Sunday, January 20, 2013

Proud to be a Crazy Chick

I'm a member of the Crazy Chick's Club. I know, I know, this surprises you all, since if you read my blog posts here, you'll know I'm usually so intense, serious and shy.

However, I've managed to shed all that and joined a blog, headed by one Super Crazy Chick...crazy in the good way, not in the bunny boiler way.

She hosted me on her blog one day and I'd like to share the interview from that day here with you all.
Her name is Lafemmeroar, and her tag line says: Laughing at the malfunction of the universe is better than crying about it."

I totally identify with that tag line and philosophy, something I try to adopt daily.

I hope you enjoy the interview:

Lafemmeroar: Why are you a Crazy Chick?

Selena: Because sanity is boring, overrated, non-eclectic and it’s cool to wear my pink Crazy Chick badge on my blog.

Lafemmeroar: Describe your blog in three words.

Selena: Disney for Adults.

Lafemmeroar: What is the title of your favorite post? Why?

This was my maiden voyage into the turbulent sea of blogging, and although I was apprehensive about this whole blogging gig, it turned out to be a lot of fun and I’ve met some of the most intelligent, witty and crazy-fun people.

Lafemmeroar: What would you do if you were a man (anatomically correct) for a day?

Selena: Pee standing up and write my name in the snow.

Lafemmeroar: If you could eat one food item for the rest of your life what would it be and why?

Selena: Gluten Free Focaccia. Reason: It’s the best bread in the world, and it can be baked and topped with a variety of herbs, oils, vegetables, cheeses, olives…now I’m craving some, good thing I keep the basic dough in my freezer at all times for emergencies like this.J

You can find my recipe here.

Lafemmeroar: Do you prefer to cook or eat out?

Selena: We’re still talking food here, right? J If that’s the case, then cooking wins hands down.

Lafemmeroar: Describe your fashion style.

Selena: Mood-wear. This means whatever I’m in the mood to wear. If I want to show my artsy side, then I’ll wear jeans, artistic jewelry and kick-ass boots…oh yes, I do wear something on top, just depends on the mood I’m in; it could be a silk blouse or a turtleneck…or nothing if I’m in the mood and I’m alone with my husband. Summer time, I love wearing long flowing type dresses a-la-Bohemian style, but winter months, it’s mostly yoga pants and sweaters. Depending on my mood the colors range from fuchsia, bright orange to dark brown or black.

Lafemmeroar: Define the word sexy.

Selena: Intelligence, confidence without being overly cocky, great smile—the kind that reaches one’s eyes, witty with a great sense of self-deprecating humor and a passionate nature…could be passionate about the planet Pluto, it doesn’t matter, but without having a passion for something and a goal to fulfill that passion, there is no sexy.

Lafemmeroar: What's your favorite: book, movie, music and television show?

Selena: Book(s): The Last Convertible. The Phantom of The Opera. Catcher in the Rye. I’m an avid reader and admire many contemporary authors, I couldn’t just pick one for contemporary, too many to list.

Movie: I’m not a huge movie buff, but I do love the quirky type of movies; Breakaway and Sideways are two of my favorites.

Music: The crazy chick in me is feeling, dancing to and singing along with the Gangnam Style song. (Don’t judge me or I’ll hunt you down). I’m a huge fan of the Beatles and Peter Gabriel. I also enjoy Michael Buble, Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musicals.

Television: Any time I really love a television show they cancel it (eg. Pushing Daisies and The Chicago Code and now I hear Flashpoint is cancelled). I do enjoy Big Bang Theory and I’m a Food Network Fan, especially the competitions.

Lafemmeroar: What makes you mad?

Selena: Abuse, especially against society’s most vulnerable and animal abuse.

Lafemmeroar: What makes you happy?

Selena: As sappy and sane as this is going to sound for a self-professed crazy chick, what truly makes my heart and soul dance and light up my life, is knowing that my family are all healthy, doing well and are happy themselves—then I’m ecstatic. Add in some spicy dark chocolate, and I’ll be spinning my crazy self into happy-happy orbit.

Lafemmeroar: What makes you sad?

Selena: The reverse of what makes me happy.

Lafemmeroar: What's your favorite color?

Selena: Purple

Lafemmeroar: What are you most grateful for in this world?

Selena: The ability to love and being loved. For my whole family, each and every crazy one of them, the bonus ones and the blood-related ones, and good friends who know me and still love me.

Lafemmeroar: What is the one achievement that makes you the most proud?

Selena: Having the opportunity to be a caregiver to my dad, mum-in-law and dad-in-law while they faced health challenges and being able to be there for them all until the very end so I can thank them for allowing me to do that for them, and having the opportunity to say goodbye.

Lafemmeroar: If you could go back in time, what is the one thing you would change?

Selena: I am who I am today because of everything I’ve been through, so to change anything may change my destination and I wouldn’t want to do that. (May sound like a cop-out answer to some people, but I truly believe if you change one thing then that may influence all the others, like a domino effect). Besides if I changed something, then I may not have been accepted into the Crazy Chick Hall of Fame. J (There is one small change I’d make that wouldn’t have changed the course of my life. I would NEVER have cut my own bangs right before graduation pictures were to be taken in high school.)

Lafemmeroar: If you had super powers, what would it be and why?

Selena: And now for the politically incorrect commentary. I wish I had enough clout to fly overseas and kick some serious ass to the asshole misogynist leaders who allow the abuse of women and young girls. After straightening them out, I’d be equipped with enough super-magical-powers to corral all the women and children who have been maimed and hurt by the bastards and get them the hell out of their situation. After that, I’d use my powers to create something that would give a helluva shock to any man’s brain and body if they even thought about stoning a woman or selling their daughter to slavery. The assholes wouldn’t be able to walk or talk if those thoughts entered their mind. Instead, my magical powers would instill some common sense, understanding, compassion, peace and educating them into cherishing their women instead of controlling them with archaic laws and rituals.

Okay, now I’m sounding like a Miss America contestant who wants to bring peace to the world, but the difference with my wish is that I want to beat the crap out of those evil beings that are hurting vulnerable people in their country and filling young children’s heads with hatred. I doubt Miss American pageant would allow the young woman to curse and say that she wanted to beat the shit out of the misogynist pigs, so there’s the difference.

Lafemmeroar: Describe your craziest day.

Selena: Every day is a crazy day for a crazy chick. We’re heading into the Christmas season, I’m going to have a major one in about a week, when I realize I haven’t done everything I need to do.

Lafemmeroar: What would you do if today were your last day on earth? 

Selena: Call all my family members to bring all the chocolate they can carry and come over so we can be together….well, I’d call them AFTER my husband and I made mad love. J

About Selena Robins:

Genre-defying, witty, humorous, suspenseful, romantic and sexy— words used to describe Selena’s novels. A self-professed foodie and chocolate guru, Selena loves to dance with her dog, sing into her hairbrush and write in her PJ's. In love with her family, friends, books, laughter, hockey, lively discussions and red wine (sometimes all at the same time). Selena is a dragon slayer who enjoys reading and writing sassy heroines and hot heroes (the ones your mamma warned you about, but secretly wished she’d dated a few in her life).

Selena has recently published a children’s novel, Pippy’s Wish, under the pen name Maddie Ryan.


Tina Donahue said...

I love this - "Disney for Adults" - great blog, Selena! :)

Selena Robins said...

:) Thanks, Tina, glad you enjoyed it.

I do feel like I'm in Disney on my blog at times, because after all, we never really grow up do we?

Hope you have a fabulous day.