22 February 2009

Fever In Fever Out; Questions In Answers Out

As I begin this post, I'm listening to Luscious Jackson, Fever In Fever Out. Since having my spleen removed at 15 and being told to closely watch my temperature - I've not once had a fever, until now.

Fever In Fever Out perfectly describes my week... fever, no fever; fever, no fever. Friday my fever got up to 103.6F. That sucked cold-sweaty balls. I've not ever felt like that before. And from what I gather, I may have needed to seek medical attention, but I neglected to do so. Well, my mom gave me some tylenol and plugged in a humidifier for me, if that counts for anything medical.

Meanwhile, I was able to scam my way into receiving another random five questions for blog fodder, from the lovely Liz, who holds a dear place in my heart as she was the very first person to comment on my blog.

1) What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Ask me this question in a couple of weeks, then maybe I'll tell the story. I'll need to consult with my advisor and find out if she thinks it's okay for me to speak of it publicly. Otherwise, I'll need to think of a different story besides the one I have locked and loaded.

2) Are you allergic to anything? If so, what?
I am allergic to one thing only: Poison Ivy. I discovered this at the ripe-old age of 5. My cousin and I were playing in a baby pool at my Grandpa Charley's when we decided to take a pretend bath, using poison ivy leaves as our wash clothes. The next day, I was covered from head to toe in poison ivy. Though I haven't had a serious case in years, I have a variety of stories involving me contracting it in obscure ways. I am highly-allergic.

3) I know you do a lot of photography. Post your favorite picture that you have ever taken.
This photo is hard to appreciate unless viewed in its original size. Though it's been more than a year since I took the photo, I am still mesmerized at the ecosystem found at the center of this bromeliad.
Bromeliad of some sort - I think

I will say that I literally have thousands of other photos I've taken but never uploaded. I take many more photos than I have time to edit and upload.

4) What is your dream job?
I'm still not exactly sure what I want to be when I grow up; I will probably never know. But if a girl can dream, I want to make a positive difference, motivate others, travel, explore and meet new people. I don't know what job will allow me to do that, but that's what I'd like to do.

5) Where would you like to go on your next vacation? (or where are you going, if a trip is already planned)?
This is an impossible question for me to answer. Every time I travel, either the destination is pre-planned because it's some sort of work trip -or- I figure it out at THE last minute. I love to travel and no matter where I find myself, I'm always glad I've explored a new corner of the world.

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Listening to: Luscious Jackson - Mood Swing
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18 February 2009

...did you know?

I was interviewed by Steve Giegerich of the Post Dispatch regarding job scams. You can read the story here. If this were a videotaped interview, I would've been the eeediot in the background, flailing my arms at the camera and yelling, "Hey, I'm on TV!"

I have more thoughts on job scams, but currently, my brain is clouded with the flu. I'm not sure that I've had the flu as an adult. A cold; yes. The flu; not so sure. But wowza, my body hurts everywhere. And, I haven't eaten since Sunday.

Dear Flu,
Bite me.
K, thanks.

On the bright side, the flu has replaced my insomnia problem with a sleeping-twenty-two-hours-a-day problem. I hear the flu causes people to blow chunks. Not me. I have not thrown up... so my streak has not been broken. I haven't puked in 22 years - go me!

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Listening to: Kentucky Knife Fight - I Don't Mind
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01 February 2009

At least someone interviewed me, even though he's not hiring

A twitter buddy of mine, Nathan, who also blogs, took part in an interview project which reminded me of the great interview experiment I participated in last year. Like him, I’ve been suffering from a serious lack of blogging motivation. Well, technically, I have lots and lots I'd love to say, but they are personal issues I can't really discuss publicly. (If anyone needs a guest blogger, I'd be down for writing an anonymous post!)


1. If you had to move to a foreign country for the rest of your life, which country would you choose?

The only other country I've ever visited is Mexico. While Nogales was fun, I can't imagine living there. I'd probably move to the Netherlands. Liberal, historical, great public transportation, tulips galore (at the right time of year) - what more can a girl ask for?

2. Would you rather spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House, or a night on the international space station?

International Space Station - hands down. The journey would be amazing and I'd love to see our planet from outer space. I want to go to there.

3. Would you rather give up caffeine or alcohol?

Alcohol. Without caffeine, I'd spend my life in a perpetual state of tiredness. People who can't live without alcohol, I think they're called alcoholics.

4. Would you rather spend 10 hours listening to conservative talk radio or 10 hours listening to that "LEAVE BRITTANY ALONE!" guy from Youtube?

I already spend hours a day listening to the Leave Brittany Alone Guy. Conservative talk radio... gag me with a spoon.

5. If you had to be anyone of the opposite sex, who would you be?

There's no one in particular I'd want to be, but I hope the dude is a female impersonator so I can participate in a Drag Show.


Want to be interviewed? Follow these instructions:

Step One: Leave a comment asking me to interview you.

Step Two: Wait for me to send you five random questions.

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Listening to: Great White - Wasted Rock Ranger
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