Beth and I met eons ago thanks to the Village Voice. Yes, the Village Voice. At that point, CraigsList was nothing but a listserv so some of us used the Voice to find apartment shares.
Beth and her roommate Kristen were looking for someone to replace their third roommate who was moving out of NYC. Fortunately for me, Beth and Kristen picked me out of the people who paraded through their apartment at The Wellesley on the Upper East Side.
We have been friends ever since!
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@Beaker4369: The ability to make me laugh. Make me feel comfortable in my own skin so that I show them all of me, from the inside out.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@Beaker4369: Their understanding of my weirdness and my hugging, I’m a hugger!
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@Beaker4369: Loving someone forever and having that love in return
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
@Beaker4369: Monotony, kill me now
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@Beaker4369: Claire from the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon or Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat! Come on who doesn’t love the Cat!
OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink
@Beaker4369: Toss up between sushi and a bean, cheese and avocado burrito both followed by a beer!
OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without
OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)
@Beaker4369: Hmmm I don’t think I have a bucket list. If I want to do something, I usually just do it! I would like to get another motorcycle and take a month to ride it across country. There, that’s my entire bucket list!
@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @Tammy)
@Beaker4369: No one. Is that weird?
@OneChicklette: How many days do you think you would you go without speaking a single word, if you were being paid $100,000 a day for every consecutive day you didn’t speak? (this amazing question came via @BrianSpaeth)
@Beaker4369: Come on now, I’d die penniless! I’d probably last an hour before yelling the F word, for sure!
OneChicklette: via @AndiLavs What was the last kind thing you did?
@Beaker4369: I see this little elderly lady every time I’m out walking the dogs. It’s always the same conversation, she never remembers me or the dogs. I tell her their names, we talk about the weather and how much dog shit people leave on the lawns of others. I can tell each time she’s happy that someone stopped to chat with her.
OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant
@Beaker4369: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)
@Beaker4369: I love @1chicklette I am so happy to call her my friend. She is both incredibly talented and beautiful. I am proud of all she does!
OneChicklette: I am blushing and happy. Love you!