I found this series of questions from my college neighbor/dear friend/overall role model, Carolyn. She has a blog about her amazing weight loss journey, and is as inspiring as she is sarcastic. Check out her blog here! You won’t be sorry (except for letting yourself go and making excuses about it, like me). The questions are more pertinent to fitness, but hey, I could use some fitness goals other than having a less audible groan when I get out of bed.
Let’s Myspace it up a l’il bit and let you get to know more about me, why don’t we? I wanted to take it seriously, so I apologize if it isn’t a bucket-o-laughs. I rarely evaluate my life, so I thought these questions prompted some thoughts that haven’t crossed my mind often enough. Enjoy!
1. When did you start blogging and what prompted that decision?
I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Despite how much I run my mouth, I am much better at writing than talking when it comes to articulating my feelings, thoughts, etc. As I attempt stand up, it has been teaching me more and more about how to get my point across without rambling, and has helped me tackle my Phonological Dyslexia, which is an auditory dyslexia. After years of speech therapy it is under control, but is still triggered by nerves aka public speaking, and I have always used that as an excuse to never read aloud in class, to speak in public, etc., and I don’t want to do that anymore. I used blogging as a platform for my comedy and writing, and now I want to continue writing to help me get over my childish fear of mixing my words up on stage. I guess I haven’t fixed my rambling problem just yet.
2. What one thing are you most proud of in your life?
Ironically, I’m most proud of my work in events in Los Angeles than anything I have done in comedy. I was so blown away by how I could work in an office and make my painfully controlling Mother be proud of me. I learned a lot about myself, about work ethic, how to deal with tough personalities, just about anything you need to make it in a big city. After that experience, I felt confident that I can take on anything. Sadly for my Mother, it also reminded me that although I can swing being in an office, I am just not cut out for it. I am meant to work solo, but now I know I can collaborate effectively. I never thought I could work in a cubicle and be happy, and for a while, I was! It ended and it was tough, but it ultimately made me realize I am meant to do comedy and meant to be independent with my work.
The rare occasion where I was able to combine stand-up and hosting a charity event. I raised over $2,000.
3. What is your favorite way to work up a sweat?
Eating an In-n-Out double-double animal style.
4. What is your next fitness-related goal (ie. run a certain distance, lift a certain weight, etc.)?
I saw my friends run a half-marathon in DC at the We Run DC Women’s Half Marathon, and it was so inspiring. They ran and got a Tiffany’s necklace and some really nice swag. I want to participate in runs, so maybe just being able to do a 5k without walking/contemplating suicide? I miss playing sports, too.
My friends ran 13.3 miles. I drove 2 miles to get brunch/buzzed with them. Maybe next year I won’t look so obviously lazy.
5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I struggle a lot in the “life” department. I let my Mom control me, I let anxiety hold me back at every turn, I don’t properly handle my manic depression, the list of excuses goes on. Since I made this move to Maryland, I have been making a lot of strides in achieving my first goal of just simply being happy. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve been happy. I’ve been less-depressed, but that’s about it. I know it’s cool to be angsty and mad, but I don’t want to be that person anymore. Once I achieve the most moderate level of normal-human happiness, I know everything can fall into place. But here are some goals:
In 5 years, pending my emotional well-being, I want to be in shape, to have traveled as much as my finances allow me, to be working as a stand-up, to be content as a bartender in between gigs, to have written at least one movie script I love, to have written a season of the television series I have been tinkering with, to have made a television appearance aside from my infamous news segment in college, to have a healthy relationship with my friends and family (I can’t even fathom a healthy romantic relationship), and to be back in Los Angeles.
6. What’s your favorite way to spend a day (should you find yourself with absolutely no plans or obligations)?
Sleep all day and hang out at the The Comedy Store in Los Angeles all night. I am a complete night owl, and prefer it that way.
My happy place.
7. What is your favorite meal?
Sushi–always. Sashimi, hand cut rolls, anything; but never fried! That’s just offensive.
8. If I could visit one place in your hometown (or where you currently live), where would that be and why?
BWI airport to get the fuck out of Maryland because obviously.
9. If you could have lunch with any celebrity, who would it be and why?
I want to hang out with Chelsea Peretti. She’s one of the few favorite comedians of mine that I didn’t get to meet/see live, and I feel like we would have a great time being weird and sarcastic together. Plus, she hangs with a bunch of comics that I love, too. So there’s an opp for a lot of fun friends to crash.
This is my favorite joke of hers.
10. What’s the first website you visit when you turn on your computer (or phone?)…other than your own blog ;)?
Instagram on phone. Twitter on computer. Always looking for jokes.
11. If I was to look in your purse, what would I find?
Napkins, retainer, earrings, miscellaneous crumbs, make up, check books (plural), wallet, a disposable camera that doesn’t work. You’ll find that I’m a Jewish Grandma.