An ultimate questionnaire

Found this via a roundabout Google search. It was actually a musician’s interview! But I thought it was a cool questionnaire, so here it is.

Before we begin, please state your name, your hometown, your current HQ, and any of your upcoming activities.
~ My name is Mousenomia Tadpole, but you can call me Mouse. My hometown is a small town in central Illinois, and my current HQ is a city in Iowa. I write, read, work, sleep, listen to music, eat, and hang out with my boyfriend. As for upcoming activities, well, I take life as it comes, so.

What are your current fixations?
~ Writing, always. Christmas. Plugging along. Living!

Why do you live where you do?
~ Because relocation brought us here. And we put down roots here, and just haven’t moved.

Name something you consider a mind-altering work of art:
~ Anything by Salvador Dali. I mean, “Persistance of Memory,” with the melting clocks? C’mon, how could you not consider that mind-altering?


And I suppose anything by M.C. Escher. *shrug* Perhaps.


What has been your most memorable or inspirational moment and why?
~ One of the more memorable moments was Jim – another story for another time. Hasn’t really been a most inspirational moment yet, unless you count my knowing Father Mike.

What have been your career highs and lows?
~ I have had two jobs that I wasn’t necessarily fond of (that being retail and waitressing). Other than that, jobs have been pretty good. I’m glad to have had them.

What’s the meanest thing ever said to you?
~ “It’s just a phase – you’ll grow out of it.” Like the bullying was my fault!

What should everyone shut up about?
~ Donald Trump. I won’t vote for him, let me put it that way.

What traits do you most like and most dislike about yourself?
~ I like that I am observant. I dislike that I am so shy and awkward. I’m working on it.

What’s your idea of a perfect Sunday?
~ Waking up and doing something/going somewhere cool with my boyfriend.

What advice should you have taken, but did not?
~ Some financial advice. Yeah. Let’s just leave it at that, eh?

What would make you kick someone out of your bed, and have you?
~ Murder. Hypocrisy. Hatred. Intolerance. Lying.

What do you think of when you think of Canada?
~ Friendly people and beautiful scenery. Or am I being too optimistic?

What was the first LP/cassette/CD/eight track you ever bought with your own money?
~ That would be Debbie Gibson’s “Out of the Blue” in cassette. The first CD I ever bought was the score for the movie “Now and Then,” courtesy of a Borders bookstore.

What was your most memorable day job?
~ A food sales associate….or, in not so many words, a waitress. Because the people at the café were most memorable. Who could forget Casey, the sex-obsessed bitch? Or Camden, the new kid with a $300 car? Or Kira, who everyone except me hated? Or Sharron, the tall, quirky one? Or Sarah, my fiery best friend? Or Anthony Glascock, the gay manager (and, yes, that was his real last name)? Outkast’s song “Hey Ya” was really big at the time I was working there, and I can’t listen to that song without smiling in nostalgia.


How do you spoil yourself?
~ I splurge every now and then on some stuff. Nothing big.

If I wasn’t playing music, I would be…
~ Dead. Music is life.

What do you fear most?
~ Aside from losing someone I love, it’d be bees. Sorry, nothing deeper than that.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?

What has been your strangest celebrity encounter?
~ I haven’t had a strangest celebrity encounter, unless you count being too choked up to ask Sarah Vowell anything. I’ve met Sarah Vowell, Wally Lamb, and Mick Foley, all briefly, like blink-and-you-miss-it briefly.

Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?
~ I don’t know who because there are so many people, both famous and non-famous, I’d love to have for dinner. But I know I’d serve spaghetti with the family spaghetti sauce. So.

What did your mom wish you were doing instead?
~ You know, both of my parents gave us kids free rein, pretty much. I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, and they’ve never stifled me in that regard.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
~ “At Last” by Neko Case, no question.

Short, sweet, and to the point. Love it.


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