As a warning, I did answer these questions a while ago and schedule the post, so some are definitely different now…but hey, what’s it matter?
- What’s your name?
Faith René Boggus
- Any nicknames or aliases?
Spanish: Fé (Faith)
French: Fée (Fairy)
Spouse: Boy/Wifey/Cute/Babe/Love/ (Non-weird pet names, plus one weird)
- Your gender?
I am no man!
I am woman. Hear me roar!
- Your star sign?
Cancer, but I know nothing about astrology beyond this.
- How old are you?
- Your relationship status?
- Any children?
- Any pets?
I wish. We’re hoping to get either a small dog or a rat within the next year or two.
- Any tattoos or piercings?
Two. A lightbulb on my right shoulder blade signifying creativity and being a light of joy and positivity in a world so full of darkness. And a sunflower with two stripes (neon green and pink) in memory of a childhood friend who passed away nearly five years ago.
- What do you like about yourself?
I love my ability to assume the best in people. I love that I’ve finally come to accept and care for the woman I’ve become. I love my pear-shaped body and my big eyes. I love my introversion and obsession with all types of precipitation. I love that my interests can change and grow.
- What do you dislike about yourself?
My anxiety, but without it, I wouldn’t have become who I am, met my husband, gone where I’ve been, or experienced what I have. I desire to fix everything and everyone.
- Righty or lefty?
- The last thing you drank?
Paygus Tea, also known as the tea blend that Turner and I came up with for our wedding. It’s Silver Needle white tea, lavender, and red rose petals.
- The last thing you ate?
Eggs, toast, and weird leftover rice dishes that mixed together for our breakfast.
- Your last phone call?
With Turner on my way home from work even though I would see him in five minutes at the apartment.
- Your last text message?
To me from Turner’s mum: “Yes. Surely they won’t be issuing parking tickets.”
- Your last email?
It was a response about a couple things I noticed at work, positive and helpful.
- The last song you listened to?
I Am Woman by Helen Reddy because it got stuck in my head after quoting it in the third question. Haha!
- The last book you read?
I just finished Azelyn Klein’s Last of the Memory Keepers: The Diplomat’s Daughter. It’d been a while since I last read it.
- The last time you cried?
Uhm… A few days ago? I’m honestly surprised it wasn’t this morning or yesterday. I don’t remember when, but I do remember that it was because I got stressed out from doing too many things at once, and I was crying over the sink while trying to wash dishes.
- The last blog you read?
Olivia’s Catastrophe. I can’t remember which post though…
- The last person you spoke to?
- The last place you visited?
Kanasket-Palmer State Park. It’s gorgeous river and beautiful stones and plentiful forest were a wonderful refuge from city life. But we were only there for a few hours.
- Your last holiday abroad?
Back in July 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to visit my best friend Azelyn Klein for just over a month in Italy as well as traveling to England, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. I miss it so much.
- Have you ever gotten back with an ex?
- Have you ever been cheated on?
Not whilst in an official relationship, but yes.
- Have you ever cheated on someone?
- Have you ever lost someone special to you?
Yes. Several people.
- Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?
Haha! No. I’ve only gotten buzzed a few times. Once it nearly put me to sleep at an aquarium though.
- Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?
Yes, but slowly and because of communication difficulties. Different schedules, time zones, and language barriers.
- Have you ever met someone who changed you?
Yes. Essentially anyone I come into contact with.
- Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?
Mostly it’s just been me/friends changing and growing apart, but I’ve had many instances of being abandoned or cut out of lives.
- Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?
Not in the sense that this implies at all, but yes.
- Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?
Here and there. But it doesn’t bother me quite as much as it used to.
- Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Yes, it was the slow, drawn out way… After telling them I was starting to see them differently, I told them I still wanted to try and make it work. But it slowly fell apart. Thankfully we’re still friends.
- Have you ever kissed a stranger?
- Have you ever had your own heart broken?
- Have you ever had sex on the first date?
- Have you ever been arrested?
- Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?
This is a weird question..? I’m going to say no, since I’m bi.
- Have you ever done something you regret?
Of course I have. Would I go back and change any of them? Probably not, since they’ve led me to where I am.
- Have you ever had a threesome?
- Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?
Hasn’t everyone in some manner?
- Have you ever misjudged someone?
- Do you believe in God?
I’m agnostic leaning toward theism.
- Do you believe in yourself?
After decades of only doubting myself really, yes I do. But that belief wavers sometimes still.
- Do you believe in Santa Claus?
In a sense.
- Do you believe in ghosts?
I definitely believe in spirits, but beyond that, I’m not sure…
- Do you believe in aliens?
I believe that something must exist elsewhere in the universe.
- Do you believe in miracles?
I think every person experiences their own little miracles every day. Anything that reminds them of the joy of life or helps provide for them or just falls into place is a miracle.
In the traditional sense? I think that there are things science hasn’t found explanations for yet, and I believe that there are supernatural forces that can be involved.
- Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
Not exactly. I do believe thinking positively and trying to stop negative thoughts in their tracks can help improve mood and perception of the world and one’s one circumstances. But I don’t think that people who have mental illness of bad situations will feel/do better because of positive thinking.
- Do you believe in love at first sight?
No. I believe in infatuation at first sight. I do believe that it’s possible to fall in love based on one’s personality and actions very quickly. It happened with my husband and me. We knew we would be together forever after just over a month. We were definitely attracted to each other right off the bat, but we certainly weren’t in love.
- Can money make you happy?
Not really. It can bring stability and provide more opportunities and experiences, but it can’t make you happy.
- Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
- Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
I’m pro-choice, though I do wish abortions based off not wanting to have kids were fewer. But I have so many thoughts about such issues.
- Do you have strong political beliefs?
In a sense, yes. But I don’t stay very up-to-date on most political things.
- Do you have strong religious beliefs?
Not anymore, no.
- What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
Autonomy, kindness, respect, hope, and honesty.
- Are you eating anything right now?
I just had a touch of my first sourdough bread loaf. It didn’t turn out correctly, but it’s still delicious. And we’re about to have red lentil dal with basmati rice.
- Are you drinking anything right now?
The same Paygus blend as mentioned in question 13.
- What are you listening to right now?
The sizzling of onion and garlic in the skillet, the bubbling and steaming of the rice cooker, the pacing feet of my husband, and the clacking of my keyboard.
- What are you thinking about right now?
Eating, writing, baking. Red lentil dal, novel/blog, tiramisu.
- What are you waiting for right now?
The food to finish cooking and for work to resume after the string of closures due to the lovely, absurd amount of snow Seattle has gotten.
- What are you most excited about right now?
Spending some time playing Kingdom Hearts when I finish today’s to-do list.
- What is your pet hate right now?
People being rude to others for doing their jobs, especially when the receiving end is customer service related.
- What’s your favourite thing right now?
Snow and the time with my husband that it brought me.
- If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Writing a bit of my novel or baking tiramisu.
- Your first best friend?
I can’t even remember. Probably Hannah from high school. She’s the only friend who didn’t abandon me after I graduated and one of the few people who didn’t seem to hang out with me because of pity.
- Your first kiss?
I hated it. The guy was mentally abusive and I was just starting to come to that realisation, but I was curious what it was like to kiss (especially since I was 23 and my roommates had made fun of me a bit for not kissing anyone yet). All I could think of was how gross it is for two mouths, full of bacteria and potentially food particles, to be shoved together, even with closed lips. I thought, “If I kiss him back a little, maybe I’ll like it more?” So I did, then he opened his mouth and licked my lips and I literally had sick come into my mouth. I pulled back and waved bye before going inside my apartment and messaging my sisters because I thought I was a freak for not liking it.
- Your first celebrity crush?
I haven’t a clue… Potentially Jodie Foster, specifically in Candleshoe. Not that I realised it was a crush until adulthood.
- Your first holiday?
Uhhhh… Probably a trip to my grandparents? Or the Rockies with my family. But I was two and don’t remember any of that.
- Your first pet?
Ace, the nicest old doggo. But honestly, I could be wrong. My family had never-ending pets (mostly strays that we brought in).
- Your first regret?
I don’t know.
- Your first job?
Babysitting/house sitting, technically. But my first “actual” job was part-time at McDonald’s my senior year of high school. It was horrendous.
- Your first childhood memory?
Tearing my earring out of my left ear lobe as a two(?) year old. Then it skips to five years old and up with *super* scattered memories.
- Love or money?
Love. Every time.
- Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. (But I choose Instagram over anything.)
- Hook up or relationship?
- Dogs or cats?
Both!!! Though the pet we want most at the moment is a rat.
- Coffee or tea?
Tea, by a long shot. But I do indulge in coffee every now and again.
- Beer or wine?
Depends entirely on my mood.
- Sweet or savory?
Both. And mixed.
- Introvert or extrovert?
- Vampires or werewolves?
Hmmm… Ghosts and witches instead?
- Seaside or countryside?
Seaside (preferably stony beaches) or mountains.
- Summer or winter?
Winter. But I would probably choose fall out of all the seasons.
- Books or movies?
Both, again. But I do enjoy books a good deal more.
- Horror or comedy?
I’m not a very big fan of horror. So comedy. But I’m a bigger fan of drama or fantasy.
- Do you wish you could change your past?
Not really, no.
- What’s your dream job?
Tea shop owner and Writer
- What’s your guilty pleasure?
I don’t like this term. As long as you aren’t taking joy in the pain of others, you should be able to enjoy what you like.
- What are you afraid of?
Losing my loved ones. Not achieving my dreams.
- What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
Probably an artist.
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Healing others. I know what it’s like to have chronic illness and pain, and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
- If you could change anything about your life, what would it be?
The discontent that I usually bear towards my circumstances.
- Would you want immortality?
I think one lifetime is enough for me. Plus, I don’t really want to witness the end of the world/planetary devastation that the Earth seems to be heading towards very quickly.
- If you could interview anyone alive or dead, who would it be?
Too many people to choose from… Ching Shih? (I recently learned a bit about her via the Wonder Women podcast.)
- Would you say you are happy?
Yes, even though I’m not entirely content.
- What is one piece of advice you would give yourself at age eighteen?
Feel free to allow yourself to change your mind, explore various world-views, and take time for self-care.
- Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
Hopefully in a larger apartment/home than we have currently (a 440 sq ft studio apartment), with more of my loans paid off, and some of our dream projects being created or finished.