Interview with Myself

A little quirky- I know. But I got the idea last night to interview myself It's fun to think how I would answer these questions... And I did.

As I, the nervous interviewer, awaits the arrival of the astounding woman I am about to interview- I nervously peck at my Cesar salad with grilled chicken, noticing I had random bits of animal fur on my new black sweater. I pick them off, praying she doesn’t arrive to find me doing this- how awful that would be. I fidget with my black moleskin notebook’s edges, wishing they hadn’t looked so tattered when a hushed gasp begins to emit from the surrounding tables. I look up to see her- Lady Inkblot, casually strutting through the lobby of the Dorchester Hotel’s cafĂ©… She’s wearing a form fitting white thermal shirt over what appears to be a men’s A-shirt. Her jeans, the proper amount of demolished, are adorned from hip to cuff in her unique style and highly sought after doodle artwork. She unravels her grey knit scarf a turn before slipping her movie star sized black sunglasses into her backpack/camera bag before taking a seat across from me. She jots down an autograph on a napkin for our waitress before ordering bourbon on the rocks, and a slice of coconut cream pie. We fill the time waiting for her order with casual small talk before starting the interview.

MP: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
LI: Sleeping in late with my gorgeous Hubby every day, never having to change the batteries in my camera, and not having to pay for gas. All entirely impossible, but fun to think about, right?

MP: What is your greatest fear?
LI: I wouldn’t dare divulge my own personal fears to you, but I do have a greatest fear for the general population… That the true freedom of being yourself will never go persecuted. That there will always be someone to bully someone else into suicide.

MP: Which historical figure do you most identify with?
LI: I’d like to think I am a blend of more than a few. Those that really know me know who I fashion bits and pieces from.

MP: Which living person to you most admire?
LI: That would have to be Lady Gaga… She has balls. She does. She doesn’t give a shit about what people think of her and goes full on into sharing her beliefs about how wrong things are or how great things are. She isn’t afraid of anything, and I absolutely love her for that.

MP: What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
LI: That I cannot look in the mirror and see the same beauty my Hubby does. He always tells me that I am this stunning, sexy, gorgeous woman and I CANNOT see it when I look at my reflection.

MP: What is your greatest extravagance?
LI: It sounds so completely lame, but I consider a good long trip to a couple area Goodwill stores as an extravagance. Where else can you find broken in jeans for three dollars? A little marker doodling and BAM! New fashion statement!

MP: What do you dislike most about your appearance?
LI: For me, and for me to know only…

MP: What or who is the greatest love of your life?
LI: My husband. He showed me that there is someone out there who will love you no matter what. And my doggie-pup. The amount of love that little dog can give with just one look or one thump of her tail could melt the coldest of hearts.

MP: What is your current state of mind?
LI: Frazzled. I’ve got so much going on inside my brain right now between photo ideas, things I want to shoot, work on my novels, things to draw- that I simply can’t focus on any one thing.

MP: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
LI: Not sure if there’s just one thing…

MP: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
LI: Every time I capture something mundane with my camera lens, making it look new or foreign- that’s a great achievement. To zoom in and take a close up of the inside of a regular garden flower- showing a view of that flower you’ve walked past a hundred times but never really saw before seeing that photograph… It’s mind blowing.

MP: If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
LI: A dung beetle.

MP: If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
LI: One of my guniea pigs. They are so horribly spoiled.

MP: What is your most treasured possession?
LI: My wedding band. Each time I look at it- I know he’s out there somewhere, still loving me.

MP: What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
LI: Being told you aren’t worthy of being loved. I struggled with that most after my first marriage failed. To be left completely alone for no fault of your own- save for the asshole that put you there…

MP: Where would you like to live?
LI: In a three bedroom, one story house in Snead Ferry, North Carolina. Safe from the brutality of hurricanes, but close enough to the beach to dash over there whenever I felt like it.

MP: What do you value most in your friends?
LI: Their true ability to call me out on my bullshit.

MP: Who are your favorite writers?
LI: To name just three- Hemingway, Faulkner, Patterson. Stieg Larson, may he rest in peace, is quickly rising to the near top of my list.

MP: Who are your heroes in real life?
LI: Absolutely anyone in the EMS/Fire Department world. Anyone in the military- especially the United States Marine Corps.

MP: How would you like to die?
LI: With passion, doing something that I truly loved.

MP: What is your motto?
LI: You don’t like me? Fine. Take a number and sit in line with the rest of the bitches.

In photo news- I shall be working today to post the newest round of 365 project days on Facebook.

If I don't get to blog again until next Tuesday- I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and I shall be back before the New Year with my quirky take on life. And some snarkieness- I'm sure.


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