Twitter Spotlight: Jesse Berney

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)

@jesseberney: Insecurrogant.

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

@jesseberney: My phone. A hooded sweatshirt. A good kitchen knife. My Le Creuset Dutch oven. An ice pack for my back.

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)

@jesseberney: Zero.

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.

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