For starters, yes, that’s his real name.
Chris Illuminati is an author (books here!), editor, comedian, Post It abuser, ‘permanent roommate’ and dad. However you decide to consume his work, Chris will leave you laughing. He cracks me up and that’s a damn good reason to feature him in this week’s Twitter Spotlight.
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@ChrisIlluminati: I love a woman who can make me laugh. My wife makes me laugh the hardest. She won.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@ChrisIlluminati: Sometimes I disappear mentally and physically. I’m glad they’re around when I get back.
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@ChrisIlluminati: A pile a books, a notebook and zero responsibilities
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@ChrisIlluminati: Any that I create in my mind or Batman
OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink
@ChrisIlluminati: Any candy. Literally ANY candy. Sweet tea. To wash down all the candy.
OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without
@ChrisIlluminati: kid 1, kid 2, my wife, a notebook, a working pen
OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)
@ChrisIlluminati: Drive across the country alone
@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @Tammy)
@ChrisIlluminati: I don’t really “know” her but I interviewed Aisha Tyler in 2008. That day she started following me on Twitter, still does, and every exchange we’ve had on social has been awesome. A genuinely amazing woman.
@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)
@ChrisIlluminati: At least a week or more if I’m alone. If I’m around my kids, 13 seconds.
OneChicklette: via @AndiLavs What was the last kind thing you did?
@ChrisIlluminati: After shoveling a couple feet of snow off my property I dug out my neighbor who lives alone so she could get to work. My back was killing me but it felt good doing it.
OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant
@ChrisIlluminati: Do you still have secret hiding places for your stuff?
OneChicklette: Random shout out
@ChrisIlluminati: Bette Midler. She knows what she did.