Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pleasure Prints Blog Tour: C. Desert Rose

Straight Talk With Helena

For your entertainment, co-author of "Pleasure Prints" Da'Kharta Rising and I interview Helena from C. Desert Rose's contribution, "Fleeting Moments". Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Da’Kharta’s questions:

Has anyone ever called you a Bitter Betty? If so, do you think it’s accurate? If not, do you agree with how you are portrayed in the story? 

First I just want to say hello. Hope you’re doing well.

Now, to address your question … 🤔

As far as I am aware no one has ever called me a Bitter Betty, at least not to my face. Then again, I don’t have all that many friends social, work related or otherwise. I mean, unless you can call your mom your friend. In which case I have at least one. 😳

I keep to myself at work so if anyone is saying anything, I am not aware. 🤷‍♀️

I mean, I don’t think I am a Bitter Betty. I’m just driven. I want to make it in this world so I set my mind to the grind. Does that equation equal me socializing? Probably not. Is the outcome of not socializing being bitter? Maybe; I don’t know.

Is hot chocolate really your favorite drink, or do you settle for it because you cannot drink alcohol on the job?

I took the hot chocolate because Dennis gave it to me. It isn’t my favorite drink per say, but it sure does help comfort a person late at night. Could it have used a shot or two of Kahlua? Hell yes. But beggars can’t be choosers.

Do you have hobbies which help with your boredom, and if so, what are they?

Of course I do! Surfing-slash-window-shopping on! I mean, it has everything so I get my shopping fix without having to leave the office or go to claustrophobic and congested stores.

Except clothes. I don’t buy clothes online. As a matter of fact, I don’t really enjoy clothes shopping at all so I keep it at a minimum.

But, seriously … electronics, doodads, food, treats, thingamajigs … you name it, Amazon has it!

At any rate …

Best. Hobby. Ever. 🙌 😁

In your opinion, does profundity expand more when faced with joy or calamity? With whatever choice, spill on how.

Man, this is a good question!

For a long time I believed that happiness paved the way to profound thinking. I had this twisted ideation that if you were happy you saw things clearer and this translated into deepness of mind and spirit.

What I have learned is that sadness has its own way to enlighten a person and provides a level of depth that happiness cannot. I learned that when things get dark, by our human nature, we fight to get back to normalcy. It is in that fight that wisdom, understanding, compassion and empathy grown. When those get bigger, acumen becomes bottomless. 

So … you say you’re trying to watch your figure. Um, how much do you actually weigh?

😄 😅 😆 A lady never divulges her weight. But, I don’t think I am fat. I just like to keep my figure as is. I hate clothes shopping. It’s too much work trying everything on. So, the longer I can keep my current wardrobe, the better.

Y’s questions:

Exactly how important was it for you to reach the top?

My mother always taught me to work as hard as I possibly could because an independent woman was far better than a woman that depends on a man. So since I was a little girl it was my dream to be the president/CEO of a large corporation. Of course I knew that all good, confident, and successful women started at the bottom and I had no qualms with working my way to the top. 💸 💵💰 💳

I guess my biggest issue was that I got so focused on the dream that I forgot that there is a lot more to life than work.

Given an alternative career choice, what have you gone with?

Don’t laugh … a Go-go dance!

A little known fact about me; I love dancing. I will boogy to almost anything. From urban to opera, I’ll dance to it all. But, Go-go dancing in particular is my favorite. 💃👯‍♀️

Since you drink hot chocolate at night, does that mean you have coffee in the morning?

I am actually a “morning tea” person. I enjoy the English Breakfast and the Irish Breakfast morning tea. Good stuff. The only variation of coffee I consume is ice cream. 🤩

Was there ever any nookie between you and Dennis?

😳 😵🤯 OH, DEAR GOD, NO! Dennis was my friend! Nothing more and nothing less.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how sexy was Dennis?

🤦‍♀️😑🙄 You’re killing me, Y., you. Are. Killing. Me. How the hell am I supposed to know how sexy he was? I didn’t see him that way. Like, at all.

So there you have it folks! Don't miss out reading "Fleeting Moments" in "Divergent Ink Book 2: Pleasure Prints".