Q&A with AP, 2


In the spirit of my original Q&A post, I am once again answering all the questions you never asked. I am finding that this type of post is the result of having too many blog ideas, and no real substance for any of them. Wow. Now, if you are still totally stoked to read this entry, be my guest.

Can I buy you a drink?
Abso-freakin-lutely. However, I’m going to have to take a rain check. I don’t believe I’ve mentioned this, but I declared July to be a dry month. I do this occasionally – take a little sabbatical from the bottle – for several reasons: health, sleep, discipline, and simply to make sure that it never owns me. The alco-fast will break over my birthday weekend.

Oh, so your birthday is coming up?
Yes. I’m very, very close to turning 26. I thought that 25 was going to be the hot year – and it totally was – but I have even higher hopes for the next chapter. I hope that life continues to get more and more awesome, and that I never have “the best year ever” until I’m about 75. Then, after life has reached its triumphant pinnacle of mind-boggling awesomeness, I will move to Italy to live out the remainder of my days on the beach.

Are you a free spirit?
Oh, hell no. Absolutely not. A lot of people assume that I am, but they are wrong. Wrong like citrus toothpaste. I am a regimented control freak with a strong need for things to be “just so.” However, I am a big believer in growth, and breaking out of one’s comfort zone, because I am more afraid of regret than I am afraid of failure. So I force myself to act like a free spirit and try new things, even when deep down, I am quaking in my cowgirl boots.

What are your most recent revelations?
That I hate peas, and I hate drinking coffee from a metal travel mug. Both taste gross. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to realize these things, but there they are. They might be temporary feelings. When I was 18, I decided that I hated hamburgers. But after about 5 years, my feelings changed.

Do you remember the movie “Curly Sue”?
To know the answer, you will have to check in tomorrow.

I know. You’ll be waiting with bated breath.




  1. Christina on July 23, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    I remember Curly Sue and how much I LOVED IT.

  2. MB on July 23, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    What if you ate peas from a metal travel mug? Scary, isn’t it?!

  3. Tad on July 23, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Peas are the worst thing ever! Oh wait… Cauliflower is the worst thing ever. Peas are second worst.

    Can I buy you a drink? Oh wait.. you’re in Nashville, and I’m in Seattle. Dang!

    Oh well, Happy Birthday early. :)

  4. erin castioni on July 23, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    you do it every time. make me laugh whilst drinking coffee, causing it to invariably dribble from my mouth. i’m completely aware that it’s 9pm, but i’m not drinking from a metal travel mug, so i’m gonna have another.

  5. bec on July 23, 2008 at 9:04 PM

    i bought you that freaking metal mug! you should have said something. i might have somewhat lame hookups from my job, but one of them just so happens to be travel mugs. i could have gotten you any one – a PLASTIC one. or perhaps a styrofoam cup with a lid.

  6. erin castioni on July 24, 2008 at 7:05 AM

    Q: How do you feel about the new Sugarland album?
    A: A Matt Nathanson cover?! Brilliant!

  7. Annie Parsons on July 24, 2008 at 8:50 AM

    Becca, I didn’t KNOW that I hated drinking coffee from a metal travel mug when you sent it to me! I didn’t KNOW!

    I just decided last week that I really hate it. It tastes like aluminum. I’m probably getting cancer when I drink out of it. Do you want me to send you $10? Or, I could pot you a plant in it and send it in the mail.

    Oh, and if you can get me a plastic one, I will pay you back. Thank you, my little Star Buck.

  8. ShesThatOneGirl on July 29, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    …can I get an amen from those who are anti-citrus..apricot.. and any other flavor of toothpaste that does not leave your mouth feeling minty fresh!?

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