15 Minutes of Fame Interviews
This week, I decided to interview a couple Betties that entertain the hell out of me. Both are funny girls who tweet the most random things at times! They are wonderful friends, and I have had some great discussions with both. So let me introduce Crash and Foxy.
First up is Crash (@CrashDisaster) her name explains a lot about her right away! I don’t think more than a week has gone by since I’ve known her that the poor girl has not had an injury of some sort. She is an event coordinator/planner who is squared away when it comes to large parties! She is a HUGE music fan, and wants you all to check out some friends of hers. She says Ceesau (@cessauband on Twitter) feel like Nirvana and rock a CSI:NY singer Carmine Giovinazzo. Working on their second EP. Crash says check them out at www.ceesau.com or their www.myspace.com/ceesau . She also enjoys The Main Four www.myspace.com/themainfour and The Spyderz www.myspace.com/thespyderz . She says they’re great and working on some new stuff. So lets check out what Crash had to say to my interview questions!
ME: Tell us a little know fact about yourself (I know you already did “10 things about” but is there something else??)
Crash: Hmmm a little known fact. Well some of you guys know this…I’ve always been into the paranormal stuff. Everything about it. I’ve got a large library of books on haunted sites, and I have bunches of friends that are in the field and are always going out to investigate places. So if anyone has had ghosty experiences and has been afraid to tell anyone cause you think people are gonna think you’re weird…TELL ME!! I love hearing about other people’s experiences and I can add it to my mental library. I’ve seen ghosts or spirits (however you’d like to refer to them) all my life, and have never shied away from any aspect of the paranormal.
Me: I know you are currently planning an event for like some outrageous number of guests, somewhere around like 9 billion lol…How much work goes into something like that? How do you keep yourself sane while handling all that organizing?
Crash: Ok…just WHO accused me of being sane? *looks around* come on..fess up! A ton of work goes into planning stuff like this. I have a small portion which is to collect all the fees for people, answer email, and reconcile all the money coming in and going out. We have multiple departments which work on different aspects. I’m still waiting on the company to ask me re: entertainment ideas since I have so many friends that are uber talented and don’t keep it a secret. oh but I digress…in my aspect of the job I get to tell people “NO!” which I do really enjoy, so that’s fun. 🙂
Me: What is one of the wildest things you have ever done in your life that made you say to yourself when it was all over “Oh man that could have went sooooo wrong …what if..?”
Crash: Most things that I do and end up hurting myself..I don’t think twice about..cause it’s like suddenly shit was happening to me..I just kinda roll with it. Ummm I’ve consciously chosen to do some things that coulda gone horribly wrong, but my guardian angels were lookin out for me. I say that in plural cause I must have a team of ’em since I’m still alive. I think the one thing that coulda gone horribly horribly wrong but just ended up being annoying was me deciding to make a 3 mile walk down Hollywood Blvd at 2am from a club back to my hotel….alone. Along the way I met a twitchy druggie who kept me company for a bit along the way…a huge 6′ 6″ man screaming obscenities and punching things such as walls, light poles, benches; all while threatening a lady walkin towards me..a bum carving into the concrete with a huge butcher knife, and a guy who thought I was the most conservative hooker ever and tried to pick me up on the road.
Me: Who has been the most influential person in your life? (someone you know or someone famous)
Crash: I know this is cheesy..but there’s 2 people. First is my Mom. She’s the most just purely good person I know. She doesn’t have an evil bone in her body and will do anything to help anyone who needs it, whether she knows them or not. This fact makes me super protective of her because she just can’t comprehend someone would do something bad since she can’t even fathom the thought.
The second…is my best friend from 4th grade-Seniors in high school, Erika. She passed away from Cancer about 5 months after we graduated high school. She managed to graduate school while going through chemo and surgeries, and even managed to play a couple basketball games while she was sick. She was an amazing person all around.
Me: What do you love about the Betties?
Crash: Where to even start on that? Everyone is just so cool in their own right. The fact that we’re all so different, but so similar is way awesome. Kick ass group of women that will help each other out and we’re always there for each other. 🙂
Me: Since you mishear things all the time, Favorite misheard song lyrics?
Crash: Actually..I don’t flat out mishear song lyrics a lot. The problems come when I sing them and am not paying much attention. There’s some Bon Jovi song where I consistently start singing about cheese and I have to stop myself. My favorite misheard lyrics….hmm One would actually come from a book that I have of misheard song lyrics it’s for Def Leppard, “Love Bites” It’s got a great cartoon drawing and the lyric is “The price, of beans. Is bringing me to my knees/ the beans, the price” if you see the cartoon it’s hilarious.
My other favorite that’s by someone else actually comes from my Mom from when she was little..from the song Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini. When she was little she used to sing “Itsy bitsy teeny weenie yeller poker dot a-seenie” we’ve had many conversations as to what an ‘a-seenie’ is and we haven’t been able to come up with it.
Some of my classic general mishearings is on UFC: I thought an announcer said, “Both men are aged sausage.”
Thought someone on the news said that someone was “Undulating live out of England”
An assistant manager at one of my last jobs, I always heard her wrong cause I was rarely actually listening to her; so I thought she said things like “alien fabric glugin” instead of “Aileen’s fabric glue gun” or “I’m tired, I’m gonna go drink some cat pee” instead of “I’m tired, I’m gonna go drink some caffeine”
Another is from No Doubt. I can’t remember the song name. Casey would know. The real line is “alter nature for pleasure /orthocycline” or something..and I heard “alternate you for the pleasure of tricycling”. Or “alternate you for the pleasure or try cycling”
Me: Finish this statement: You know you’re from California if/when__________
Crash: OH OH OH..I know this…lol
You know you’re from California when you answer the question of “How far is it from “here” to “there” in time frames instead of miles and if it’s off commute or on commute times.
You know you’re from California if you know where the medical marijuana shops are in each town.
You know you’re from California if rent for a studio apartment is more than you make on your paycheck.
Me: First celebrity crush?
Crash: Hmmm celebrity crush…I’m not sure which came first, Ken Marshall from Krull or Sam Jones from Flash Gordon. haha I was probably about 5 when I saw those, so do I get extra points for finding guys hot at that age?
Me: Is it possible to blow a balloon up under water? (try it for us) *waits patiently*
Crash: Oh…damn you for giving me ideas.. *goes off to try* ok..report: *wipes water from face* tryin to be clever and filling a sink with water and blowin up a balloon in it..then getting distracted causes you to hear a loud PBBBBTTTT noise and makes the balloon fly out of your hands and spray water around.
I’m pretty sure I could be super clever and submerge myself in a bathtub and put the balloon above the water and take a deep breath and blow it up that way, but I don’t have time for a bath right now. You didn’t say the balloon had to be under water.
Me: Standard Boondock Saints Question: If you got to send Conn and Murph a letter in prison, what would it say?
Dear Connor and Murphy,
Why oh why did you let yourselves get caught? You shoulda had a lookout.
Keep yourselves in the med ward and I’ll be there soon to get you out.
Then we’ll have shots..and Feanix will chase you with lobster tits.
I knew Crash would do the balloon trick for us! And hey, it looks like we found a way to break the boys out of the Hoag!! Pssst, we’ll send a first aid kit with her for the break out mission. I’m sure one of them will need it! Head on over to Twitter and say hi to Crash. I was reading her Tweets long before I joined the Bettie Brigade, (Stalker me) and I know she really helped to bring my attention to you girls!
Next, I interviewed my good friend Jen (@FoxyViscous) . What to say about this girl, I don’t know where to begin…She’s awesome! Even before I joined the Brigade, we were friends. In fact, we were discussing the coolness of the Betties before we joined. We decided one night that we just had to check you girls out and came to the conclusion that we were going to send an email and ask to join. Its safe to say, we are both very happy we did! She is living her dream of being a stay at home mom after years of hard work, and I can say I am jealous of that!! So let’s see what Foxy had to say to my questions…
Me: Tell me a little known fact about you…c’mon, dig down deep in there and give us the goods.
Foxy: Back in the day I was an exotic dancer (ok, stripper), then a Tropicana Wrestler, Bud Girl and Coors Extra Gold Girl. I weighed about 110, I started at age 19 and quit when I was 25. I don’t regret it, there where times it wasn’t the healthiest thing for me, but I made a lot of money, set a goal to quit by 25 and I did, and it made me more aware of what kind of people are in this world, and because of that I think I’m a better wife, mother and friend. I used all the money to buy a 5 star restaurant in Southern Arizona. I was published in cookbooks, Wine Spectator magazine, and was chosen for Taste of the Nation. Kind of a lifestyle change, I would say.
Me: I have watched you do Roller Derby online, and have seen all the amazing pictures from your bouts. I have also seen the results (as in the way of bruising on your body) of said bouts! It looks like a whole lot of fun, and I know of at least one other Bettie that is interested in trying out the sport. What drew you into the sport of Roller Derby? And how long have you been doing it? And what movie do you watch to get all fired up before game day???
Foxy: I’ve been playing Rollerderby for 3 years. 2007 was the worst year of my life, for various reasons, and my husband had come across a derby video on Youtube and suggested I check it out. I was sitting on a beach in Maui one day, reflecting on my life, and said to myself “When I get back from this trip, I’m going to play rollerderby” And so I did. I always say that Rollerderby saved my soul. It has been so good for me, bad for my body but good for my mind. I am surrounded by very strong, athletic women who are like sisters and fight for each other. It’s amazing. Pre bout tradition? I always watch Boondock Saints the night before a bout. It is a distracter, I get so into the movie that I forget about what’s going to happen the next day. It totally takes my mind to a different place, so I don’t stay up all night with my brain spinning. It takes me to a happy place 🙂
Me: I know we share a love of MMA, as I am a UFC fanatic (check this stuff out people!) And you have awesome pictures hanging out with fighters I adore! Who is your favorite fighter? Have you ever thought of training for MMA?
Foxy: My favorite fighter is definitely Nick Diaz, hands down. Always has been my favorite. Win or lose, he’s still my favorite. Love his attitude, love the way he fights, he reminds me a lot of myself. I did train MMA, for a long time. I started when I was 18, took a break when I had my kids, then picked up again in my 30’s. I have had the opportunity to train with some great fighters in great schools. And I worked for a pro fighter for many years, as her personal assistant so I did have great opportunities.
Me: Foxy is pretty schooled on serial killers, and probably would do a great job profiling them for the FBI. I am not trying to make light of serial killers or idolize them, I actually find them fascinating and not in a good way. Foxy, which serial killer do you find the most interesting (and I hate to use that term, but..) and why?
Foxy: Serial killers…wow. Don’t ask me how I got started with this obsession, it goes back about 20 years. I would have to say Richard Chase…what a weirdo. He believed that the only way to stay alive was to drink the blood of his victims. Sometimes he would even put their organs in a blender with soda and make a shake. Really
Me: What is the one thing that has happened to you that has made a major impact on your life? (good or bad)
Foxy: What event had a significant impact on my life? A friend of mine who was also my Jiu Jitsu coach, committed suicide in 2007. It was never understood and impacted my entire circle of friends and the life that I knew at the time. He was the person that I wanted everyone in my life to meet, because he was just that awesome. My life took a drastic turn after that happened. A good turn actually.
Me: Finish this statement: You know you’re from California if/when________
Foxy: You know you’re from SOUTHERN California when: you wear flip-flops to a night club, and no one cares. You know you’re from CENTRAL California when you’ve gone cow-tipping at least once in your life, even if it was non-consensual, and you’re from NORTHERN California if 1. You wouldn’t be caught dead at a bar in Central California or 2. You have been high since 1974.
Me: Which Lost character would you like to be stuck on “the island” with forever and why?
Foxy: I’d like to be stuck on the Island with Desmond….that accent gets me every time!
Me: Whats the first word that comes to your mind when I say Las Vegas?
Foxy: Las Vegas=New Shoes (may or may not have been borrowed from someone passed out in the bathroom, maybe someone gave them to me? Don’t judge. 🙁 )
Me: Give a “shoutout” to someone (c’mon this is your 15 mins of fame!)..
Foxy: I would like to give a shout out to the TWITTER BOONDOCK TEAMS! Whoever you really are…I have SO much fun on there with all of you. Sometimes that is a great way for me to end the day. I’m TeamGreenly and TeamIlDuce btw. 🙂
Me: Standard Boondock Saints Question: You get an entire day to spend in South Boston with Connor and Murphy, so what are you going to do?
Foxy: A day with Connor and Murphy? Ha…make them put on rollerskates and skate the town with me, of course!!! And in that case, drinking beer on skates is definitely allowed! I would definitely hit up the Museum Of Bad Art, as many Irish pubs as possible, the whole time with a video camera interviewing whoever is willing to talk to us about stupid trivia. THAT would be a really, really fun day.
We shared a super love of Lost, so that question had to be included! And hey, I can’t wait to see Conn and Murph on roller skates with a video camera!! Your answers we’re awesome Foxy and I appreciate you even more now, even if you may or may not have borrowed someone’s shoes while she was passed out in Vegas!! TeamD_d_d_Doc and I love ya too, babe xo! P.S. I won’t hold that whole Diaz being your favorite fighter thing against you…Get your ass over to Twitter and say hi to Foxy! She likes to stay up late, for all you night owls.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the interviews. Seriously, if you haven’t taken the time to get to know these two, please do so! With that…I’m on the prowl again…Mandy and Casey, I’m coming for you!