Q&A with S.B.: Everything You Never Wanted to Know

I’m sure that you have gotten the private messages before with little sets of questions in them. I get quite a few of them—things like, “What is your secret talent?” or “What’s your favorite food?” I wish I had time to answer all of them, but they got me thinking that it would be fun to do a question and answer set on the blog. I wrote a Five Random Facts post at one point, and that was a good time. The only issue is that there are SO many different sets of questions that I had trouble picking one. I found this list on my friend’s blog, and I think she pilfered it from another blog, and so on and so on into blog infinity. This particular set of questions seemed really original, and they will let you know a little bit more about the girl behind the cartoon.

Favorite play?
It’s not technically a play—it’s a musical. Ralph took me to see Spring Awakening and it blew my effing mind. Duncan Sheik wrote the music for it, so all of the songs sounded like 90s pop ballads (which everyone loves, unless you are dead inside). The show is also known for being the one where Lea Michele starred in the opening cast and had to be topless on stage every night. I actually saw it after Lea Michele left the cast and right before Glee came out, which means I was SO close to seeing Lea Michele’s boobs. I think I missed her boobs by a few weeks. I got there and there was a Post-It that said, “Sorry we missed you! –Boobs.”
I did google them later, and they weren’t that great. Initially I accidentally typed, “Lea Michele’s books” because I’m not used to doing google searches for boobs.
Her books seemed like a letdown, too.

I also saw several of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and poems on the stage a few times and they never, ever disappoint. Did you know that he wrote The Raven for $9? One of the greatest poems of all time, going for the cost of a lunch at Chipotle.

Again, Poe’s works are not technically a play. I guess I’m not big on plays? The last thing I saw on stage that wasn’t a musical was some play with Matthew Broderick in it, and all he did was fart around stage in a robe and read from the dictionary. At least, that’s what it seemed like he was doing before I fell asleep and started snoring.
Ralph’s parents were pissed. The tickets were expensive.
Ferris Bueller’s kids must have needed braces or some shit.

What was your first love?
Reading. If books were boyfriends, I would be a dirty, dirty ho.
That’s the first time I’ve ever typed the word, “ho.” It makes me want to add two more.
Awww. Santa.
Whoa—this got off track.

Favorite language?
Japanese. I wish I spoke it so that I could watch anime without subtitles. And read Manga. I went to a Japanese book store when I was in San Francisco and all of the books looked so interesting. BUT I’LL NEVER KNOW.

Who is your most loved character in literature?
Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie’s mystery novels. Both my grandfathers died before I could know them, and growing up Hercule Poirot was the grandfather that I never had. He was classy, smart, judgmental, stylish, and had perfect manners. Also, if he were really my grandfather we could solve murders together on trains. It would be fantastic, and in our final act together I would actually commit the murder myself. When Poirot solved it and discovered it was me I would yell, “I just did it to get your attention, grandpa!”

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