15 Minutes of Fame Interviews: Feanix and Rina
I took the time to interview two fabulous Betties I admire. I thought this would be easy, but I can honestly say it’s hard to put down words about these two girls. When I joined the Bettie Brigade, they were two of the first girls to talk to me, and I find them very interesting! I can say the same about most of the Betties I chat with, as you will see in the coming weeks when I continue my interviews. It was fun to come up with questions they would enjoy answering as much I was going to enjoy reading the answers to. I think we did a pretty good job! So instead reading what I have to say, lets talk about Feanix and Rina!!
First up is @feanix ! I remember reading her bio on Twitter and thinking “the Bettie your mom warned you about” OH I have to get to know her! And I did! She’s a belly dancer, a model, a zombie, a daredevil…name it, she probably fits in the category. If you haven’t gotten your fill by the time you read my interview, then follow her on Twitter, check out her website www.feanixfire.com AND guess what??? —–>She’s Officially Plugged In ( www.officiallypluggedin.com )
Me: Tell me something about yourself that you would want everyone to know that we may not already know about you. (A little known fact)
Feanix: Hmm, I get asked this a lot but I am not sure, I am pretty open haha. I guess a little known fact would be that I am afraid of being alone, not like relationship wise but in general. I like company, be it via the phone or a face to face convo. I think too much and over analyze things too much when I am left alone. Its dangerous! XD
Me: I saw a picture of you skydiving on your website www.feanixfire.com . I am a complete chicken when it comes to extreme sporting activities, but I always want to know what did it feel like when you were falling through the sky? And is there any other extreme sports you would like to try?
Feanix: The feeling is very different. You get the “is it like a roller coaster?” a lot but no, its nothing like that. Free falling at those speeds does not give the stomach drop. Its windy and loud and you just feel free. The most amazing part was when the chute opened, the whole world went quiet it was like someone hit pause. It was very moving to me in full motion and the world looking so still and then a bird flew next to me and was flying right with me. I never felt so alive. I would gladly go again at any moment.
As for another “extreme sport” I would love to try it all. The only thing I won’t try is bungee, I don’t want to be snapped around lol. I really want to walk on coals and do a suspension.
Me: For any of you who don’t already know about Feanix’s tribal fusion belly dancing and modeling, you are missing out! Feanix, where do you see yourself in 10 years with your career?
Feanix: I don’t really think about that too much really, I think as long as I am breathing and still able to stay true to myself then that will be swell. I hope I am traveling because I love to explore and go to new places. So maybe I will be able to do so. That would be wicked awesome.
Me: If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and what would you ask them?
Feanix: I would LOVE to have dinner with Edgar Allan Poe, he is my favorite writer and I would love to sit with him and pick his brain or have a food fight 🙂
If he was unavailable then I would like to dine with Salvador Dali, for the same reasons.
Me: Who has made the biggest impact on your life, and why? (good or bad)
Feanix: My grandparents. They showed me a lot in life. The simple things they did taught me that you don’t need to be rich and famous to be happy. They taught me so much and though they are gone from this earth, they still teach me daily from memories.
Me: Favorite fast food?
Feanix: I am so typical…I love potatoes! Anyway you can make em. I loooove them sooo much hahaha
Me: Favorite drink?
Feanix: Non alchy I would say Orange Soda. Alchy I have become addicted to the Bettie (created for us!) It is basically Sex on the Beach and add Blue Curacao. Man they are tasty!
Me: Favorite superhero?
Feanix: I was a huge fan of the X Men, Phoenix was my favorite growing up lol… go figure right?
Me: Most played song on your iPod/MP3 player?
Feanix: Hahaha I would say currently it is William Control’s I’m Only Human Sometimes.
Me: Standard Boondock Saints Question: If you had 30 mins to spend with Connor and Murphy, what would you tell them?
Feanix: I would thank them. They brought together a group of people that would have never known each other had they not stepped on the screen. Thank them for being the catalyst for such an amazing bond between all these women and men. It is amazing. Then I would have a shot and chase them with Lobster Tits 🙂
There you go…Lobster Tits says it all!!! This is only a tiny glimpse of Feanix, if you haven’t already, say hi to her, you won’t regret it! Thank you, doll, for taking the time to answer my questions!
I also interviewed Rina, who has had a few Twitter name changes since I met her (@RinaDonRocco @BlackIrishFae and currently @GoodGrrlGoneBad ) There are many things I could say about Rina, as she has quickly become one of my best friends on this planet! But I won’t tell you everything; I will let you find out for yourself. I can tell you she is many things like mother, writer, independent movie guru, artist, tattoo artist, strong willed, natural leader, and brave! She digs Dexter and True Blood and space shows on the History Channel. Someday, we are going to see her name at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. Or you might just see her as the leader of a rock band…time will tell! She heads up @TeamBeatNicks and does some other great work behind the scenes for our friends!
Me: Tell us something about yourself that everyone may not know (A little known fact)
Rina: My ancestors are from Ireland and Spain
Me: I already know what a talented artist, tattoo artist and writer you are, so tell me where do you find your inspiration?
Rina: Mostly in my emotions. Situations arise that cause emotions like happiness, anger, sadness. The way I vent is to pour all of that into my art.
Me: Rina, you have done hard work helping to promote what and who you are passionate about including being the coach of @TeamBeatNicks . If I was your Public Relations manager for the day, what would you hope I showcased about you (don’t be shy either)?
Rina: Um, well first off I’d be flattered at the idea of someone showcasing me. [haha] I’d have to say my art (in its many forms) of course and passion for music. My passion for equal rights for everyone. I would hope in conclusion that if someone took time to showcase me that I had truly made a difference in this life worth noting =)
Me: If you could go back ten years and tell yourself something, knowing everything you know now, what would you say to Rina?
Rina: I’d tell her to start saving money. haha. Naw but seriously it would probably be something along the lines of comfort. Just telling myself that life will be hard. I will have hurdles but that I am strong and I will make it through.
Me: Who is your hero? Why?
Rina: My daughter Madyson. She came into my life when I was headed down a dark path. She saved my life in more ways than one. She has shown me a side of myself that’s not so dark. She taught me to be patient. She taught me to smile and laugh more. To be stronger in every way. Its such a wonderful feeling to care for someone so deeply who loves you unconditionally. She’s my savior.
Me: Pizza or Tacos?
Rina: ooh tough choice! I like both but I’ll be fair and pick one. I think I’d go with pizza. I’m a sucker for Italian style food.
Me: Favorite sleeping position?
Rina: Either on my side or on my stomach
Me: Who is your favorite Smurf?
Rina: Smurfette. Even though she started out as a spy for Gargamel she stuck around and turned good because of the goodness of the smurf ways. I think in a corny way, it symbolizes that change is possible. Even in the worst situations.
Me: Current wallpaper on your cellphone?
Rina: haha well it’s weird. It’s a picture of an old fashioned lamp post with crows flying about. It’s in black and white. It’s nothing special but I think its poetic in a way.
Me: Standard Boondock Saints Question: If Troy Duffy called you and said, “Rina, tell me one thing you would like to see happen in Boondock Saints III..” what would you tell him?
Rina: Well first off I’d have to scream and jump around like a giddy school girl because Troy was calling Moi to ask MY opinion. haha.
I’d like to see some fighting scenes. We all know that the boys use guns. But what if one jammed? Something went wrong and they ran out of ammo? Or they were put in a situation that they weren’t prepared for? Put those spiffy Flanery martial arts skills to the test. Maybe bring down a guy or 3 with just his mad ninja skills ya know? Then Murph can be there to tie ’em up and Connor can say “now ar’nt ye glad I always bring the fecking rope?”
Smurfette you say, huh Rina? I totally agree with you! Besides turning into good from evil, she is the ONLY chick with all those guys!!! Woot! Sounds fun to me! Head over to Twitter and say hi to Rina! I’m glad I did. Thank you for your time, Rina.
And with that, be on the look out! I’m on the prowl for my next victims, and I already have you picked out….*smirk*