1. You are starving. You have only two options food wise: your childhood pet, or a giant snail. Which do you choose?
If we’re talking escargot here, the snail. Absolutely. A giant raw snail, however, would be out of the question for two reasons. One, imagining how it would feel going down makes me want to hurl myself into the nearest ravine. Two, I saw this and my heart melted a little:
2. Noodles vs Spaghetti?
These days, I would say spaghetti. Elementary school Gianni despised spaghetti. I’m pretty sure it’s because whenever my parents made it, they’d put tons of sugar in the sauce and as much as I loved sweets (I actually vetoed the addition of a sibling because I didn’t want to share my candy with anyone), I couldn’t stand when foods that were normally savory were made sweet. An extension of this pet peeve has survived in mutated form. If there’s something in my food that “doesn’t belong” — not hair or a bug, but pieces of food that are not the food I ordered — the hairs on my neck stand up and I dig around in my food until all traces of the interloper have been removed. Biggest repeat offenders: ice cream shops that do mix-ins. If I find the remains of someone else’s order in my ice cream…buuuhhh.
3. If a squirrel were to take on your high school geography teacher in a battle to the death, who would win and why?
I didn’t take geography in high school. I did have Social Studies though (a world history-ish course) — does that count? My SS teacher was also my soccer coach. He would get wrecked in a fight with a squirrel. He’s that guy you picture getting hit over the head with a bottle in a bar fight. By a squirrel.
4. Which Spice Girl do you dress up as for Halloween?
My favorite Spice Girl was always Scary Spice, but I loved Ginger’s clothes. And her hair. I think I’ll go with her. I never realized how intense the ginger distinction was in the UK until I got here. They’re like a separate species of human. I dig gingers. In a big way. Red haired people have always fascinated me. Especially curly haired and/or bearded ginger dudes. Lawd.
5. What’s the best thing about blogging?
Hands down, the awesome people I’ve connected with. I love reading comments and other bloggers’ responses to my comments. The blogging community is full of hilarious, creative, wonderful people, and I appreciate that more than I can say.
6. Do you use photos of yourself on your blog? Why/why not? Thoughts?
I do. I did have an internal debate about it the first time (despite a picture of my face being the first thing you see when you come to this page), but now I don’t mind it so much. Although I am sporting a somewhat slimmer face in that profile picture than I am now. Hmm…does that count as false advertising?
7. What is the dumbest/weirdest/most embarrassing thing you’ve ever blurted out in a social situation?
I can’t think of an embarrassing thing I’ve blurted out, but I did endure a somewhat awkward situation when I met Daley. I do awkward things often enough that before it was my turn to meet him, I repeated “Don’t do anything awkward” over and over again in my head. I got to the front, hugged him, and even succeeded in making him laugh before our picture was taken. I said “thank you” to the girl who took the photo, but maybe he thought I was saying it to him and that our transaction was concluded because as I was moving toward him to hug him goodbye (as the two people before me had done) he was moving away from me toward the next person. I saw it all happening in slow motion, but I couldn’t stop myself. When he finally noticed what I was doing, he moved towards me just as I’d pulled the break lever on the train wreck express and was leaning away from him. It was just… odd. And I was SO close to getting out of there without weirding shit up. Ah well XD
8. What scares you?
Lots of things. The thought of being forgotten as life moves on is a big one, though that’s kind of inevitable (unless you’re Shakespeare). Never being in love again. Being a failure. You know…fun stuff.
9. Where do you stand on the ‘no makeup selfie’ debate (ie. good idea/bad idea/ridiculous/you can still see the make up people!/what’s a no makeup selfie?)
I’m pretty apathetic about this one. I don’t wear make-up or take selfies that often, so…yeah I might leave this question to someone more qualified to answer. (Although I have seen a few that made me say “Why you lyin’ tho?”)
10. When making cupcakes, can you do the swirly icing like a professional? (without resorting to black magic)?
Heck no. But I can sure eat one like a professional.
11. Give us a tip for life.
None of us knows what, if anything, is on the other side of life, so live the life you want while you can.
Thanks for making me turn my brain upside down and shake it empty, Frankie 😀
Do you have answers to any of these questions? I’d love to read them!