7 Questions With … Beejoli, In Honor Of The Frisky’s 7th Birthday

It’s our birthday, bitch! This week, The Frisky turned seven years old, and I thought an appropriately navel-gazing way of acknowledging this momentous occasion would be to more formally introduce you to the seven women, including myself, who make up this new era of The Frisky. Over the course of the week — as Stassi Schroeder from “Vanderpump Rules” would say, it’s our birthday and we’ll celebrate it for as long as we want! — they’ll be answering a short little questionnaire I came up with and ordered them to take. I confessed to having the urge to steal, Rebecca shared what it’s like to work for a Pentecostal chiropractor, Robyn admitted she wants to bite a tube of lipstick, and Claire promised to one day write about her love of suburbia and musical theater — now let’s see what Beejoli has to say for herself…

1. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had (since it’s safe to assume working at The Frisky is the best, do not deny it)?

This will sound so Pollyanna, but I’ve truly never had a job that wasn’t pretty much excellent at all times — and that was before I even reached my dream job of getting to write all day for money. Such is life when your work history chronologically reads Bollywood dance instructor, fashion PR intern, assistant to Kim Kardashian’s agent, and TV development coordinator. But because that’s a bullshit answer that will make you hate me, I will tell you that one summer in my 20s, between jobs, I worked for my dad at his diamond business, and despite his warnings on the proper way to handle the small diamonds, I still ignored him … and promptly ended up knocking a few thousand dollars worth of diamonds all over the desk, my cable knit sweater, and the entire office. It took hours to clean up and find them all, and I still got fired for a few hours.

2. Who would you pop culture best friend be? EXPLAIN.

Pharrell! Pharrell about 100 times over. Are you kidding me? That guy is the closest thing we have to a national treasure, how he’s not on currency yet is truly beyond me. He took Justin Timberlake from N’Sync to Justified. His beat on Boys is not only Britney’s best work, it’s one of the most important beats in 00s pop. Pharrell is the truth and the most prescient artist I’ve ever seen. I would hang out with him and talk about anything he wanted to for the end of time.

3. What are the five most random things on your bucket list?

  1. “Grease” singalong at the Hollywood Bowl
  2. “Grease” singalong with John Travolta at the Hollywood Bowl
  3. “Grease” singalong sitting next to John Travolta at the Hollywood Bowl
  4. “Grease” singalong sitting next to John Travolta at the Hollywood Bowl wearing matching Pink Ladies and T-Birds jackets
  5. “Grease” singalong except I’ve gone back in time and now I’m Olivia-Newton John in “Grease” and John Travolta and I just came to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the singalong, and also we live in the world “Grease” inhabits in perpetuity

4. How much do you hate men? Explain.

What are ‘men’?

5. What secret urge do you get but never act on?

Kissing a guy out of nowhere because “I wanted to see what it feels like” like Lorelai Gilmore, tha god, once did.

6. What would the people who know you best say are your best and worst personality traits so, ya know, Frisky readers can be prepared?

I have no best traits but can I interest you in a bad pun or a run-on analogy? Worst traits: I love bad puns and run-on analogies.

7. What is your dream blog post that you vow to actually write and publish during your time at The Frisky?

Everything on this list: