Getting to Know Michelé and Mia

1. What three things would you bring to a deserted island with you?

Michelé: A five subject notebook, a pack of pencils, and my favorite book, Jellicoe Road.

Mia: My phone, my boyfriend, and a Bible.

2. If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

Michelé: Honey Bunches of Oats because I don’t look very tasty but if you pour milk on me I’m the greatest.

Mia: I would be Apple Jacks because that’s my favorite cereal.

3. What’s your favorite thing about being human?

Michelé: Being able to appreciate things like hugs, the smell of fall, and those rare moments in life where everything is going right and you just need to put your hands up and spin around to your favorite song.

Mia: Being intelligent! I love that I have the ability to think critically and make decisions.

4. Who is your role model and why?

Michelé: My mom because she didn’t really get to be a kid when she was younger and now as an adult she lets herself have the fun she didn’t get to. I want to always be able to find joy in the simple things.

Mia: Beyonce because she’s flawless. *Flips weave* Lol no but seriously, Beyonce. She empowers young women and stands on her own two feet. She has such a feminist mindset, and I can realate.

5. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. He says…

Michelé: Todo, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

Mia: I’m still drunk from Halloween and don’t know where my clothes are.

6. What kitchen utensil are you most like?

Michelé: A whisk because I like the way whisk sounds.

Mia: A knife. But I don’t know why.

7. What is the most played song on your iPod?

Michelé: Halleluiah by Jeff Buckley

Mia: Flawless (Remix) – Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj

8. I you were a boy for a day you would…

Michelé: Run around without a shirt because they don’t have to wear shirts and they don’t have to wear bras.

Mia: Pee outside on a tree. Just because it’s socially acceptable for guys to do that.

9. If you could learn to do anything what would it be?

Michelé: I want to become fluent in sign language.

Mia: I would learn how to play the piano. I took lessons for 8 years but wish I wouldn’t have stopped.

10. If you could date any fictional character who would you date?

Michelé: The hard thing is that it changes with each book I read.  Right now, Bellamy Blake.

Mia: Can I pick a celebrity instead?

11. What is the best gift you ever received?

Michelé: My 1950’s typewriter!!

Mia: My car, Even though it’s a piece of crap.

12. Give your 10 year-old self some advice.

Michelé: Stop thinking your fat.

Mia: Don’t rush to grow up! Be a kid for as LONG as humanly possible.

13. Where’s Waldo?

Michelé: Lost in a dream within a dream, within a dream, within a dream.

Mia: He was on State Street during FreakFest in Madison. Now probably in class.

14. What’s your best trait?

Michelé: I think probably my ability to be happy.  It doesn’t take a whole lot.

Mia: My personality. I’m crazy, but it’s a good crazy (usually).

15. What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Michelé: I want to be a published author, learn how to fly a plane, and make a difference is someone’s life

Mia: I just want to be successful. Marry my boyfriend. Make some pretty babies. And be an inspiration to kids who look up to me.

16. Quick, tell us the first name that comes into your mind.

Michelé: Jack. Which I’m really disappointed in because I thought for sure I’d be able to come up with something more original.  The second was Gaylord.

Mia: Konnen (my boyfriend). I’m crazy about him. Can’t you tell?

17. What’s your biggest fear?

Michelé: Being told by everyone I love that they hate me.

Mia: Dying! No doubt. Well I guess it would be dying a tragic death.

18. Besides the necessities, what is one thing you could not live a day without?

Michelé: Music.

Mia: My phone. I go crazy if it’s not near me.

19. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever done/seen/eaten?

Michelé: This guy that rides a unicycle around campus wearing a jester hat.

Mia: Well I love my life. So I try not to do or eat anything foreign. But the craziest thing I’ve seen… All the drunkenness at FreakFest. It was wild.

20. Say something interesting.

Michelé: Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid

Mia: Last weekend (Halloween weekend) My night ended with me dialing 9-1-1 for my friend. Fun night.



*WARNING, Images included are not for those with coulrophobia.*

Once there was only one man living on Earth.  He heard a knock on the door.

dun, Dun, DUUUUN!

    There are so many scary stories out there, it’s difficult to choose just one to tell!  I’ll save us all some time and just link one of my favorite twisted websites here.  Good luck sleeping tonight 😉

It’s fitting that I’m posting today because I fully believe that HALLOWEEN IS THE BESTEST HOLIDAY EVER!!!  It’s rather unappreciated.  I love it because: a.) chocolate, b.) fall, c.) playing dress up, and d.) scaring the crap out of people.  Somehow I managed to score all four during my job at the Haunted Forest in Ames, IA this year!  As painful as it is to drag myself out of my cozy dorm room, the reward is so worth it.  Yes I get paid (and they give us candy) but I thoroughly enjoy making people scream bloody murder while losing control of their bladder (that happened; it got a little awkward).  My role for the past month has been a psychotic clown in a fenced in, abandoned nursery set up.  Truthfully, I picked this character because a ton of people are afraid of clowns and I might be slightly sadistic.  Whenever I’m hiding out of sight, ready to jump out and laugh (giggle) maniacally, I listen to the visitors entering the nursery.  “Oh I hate clowns!  They’re so creepy!”  When I hear this, the crazy little clown in me jumps up and down in a happy dance.  Some people are lame and just look at me, almost annoyed that there’s a clown in the way.  Others bury their faces in the shoulder of the person next to them to avoid looking at me.  The rest, my favorite, run screaming for the tiny exit.  🙂 I honestly enjoy this too much.  Sometimes there are children (don’t understand why) who look absolutely terrified so I back off.  I witnessed a girl (probably in high school) burst into tears she was so afraid.  There are also people who had full on panic attacks and had to be guided by one of us actors to the end.  We are ranked as the scariest haunted establishment in Iowa. They advise that you not come alone.  We’re open every weekend in October as well as November first.  Even though it can get down to freezing temperatures at night, I stay warm by jumping around and chasing visitors.  People have asked what my favorite scare is.  I’d have to say it was last night.  This guy was leading the line through the section when I jumped out in front of him.  After jumping and screaming, he tried running left, then right, then he spun around in a circle and turned and gave a bear hug to the guy behind him.  He rather resembled a character in a Scooby Doo series or something.  Definitely hilarious, I wish I had caught it on camera!  Overall this October has been pretty Spooktacular.

This is what the customers see when they enter the clown cage.  That's my roommate, she also works there as a clown.

This is what the customers see when they enter the clown cage. That’s my roommate, she also works there as a clown.

Here's a rather disturbing baby crib...

Here’s a rather disturbing baby crib…

This is me as a clown on a headless rocking horse :)

This is me as a clown on a headless rocking horse 🙂

Here's an eerie shot of my roommate standing by the creepy crib.

Here’s an eerie shot of my roommate standing by the creepy crib.

This is exactly what I looked like riding the bus home after work.

This is exactly what I looked like riding the bus home after work.

-Frankie :-*

P.S.  My actual Halloween costume is an undead pin up girl.  I love pin ups!

P.P.S. Yes, I did my own makeup every night.