Chicago just passed a law that raised the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21. Hawaii and California have passed similar laws recently, and Illinois is apparently thinking about doing the same thing. What do you think of this trend? Do you agree with it? Witty Rabbit
As someone who has yet to smoke anything at 23, I find little concern about delaying access to lung cancer to 20-year-olds.
If you had unlimited funds for the project, how would you decorate your home/room? What colors would you use? Allison Campbell
What has been on your mind recently? Witty Rabbit
More than I once thought possible.
If you were shopping for a new home, what features would be most important to you? Allison Campbell
Should I ever afford a home of my own, I would love to have an office looking out into a forest.
What artist would you call a "sellout"?
Even artists need to eat and most make their work to be sold. That they're all subject to making a living is no concern of mine. Some are simply better artists, more or less.
What is the most exciting thing you plan to do this summer?
Probably hit the pavement as a bonafide freelance journalist for the first time in my life and telling stories I've always meant to tell.
Do you consider yourself to be a messy or a tidy person? Have you always been messy/tidy? If not, how did you change your habits? Witty Rabbit
I've always endeavored to be tidy and ended up less than that. I mostly clean up my act when I have enough time on my hands to notice my habits.
How are unicorns made?
MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), SUGAR, CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1% - CORN SYRUP, DEXTRIN, COLORING (INCLUDES BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 6, RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, RED 40 LAKE, BLUE 2 LAKE, YELLOW 6 LAKE, BLUE 2), GUM ACACIA.
What always sounds like a good idea but never actually is?
Staying silent when something needs to be said.
Is it insensitive to be hurting over your own problems when someone else with greater problems is hurting too?
No. We're no more than the sum of our own thoughts and whatever going on in your head is as real as whatever is going through anyone else's. Misery loves company and it would be more insensitive to spread it around. A self-imposed quarantine can be a necessity, but pay in mind it can't last forever. Fix you, help another, pay it forward.
Would you say your parents are overprotective?
I think they felt that they did what they had to when I was growing up. The result was a sheltered existence that's left me processing feelings I never knew I would have. But I've come to believe the intent was noble. Nothing comes without a price.
What diseases do most of us not know about, but we should probably worry about? Lucas
Mental illness is arguably more infectious in our modern world than any microbial – it's a side effect of living and one of the most undiagnosed. I can say, with all due experience, that its harm on your quality of life is not to be underestimated.
Most important in a date: Intelligent or Funny?
A good sense of humor begets a great deal of intelligence in my book.
Which fictional character(s) do you identify with? Ace
A cross between Peter Parker and Bruce Banner, more often than not.
You seem like a very thoughtful person. Do you have a personal mantra/what's your tag line? Ace
I'd like to think so –that's really kind of you to say. I have a different mantra for given moment, but if I could choose one at this point in my life, it would be, "It's all those who wander are lost." I certainly hope that's true.
Throwback music day: Drop a link to an old school track everyone can groove to!
Would you ever want to clone yourself?
For fear of my clones being bent on destroying their template, no, not at all. I'd like to keep myself a rare commodity.
Burgers with pickles or onions or both?
All the pickles and all the onions.
How do you stay strong for others at times when you can't even be strong for yourself?
I'm not too likely to be much help to anyone, much less myself in times of weakness. Should I be, I endeavor to pay it forward, so to speak, in the good faith that others would so the same for me.