The following is an episode of The Jason Show that never aired. For some reason it got lost in the editing room, in preparation for a blog segment interview that was submitted to the show a while back by another blogger.
Taken the day we eloped to West Hollywood.
I just stand around looking like this.
Taken before I got my haircut.
Why do you blog?
I blog because I love to write. I blog because it provides a very satisfying creative and emotional outlet. I blog because I have made so many good friends because of it. I blog because it is relaxing to me. I blog because somehow, in my mind, it validates me. I blog because I have important or funny stories to tell.
What's the story behind your blog name?
I think, perhaps, in the case of The Jason Show, it is pretty self explanatory.
What is the best thing about being a blogger?
It's a tie between fulfilling my need to write and the satisfying relationships that have come about in my life because of blogging. I suspected the first one would happen when I started blogging, but I had no idea the latter would happen.
What key advice would you give to a newbie blogger?
Write for yourself!
What is the most significant blog post you've ever read?
1-Our Simple Lives: Written by Your Friend, Mark, Our Simple Lives illustrates the lives of an ordinary, international, same-sex couple and their four adopted children in Pennsylvania. Mark's writing is funny, real, down-to-earth, honest, and full of heart.
2- Just Eat Your Cupcake: First of all, I love the title of this blog! Second, Just Eat Your Cupcake's author, Maria, is one of the most talented writers out there. Maria mostly writes about her relationship with her partner, Bing, and their daughter. Maria has a talent for taking regular life and turning it into something poignant, meaningful, and at times, humorous.
Pick three things you can't live without.
laughter, peace of mind, and solitude
If you could live your life again who would you be, and why?
If there is one lesson in life I have learned, it is "be yourself!"
You have been given a wonderful talent from above. This causes you to make your mark on humanity and be world famous. In which area would prefer: a best selling novelist, a brilliant artist, a gifted musician, a fantastic singer, a charismatic leader, anything you choose, and why?
I would be a fantastic, down-to-earth-no-drama vocalist who in some way makes a significant impact in helping the less fortunate.
If you were an ice cream cone, which flavour would you prefer and who would you most want to lick you?
I would be Dreyer's Chocolate Fudge Brownie--thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying, making people happy, if only for a few moments.
Who would I most want to lick me? Is this all in one occasion, or separately?
Do I have to narrow it down to just one? How about if I narrow it down to ten?
Describe in one sentence your perfect day.
This question made me realize that (in theory) I have a nearly perfect life!
My perfect day would include a substantial amount of quiet time, music, a funny conversation with Diego; tv, wine, and "private time" with Giancarlo; the knowledge that my girls are happy that day; blogging, a yummy lunch/dinner, a long walk, and getting a few constructive things done around my house.
It looks like I'm pretty easy to please.
If you were a fiction writer which one would you be and why?
I would be Anne Tyler. I adore her way of making even the mundane seem humorous and meaningful. Her knack for characterization is second to none!
What was your most embarrassing moment?
My most embarrassing moment was when, during my first month of teaching, I flew over the handlebars of my bike, making hamburger out of my knuckles, in front of a bunch of students and their parents after school. All because I was trying to open a peach Jolly Rancher while I was driving down a slope.
If you awoke to find you had changed gender what would be the first and second things you would do?
First, I would get on that pill that makes me have my period once a year. After that was out of the way, I would wear fancy flip flops and a short, sleeveless dress to work on a hot day.