Michelle Moller, like all true bloggers, is a spirit in transition, searching for life’s true meaning – in multiple languages – while entertaining and enlightening the masses.
Michelle is currently at an interesting point in her life and as any blogger worth their salt will tell you, that makes for great posts overflowing with heartfelt human emotion. (We’re tight, so I call her Mich. Don’t be jealous, it’s unseemly.)
I could continue to sing Much’s praises but my mind has been a tempest of late, and so I think I’ll let the lady of the hour take the wheel…
1) In your opinion, what’s the best thing about being human?
Well that’s a question I have never been asked before. The best thing about being human is that I have the ability to be more than just human – so if I look at the next door cat – he is just a cat – licks his paws after a bowl of milk, chases the mouse under the fridge because his instinct tells him to and then spends the rest of the day on the top of the wall baking in the sun – I can be more than human but he can’t be more than cat.
Does that make sense? I often don’t make sense to others but to me it works out perfectly in my head…
So I can move beyond what makes me – I don’t just have to eat, sleep and procreate – yeah done some of that – 2 kids down and that’s me – I am not going to move beyond that multiplication – I just can’t imagine having to understand anymore teenagers than I currently have challenging me on everything from why breakfast should be at 2pm and that chocolate milk is a necessity when studying (I digress once again, it happens a lot).
I can be more than just an earth dweller, I can love and feel and make a difference and that is what spurs me on to dream, red bike and all. I love that we can move beyond ourselves, if we so choose, to inspire, encourage, entertain, advise, comfort, protect, and dance…I love dancing especially when no-one is looking. And then sometimes I love to go into my daughter’s room and I look at her serious, lovely face and say “Let’s dance like nerds” and she goes “Mooooommmm – Noooooo!” But I do it anyway – it makes her smile eventually and I get to release some trapped up endorphins.
And that is just some of the best thing about being human… and the food – wow – the food is great, hey!
2) Do you prefer your milk from white or chocolate cows?
Milk has to be from a chocolate cow! Indeedio! I don’t know if you have it where you are but we even have cows that float here in South Africa – Cadbury’s chocolate makes Bubbly chocolate and these cows have such bubbly chocolate milk that they actually float – sheer blissful decadence. So yup – chocolate cows that float are my absolute favorite!
3) Your favorite vegetable is…
Ha ha! my favorite vegetable is NOT Brussels sprouts. This vegetable should be banned form all the family tables of the world – and this is most certainly what is not the best thing about being human! I love potatoes – who doesn’t and that is probably why I have a few extra layers of fluff around my middle – who can resist creamy mash potatoes with a dash of milk? (This time from a white cow…never tried chocolate mash potato before but there’s an idea) and I love courgettes too – they are a friendly vegetable that make you smile when chewing.
4) If your life was to be adapted into an animated feature what would it be called?
My life in an animated feature…that’s a new thought for me. Well, this is hard….it would definitely require my red bike and maybe some of those floating cows could have a guest appearance… aha she says as the name emerges…”The Fabulous, But Rocky Journey of the Red Bike Rider, Madam Michelle.” (No cows were injured in the making of this feature.) Bloopers to follow.
5) You spend a great deal of time focusing your energies to achieve specific goals, but what do you do to blow off steam?
Well, not enough that’s for sure!
I help my dog verbalize his thoughts – his name is Waffles and he has a very unique accent – well you have to be there to understand, it’s called Waffleese. Seriously, I also walk as often as I can along the beach – how blessed am I… my hubby and I walk briskly along – no the Champs Elysee just yet – but the awesome west coast and we chat while hoping the fluff around our middles will miraculously disappear.
Of course I write, not nearly often enough and I read other fabulous blogs of course, like The Hook’s. And you want to know a secret? I love watching The Great British Bake Off – I just love watching those bakers flapping about in the kitchen and presenting their baked goods for severe critique or aplomb! Only problem is it makes me hungry and it makes me feel like I could possibly bake a perfect macaroon which we all know it near impossible!
I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for cake…
Anyhow, I want to thank Mich for being so cool… and human. Having a virtual Rolodex of friends to rely on when you get overwhelmed makes all the difference in the blogging game, kids. Never forget that.
See you in the lobby, folks…