WordPress is filled with bloggers of every variety who explore every topic known to mankind – with varying degrees of success, of course.
But there is only one Jennie Saia.
I have to give her props – as the kids day – for a kick-ass “About” page and a random post generator page named the very tip (love it!), that is brilliance personified. Jennie’s sense of humor is wicked cool and always hits the mark. And her willingness to expose herself has earned her a spot in my Blogger Hall of Fame. (I’m speaking figuratively, of course. Read this post and be enlightened. Perverts.)
1) Your favorite 80’s video is…
My favorite one has to be Bowie and Jagger doing “Dancing In The Street,” because of its glorious weirdness. Huge mouths, goofy dance movies, and wildly intense homo-eroticism from two sexy dudes… what’s not to love?
But if I can cheat and also pick something from the brilliantly snarky Literal Video series, then I’m going with Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Just watch it, and cackle as the re-dubbed lyrics describe exactly what’s happening on screen.
2) If you were cast as a Bond girl what would your name – rich in double entendre, of course – be?
According to this Bond Girl Name Generator, I’d be Bunnylicious Fagina. But dammit, James, I can do better! My personal choice would be Vulva Las Vegas. Glitzy, in your face, and with a theme song already established!
3) You’ve been walking this earth since 1984, what has been the most positive advancement you’ve seen in your lifetime, Jennie?
Oh, here comes the profound question. This felt a little too easy… I think the general trend toward acceptance of all of people and lifestyles is growing. There are days when I feel so frustrated by the slow pace of progress, and sometimes we even move backwards. (I’m looking at you, Russia, Uganda, and oh — hello, my home state!) But overall, the media now shows things that would have been considered shocking by the general public in 1984.
While there will always be some horrible people who can’t handle an adorable Cheerios commercial, I love imagining that the history books will someday call out those individuals as the ones who tried to stop the tide of enlightenment.
4) Use a single word to describe your marriage.
(Told you she was cool.)
5) What inspiring thoughts run through your delicious mind as you compete in a marathon?
Well, you could read my post about marathon day and find out… but I’ll give you the short version, Hook, because I know you have places to be! (And because I’m a big fan of the phrase “delicious mind.” BRAIINNNSSSSS…) It goes something like this:
Miles 1-3: I am a graceful gazelle! I am part of the powerful herd of humanity!
Miles 4-13: All these cheering spectators love me! 😀 People are awesome!
Miles 14-17: I’m only HALFWAY DONE?! What the ever-loving hell was I thinking?! Urgh, and the lines for bathrooms are so long…
Miles 17-21: I’M NOT HUMAN. I AM A PIECE OF IRON. (This is when I started counting to 100 over and over and over, just to pass the time. As Haruki Murakami wrote, I become a machine.)
Miles 22-24: I’m gonna do this thing. It might not be pretty, and I might make funny noises, but it’s gonna happen. Cue Fun.’s anthem “One Foot.”Miles 25-26.2: I’m walking on sunshine, woooah… and don’t it feel good!
Mile NO MORE MILES TO GO: Nothing in my lifetime has ever felt as peaceful as relaxing on the sun-warmed grass after that race. It was so, so worth it.
And with that victorious shot, I bid you farewell, my friends. My thanks to Jennie for kicking blogging butt nine ways to Sunday and for maintaining the high standards established by her predecessors. I’m out of here – for now.
See you in the lobby, kids…