76 Questions, Answered

For those of you not following me on Tumblr, you wouldn’t know that I get several of my post on there from the site WeHeartIt. If you haven’t visited WHI in some time, you may not know that it has undergone some changes – you can now have a blog…and read articles. This is where I found these questions, it’s only 76 but I figure by answering them it will allow you to get to know me a bit better!

The Questions

  1. What’s your full name? My full name is Jessica Mezo, which I suppose should be pretty obvious – otherwise, why would I have this particular domain and use it for practically all of my social media accounts?
  2. Are you named after anyone? Officially, no I am not named after anyone. Unofficially, my Mom claims that I was named after a character on my now deceased Grandmother’s favorite soap, General Hospital.
  3. What does your name mean? The meaning of the name Jessica is God Beholds. The origin of the name is Hebrew, which is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language. It was more than likely invented by Shakespeare for the daughter of a Jewish merchant in ”The Merchant of Venice”. He probably derived it from Jescha (Yiska), the name of a minor Biblical character. Some famous Jessicas include the actress Jessica Alba, the singer Jessica Simpson, the actress Jessica Biel, the actress Jessica Lange, plus several reality stars, YouTube personalities, and so on. Variations of the spelling include Jessika, Jyssica, and Jesyka.
  4. Where are you from? I am from a small town in the southern part of Illinois, but if you would like for me to get more specific, I have ancestors from various European countries such as Hungary, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, even England. I also have a Native American ancestor.
  5. Where do you live? I currently live in the same small town mentioned in the previous question in government-housing, or a place that is both a safety-hazard and a health-risk for my diabetic mother. It’s due to the fact that our apartment has concrete floors, and being diabetic she sometimes loses feeling in her legs which causes her to be unbalanced, thus resulting in falls that cause broken bones like what happened in July 2017. As a result of these problems, I have started a GoFundMe to hopefully raise the funds to assist.
  6. Where were you born? ROTFLMAO, in the exact same town mentioned in the previous two answers…I was actually born in a house, down the road and around the corner from where I currently live. I was also the first baby delivered by the local fire department, which you’d think mean that I’d actually get a card or a birthday present from them…but nope, not a single thing.
  7. Fandoms? If by this you mean, things that I am obsessed with to the point that I know everything about it, I’d have to say, none. There are a few things that I am relatively knowledgeable about, such as the Property Brothers, The Sims franchise, WordPress, etc. However, I am neither an expert on any of them nor completely obsessed with them.
  8. At what age did you go on your first date? I have never been on what I consider to be a date. This is mainly due to the fact that I wasn’t really interested in dating in High School, and one of the few guys I was interested in dating made me angry before he asked me out. So, I may have cut off my nose to spite my face, when him to go ask out another girl. *shrugs*
  9. What is an ideal first date to you? The ideal first date to me is one where both parties involved feel comfortable, where you get to know a bit more about the other person – rather through conversation or by how they react to a situation or event. It sometimes involves delicious food – but nothing that could be potentially embarrassing to eat…so no sushi, no Italian, etc. It doesn’t involve going to the movies either – because they are such a decisive thing, one completely loves the movie, hates the movie, or worse…they don’t care about it one way or another. This means that the conversation could potentially become an argument. Then the date ends, with politeness and either a brief hug or the promise to call if one fully intends to do so.
  10. What is something you look for in a partner? The two biggest factors for me are a sense of humor and the ability to carry on a conversation. He must also love animals – cats, dogs, etc. and children. Being family-oriented is a plus, as well as respect for not only themselves but others and the world around them.
  11. What is the best compliment you ever received? Actually, this is one I have received from a couple different people. The first time was in my Advanced Biology class in High School, and we were discussing genetics. Our teacher had us study each others eyes and sketch them, my lab partner told me that I had pretty eyes. This resulted in the girl at the next table being upset because her eyes only contained shades of brown, which resulted in the incident mentioned in a previous answer. The next incident of being complimented on my eye color was when I decided to give myself a makeover during my Senior year of High School, and wanted to get contacts. My optometrist told me that I had such pretty eyes that he’d feel guilty if I got colored contacts and covered them up. In hindsight, I imagine that my health insurance wouldn’t have paid for contacts and he didn’t want to upset me. But receiving the compliment both times, brightened my day and my mood considerably.
  12. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? It honestly depends on the time of month – I usually buy Ben and Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk, Ben and Jerry’s The Tonight Dough, or Ben and Jerry’s Truffle Kerfuffle. If none of those are available, then Blue Bunny Bunny Tracks is my go-to flavor.
  13. What is your favorite type of clothing? If given the choice as to what to wear, I will wear a fitted graphic tee with a pair of distressed skinny jeans, and a pair of ballet flats. My hair would be in either a messy bun or a disheveled ponytail. Over this whole look, it depends on the season – winter calls for a navy blue pea coat, fall calls for a camel trench. Actually, my style depends on the season – summer consists of cut-off shorts, gauzy tops, and flip flops or sandals…fall consist of either the outfit previously mentioned or a button-down, sweater, and loafers. Winter is my lazy season – leggings and oversized sweaters or sweatshirts.
  14. Do you prefer kissing or cuddling? Honestly, I’m not a big fan of kissing at all…except for those sweet, quick little kisses. The idea of trading saliva with someone for a significant amount of time disgusts me, so I definitely prefer cuddling. Some people may say that it’s difficult to find a comfortable position in which to cuddle for any amount of time – but honestly, the same problem could also be applied to kissing, and more than likely you are not going to stay in the same position.
  15. What was the first concert you attended? I have yet to attend a concert – there hasn’t been anyone that I wish to go see, and I haven’t been able to afford tickets to any.
  16. What was your first job? Hm, if by this you mean the first job that allowed me to file taxes…it would have to be Administrative Assistant at the local Adult Day Care. It basically consisted of filing, photocopying, and all of those things that one does in an office environment with the lingering smell of urine, vomit, mothballs, despair, and a dash of either Old Spice or Chanel No 5.
  17. Hobbies? If by this, you mean, what do I do in my spare time? Well, I suppose that you could consider blogging one of my hobbies, as well as reading, writing in general, binging shows on Netflix – currently AHS and suggestions are definitely appreciated, and of course, sleeping and eating are always major highlights of my day. I used to be able to add playing The Sims 3 as a hobby but my game has decided to no longer work. Also, I do not recommend having eating and sleeping as two of your major hobbies unless you also have the hobby of some sort of physical activity as well. Unless, of course, you are an actual bear and must prepare for hibernation.
  18. What’s the farthest you’ve been from home? Give me a minute, let me go check Google Maps. I have been to Dallas, TX – which is 669 miles from my hometown, as well as Pine Bluff, Arkansas 389 miles away. So I’m guessing that the grand prize winner would be Dallas, TX. *biggrin*
  19. When was the first time you were on a plane? I am going to assume that the writer of these questions meant a plane going to one of the places I mentioned in the previous answer. However, in both cases, it was more of a combination car ride/bus trip. This isn’t to say that I’ve yet to go on a plane – in fact, when I was eight years old, I got to ride in an agricultural aircraft. This is basically an aircraft that has been built or converted for agricultural use – usually for the aerial application of pesticides or fertilizer1; in these roles they are commonly referred to as “crop dusters” or “top dressers”. The most common agricultural aircrafter are fixed-wing, meaning that the wings generate lift caused by the vehicle’s forward airspeed and the shape of the wings. The main reason that I know all of this is because afterwards, I spent weeks reading every single book I could find about airplanes…I was a weird kid with a short attention span.
  20. Who is your role model? Oddly, I do not have one. However, there are several people whom I admire such as Emma Watson, who is an actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She is also a staunch feminist who started a group on GoodReads called Our Shared Shelf – that she started due to her working with UN Women. It allows the member of the group to discuss and read books about equality – books that are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, often thought-provoking and inspiring, and always empowering! The next person who comes to mind would be Anne Frank – if I have to explain what makes her admirable then your High School education was seriously lacking, but I will tell you that I remain astonished at the fact that despite everything she went through, she remained consistent in her belief that humankind was inherently good. The other person that comes to mind is Marie Curie, and honestly, if you are interested in the science – this woman is goals.
  21. Favorite actress/actor? I wouldn’t say that I have a particular actress/actor, per se. I do have several actresses/actors that I try to watch every single thing that they appear in/have appeared in – it doesn’t matter if it’s a TV movie, straight-to-video, or anything else. These people include Heath Ledger, Audrey Hepburn, etc. Honestly, I am more interested in older movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Gone With the Wind, Rear Window, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, etc. – if it came out prior to the 1980’s, then I absolutely adore it!
  22. Favorite fictional character? This would honestly be a tie between Hermione Granger, Belle, and Holly Golightly…each for different reasons, but mainly because they are the three that I relate to the most.
  23. Describe yourself in one word. Uhm…I have no idea. What one word would y’all use to describe me? I realize that this doesn’t answer the question – but I honestly cannot think of one word that sums up my entire personality, beyond indescribable, which is also a bit of a cop-out.
  24. What app do you use the most? Hm, well, I currently have Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter currently installed on my phone. I randomly browse Instagram, and post a photo on the odd occasion. Snapchat use has gone down since the last update, but I really didn’t use it very much to begin with – I just used it for the filters to get semi-cute selfies to use as profile pictures on others sites. :P As for Twitter, it is probably the app on my phone that I use most often beyond ColorNote. It is probably the best way to contact me – better than even e-mail.2
  25. What are some of your bad habits? Well, I am indecisive, have a tendency to be detached from people and situations, a bit superficial and vain, as well as self-indulgent. I also have an extreme tendency to procrastinate like crazy. But I’m extremely fun!
  26. Which hurts the most, physical or emotional pain? It is definitely emotional pain – the main reason for this is that the pain can hit unexpectedly. It is the smallest things that can trigger the pain, and it can be refreshed at the most random things. For example, I had a miscarriage in the spring of 2007, and my ex-boyfriend (father of the baby) loved the band Evanescence. So now, every single time I hear any song by them but the one that affects me the most is My Immortal. Sadly, this used to be one of my favorite songs – but now I cannot hear it without crawling into bed, and crying.
  27. Do you have trust issues? Sadly, yes – this is mainly due to the ex mentioned in the last question. It turns out that while I was having the miscarriage, he was cheating on me. I guess that it’s true – every dark cloud has a silver lining. Because I cannot imagine having an almost ten-year-old and having to deal with someone who would do that to me, plus it makes me question how involved he would’ve been in our child’s life.
  28. What countries would you love to visit? All of them, but to be more specific – France, Spain, Germany, Italy, England, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, etc.
  29. Have you ever liked someone and not told them? Yes, I have – but somehow they knew and so did practically everyone that I know. It seems that I have a problem with wearing my emotions on my face – so basically if I don’t like you, you can 100% tell, same if I do like you.
  30. Hogwarts house? *runs and checks Pottermore* It turns out that I was sorted into Ravenclaw, the same house as both Luna Lovegood and Gilderoy Lockhart. Those sorted into Ravenclaw are intelligent, wise, sharp, witty, and individual – basically, we have a tendency to be a bit eccentric.
  31. How old would you be in 5 months? Hm, it will be August 22nd – which means the day after my youngest brother turns 34. However, I will still be the same age which is 37.
  32. Name 3 turn-ons. Sleep, food, and video games…oh wait, you mean things that I find attractive in another person? Haha, it honestly varies between person to person – but the major two are a sense of humor and they treat other people with respect and love.
  33. Siblings? Two younger brothers, one who is currently 35 and the other is 33.
  34. Favorite movie? Ten Things I Hate About You
  35. Is there anyone you wanna punch in the face right now? There is honestly not a single person that I want to punch in the face right now – this is mainly due to the fact that in order to do this I’d have to actually care about a person enough to expend the energy, and there are very few people that I care about that much.
  36. Who was the last person you cried in front of? Hm, it was my dog Colby. I have a tendency to go and hide when I have the urge to cry. It’s mainly due to the fact that in school, I was teased unmercilessly for being too sensitive by the other kids.
  37. What was your childhood nickname? It honestly depends on who you ask – my grandfather and mom would say that it is Mouse, while a select group of school friends would say that it was Jesmo.
  38. Do you like Chinese food? Hm, is the Pope Catholic? Sorry, yes I adore Chinese food.
  39. What makes you happy? Right now? Being left alone…this means that I can get done the things that I need to do, and I would be able to get them done without interruptions.
  40. Do you believe in soulmates? Yes, but I do not believe that you are always destined to marry your soul mate. Sometimes you give birth to them, and you are responsible for assuring that he or she has the best life possible. Or your soul mate could be your best friend – the person that you share your deepest darkest secrets, your fears, your hopes, your dreams…if you are fortunate, you are able to marry them and spend the rest of your life with them. Those of us who are unfortunate will never get to meet their soulmate for various reasons – they are significantly older or younger than you, they live on the other side of the world, etc. Therefore, I don’t believe that finding and marrying your soulmate should be a goal in life.
  41. Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do? Well, if I’m in high school, I get mad at him for complimenting a feature that another girl has, that I am jealous of and tell him to leave me alone. Now, I’d probably ask him, what’s going on? The reason is that he is married and has at least a set of twin boys…so for him to do this, something has to be bothering him. But this is just rumor, speculation – we haven’t talked since before he got married. His then girlfriend didn’t like how close and affectionate we were with one another, and so I made the conscious decision to not be as involved in his life.
  42. How tall are you? I am 5’7½” tall – and yes, I suppose that I could round it up to 5’8” but that wouldn’t be truthful. I have promised that when writing blog posts I would be as honest as possible and if I cannot tell the truth about my height, how can I expect you to believe me when I eventually write about more serious issues?
  43. Favorite food? It honestly depends on the meal – for lunch, it’s sushi. Breakfast calls for either French toast or a vegetarian omelette. Then supper is either fish or pasta. So basically, I guess you could say that I don’t technically have a favorite food.
  44. Are you afraid of falling in love? I am not sure that the word “afraid” is the right word…I am more apprehensive about falling in love. This is despite the fact that I do it so easily, and I may be more in love with the idea of it…than actually being in love.
  45. What ethnicity do people mistake you for? Martian. None, in all honesty, I am also not mistaken for being from a different country…just a different part of my own country. It seems that my accent is a bit unusual for where I live – this is mainly due to the fact that I was in speech therapy from the time I started school at age 3 to my Junior year of High School. I spoke with a lisp, and too softly and too fast for people to understand what I was saying. My friends thought it was ridiculous as they could understand me, as could my family. One also stated that the fact that I spoke softly meant the other people needed to shut up and listen, and that I only spoke if I actually had to say something – not just to hear myself talk.
  46. What’s your hair color? Various shades of blonde with a reddish tint in certain lights.
  47. Are you allergic to anything? Yes, I’m allergic to codeine – this means that I have to check the labels of all pain medications and I cannot take certain ones such as Tylenol-3. It does make me a bit concerned for when I eventually do get pregnant, and have to give birth, as I do not want to do a natural birth unless I 100% have to, or if it will cause harm to my baby if I do not. :(
  48. Do you have any phobias? Yes, coulrophobia…which makes the fact that I am currently on season four of AHS ironic. Comment below with your favorite TV show if you know why.
  49. Chinese astrological sign? metal Monkey
  50. Can you whistle? Nope, but I can snap. My Uncle told me that in our family you can either snap or whistle, but you can’t do both. My Mom can whistle, but not snap…while he can snap but not whistle. It’s weird.
  51. What’s your favorite candle scent? Uhm, I don’t have one and I don’t understand the obsession that practically all girls have with candles.
  52. Occupations you wanted to be as a kid? The only things I remember telling people that I wanted to be were a Mommy, a lawyer, and in fifth grade, the first woman President of the United States. I went around to all my teachers, fifth and fourth grade to ask them to vote for me. They all said that they would.
  53. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes, I do. I will write a post about this at a later date – so be sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss the post!
  54. Do you believe in aliens? Yes and no…I feel that our universe is so big, that not having life out there would be virtually impossible. However, the only reason that they would be called “aliens” is because they are different from humankind. Does anyone else wonder why we insist on calling things we don’t understand or that don’t look how we expect “alien”? No? Just me, well, let’s move on to the next question.
  55. What inspires you? Lately? Not much…inspiration has been kind of hard to come across lately. It’s the main reason that I’ve not been doing much writing of any kind, and there is also the fact that I somehow managed to lose all of my current WIP from my desktop. I swear that it hates me.
  56. What’s your favorite season? Autumn, duh! This isn’t because I’m an October baby either…there are so many things that make it the best season. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, plaid, picking apples, and wearing boots are just a few of the reasons that it’s the best season ever! It’s also the start of football season which means tailgating and bonfires – did someone say s’mores and chili? Sign me up!
  57. What is the last thing you watched on TV? I don’t technically watch TV – Netflix is more my speed. I need to be able to pause whatever I am watching, so that I can go do other things and come back to where I was. However, my Mom does watch TV and so when I went in to get us each a bowl of chili, I saw a bit of the movie White House Down – starring the equally delicious Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.
  58. Secret talent? Uhm, if I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret talent, now would it?
  59. Do you wear perfume? I have trouble finding a scent that is both affordable and that I love. For the longest time, I wore Love’s Baby Soft…but as I’ve gotten older, the baby powder scent became a bit much. I currently adore Calvin Klein Euphoria – but I don’t own any of it. :(
  60. Have you ever been in love? I am constantly in love with some person, some object, some app, some website…but if you mean, have I fallen head over heels with one particular person? If I have fallen totally, completely in love, cannot imagine my life without them…then the answer would be, no.
  61. Who would you like to see in concert? Despite the fact that I have no idea of how to answer this, I’ll just put a couple of random people – Weird Al Yankovic, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and anyone else really as I’ve never been to any concert at all. To be honest, I’d rather go to an awards show of some kind and see multiple acts.
  62. Tea or coffee? Both, it honestly depends on the time of day and my current mood. I usually drink a cup of Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea in Sleepytime Vanilla, and in the morning, I must drink at least one cup of coffee. I plan on doing a Morning Routine and a Bedtime Routine post in the near future. Or would you prefer that I wait until I can film it?
  63. Black or green olives? On pizza, black olives. As a snack, green ones.
  64. Can you knit? Hm, sort of. I am way too anxious to do it correctly – I make my stitches too tight which means I can only do a single row. Therefore, I grasp the concept of knitting…but I cannot make anything at all.
  65. Are you listening to music right now? Nope – I am trying to finish this post so that I can go do dishes, and then I don’t have anything keeping me from doing my most favorite chore in the world, laundry. (Please note the sarcasm! Doing laundry where I live is a PITA as we have a portable washer that gets hooked up to the kitchen sink.)
  66. What would you name your children? Well, since the Facebook quizzes that you do, keep saying that I am either going to have either three girls and a boy, or three boys and a girl – which I prefer. I’m going to tell you three names for each gender. The boys would be named James Tennison (JT), Caulen Joseph, and Brendan James. The girls would be names Madeleine Nicole, Flannery Jayne, and Teagan Elizabeth.
  67. Well, this is the end of the questions and I hope that you enjoyed reading my answers, and that you possibly learned something new about me. If you want to do these questions, you can find the original here, so be sure to give her credit. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and I am off to sleep – setting the alarm so I can get dishes and laundry done today. As for the featured image, this is the view that I have had out my back door for the past couple of days – it has been gray, gloomy, and raining…an absolutely perfect start to Spring. But I guess that means the flowers will be blooming soon, I hope.

    1. This was during the summer of 1988 or 1989 – which means that the all natural craze was yet to arrive.
    2. How did I get over 100,000 emails? Can I just delete them all?!