Greetings, Maphia. Thank you for tuning in to read this stuph despite your unforgiving hangover. It is Saturday, which means it’s time for me to submit to my second interrogation of the week, administered by Crazy Sam (she who refers to herself in the third person). So sit back, nurse that scotch (hair of the dog FTW!), and enjoy! Or at least pretend to…

1) Do you know how to water ski?

Haha. No. I know how to jet ski, though. Does that count?

2) Do you have 2014 vacation plans? 

Um, no. See, you hafta have money to go on vacation, and money is something I’m sorely lacking currently.

3) Do you have a passport? 

Same answers as question 2. Brokeh.

4) If you took a 7-night cruise, could you completely unplug — no phone calls, no texts, no internet?

Yeah, I could but I probably wouldn’t. I’m sure I’d want to upload pictures and stuph to Facebook to rub it into everyone’s face how good a time I’m having like they do to me when they go on vacation. My friends are assholes.

5) Do you own a travel alarm clock?

What’s the difference between a regular alarm clock and a travel alarm clock? Really, I use my phone as my alarm clock so technically my alarm clock is always with me.

6) Though the Go-Gos broke up in 1985, they frequently reunite for live performances. What’s the last concert you attended?

The last concert I saw was in 2011 when Avenged Sevenfold came here with Hollywood Undead and Stone Sour. Good times.

7) Their first hit was “Our Lips Are Sealed.”  Can you be trusted with a secret? 

You know, it’s funny. I have a post in my draft folder about this very topic. Stay tuned in the coming week and you can see my thoughts on this very loaded question.

8) In 1982, when this song was popular, the comedy Tootsie was in theaters. What movie makes you laugh?

Oh, man. There are a ton of good comedies I enjoy. Off the top of my head, I can tell you: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Hangover, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Get Him to the Greek, Spaceballs, and Airplane.

9) Sam is chewing on a Tums as she composes these questions. What’s the last over-the-counter medication that you took?  

The trooper can refer to himself in the third person, as well. It’s an odd sensation, but he perseveres because stormtrooper. The last over-the-counter medicine this trooper ingested was Zyrtec, which he takes on a daily basis because his body hates being exposed to the elements. And he can’t recommend it highly enough. In fact, this trooper has not had a sinus related illness since he began taking Zyrtec nearly 4 years ago.

And thus, another Saturday 9 has concluded. Please don’t forget to tip your waitress and deposit your trash in the appropriate receptacle. If you’d like to submit to your own interrogation, head on over to the Saturday 9 and link up with us. All the cool bloggers are doing it.

Assorted news and stuph

Things be happenin’ in the ‘sphere, and I’m here to enlighten you. You’re welcome. I suppose I could have made this a separate post, but with the music challenge going on I’m already pumping out posts at a prodigious pace (alliteration FTW!), so I decided to just add them as a footnote here.

FIRST – Many of you may remember the blog Black Box Warnings, which was a community blog where we could share stories of mental illness, abuse, and any other trials we face during our lives. Sadly, that blog disappeared for reasons I won’t get into. There has been, however, a new blog created with that very same goal in mind. There is a new haven we can all head towards to share stories which may be out of the scope of our normal blog topics. A place where you can both receive and offer support. It is a blog which was created by none other than Rawra. The blog is Stories That Must Not Die. Please check it out and give it a follow.

SECOND – Speaking of Rawra, another new blog has been created for the sole purpose of garnering support for Grayson and Rara as they face these troubled times. The new blog, RawrLove, just launched yesterday and has amassed quite a following already. I encourage you to give it a visit and help if you can.