Today in microfashion…
"What’s your favorite thing about your mom?" "She’s nice." "What’s an example of a time when she was nice?
“I want to drive a snow plow so I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos about construction vehicles.
"What’s your proudest accomplishment?" "Getting rid of my complexes."
"My mom died the week she was supposed to retire. I think she died of sheer exhaustion. So I decided I was going to live my life in the present, and not focus on money.
“My mother would never tell me who my father was. My whole life, I assumed that he lived in the Dominican Republic.
"I need two million dollars."
"Everyone around me is in a relationship except for me. Whenever someone says they like me, instead of saying ‘I like you too,’ I’ll say something like: ‘I know, I like me too.’ I maybe do it to show that I’m confident, and I love myself, and I’m not insecure.’"
The competition is getting fierce.
"I’ve been training myself in clinical psychology. It’s been more transformative than all the LSD, shrooms, and Burning Mans that I’ve ever done!
"We took a ten day trip to the Dominican Republic, and my plan was to propose at the very end. I’d already called her parents and everything, so I couldn’t come home without proposing.
"When I was fourteen, I had a friend over to my house and we were sitting on the floor of my closet making jewelry.
"I’m an unemployed single father, and I feel like I’ve been written out of the economy. I’ve got a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, but I can’t get a job in teaching, medical writing, or research.
"What’s your favorite thing about your father?" "His loyalty." "When did you most appreciate that loyalty?
"He did tell me once that he had cheated on his last girlfriend. So I thought: ‘Since he’s being open about it, I can trust him.’"
"Do you remember the time you felt proudest of your daughter?" "Violetta won a karate tournament once.
“I lost my daughter because of my drinking. I’ve been sober for five years, but I was always drunk when she was growing up.
“We were dating for three or four years, off and on. I decided that I didn’t want a serious relationship, but every time I tried to break up with her, she’d threaten to kill herself.
“I’m pretty conservative. And I have a job where I’m making good money, so it’s going to be tough. But my wife and I are quitting our jobs, buying a 2003 Dodge Cargo Van, putting a bed in the back, and driving to Argentina.
“The night my grandmother died, I found out that the person I thought was my sister was really my mother.”