A DIFFERENT 20 QUESTIONS

Inspired by @roaringsoftly
  1. 1.
    Introvert or extrovert?
    Introvert (but I can perform extroversion if I have to)
  2. 2.
    Do you have physical scars? If so, what from?
    I have a scar on my left hand from an attempt to cut a bagel in half while I was holding it, and a burn scar on my right arm from reaching too far into the oven for the muffins I was making. Also, stretch marks (maybe from all of the bread products??) on my thighs.
  3. 3.
    What religion were you raised, if any?
    Neither of my parents are very religious. Religion was not a part of my home life, but I grew up going to Catholic Church and Sunday school. My mom had us stop going to Sunday school when I was in 5th grade (when I saw Spotlight and considered the timeline, I think I know why we stopped going). I went through with confirmation in high school only to humor my Irish Catholic grandma.
  4. 4.
    What religion do you practice, if any?
    I don't practice religion. Organized religion makes me uncomfortable, partly because witnessing that type of faith makes me wonder if there's something wrong with me that I can't find it in me to believe like that.
  5. 5.
    Are you registered to vote?
    Yes! I registered in Massachusetts in college, but now I'm registered in California. I'm living in Virginia now and keep going back and forth over whether to change my registration.
  6. 6.
    Favorite Dr. Seuss story?
    The Lorax 🌲🌳🌴
  7. 7.
    Consistent quality in the majority of people you're attracted to?
    Sense of humor. Whether outwardly funny or just willing to laugh at themselves, this is a big one for me. Also, tall.
  8. 8.
    How old were you the first time you fell in love?
    I've never been in love
  9. 9.
    What item/thing that you consider a luxury could you not live without?
    Air conditioning
  10. 10.
    What celebrity would you lose your shit over if you met at a dinner party?
    Is dinner party meant to imply we'll get to sit and chat? JK Rowling, definitely.
  11. 11.
    Worst year of school and why?
    7th grade was peak self-hate combined with thinking awful toxic thoughts about everyone around me
  12. 12.
    Where were you born?
    Melrose Park, Illinois
  13. 13.
    Where would you most like to live?
    Currently, New York City. I feel like I need to live there while I'm young and single and don't mind living in a shitty apartment. It would probably be less fun if I had dependents.
  14. 14.
    What languages do you speak?
    English and mostly-forgotten high school French
  15. 15.
    What are you addicted to?
    Romantic comedies
  16. 16.
    Are you kind to yourself on a regular basis? How?
    I try to be. I focus on what I like and when I find myself comparing myself to other people, I remind myself that I don't know their life story and how they got to where they are, so why am I comparing my in-progress self to their in-progress self as though they've reached an end goal I have yet to achieve?
  17. 17.
    How do you feel about your body?
    It depends on the day. Overall, in the last five years I have grown more confident in my body and more aware of what it needs to look and feel good. But I still have days where I concoct elaborate fantasies in which I get tonsillitis or whatever and lose a bunch of weight while convalescing in the hospital. You know, normal stuff.
  18. 18.
    What do people assume about you that makes you crazy?
    That because I am quiet and introverted and I try to be kind, I am boring, naive "sweet little Julia."
  19. 19.
    Which of your views on the world have changed most drastically in your lifetime?
    Mainly that I have acquired "views" at all. I used to like to think of myself as a person with as little strong opinions as possible, and now I am proud of my strong opinions.
  20. 20.
    What are you really good at?
    Memorizing poems and songs