A new feature where we interview a healthy person. It’s like a regular interview but better because both the interviewer and interviewee are drunk. Today’s subject is Angela who is both my best friend and also one of my favorite people to drink with. This interview is being conducted on day 9 of our Euro trip. We are currently in Prague chugging beers.
Chelsea: Thanks for agreeing to do this interview today. How many beers have you had? I’ve had 7? Yeah. 7.
Angela: (laughing) 6 and a half point five.
C: This is going swimmingly so far.
A: I have to pee.
(Break for pee)
C: OK. How was your pee?
C: Cool. Ange, do you consider yourself a healthy person?
A: Only like on Mondays except for yesterday. And the Monday before yesterday. I mean. You know what I mean.
C: Sure do. What’s your biggest motivation for working out?
A: I hate my body. Just kidding my mom is health. And actually I feel like garbage when I don’t work out. Actually all of those. And I like to eat whatever I want, whenever I want, however I want.
C: Cool. I also like food. But also I hate working out. What’s your favorite workout? And also what’s your least favorite workout? And also I really am glad we turned down that beer like adults.
A: My favorite workout is..
(Break while dog barks)
A: my favorite workout is one that’s over really fast. My least favorite is all of them. Working out has nothing to do with favorite things or not favorite things. Favorite things are food or travel destinations. It’s like what’s your favorite toilet paper?
C: Mine is Charmin. How long have you been an active youth?
A: I think I started playing soccer when I was three so 24 years. Minus the three years in high school and college when I smoked weed for recreation.
C: Alriiiiiiiiiiiiight. How do you make yourself get off your bed and go to a gym because I like to put on my workout clothes and then get in bed forever. Teach me your secrets. Please?
A: I hate laying in bed when I’m awake. It makes me anxious and depressed. I need to be doing things all the time. If I put on my workout clothes and sit there I am anxious.
C: Sounds stressful.
A: It ain’t easy being me.
C: (little child walks by and touches my butt) that little kid just touched my butt
A: Did you like it?
C: What stops you from eating all the ice cream in East Boston because if I have the option, I will eat all the ice cream anywhere.
A: When I have a craving for ice cream I buy a pint. I eat the whole thing in one sitting. That normally holds me over for one week. Maybe three. If I don’t have my period during those three weeks.
C: Sounds delicious. What’s the best workout advice you’ve ever heard?
A: Um. It’s not really workout advice but general advice that I apply to working out, from my mom – everything in moderation. And when I say everything in moderation to myself, that applies to everything but food and alcohol. So that basically leaves working out, cleaning, and laundry. Should I elaborate?
C: No. It’s so hard to type no. Ok, how do you make yourself workout on vacation?
A: vacation is the easiest time for me to make myself workout because I have so much time. I can be like – should I workout or should I go to a bar and drink 6 to 9 beers, and the answer is both. When I’m not on vacation I have to pick one.
C: What’s your favorite food we ate in each country so far?
A: In Iceland – skir, no skeer, no Skyr yogurt. In Denmark – oh um. I don’t know. Oh that meal on the first night with the free chicken livers. And when we ordered celery and it was actually meat. And that other meat. Oh and that tartare and sweetbreads. Here (Prague), I haven’t had a bad sausage here. But also that cinnamon bread stuffed with Nutella.
C: I wish that my review of tinder was “I haven’t had a bad sausage” but honestly, that would just be a lie.
What was the grossest thing you ate or saw on our trip?
A: In Iceland we ordered “smoked catfish” which might have just been smoked cat because it tasted like my dog Lanie’s fur even after we asked the waitress how to eat it and smothered it in butter. It was terrible. I miss my dog.
C: It was horrific. The grossest food I saw was the food the lady next to you on our flight from Iceland to Denmark ate…
A: Before she barfed?
C: Yep. Turns out that a giant beer, mayonnaise sandwich, and raisin chocolate bar –
A: Does induce vomiting on flight.
C: Yep. Who knew? Any last tips and or tricks and or secrets to share with the world and or thousands of people that read this blog daily?
A: Yes. Don’t go hard.
C: On what?
A: Working out. Go at a rate that is sustainable for yourself. YOU DO YOU. Credit to Jenn Hunley for that last phrase. It just resonates with the youth. Maybe if I post this on my Instagram we can get some hits.
C: Yeah babe. Should we get another beer?
A: Probably. We’ve only technically had 6.5 each.
C: We are health.