The lovely Ramona over at Just Keep Brains! nominated me for The Entertainer Blogger Award. Thanks Ramona for reading! 🙂 Below are the questions I had to answer.
Why did you start to blog in the first place? It’s always been a creative outlet for me, although at the time I wanted to have a food blog where I’d share recipes and stories from working as a cook in a restaurant. Then I began to share poetry and stories and eventually I turned it into more of a writing showcase blog.
What is your favorite book? There’s a special place in my heart for a collection of magical old stories known as Grimm’s Fairytales! My favorite story is Hansel and Gretel.
What do you dislike the most? Blind consumerism and its effects on people and our planet. So many people are unhappy because they keep wanting more and more meanwhile falling further into debt. All of this waste created from mindless consumption is making our planet an ugly and unhealthy place. Here’s a couple quotes I like from Tyler Durden in the movie Fight Club:
“Do you know what a duvet is? It’s a blanket. Just a blanket. Now why do guys like you and me know what a duvet is? Is this essential to our survival, in the hunter-gatherer sense of the word? No. What are we then? We’re consumers. We are the byproducts of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty—these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra…fuck Martha Stewart. Martha’s polishing the brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down, man. So fuck off with your sofa units and strine green stripe patterns.”
“The things you own end up owning you.”
What is your favorite food item from the mall? I go to the mall maybe once a year, but when I do I always stop by this smoothie place which I can’t remember the name of and get their peanut butter banana chocolate protein shake. It almost brings tears to my eyes when I reach the bottom and my straw makes the empty sucking sounds.
What is your favorite past time activity? I’d have to say riding my bike around the neighborhood with the other neighbor kids. We kids designated different areas of the neighborhood as our “homes” and other places of interest like the mall, grocery store, etc. and made it our special town. My “home” was a towering tree in the church parking lot behind the duplex I grew up in. We’d get into trouble, too. One time my friend and I pretended we were new in the neighborhood and went into the church asking for information and introducing ourselves with fake names. We asked to look around, so they let us roam around. This was during a weekday during the summer. We went into the kitchen and stole a bag of Oreos. There was a baptismal font in the sanctuary and we heard some people coming so we hid in the font which, at the time, happened to be empty of water but full of pillows. When the people passed we escaped outside, climbed a tree nearby and ate all the cookies. I’m surely going to hell for this.
The rules state that I must nominate 12 other people for this award but today I’m feeling like a lazy lump (and I’m a REBEL, OoOoo!), so this concludes my post.