1. How did you become a Couch Girl of the Week?
Shawn (Dian?) and I go way back. Way way back to the awkward middle school years. I somehow managed to keep the same phone number since then, and he managed to not lose it. I'm sure a more colorful story can be painted out of those few details, but let's leave it at that.
2. Tell us something weird about yourself.
I can recite the alphabet backwards. Because I practiced doing it for no reason at all when I was in high school. It's not a cool party trick though, because people conclude that I have a drinking problem and I've memorized it so that I can pass sobriety tests.
3. What was the last picture you took?
At the time of writing - a snapshot taken while sitting in bed, of warm light coming in through the vertical blinds of my window, casting sunset rays onto my closet doors. It sounds dull in words - it looks flat even in the picture. It's hard to explain - but there's a mood that settles in me when I witness the sunlight sliding through my apartment. It's like a cup of honey tea, it's warm and smooth and quiet and comforting.
4. What's your favorite tv show? Why?
Right now it's West World on HBO. It is SO GOOD. Incredibly thought out in every detail - the sets, the costumes. The writing! The plot?! The twists! The reveals! The whole psychology and ethics of this fictional theme/adventure park. The reddit community - SERIOUS. I can't even type in full sentences about this. I hate myself already for possibly over-hyping the show. Just please - if you have HBO or HBOgo you must watch. And if you don't then you will find somebody who does. Please please start watching right now. At time of writing the season finale is in 3 DAYS and I am STOOOOOOOKEDDDDDDDD!!!
5. If your life was a tv show what would it be called?
"Alright, I Guess." Because all in all, I'm doing alright, I guess.
6. Who is someone you would love to be stuck in an elevator with?
Mmmm.... Someone who speaks only Spanish or only Portuguese. Or maybe speaks only Spanish and Portuguese. I'm learning those languages right now and if I was trapped in an elevator with someone, it would be like full-immersion learning! I might be able to hold a longer conversation though if that someone was, like, 5 years old.
7. If you had a memory erasing device who would you use it on? What memory would you want to erase the most?
I wouldn't. I wouldn't want to erase anything. I've felt hurt and I've done wrong but I wouldn't want to forget anything or for it to be undone. I think that every experience we encounter has a purpose towards who we become, and even if some experiences are bad, those can provide perspective or motivate towards becoming better. And in that same vein, I wouldn't want to erase someone else's memory either. Whatever people think of me, all it is is a reflection of that persons system of beliefs about the world combined with the consequence of how I've carried myself. Y'know - you make your own bed and you lie in it too. Or whatever that saying is.
8. Do you have any projects you are working on?
I am currently in the midst of crocheting a cardigan (: Very excited (:
9. Where can people find you on Social Media?
On Instagram (@freddysaid)! Where I post pictures that I take and pictures with me in it!
And on Twitter (also @freddysaid)! Where I post things that I think and things that I hear people say!
And on my blog (freddysaid.wordpress.com)! Where currently I am writing about how I'm trying to pay off my debt and become a real-world functioning adult!