In this post, Fox *unintentionally* asks me
The Redbook Experiment wants to surprise you.
RENA AT A GLANCE:
"The best beignets and the best troubadours in the world on the same city block. It doesn't get better than that."
New Music Obsession:
"I love this song. Plus, there's a lot of variations on youtube so I don't feel guilty about listening to the song over and over again. Oh, let's be honest. I never feel guilty about that."
"My friends and I used to order Taco Bell, then drive to the beach after school and walk down the dock and eat."
RB: Were you a fan of Edgar Allan Poe growing up?
ME: Yep. Not a massive fan, but I did enjoy the classic Poe stories, and I especially loved the episode of Gilmore Girls where two Poes show up for the Poe convention. I even have the t-shirt, "Faux Poe Foes".
RB: Of all the roles you've played, which one do you think is the most like you?
ME: What a good Mother's Day type question. I do fulfill a lot of roles: teacher, mother, wife, writer, correspondent, blogger, memoirist...seems like I'm forgetting some. But I'd say the ones that fit me most naturally are writer and mother. That isn't to say either job aren't a lot of work and loads of commitment. But they're worth it.
RB: I know music is a huge deal with you. Could you ever date someone who had different musical taste than yours?
ME: Not successfully. Music is an extension of a person. It's the background to our lives, and if you tried to marry two soundtracks from two TOTALLY DIFFERENT movies (like Juno and Fast and the Furious), it'd be a cacophony of discordant sounds; like cats fighting in sack of balloons.
Some songs can't be mashed.
And no matter what. No matter what. They have to be into Weezer. (Which Rick is. =) )
RB: Do you think of yourself as a romantic person?
ME: Nope. Rick is the romantic. I'm the survivalist. He will be the one to buy me flowers, my favorite ice cream, and a homemade card, but I'm the one who's all, "How much did the flowers cost?" It's lame. I wish I wasn't like that, but habits start for a reason.