Today on 5 Questions I bring you our friend, Liberal Banana. You gotta love a girl whose tagline reads, "Over 25% of human genes are the same as a banana. Get over yourself." And if you do get the chance to check her out, you will see that she holds true to her word in not taking life too seriously. I also gotta give any girl props who shares the same "penchant" for car wreckery. While my claim to fame is smashing up on birthdays after random act of kindness (on my part), hers is brand new cars mintues old. She also loves the show "So You Think You Can Dance!" if possible, almost as much as I do. We also have the same bathing suit and handbag. It's getting to the point that I'm wondering if we're twins or if it's possible that I am existing in 2 places at once.
Anyway, on with the show.
1. I understand you have been in a danceoff or 2 in your life. What, in your mind, are the key elements to securing a win?
Key elements to securing a Dance-Off Champion title are the following: Confidence (a la Maria in the Sound of Music). If you need alcohol to accomplish that, get a strong buzz but nothing more - if you're too drunk, you won't have proper control of your limbs. You'll think you looked hot, but looking back on pictures (or God forbid VIDEO), you'll realize you actually looked like you were having a seizure. (In other words: not so hot.)
Channel Napoleon Dynamite. Try not to do the same three moves over and over. Look around at other people and get ideas from them if you have to -but spice it up, baby! Woo! Become part Tazmanian Devil (the Looney Tune, not the carnivorous Australian marsupial). If all else fails, dance circles around your Dance Floor Nemesis. It'll make him or her dizzy and, if you're lucky, maybe evenfall down!
Voila - you win!
(ed note: based on my How To Guide, she is utterly correct)
2. Have you ever ordered something off an infomerical? If yes, what was it,approximately what time did you order it and did it live up to the hype?
If not, what have you been close to ordering (b/c we all have fallen victim to at least THINKING about it at one time or another) or are right now contemplating a purchase?
Also, in your opinion, do celebs like, for example, Cher, Christie Brinkley, Chuck Norris, Susan Lucci,and Leeeza Gibons give the product more or less credibility?
I have never bought anything from an infomercial and GOB HELP ME if I ever do. I think the closest I ever came to picking up the phone was for Bare Essentials, the makeup products. But I did some research and a lot of women were unhappy with them, so I decided not to.
In general, I think celebrities who end up doing infomercials are just sad. But when I saw Jessica Simpson on the Proactiv commercials? I was like, "Damn. I don't even have any acne and I want to get that stuff. Look at how nice her skin looks now!"
3. What movie(s), while not what people would consider "Oscar worthy", it is totally underrated or for that matter, "misunderstood" for its time and should get a viewing before one expires? And why should we?
The Sweetest Thing with Christina Applegate and Cameron Diaz. I love the part where they're riding in Christina's Volvo station wagon and Cameron says "What smells in here?" (climbs into the back, poking around) "...UGH, it smells like ASS." And then Christina says, "Yes, yes. I think I left some ASS in the back." Priceless! Classic! Why don't they have statues yet? I LOVE THAT MOVIE.
(ed note: I, too, love this movie with purity of heart and have made the recommendation to several. That said, while she is all about the Diaz love (which she confessed in a subsequent e-mail), I feel that Miss Applegate stole the movie here. "Why you gotta be so be-jiggity?".)
4.What purchase or find are you most proud of-- that made you go, "awww yeah."
I'd have to say my car. I lurrrve my car. I think it's super cute and I'm rather proud of it. Driving it home from the dealership I was practically shaking - I couldn't believe that I actually had my own new car. (I'd solely used public transportation for 2-1/2 years here in DC prior to that.)
5. You get 1 do-over, anything. What is it for you? Why?
Getting a perm right before I turned 21. Worst. Decision. Ever. The quality of my hair has not been the same since. Remember, folks: Friends don't let friends get perms.
The FBI raid your house and have full access to your Cd and iTunes (or similar) music collection. What artist or song would cause you most embarrassment?
It would have to be a tie between 'N Sync and the Spice Girls. I have no idea how they got into the collection but they're definitely cringe-worthy. (Unfortunately, that doesn't stop me from getting my groove on with them when I'm alone...)
(ed note: if it's any consolation, I may have *A* Spice Girl song on the list and *possibly* a few N'Sync hits)
So, there's Miss LB. Now with 25% more Banana.
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