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The Interview Project 16: Brittney Le Blanc


Taken by someone who knows how to operate a picture taking device (stolen from Facebook).

If Brittney Le Blanc were a stellar constellation she would be Brittlittoclese, Godess of Positive Energy and Adopter of Estranged Mystical Beasts. Her star line would connect to make some animal shaped celestial doodle:

BRITTOGRAPHY:

“When Brittney isn’t trying to meet 5,000 people in one year, she is working at the Edmonton Journal on Capital Ideas. Formerly a radio journalist, she is used to putting herself out there and meeting lots of people in varied circumstances. When off the clock, she co-organizes Edmonton Girl Geek Dinners, volunteers for the Jerry Forbes Centre, Santas Anonymous, the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation and various other festivals, organizations and events. A proud Edmontonian, she will be the first to invite you to spin the giant baseball bat, loves exploring the city, and is actively pursuing ways to make the city even better. She enjoys doodling dinosaurs during meetings, drinking caffeinated beverages, adventures, pushing out of comfort zones, and is always looking for unicorns. Brittney loves playing board games and geeking out, social media, and cat-sits for so many friends that it is pretty much a hobby.”

Brittney is one of those people who when you mention her name to other people, they get very serious and matter-of-factly say, “She is a very awesome person.”

On top of the awesome is an unscrupulous geekiness. She isn’t one of those geeks who just geek because geeking is cool. She geeks because she loves things and those things just happen to be geeky. If the geeky things she loves were considered smarmy, she would smarm. She would smarm the crap out of that geeky crap but good.

In my opinion, all this derives from her addiction to information. Journalism, meeting people…geekiness…these are all symptoms of a mind that thirsts for answers and to try to understand the world she lives in. She isn’t nosy mind you, just inquisitive. It’s not like she has a hundred questions, just a hundred thoughts and a mind that never stops working.

You can find her on twitter as @britl.

ANSWERMATIC 3000:

If you would give yourself a nickname what would it be?

Her Royal Highness Queen Brittney, lovable ruler of all the land.

If you could switch one body part with anyone else in the world living or dead, who and what would it be?

Why would I want a dead body part? That just sounds uncomfortable. I think I’d swap stomachs with Emma Stone, so I have that nice flat-but-not-too-flat tummy.

In five words, describe your most uncomfortable dream.

Have to pee, too busy.

What is your favourite word?

Marvellous

What does that word smell like?

A warm london fog. (The drink, not a weather occurance in England)

What is your spirit animal?

Sock Monkeys. Or Unicorns.

If ghosts existed, would you want to meet one? If so, what would you ask it?

If? They totally do. And I’d love to meet one. First, I would have to calm down, and then I would probably ask them boring questions like how they lived, why they stayed, and what I can expect.

If you could share a bottle of alcohol with anyone who has ever existed, who would it be and what would you drink?

This is an answer that is constantly changing. Honestly, right now, it would probably be with Kelly Sue DeConnick. She is absolutely brilliant, has amazing interests, and just seems like a genuine and great person to hang around with. We would probably say we’d be drinking wine like classy ladies, but pull out the gin instead.

What would you rather have as a pet: A dragon, a unicorn Pegasus or Ezra Levant?

Believe it or not, I’d pick dragon. I love unicorns – love. To the point that my text message tone is that little girl from Despicable Me singing a song about loving unicorns. But I just don’t think unicorns would be a great pet. They would, however, be awesome to befriend. So if that was an option, the answer would be obvious. I find dragons are more pet-like, and would be a loyal protector, treasure finder, and awesome transportation. Would probably eat me out of house and home though.

Finally, if you could live your life over again with guaranteed success, what would you do?

I would be a famous movie star with a glam squad and maid. Actually wait, I’m hoping to get the glam squad and maid in the future of this life. Currently I just beg Vickie of Adventures in Fashion to do my hair and give me make up tips.

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