I have this life policy where I refuse to like girls with perfect hair. (They don’t need me to like them! They have PERFECT HAIR!) My policy went out the window when I found @RobinMcCauley on Twitter. Yes, her hair might be infuriatingly gorgeous but Robin is so awesome, you have to love her. You know how when you get your first “big follower” on Twitter, you squeal and maybe do a victory lap around your apartment while belting out “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker” and fist pumping the air? That’s what I did when she followed me. She followed me even though at the time I had like 28 followers and I was related to 26 of them. Because @RobinMcCauley is as nice as she is hilarious. Believe that.
Robin’s tweets are smart and sarcastic and always have a cool spin on them. She doesn’t just have a high hit rate like a lot of great tweeters, she hits it EVERY TIME, you guys. Her tweets are always featured on all of those cool lists floating around. She’s a Witstream Aristocrat and one of her tweets was recently read aloud by freaking Ellen on The Ellen Show. She’s also a fantastic photographer. Check out her Instacanvas gallery for more reasons to love/be jealous of this chick.
I picked out three favorite @RobinMcCauley tweets. It was really hard. It took me 2 hours and a bag of candy corn:
I asked Robin 10 questions. The first 5 were the same ole’ same ole’ (See @Ty_Schutz’s Twitterview from last week.) and the last 5 were just for her. Check it out:
1. What 2 things would you grab from your house during a fire?
Well I have five cats so I guess I’d grab two of those. We have a cloned cat (really!) so I’d grab him and probably the pretty one. I hope the other three don’t read this.
2. If I forced you at gunpoint to karaoke with me, what would we sing?
I sang a Cheap Trick song at knifepoint once. It was the only time I have karaoke’d. I would love to karaoke a Journey song but I have a deeper singing voice than Steve Perry. Maybe “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar or “Rapture” by Blondie? Or if it has to be a duet song- definitely “Summer Nights” from Grease.
3. What Twitter person (who you haven’t met yet) would you most like to have dinner with?
I think it would be a hoot to have dinner with Mr. George Wallace.
4. What would you kick someone out of bed for?
Not having a sense of humor.
5. Which fictional character do you most identify with?
Joan Wilder from Romancing the Stone.
6. You’re an amazing photographer. What Instagram photos make you roll your eyes? (Examples: food, mirror self- portraits, my 33 dog pics.)
Thank you! Well, I’m guilty of posting food photos, mirror self- portraits, and many many many cat photos. I guess the Instagram photos that make me roll my eyes are the blurry photos of bands on a stage with no caption indicating who the band is. Don’t just assume we know which band it is- there are like 100 bands in the world!
7. You seem like a classic rock type of gal. What is the most embarrassing song in your music library?
I’m pretty snobby when it comes to music. I do like some new music- like The Joy Formidable and Wild Flag and Sleigh Bells- but I still love and listen to The Clash, AC/DC, Bikini Kill… stuff like that. That being said- I have some real doozies in my music library. This is very subjective but the most embarrassing song in my music library is probably Enya’s “Orinoco Flow”. 18 year old me is so embarrassed to be 38 year old me right now.
8. I always love your food tweets. What dessert would you choose if you could only eat one kind for the rest of your life? (I’m totally serious with this question.)
I have a MAJOR sweet tooth but I haven’t had real sugar since May. It’s been pretty terrible. But if I could only eat ONE dessert for the rest of my life, it would definitely have to be ice cream. Or cake. Or cookies. No, definitely ice cream. Or cake. Or cookies. Is there such a thing as ice cream cakies? Because I totally JUST this minute thought of that. (Patent pending.)
9. You’re a teacher, right? What do you teach and have you ever had a student recognize you from Twitter?
I teach college- or I should say I TAUGHT college for twelve years until the education system imploded. I have taught photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, computer graphics… you name it- I can pretend to teach it!
No I have never had a student recognize me from Twitter- THANK GOD. I have had students follow me on Twitter after taking my class but I never ever tell my students to follow me on Twitter. That way I can tweet about how annoying they are without them knowing.
10. You have to choose one: Death by vampires, death by werewolves or death by McDonald’s food poisoning. Go! Why?
Well, I have already died by vampires and werewolves so I guess that leaves McDonald’s food poisoning. As long as it’s not by a McMuffin. I LOVE THOSE SO MUCH.
My response to these answers was pretty much “ROBIN MCCAULEY HAS A CLONED CAT?!” over and over again in my brain. Also, I too have “Orinoco Flow” in my iTunes library and it wouldn’t even make my Top 10 list of embarrassing songs so yeah. You should be sooo embarrassed, Robin! And, lastly, can I just admit that I really, really want an ice cream cakie now? Someone please get on that and bring it to my house. (Text first, I only answer the door for food.)
See, I told you Robin was hilarious and awesome! I HEART @ROBINMCCAULEY!
Drop by next week when I tell you how much I heart another fabulous Twitter person!
*Um, if you’re not following @RobinMcCauley on Twitter, do it really fast before anyone notices!