Five questions, five answers with OneChele

Instead of a full-fledged episode of Ask a Bougie Chick, I'll just take a sampling of five questions I've been asked recently and answer them. Then I expect each of you, dear readers, to do the same. Yes, let's all hold hands and sing Kumbaya… it's Getting to Know You Day on BnB:
  1. What did you want to be growing up? A writer?

    Not really. Even though I always wrote short stories, I wanted to be a lawyer. I watched re-runs of Perry Mason, LA Law and The Practice, you could not have told me that I wasn't going to be tipping into court every day in my red power suit and pumps giving the business to criminals. Right up until I actually got a chance to see what practicing criminal was really about… hated it. It wasn't all sexy courtrooms and blistering closing arguments. I fell into Human Resources, then consulting and decided to give writing a go. Here we are.

  2. Is your favorite color purple or is this just the template you picked for your blog?

    Yes, purple is my favorite color. I'm downright stupid about it. If there is an opportunity to buy something in purple, I will do it. I actually picked a generic template for the blog and "purpled" it up a bit… a lot.

  3. Can you share an embarrassing moment?

    Must I? Okay, right after college, I was dating this law enforcement dude and we were bickering a little bit while driving to his parents house. He warned me (three times) to stop needling him and I really wouldn't (young and stupid), so he pulled over to the side of the road and got out. He came over to my side of the truck, opened the door, picked me up and set me down by the side of the road. Then he politely set my duffel bag and purse beside me and took off. I stood there looking at the truck waiting for it to turn around. It did not. Fifteen minutes later, I really had to pee (keeping it classy). I walked up the road to a clump of bushes and went wading in. As I prepared to relieve myself, I heard something rustling and then coming towards me. Looking over to my right was the longest, meanest looking snake I had ever seen. I shrieked and ran back to road, jeans still down around my knees. On the one hand, he had come back and was idling on the side of the road waiting for me to re-appear. On the other hand, that pee thing was no longer an issue. Can you imagine how pleasant the rest of the weekend was?

  4. Is there something about you that you would call "ghetto-fab"?

    Hmm, maybe my love of hot wings with hot sauce and ranch dressing?

  5. What is one thing that your significant other would do that you consider to be a dealbreaker?

    Infidelity, hands down. Been there, done that… wrote the blog, called bullshiggity.

Okay BougieLand – it's your turn, keep the answers short and sweet, answer one or answer all:

What did you want to be growing up and are you that now?

What is your favorite color?

What is an embarrassing moment?

Something non-bouge about you to share?

What's your relationship dealbreaker?