It’s not unusual for me to start a Twitter Spotlight by saying that I love the person’s tweets. That’s how this process starts, after all.
With Jesse Berney, I like that his tweets are a great mix of funny and smart. Sometimes I even learn something!
Without further ado, here’s Jesse.
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@jesseberney: Being funny. This is different from “sense of humor,” which usually means “finding me funny.” That’s second.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@jesseberney: Initiative. I am terrible about doing things like staying in touch and making plans, and I love when others are good at it.
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@jesseberney: My kids crawling all over me and laughing. Also, my kids leaving me alone for two damn seconds.
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
@jesseberney: I suffer from depression, so I am often convinced I’m garbage and everything I have ever done is garbage. That.
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@jesseberney: Dorothea from Middlemarch.
OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink
@jesseberney: I wish my favorite food were something fancier, but honestly I love french fries more than my children, which is why I steal french fries from them. My favorite drink is Pappy Van Winkle bourbon.
OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without
OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)
@jesseberney: Write a book. 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)
@jesseberney: A comprehensive list would be ridiculously long. But I’m a total Mallory Ortberg fanboy, so she’s near the top.
@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)
OneChicklette: via @AndiLavs What was the last kind thing you did?
@jesseberney: This is the hardest thing for me. I want very badly to be kinder than I am; it doesn’t come naturally to me, and I’m jealous of those for whom it does.
(Pretty good job avoiding the question, huh?)
OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant
@jesseberney: What job would be your absolute worst nightmare, and what would get you to do it?
OneChicklette: Random shout out
@jesseberney: Read my terrible opinions every day at Blue Nation Review.