when it comes to talking about music (it just occurred to me that saying “super hip and cool” is totally not hip or cool). However, when I hear my friends talking about this great, alternative artist or that badass rocker – I am ashamed to admit that half the time I’ve never heard of the singer they are talking about. And even if I did, I probably wouldn’t care for that music – because I’m like a 13-year-old girl with a crush on Harry Styles in my love for pop music (not that I actually have a crush on any of the One Direction dudes – because that would just be creepy). Don’t get me wrong – I also listen to some mainstream classic rock, the more popular oldies, disco music, and great tunes from the 80s. But I’m as bubblegum as they come when it comes to picking my favorite song just now – and even then I have trouble picking just one – because really? How can I be expected to pick between Bruno Mars, Pink, Imagine Dragon, or Maroon Five? All right! Since you are pressing me on it, I’d have to say my favorite is Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud” (so romantic!) Or maybe Hozier “Take Me To Church” (it makes me swoon!) Or maybe….damn it! Why do I just have to pick one?
5) If you could tell the world just one thing what would it be?
“Calm the fuck DOWN!” If I could wave a magic wand and have everyone on earth do just what I wanted (say, if I was “Supreme Goddess of the Earth and the Universe Beyond”) I would make everyone take a couple of Valium. Then, when they were less angry, fearful, anxious, and stupid, I would use my super powers to make everyone more calm, rational, and tolerant. Hopefully, that would allow people to see that they really don’t have to be obsessive about, worry about, or attempt to change/humiliate/annihilate other genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, castes, etc. If people still decided to be assholes, then I’d just release the dragons and take care of the problem that way.
6) Which period of history had the best clothing?
I’ve always been a fan of the look of medieval clothing and also clothing from the 1950s. But I’m not a fan of actually wearing pounds of fabric, headdresses, girdles, or pointy bras. So, while those periods may have the best look – I think the best clothing in history is now. You can wear what you want and be comfortable (if you want). However, I’m not a fan of people who dress like shit in any era. Take a little pride in your appearance, for God’s sake – unless you’re making a late night run to the grocery store for ice cream – then it’s nearly acceptable to go out in your jammies and slippers — because when you need ice cream, you need it now!
7) What makes you suddenly and disproportionately cross?
People who are self-centered, negative, and rude. I get the fact that everyone has the occasional bad day – but if you are continually an asshole, thinking that no one is as important as you or has life as hard as you have it, and you take it out on everyone you encounter, I believe you should be exiled to a large, isolated island with others who share your thinking and actions. I’m sure you will all be very happy there.
8) How good are you at keeping secrets?
I am good at keeping secrets – even when I’m just itching to tell someone. What I’m not good at is knowing that someone else knows a secret and they won’t tell me. It KILLS me. Just another reason I should be Supreme Goddess of the Earth and the Universe Beyond – that way I’d know all the secrets.
9) Do you have a pet?
Two – both cats. One is the ultimate anti-social scaredy-cat. The other is a little stupid – he tends to lick everything (like walls) and if he finds something strange on the floor, he immediately tries to eat it. However, when you offer him delicacies like roasted chicken, he refuses to have anything to do with it. They have both decided that the only water worth drinking comes from my bathroom sinks while I’m trying to get ready for work in the morning. So, I have to turn both faucets on a trickle and then attempt to put on my makeup or flat-iron my hair while they drink with their butts practically in my face. It was a lot easier when they would drink out of the toilet.
10) If you could invent anything what would it be?
A time machine. I know that people have written about them and made movies about them – but unless I’m mistaken – no one has actually invented one yet. I’d simply adore being able to whisk around into the past and future. However, I would be very, very tempted to change things and set to right what I think are historical mistakes – and all of the literature and movies say that you absolutely cannot change anything or bad things will happen. However, if I was Supreme Goddess of the Earth and the Universe Beyond I wouldn’t need to worry about such mundane things. OK, I think I want to change my answer — I want to invent something that will make me Supreme Goddess of the Earth and Universe Beyond.
My final task is to nominate some bloggers that I think would are naturals to be a part of this sisterhood. No pressure — if you’ve already been nominated or if sharing information about sexual positions and pets is too personal, you can still be in the club just because you are rockin’ bloggers!