Oh, the mail bag here at Anonyvox is getting pretty stuffed with reader questions. I’d better take some time to answer a few to keep all you kids happy!

1. What hair products do you use?

Pretty much whatever. I try to avoid parabens because even skeptics are starting to believe that shit makes you cray and wrecks your hormones and whatever, but other than that, I’m not too picky. I just indulged myself in a couple of Lush solid shampoo bars, because I love the way Lush products smell and the bars are about the only thing they have that isn’t totally marinated in parabens. (Parabens have been detected in some tumors, and I just think it’s easy to avoid them, so why take the risk?) I buy cheap crap at Walgreens, for the most part.

2. Who are you voting for in the presidential election?

Why, President Obama, of course! Maybe the two elections prior to Obama’s should have taught me to be extremely nervous, but I think the Prez has this one in the bag. There is no viable Republican candidate, and whoever they come up with will be Nader-ized by Ron Paul. I think Obama has been a really good president, and it is too damned bad that all of his best plans to date have been hamstrung by partisan politics.

3. Why haven’t you blogged about your Disneyland trip?

Does anyone really want to hear that? I don’t have any meaningful lessons to share, but maybe I should write it down for posterity’s sake. For what it is worth, I did make a photo book at Paper Coterie so that Junior Vox would have all the good pictures to look at and enjoy. I just assume you all have had your Disney flings and don’t need the pedestrian details of ours. Correct me if I am wrong.

4. Where did you go to college?

I didn’t. How do you like that? I’ve never been to a college other than to attend a sporting event or high school business competition. Based on my personal experience, I think it is highly overrated and self-education has far more value. (And fewer student loans.) But that’s just me and I wouldn’t dream of holding anyone else to a standard in either direction. I don’t like getting judged about my lack of college, but I appreciate those who go because they want to.

5. What is your biggest fear? Something bad happening to Junior Vox. In a more original, off-beat vein, I would go with being involved in (or witnessing) an airplane crash. I have nightmares about that all the time.

6. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?

I wouldn’t want to eat dinner with a dead person, because while they probably wouldn’t hog the rolls, I doubt they’d smell very good. That said, I don’t really know. Anyone that I’m a huge fan of would make me so nervous that I probably would feel uncomfortable about eating around. I’m just going to answer, “Whoever is buying me the nicest dinner.”

7. What’s the lesson you have learned that you most appreciate in your adult life?

When you’re holding a beverage and walking, do not look at the beverage. Look ahead of you. You will spill far, far less often. I learned that in a fire camp once, and it has really stuck with me. I’m sorry, did you want me to say something profound?

*8. Do you really get questions from readers?

No, not really. I mean, sometimes, but it’s usually along the lines of, “Hey, did you know your captcha is preventing comments?” and stuff like that. I actually made up all of these questions. But I did answer them honestly.

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5 Comments Leave a comment

    Jessica said:

    Feb. 28, 2012

    As usual I learned something new and was reminded of why I love reading this and wish we were friends IRL. Also, I kinda want to know about Disney because we are going in April. But I took most of my notes for the trip from your FB request for advice so maybe a post would be redundant.
    I did go to college and it was valuable to me, personally, but not helpful in any career-based way. I just wanted to share that.
    What “cheap” shampoo does Walgreen sell that doesn’t have parabens?

    Shelly said:

    Feb. 28, 2012

    I adore Lush. Even more, my kid loves that place. I think she wants to own one when she grows up, which would make me very happy.

    I loved college. LOVED it. It was the time in my life I learned the most, about myself, about the world, and it’s when I really started to discover my true self and the citizen I wanted to be. I learned NONE of this in classes and quite honestly, there is very little I remember from actual classes. It was all life lesson stuff, not academic. Then again, I was an English major because I liked to read, so maybe that is to be expected.

    kate said:

    Feb. 28, 2012

    How did I not know about parabens?? How are they listed on the labels? Do Aveda products or Bumble and Bumble have them?? AM I GOING TO DIE????

    I agree with you about college and didn’t get my degree either. But is my kid going to college? Oh hell yes. So what will you tell Jr. Vox about college?

    Interesting questions and answers!

    Mouse said:

    Feb. 29, 2012

    How come I’ve never heard of Lush, or solid shampoo? Hippie beauty products are my favorite.

    I loved college and one of my biggest regrets to date is not going to grad school. But, as mentioned before, very little of what I learned was in the classroom. I also agree that it’s not the only path to a happy and successful life. My husband and I were both English majors and we both ended up working in completely unrelated professions. Go figure.

    Thanks for the tip about walking and holding my beverage. I’ll remember that next time I’m carrying my beer near the campfire, which is what I first understood when I read #7 and thought that must have been a horrific lesson for you.

    T said:

    Feb. 29, 2012

    Can you see my face turning BLUE already? I’ve been waiting with held breath for your vaca highlights dammit! I want pics too! Just the highlights, please. What was the best ride, the best meal, bla bla bla.

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