In case you’ve been living under a rock Eric is my very best friend. Being away from him has been very hard, the longer it gets the more we talk. This interview is long overdue, I’m pretty sure we started it shortly after my interview with Becca, it might have even been the same day. However, he wanted to restart it and wipe out the old answers since he is currently in a different state of mind. Let me know who you think I should interview next!
Mary: What do you want my readers to know about you?
Eric: I’m an acquired taste, but even more so I’m a work in progress.
Mary: If you had to describe yourself in three words, what words would you use?
Eric: An acquired taste.
Mary: What are your goals?
Eric: My overarching goal is to be happy. However, I want to be happy as well as having had made the world a better place in some regard.
Mary: What are your hobbies?
Eric: I watch a lot of cat videos recently, but I swear that’s not a complete depiction of who I am. I absolutely love eating food though and it shows (Mary’s note, it does not, that’s a lie). Also, I love to dance, spend time with friends making memories, and I get a sadistic pleasure or high ripping the sheets off of people’s beds when I lay in them or sit in them.
Mary: Did you like the cat video I sent you with the baby?
Eric: Oh my God I didn’t watch it. That’s been bothering me.
Mary: What are some fun facts about you? Because I love fun facts
Eric: My favorite color is purple. My favorite animal is a platypus. I speak French. I hate koalas and pigs. I’m terrified of heights.
Mary: What book character do you closely identify with?
Eric: Holden Caulfield. At the most basic level, I connect heavily to his level of cynicism.
Mary: What’s your biggest achievement?
Eric: My biggest achievement…? That’s hard. So, my biggest achievement is also an achievement of any other people, such as my parents and teachers, which is going to college as a first generation college student.
Mary: When you were little what did you want to be?
Eric: When I was little I couldn’t make up my mind. I wanted to be a veterinarian, own a flower shop, be a bagger at the grocery store. I wanted to be a dentist. I wanted to be everything.
Mary: What’s the best compliment you’ve received?
Eric: That’s so hard, I’m trying to pick. Not to sound like I “Oh my God I have so many” I’m trying to sift through the memories, I’m trying to really think about it. I like really can’t choose. The one that stands out to me in this moment, but that doesn’t mean that’s the best, it’s the one that’s sticking out to me the most in my head right now, it’s the one that’s stuck with me. “Eric I just want you to know that you’re the strongest person I’ve ever met.”
Mary: Is there anything else you want to add?
Eric: Yes. As Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That’s about it. Live your life.
And that’s my best friend everyone.