Hiiiiiiiiii, wonderful people of the universe! Welcome to DAY ONE of Get Up Offa That Slump: A Blogging Extravaganza! This extravaganza is three-week long partay consisting of blog posts that will hopefully do a number of things: get you back into blogging and remind you how fun and creative blogging can be. To learn more about this shindig (all the cool kids are doing it, just an FYI), you can check out the introduction post here and join in anytime!
Now, for today's festivities:
Here's the prompt: I know what you're thinking: Umm, Rachel...what the hell? But trust me on this. I did this a couple years ago (you can see my post here) and it's actually really, really fun. And I think it's a fantastic way to kick this giant blogging party off. People will get to know the person behind the blog, and you'll have an entertaining new post.
And now, here's an interview...with myself.
Rachel: What's your name?
Rachel: Fire-breathing Bitch-Queen.
Rachel: No, seriously.
Rachel: The Fire-breathing Bitch-Queen.
Rachel: I'll wait.
Rachel: Fine. It's Rachel (no "shell" or extra a) Patrick (like the holiday).
Rachel: What's your middle name?
Rachel: Awkward or Procrastination, pick your poison.
Rachel: How old are you?
Rachel: Too old to go trick-or-treating and go on the cool canoe ride at the fair. But I'm really five. With the language of a French, potty-mouthed sailor.
Rachel: Is your hair really silver?
Rachel: Silverish. I've already bleached it like four times but this damn color doesn't want to stay or be vibrant. I like to have fun hair and long nails.
Rachel: I like to call it Neverland or the Enchanted Castle or Morganville, Texas, but most people would tell you it's really just Washington. (And yes, it rains here. And no, it's not D.C.; we were Washington first, the bastards.)
Rachel: You like imaginary places, don't you?
Rachel: Fictional people, too. But I like to call it fiction we wish was non. They're awfully real to me.
Rachel: What are you doing right this second?
Rachel: The Sorcerer's Apprentice is on TV, Journey's in my ears, Boom Chicka Pop sweet and salty kettle corn is in my mouth, and I'm watching my hedgehog Odair (yes, after that Odair) walk all over my room.
Rachel: Do you have many pets?
Rachel: Let me give you the play by play. Three dogs: Ruger (Hound Dog), Bella (Boo Boo Bear), and Benji (Neaner Nah). Two cats: Big Kitty and PeeWee (real name O'hara). One hedgehog: Odair. Two guinea pigs: Gus Gus and Jaq Jaq. And one betta fish--I think my sister named him Finn?--who waits like a dog for food.
Rachel: So you're an animal lover?
Rachel: I'm going to school for writing--I want to be a YA author--but I originally wanted to go for zoology. I'm very passionate about animals and I would love to work with exotics. For now I'm satiating my thirst by training to be a volunteer at one of my local zoos.
Rachel: Do you have any pet peeves?
Rachel: LET ME EDUCATE YOU. First: it's oragutan, not orangutang; there's no g at the end, so don't say it. Secondly, everything isn't a monkey. They're all primates. That's broken down into great apes (gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, humans), lesser apes, old world monkeys, new world monkeys, and prosimians (lemurs!). Here, have a chart.
Rachel: If you could eat anything right now what would it be?
Rachel: The first thing to pop into my head was LASAGNA. And then BACON. But I also need dessert.
Rachel: Besides reading books and blogging about them, you...
Rachel: Take pictures of them and try not to get drool on the covers.
Rachel: Are you currently obsessed with anything?
Rachel: Obsessed or OBSESSED?
Rachel: Anime. Specifically films from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. At the end of last year I watched Howl's Moving Castle (my favorite), and now I have to watch them all. My favorites so far have been Spirited Away, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and From Up on Poppy Hill. I also watched Wolf Children, and people have been recommending me more. GIVE ME ALL THE ANIME (and oh my gosh, Netflix, why don't you have any of the anime I want).
Rachel: What is bae?
Rachel: The Throne of Glass series, even if it pisses me off sometimes, and CHAOL FOREVER.
Rachel: What's your kryptonite?
Rachel: Peter Pan retellings. Blame it all on Tiger Lily. I would also recommend Never Never, Hook's Revenge, and Wendy Darling: Stars.
Rachel: I heard you have a evil twin.
Rachel: It's true. Her name is Begonia. That was also my name in Spanish class in high school. But Begonia's been around since elementary school, when someone brought in a class photo from preschool and I said that wasn't me but my evil twin Begonia. Since then she's been making messes all over the house, and it was her, not me. (But I definitely do have twin nephews and they're super cute, as evidenced on the left).
Rachel: I also heard you're a vampire.
Rachel: No comment, although my eyes are sensitive to the sun, I am pale, and the sun burns me more than it tans me.
Rachel: I think we should wrap this interview up, don't you?
Rachel: Sure. But wait...who are you?
Rachel: I am you.
Rachel: Then who am I?
Rachel: This is weird.
What would an interview with yourself look like? Be sure to link up if you posted! That everyone can go check it out. (: