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My answers to five big questions
I was interviewed by Between a Rock and a Card Place's Caroline Cala Donofrio and I think it went pretty well actually
Hey goobers hOw are you! Lot of new people here and to them and them only allow me to just say, “hey goobers how are you?”
Astute readers with experience in the ‘find the five differences between these two babes’ arcade games probably noticed that the hello to the n00bs did NOT have a strangely capitalized hOw. Why?
Because the nOObs are not ready for it yet but after reading this, they are. Don’t ask me hOw I know I just dO.
Not in love with intro but hey you win some you lose most.
Let’s quickly shuffle right onto the main event for today’s post: I was interviewed by the inimitablefor her amazing newsletter !!!
Caroline asked me five questions and I answered each and every one:
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Caroline writes about all the same stuff I do but is emotionally balanced enough to not need to hide it amidst several consecuitive poop jokes. This is something I am working on.
big news alert: Caroline and I are working on a lil collab that is gonna be out soon and could perhaps blow your minds and might involve her giving me a tarot card reading but don’t quote me on that what are you a reporter?
Still not convinced you lil weasel? Here’s the first question and answer from the interview:
What’s one thing you struggle with that people might be surprised to hear?
This one’s a toughie because my writing focuses exclusively on the things I’m struggling with, so most of that stuff—self-loathing, anxiety, and never feeling like I'm enough (as a writer, father, husband, son, friend, etc.)—would not be things anyone would be surprised about.
I asked my wife, Lauren, if she had any idea about other struggles and here’s what she said:
Organizing group events and who to invite
Putting away the protein powder
Leaving your socks all over the house
An interesting list. The first two items are definitely accurate, but then halfway through it sorta becomes an airing of grievances, but that's okay, that's healthy, that's love.
My answer—and something I don't really write about because I don't yet know how—is that I struggle a lot with body stuff. I’m not even sure how to describe it—maybe it’s body dysmorphia or a term therapists have taught me called orthorexia, which is an obsession with proper or “healthful” eating in a way that becomes very unhealthy for your life and mind and body, too.
Growing up, I decided that the reason for all of my problems, most notably that girls did not want to go out on dates with me, was because of my weight. If only I wasn't fat, I told myself, then and only then would the ladies come a'swoonin. And so began a lifelong obsession with eating only “healthy food,” counting calories, weighing my food, etc. As with all the best mental distortions, this has become so deeply a part of my being that I usually forget it even exists. It's definitely not a fun one, but it is a real one and hey, both are true, so there ya go.
Personally I like that I wrote a’swoonin. 10/10 for that. Good job Alex.
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