Tuesday, April 20, 2010

17 Questions

Seventeen Magazine recently asked Alex Meraz "17 Questions." You can view the interview here, posted by Elcipsemovie.org.

Had to include a visual.

Did you ever read Seventeen Magazine? I certainly did. I can remember being 14 & believing it had the answers to everything a teenage girl could possibly want to know...such as...

"What perfume is most likely to attract that cute guy from math class?"

"Find out your perfect hair color based on your astrological sign."

"How to get along with your pesky little Sister
(Elusive S)."

Seventeen Mag from 1997...when I was 17!
Lovin' those pants Alicia!

So instead of posting Alex's answers, I'm going to post my own. I encourage you to answer these questions in the comments. IF you're creative (unlike me), I may just use them in a future post.

1. How old were you when you had your first kiss?

13...and it was in the backseat of his Mom's car coming home from the roller-rink. I even had stitches in my mouth from minor surgery...he didn't care. Horndog.

2. Who is your celebrity crush?

The Precious.

3. What girl fashion trend confuses the heck out of you?

Ankle boots w/ skinny jeans or leggings or dresses. Blech!

4. What's the chick flick you secretly love?

I'll tell you, but you have to promise not to tell anyone.


5. What's your TV guilty pleasure?

Real Housewives of Orange County. It's like a car accident...you have to look.

6. Who would play you in the movie version of your life?

Mrs. P ...cause we're both short and blonde-ish. LMAO...jk..um..

KStew as a blonde. I can dream, can't I?

7. What's your dream job?

Robert Pattinson's assistant by day, sex slave by night. I'm over the whole dolphin trainer idea...

8. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?

Kristen Stewart. Do I even have to explain why?

9. Who in your family are you closest to?

My Mom & Sis (Elusive S).

10. What's your favorite website?

This one. As well as all my bloggy besties blogs, and twi-fan sites.

11. What's the fast food you can't live with out?

There isn't any fast food I can't live with out. BUT, I can't live without this...

Minus the mouse of course. ;)

12. What's your worst habit?

Interrupting people.

13. What's the last song you listened to on your IPOD?

While I was getting ready to go out last week I put my IPOD in our Bose docking station and rocked out to Beyonces "Sweet Dreams."

14. What's the last thing you bought?

Gas, no, not the farty kind.

15. What did you dream about last night?

Can't remember for once. I slept really deep.

16. How much money is in your wallet right now?

None. (other than credit/debit cards)

17. Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was _____.

Selfish. Not intentionally, but I think most teenagers tend to think about just themselves.

Now it's your turn to answer in the comments. Feel free to be dirrrrty or sarcastic or whatev'. The more entertaining, the better. Kind of like FFF @ Twisted Edbrella.

WARNING: Your answers may be used in a future post...just sayin'



  1. *LoL* Your answers were funny. Okay, I'll take a stab at a few.
    3. What girl fashion trend confuses the heck out of you?
    Roman shoes. I don't even think the Romans liked wearing them.

    5. What's your TV guilty pleasure?
    Any reality show based in Jersey. I don't know why, I just digg them. (Right now I'm watching Jerseylicious)

    11. What's the fast food you can't live with out?
    Jack in the Box tacos. They have crack in them.

    12. What's your worst habit?
    I have to pee a. lot. Espicially on planes and in movie theatres.

    17. Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was _____.

  2. OH MY GAWD HG...you know how someone says something and it totally triggers a dream you had. Remember how I said I couldn't remember my dream last night? WELL I DO, and it was about Jack n the Box Tacos!!! I swear! It's because at the Padres game I went to, they were giving them away if some guy won some game on the field. RANDOM!

  3. I just wanted to say that I finally made my way over to your blog. I'm sure I've talked at you over at Twitarded, and I feel bad for not giving you the love you so clearly deserve.

    So WTF? I click over here for the first time and I get some crazy initiation survey? Fucking figures....Let's see....

    1. Don't remember. That means I was probably too young to realize what I was doing. And I probably tried to slip him some tongue because that's what you do in the movies!!

    2. Really? A Twilight-inspired blogger wants to know who my celeb-crush is? Okay. It's The Precious and you know it!

    3. UGGS. Who the fuck wants teddy bears on their feet? And to all of you sorostitutes wearing your leggings with them and your cellulite is all jiggling around...FUCKING PUT ON A SKIRT AT THE VERY LEAST!

    4. I drool over Twilight, but I do love My Fair Lady...I think it counts as a quintessential chick-flick. I still have a mad crush on the guy who plays "Freddy" even though he's dead now.

    5. HGTV. I wish I had a house and a shit ton of power tools. I'd try to do everything myself. And FAIL. Then Mike Holmes can come out with his Canadian accent and fix it all for free.

    6. Christina Ricci. We're both badass and snarky as hell. And we both have SERIOUS racks. We're talking Olympic-sized.

    7. Sign Language Interpreter. I'm working on it! It's the only job that will force my big as mouth to be quiet!

    8. Kristen would be good. But I'm thinking Bella from The Trip Home. Is that allowed?

    9. Mommypants. We're obnoxiously close. Like talk about sex toys and fan fic close. It's a little creepy, but that's us.

    10. Big fan of PostSecret. It keeps me grounded. Whenever you feel like your life is the most fucked up, you know?

    11. Tortillas. They go with every meal, and it's less carbs than bread. Or at least that's what I tell myself.

    12. Talking about things I don't know shit about. I do it a lot. When I was younger it made me seem smarter, but now I just look like a fucking tool.

    13. "Bella's Lullaby Remix" from the deluxe soundtrack. I love hearing Edward talk on the track...It makes me cum a little.

    14. Car repair. Blegh.

    15. I had a baby. Since I have a very real fear of childbirth, I woke up screaming. Creeped me the fuck out, man.

    16. Three emergency cash $2 bills. I have to run to the ATM on my way to the bar in a couple minutes...

    17. Having obscene amounts of sex. And giving blowjobs in completely inappropriate places. Like in the living room while my bf's mom cooked dinner and his dad was asleep in the chair across the room. Good times.....

  4. I’m so glad you like my magazine, Seventeen, Jen! Seriously, though, what’s really bizarre is that I was in the middle of working on a post featuring…Seventeen Magazine…when you told me your post was ready. Too weird!!

    1. Ok. The Twilight Zone music is still playing. My first kiss was at the roller rink when I was in 6th grade. We hung out there every Friday night!

    2. Robsten (LOL!)

    3. I have absolutely no girl fashion sense, so it all confuses me. Too much of a tomboy.

    4. Ok, I won’t steal your answer this time. This really isn’t a secret to my RL friends and family, though – While You Were Sleeping.

    5. TMZ. I know. I know! I feel so guilty watching it, but I am forever hoping to catch a glimpse of Rob(sten).

    6. That’s a tough one. My life isn't interesting enough to be a movie. I’m going to have to say Rosie O’Donnell because when she had her talk show, my family was forever saying she reminded them of me with her sense of humor (and girl fashion sense - LOL). She also played in one of my favorite baseball movies – A League of Their Own.

    7. Thank God you’re over the whole dolphin trainer idea, Jen! (That reminds me, I still haven't thanked you for sending me that last wh*le picture, biotch!) I already have my dream job – a mom. But for the sake of your quiz, I’ll go with Rob’s publicist. He totally needs to loose the bitch-on-wheels he had during the New Moon press junket. I would let him be relaxed and have fun while steering him clear of sex slaves ;)

    8. Since you picked Kristen, I’ll pick Tom Sturridge. LMAO!

    9. I am ridiculously close with my family, but my mom will tell you that I’m a daddy’s girl.

    10. Google Home Page – Keeps me in touch with Rob(porn), emails, and all of our blogs!

    11. McDonald’s chicken nuggets and French fries – immature, I know, but as I always say: growing up is overrated!

    12. Wanting to please everyone.

    13. What??! Say it ain’t so, Jen! Mrs. P knows how I feel about “she whose name shall not be mentioned.” Do you see that last word in my answer for #11? 'Nuff said. The last song I listened to on my iPod Touch was Rob's "Never Think" from the Twilight Soundtrack. I only listen to music on it when I’m not driving, which isn’t very often. It was on our way home from Travis’s game on Sunday.

    14. Groceries on my way home from work today.

    15. I honestly can’t remember dreaming anything.

    16. Sixty-one dollars and some change. Used my debit card to pay for my groceries and then got $60 cash back or I never would have known that.

    17. When I was 17, I was in my senior year of high school. Seventeen has always been my favorite number and a lot of special things happened to me that year. I got engaged in February, graduated in June, turned 18 in July, and got married in October. It was also the first time I had sex *coughnotsomuchcough*.

    Wow! That took a long time. There are probably 17 people ahead of me by now, and I was first in line when I started.


  5. @HG - I totally could have put that as my worst habit, too!!

    @Lindsay Rae - LMFAO!! I'm glad your first visit to Twired was an initiation survey. Hilarious answers!

  6. @Lindsay Rae: Thanks for stopping by! xoxo PS...since you like Post secret, did you see my post on Twi-Secrets?? If not, it's a few posts down from this one. Thanks again.

    @Lisa: As you know, it doesn't take much to confuse me....but you don't like Beyonce? Is that the "she whose name will not be mentioned?" LMAO!

  7. PS @Lindsay Rae: Are you following us already??? We need a 76th follower!

  8. Yay!
    1- I was 15, I was a late bloomer. BUT, I was *supposed* to have sex with the guy (long story...um... maybe one day I'll tell you all of the terrible friends I had as a teen), and thank God I didn't because the kiss was TERRIBLE. His name was Tyrel.

    2-Actually, it's Ryan Reynolds. :) I love funny guys.

    3-The one that confuses me the most is the resurgence of leggings. At least no one is wearing them with extra large sweatshirts now.

    4-There isn't a chick flick I *don't* like, LMAO!

    5-Probably The Food Network. I don't have a really good one at the moment - I've been too trapped in bloggy land to do my normal tv watching.

    6-Camilla Belle, because, as you've seen, she looks just like me. (Especially when she doesn't wear a lot of makeup. I'm an au natural girl, mostly - too lazy for lots of makeup)


    8-I'm going to choose some random unknown person who is *worse* off than me, so that when I have to come back to my life the following day, I'm not super bummed out.

    9-my husband... does that count? I'm not very close with my folks anymore. I guess I'm closer to my Dad, but even still.

    10-Twitarded. But I love this one, too!!!

    11-french fries

    12-being lazy

    13-"Respect" by Aretha

    14-mixers for future Thirsty Thursdays ;)

    15-I don't remember. I rarely remember my dreams. :(

    16-$70. $50 of it is leftover from wedding presents and has been in my wallet for a year and a half. I don't want to spend it on just anything. So there it sits.

    17-carefree. I don't want to be 17 again, but I wouldn't mind being carefree from time to time!

    Fun post, Jen!

  9. @T-I'm over the whole dolphin trainer idea ROFL!
    @HG-drunk that entire year? LOL

    3. I'm not sure what footwear (socks and shoes?)to wear with leggings that come to your ankles when it is cold out.

    4. "The Sweetest Thing" stupidly funny

    6. Jennifer Garner

    17. I was loving life at 17! I loved my first car, my summer job, and the guys I met that year!

  10. @Jen - God you make me laugh! You are correct ;)

  11. @Lisa: Funny. Somehow, even though I love some of her hits, can understand. She sorta' "bugs".

  12. @TongueTwied: I LOVE watching The Sweetest Thing...the 3 girls are hysterical. Plus the ending with Cameron Diaz & what's his face is priceless. Great chick flick!

  13. OMG Jen...this post is soooo totally reminding me of the FFF over at Twisted Edbrella that I'm gonna have to answer your questions first and read the answers after! Sweeeeeet.

    1)My first kiss was at the ripe ol' age of 10. Behind a friend's tool shed. Classy.

    2) Uh. Duh.

    3) Anything that skinny bitches wear.

    4) I make no fucking secret about the fact that my absofucking fave chick flick of all time is 'Steel Magnolias' I seriously start crying during the opening credits. That movie makes me it's bitch.

    5) I don't really watch tv anymore, except for trying to ignore nick fucking jr. I used to really love to watch "The Girls Next Door" back when it was Holly, Bridget and Kendra. Even though I really just wanted to bash Kendra's face against a brick. 'Member them days?

    6) Jodie Foster. Period.

    7) Given the choice? No job. Not even Rob's assistant (gasp!) cuz then I'd have to do shit like get him latte's and hot pockets and I already play "wife and mommy" in RL. The sex slave part would be appealing however...

    8) I would trade places with my cat. She's got it fucking made.

    9) Family is a subjective term for me. I am biologically closest to my baby sister. I am very close with alot of people who I consider family even though we are not of blood relation.

    10) I don't have a fave website...I have 27. I win!!! ;0

    11) I need me some Taco Bell every couple of weeks. Like NEEED it.

    12) I'm an insufferable asshole. It's a hard habit to break.

    13) I don't have an ipod...I just fucking showed up to the 20th century! Give me a break.

    14) The last thing I bought was a pack of Camel Lights.

    15) Don't remember. But my dreams are like that. the harder I try to remember, the more I forget.

    16) **runs to go inspect wallet for cash money**
    OOOOhhhh yeah. I got a fiver yo. Cuz I'm G like that.

    17) When I was 17 I...was a total fucking slut. No joke. I got straight A's in Skinflute 101.

    That's all folks.
    I had fun Jen! Thanks.

  14. Damn girl you have a lot of comments to go through.
    First kiss age 15 at the local park with my 17 year old bf. My kids play at that park now and I still blush about it.
    2) secret well Rob isn't too secret for me. Does Sheldon from big bang theory count? His people magazine hottest guys shot looked good.
    3) dresses that look like a skirt and top together but it's a one piece
    4) I know everyline in clueless and pride and prejudice new version
    5) I only watch what my husb has on the Pvr. I find 30 rock funny and modern family is good.
    6) Lucy Liu - not a lot of asian choices out there
    7) dream job. Travel writer for luxury travel magazine
    8) I would trade places with Kristen too but definitely only on her birthday and if Rob was there to celebrate with her.
    9) I am close with my sister sister in law but closest too Mr TC's cousins wife DQ.
    10) favourite? Well the fail blog makes me laugh the most.
    11) I couldn't live without juice. Mango preferably but vitamin water xxx sometimes suffices.
    12) I'm a fast talker. Can't slow down
    13) Kelly clarkson already gone. Stuck in my head for days.
    14) gas and dinner. Really bought? Rubbermaid bins to pack away baking supplies and old kids clothes. Boring.
    15) I dreamt I was on vacation but it was erratic and my family was lost.
    16) no cash. Just cards.
    17) at 17 I was a straight a scholarship student studying science with a steady boyfriend and headed to university. Once again boring. Oh but that was the year I lost my virginity.

  15. 1. How old were you when you had your first kiss?
    I was a late bloomer 15...in skate rental at ice rink with cutie hockey boy.

    2. Who is your celebrity crush?
    I have several..I'm a whore. I love The Precious...but I have been seriously wanting Gerard Butlers manliness all up in business.

    3. What girl fashion trend confuses the heck out of you?
    Why the fuck are the 80's coming back? Why god why? I don't wanna tight roll my pants.

    4. What's the chick flick you secretly love?
    Not a secret...but...PS I Love You.
    Gerard Butler again...can't help it. OMFG...

    5. What's your TV guilty pleasure?
    Just TV in general. I watch WAY too much of it. My DVR curses at me sometimes b/c it is overworked.

    6. Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
    Sara Ramirez (she plays Callie Torres in Greys Anatomy) We actually look pretty similar and she's a badass.

    7. What's your dream job?
    Fashion Photographer...for shiz. I wanna be Nigel Barker.

    8. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
    Ummm...Chantal Sutherland...she's a top female Jockey. I always wanted to be a jockey but my 6ft tall linebacker frame does not allow for it. I just wanna do it once.

    9. Who in your family are you closest to?
    My mom, my dad and my brother...we are all really close. I guess if I had to pick one I'd say mom...but really we all are equal there.

    10. What's your favorite website?
    Hmmm...Best Page in the Universe...he says what we all think.

    11. What's the fast food you can't live with out?
    TACO BELL, McDonalds Breakfast, and Jack in the Box Tacos.

    12. What's your worst habit?
    I don't listen sometimes...my ADD.

    13. What's the last song you listened to on your IPOD?
    I think it was a Tegan and Sara song that SmartE sent me.

    14. What's the last thing you bought?
    Skype credits so I could call @Poptarrts

    15. What did you dream about last night?
    Puzzle Island.

    16. How much money is in your wallet right now?
    I'm a non cash carrying kinda lady.

    17. Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was _____.


  16. Posting & then going back to read

    1. How old were you when you had your first kiss?
    15 we were standing in his kitchen & it was awkward. I shutter at the memory

    2.Who is your celebrity crush?
    NOW: RobJacksonKellan PatRathLutz
    THEN (17): ricky martin (wow, how wrong was I?)

    3.What girl fashion trend confuses the heck out of you?
    NOW: french manicure w/ 50 bazillion colors
    THEN (17): lacey fingerless gloves

    4. What's the chick flick you secretly love?
    NOW: um, twilight
    THEN (17): princess bride

    5. What's your TV guilty pleasure?
    NOW: america’s next top model
    THEN (17): a different world

    6. Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
    NOW: halle berry
    THEN (17): drew barrymore

    7. What's your dream job?
    NOW: chef & owner of bistro & micro hotel
    THEN (17): marine biologist

    8. If you could trade places with anyone in the world for one day, who would it be?
    NOW: michelle obama
    THEN (17): my bff – her family was just awesome

    9. Who in your family are you closest to?
    NOW: my 5yr old son
    THEN (17): my mom

    10. What's your favorite website?
    NOW: fanfic.net
    THEN (17): hah- internet didn’t exist

    11. What's the fast food you can't live with out?
    NOW: Chipotle
    THEN (17): McDonalds

    12. What's your worst habit?
    NOW: eating too much (hell I’m in culinary school)
    THEN (17): lack of patience

    13. What's the last song you listened to on your IPOD?
    you’re assuming I have one. It broke & I haven’t replaced it…
    NOW(when it was working): paramore, decode
    THEN (17): they didn’t exist!

    14. What's the last thing you bought?
    NOW: bagel & coffee
    THEN (17): likely twizzlers or runts - I had a bit of an obsession at one point

    15. What did you dream about last night?
    NOW: a happy marriage
    THEN (17): ricky martin (again, thumping head against desk)

    16. How much money is in your wallet right now?
    NOW: $40 (which is odd because I rarely if ever carry cash)
    THEN (17): enough $ to get gas

    17. Fill in the blank: When I was 17, I was _____.
    NOW: I’d tell myself to never forget who I was at 17
    THEN (17): happy, optimistic and carefree

  17. Thanks Jen- this was LOTS of fun

    @ Lindsay Rae – OGM, a bj in the living room – you are bold! @ 19 gave my boyfriend (who was in the back seat) a handjob from the front seat of the car while my mom was drivng (yes – it was at night on a very dark roadway)

    @17lisa - LOL I used to hang out at the roller rink too… wow. those were the days...

    @ Musing Bella : $50 is just sitting in your wallet. Wow- I need your will power.

    @SmartE: PMSL “Anything that skinny bitches wear.” & “Skinflute 101.” Made me spit out my tea- THANKS

    @twilightcupcake: “Oh but that was the year I lost my virginity.” Classic!

  18. @Stoney: I LOVE Gerard Butler too. There is something so rugged and sexy about him.

    @Jayla: LMAO..Ricky Martin! baaahhhaa! xoxo
    PS Halle Berry, Drew Barrymore? You must be a hottie, or have a thing for "Berries"
    PSS I like how u did now and then...I shoulda done that. Damn!

  19. @Jen - nah, just wishful thinking :-)

  20. I loved this post! So fun! I also remember the very first "teen" magazine I bought because I felt very grown up doing so at 13, and it was the Drew Barrymore cover of Seventeen (right around the time she did Ever After). What happened to YM, Twist, Teen People, Teen?.... there's so few out there now. You only have Seventeen or Teen Vogue, and at the other end of the spectrum it's BOP! and POPSTAR! (if you can call those magazines).

    I'm going to skip the first question and go to the third. I don't get boots--ankle, calf, knee, whatever--with the toe cut out. What is that? Do you wear a sock with it? I'm also not a fan of leggings when worn as part of a going-out outfit and they're sheer all the way up with nothing covering your behind. It isn't a Lady Gaga show! Or yoga class!

  21. @Jayla - I don't usually have cash, so I forget it's in there. And it's special cash. It's supposed to be for wedding stuff... or something... I'll probably just put it in the bank soon or spend it on booze. Now I wish I'd lied on that answer, LOL!

  22. I was asleep...zzzz when the post came out and just saw it! So here goes:

    1. First Kiss was at 15 at a friends birthday party and we were playing spin the bottle - never kissed before EVER and that night I kissed all the guys (10). LOL many many years later one of the guys ended up being a lawyer and I was working with the Federal Police interviewing one of his clients - he walked in, did a double take, walked over to hug me. One of the feds with me said "so you guys know each other then?" and he said, "oh, yeah Suzanne was my first kiss" BLUSH! OMFG he remembered.

    2. Celeb Crush - duh Rob! Before Rob it was Johnny Depp

    3. Fashion Trend - I'm with @musingbella - legwarmers - why oh why are they coming back....I am old enough to have worn these the first time in the 80's and I hope that I have destroyed all photographic evidence!

    4. Fave Chick Flick - Ever After with Drew Barrymore - what can I say I am a closet romantic!

    5. TV Guilty Pleasure - hmmm fave american show at the moment is probably Flash Forward but years ago I would stay up late to watch Buffy/Angel (for some reason they put this quality tv on at 11.30pm??? wtf)

    6. To play me - I have been told I look a little like Terri Hatcher - but in the last few years :-( more like the Desperate Housewives episode just recently with the plane crash where she had the dream where Susan puts on a little weight and was hitting on Mike!!!

    7. Dream Job - writer - my little attempts at fanfic are just so much fun and make me happy - wouldn't be great to get paid for doing that.

    8. I would love to trade places with

    9. Closest to my boys - can't choose one!

    10. Fave website - tied - Twitarded cos they are seriously fucking funny and crazy and slutty and RAoR - cos they are fucking funny and crazy and slutty and they find a lot of Rob pics and vids.

    11. Fave fast food - Thai takeaway - esp Red Curry Seafood. YUM

    12. Worst Habit - talking too fast (and obviously too much! by the size of my answers)

    13. Last song played on iPod was Clair de Lune, acoustic guitar version - I am a beginner guitarist and I downloaded it to try to make sense of the Tab I found....did not go well...oh well!

    14. Last thing you bought - besides the boring stuff like groceries - the New Moon DVD LOL it came out late last week in Australia...

    15. Dream from last night- nightmare actually, my ex hubby and my last ex bf were in it...don't really want to go there again...

    16. Yikes $2.60...this morning there was like $30 but lunch money for boys and my absolutely required chai latte hit on the way to work took care of that...

    17.When I was 17 I lost my virginity to my 25yo bf (now I am wayyyyy older I think there is seriously something wrong with this) Upsides were he had a v nice car, his own apartment and he did bring me a red rose from his garden every date and sing to me "you are so beautiful" - now that's dated me...

    Fun post @twiredjen :-)


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