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Rachelle Interview 1

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
Posted in Profiles & Interviews by Joel Gross

Big Brother says:
hmm
Rachelle says:
Awkward silence …
Big Brother says:
hahahha
Big Brother says:
i am thinking of questions
Big Brother says:
do not mock the process!
Big Brother says:
What would your ideal job be?
Big Brother says:
(some of my questions are gay, but let me get in my flow lol)
Rachelle says:
haha that’s all right. my ideal job would be … head of LVMH – but my blood’s not rich enough for that. Supermodel, editor of Vogue or just successful in the fashion industry with a writing career on the side.
Big Brother says:
What is LVMH?
Rachelle says:
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennesy
Big Brother says:
don’t shoot too low…
Rachelle says:
one of the big groups in that industry that owns brands/houses. Gucci Group is another. there are a few
Rachelle says:
lol
Big Brother says:
how do you feel about drinking and driving?
Rachelle says:
(a note on “ideal”: 2 a : existing as a mental image or in fancy or imagination only; broadly : lacking practicality b : relating to or constituting mental images, ideas , or conceptions)
Big Brother says:
ok
Rachelle says:
Drinking and driving is a necessary evil. Just kidding, I think it’s pretty horrible.
Rachelle says:
Joel?
Rachelle says:
Am I allowed to ask you a question in this interview?
Big Brother says:
yeah?
Big Brother says:
go ahead
Rachelle says:
How do you feel about drinking and riding bicycles?
Big Brother says:
Hahahhahahha.. low blow.
Rachelle says:
You’re right. I had flashes of your chin pictures and felt bad. Sorry.
Big Brother says:
I enjoy it and i’m not going to let a little blood get in my way
Big Brother says:
after all that doesn’t hold me back in sex, why should it in transportation?
Big Brother says:
ew that was gross sorry
Rachelle says:
we’re even
Big Brother says:
Are you working from home right now?
Rachelle says:
No, working from work.
Big Brother says:
(Rachelle works for microsoft)
Big Brother says:
Has anything shocking happened to your recently?
Rachelle says:
Hm, that’s a good question. Let me think.
Rachelle says:
I think I have to say no – I was on vacation all last week and it’s all sort of a blur before that.
Big Brother says:
Oh yeah, how was Lake Chelan>?
Rachelle says:
It was great. The quiet was actually disconcerting the first few days. A week later though I didn’t want to come home.
Big Brother says:
I bet
Big Brother says:
I’m still angry i wasn’t invited..
Rachelle says:
sorry joelio
Big Brother says:
ha.. i’ll forgive you someday
Big Brother says:
What do you think about the high school we attended together?
Rachelle says:
Ah Cascade Christian. I think it’s a sad, cold little school of deluded teachers, preying on the vulnerability of children at the height of their insecurity. But, finally, I’ve lost my pure hatred of it – anger to pity – natural progression.
Big Brother says:
If I told you you could magically make one person disappear off the earth, so that they never even existed, who would it be?
Rachelle says:
wow – Hitler would be the right answer but I’d be afraid the repercussions could possibly lead to my never being born (which we don’t want to happen), so I’d actually say someone current – Osama. In the hope that 9/11 / war / etc. might have been avoided – though that’s believing the hype that he was a kingpin etc….
Rachelle says:
good question
Big Brother says:
Anyone you have personally met?
Rachelle says:
Mrs. Huth? lol not really. Maybe my mom’s current husband.
Big Brother says:
Why him?
Rachelle says:
Because he’s not a very good man. And he’s not a happy man and he’s made my mom pretty well unhappy and pretty sick. She does half of it to herself, but we’d all be better off if he’d never entered her life.
Big Brother says:
That’s really shitty. For a modest fee, I will make him disappear for you
Big Brother says:
(this is my sales pitch by the way)
Rachelle says:
thanks Joel, you’re the best.
Big Brother says:
Where do you see me in 5 years?
Big Brother says:
(i’m going to turn this from an interview of you to a lovefest for me)
Rachelle says:
lol
Rachelle says:
Then: corner office, top floor, surrounded by beautiful women and pez.
Big Brother says:
mmmm… sweet, sweet pez
Big Brother says:
How about yourself?
Rachelle says:
In New York. At CondeNast, or LVMH or a lesser equivalent (Maven if we make that work). Established, published, in love, creating, happy and five years from a family.
Big Brother says:
do you want children?
Rachelle says:
yes
Big Brother says:
how many?
Big Brother says:
and by how many different fathers?
Rachelle says:
two or three (kids), one father of course. should the father not work out I don’t really see myself trying again with another.
Rachelle says:
do you want kids?
Big Brother says:
dozens. I’m going to start an army
Big Brother says:
my genes are going to spread like a virus throughout the population
Big Brother says:
in three generations, everyone will have a little Joel in them.
Rachelle says:
lol
Rachelle says:
that’s not the first time you’ve mentioned that. creepy joel.
Big Brother says:
Haha
Big Brother says:
Can you tell me what it is like to have been continuously in a relationship since you were in the 7th grade? What have you learned about people/relationships by doing so?
Rachelle says:
I love relationships. I was thinking about that the other day. I credit independence with self-growth/exploration for sure (I’ve had my stints), but being in a relationship is difficult, fulfilling and it surfaces your capabilities, incapabilities, OCD tendancies in my case – etc.
Rachelle says:
Both are important to have in life – I feel like I’ve had a balance, with more relationships than not, but not so much that I’ve missed out on independence.
Rachelle says:
If you have a healthy relationship with yourself, then relationships with other people can be extremely fulfilling. I’ve had a lonely life despite the long relationships. On the other hand – these people just arrived in my life and they were too good to let pass. The few were all perfect.
Rachelle says:
(Using silence so your subject keeps talking is a good interview tactic joel. Learned that in Journalism. I’m done now.)
Big Brother says:
:)
Big Brother says:
I think you have a great perspective on relationships… i’m definetely still learning a lot lol
Big Brother says:
i am like an oversized toddler who breaks things
Big Brother says:
like shawn look-alikes
Rachelle says:
haha. aw – but see, chicks dig toddlers.
Big Brother says:
Who is your closest friend?
Rachelle says:
Benjamin. But Taylor if you exclude the bf.
Big Brother says:
Explain what your business does and how it is doing.. (FYI- Taylor is Rachelle’s business partner)
Rachelle says:
We are a boutique PR agency that represents, consults for and supports the growth of emerging businesses in creative industries. Clients include: clothing boutiques, jewelry designer, salon, musician, design team, etc. We connect the press with who/what’s upcoming in the city. We’re doing well but need to grow our number of clients. Days are too short.
Big Brother says:
Care to share your revenue numbers?
Rachelle says:
Nah. Probably not. Steady income for a part-time business.
Big Brother says:
(remind you to talk about something i’m doing in PR later)
Rachelle says:
k
Big Brother says:
What is the meaning of life as you see it? Any principles you hold that guide your actions?
Rachelle says:
I believe I have a lot to offer. The goal of my life is to offer it all. Principles: Do unto others (I should sacrifice less though). Fill myself knowledge, experience, wisdom, goodness, and the like. Create ¯¿½ that¯¿½s second in priority to raising children, though highest priority now. Live as fully, kindly, powerfully, hungrily and satisfied as life allows.
Rachelle says:
My goal is to live a balance of consumption and satiation. Want and gratitude.
Big Brother says:
Do you think you are living up to your goals now?
Rachelle says:
Yes. Good thing that being hungry is a goal though because I always am. Everything sort of cleared about two years ago. I grew up / realized / calmed down / became more comfortable and more sure.
Big Brother says:
Are you going to give birth naturally or by C-section?
Rachelle says:
lol hopefully naturally.
Rachelle says:
weird. let’s not talk about kids anymore.
Big Brother says:
haha
Big Brother says:
how much do you exercise a week?
Big Brother says:
and what motivates you?
Rachelle says:
I work about about five days a week. Everyday if I can. Being healthy and being hot motivate me.
Big Brother says:
I work out so I have big muscles for pummelling my little brothers
Big Brother says:
speaking of little brothers, what are your 4 bros up to?
Rachelle says:
Adam is at Western. Playing football and Halo and learning how to fend for himself for dinner. Brendan is at the Art Institute, learning how to cook dinner for a living. J & J are both in real estate related finance jobs that support their hi-fi lifestyle. It’s their birthday tomorrow.
Big Brother says:
I’ll give the twins a call
Big Brother says:
tell them happy b-day
Rachelle says:
Sounds good.
Big Brother says:
Do you have a hero? if so, who?
Rachelle says:
My future self.
Rachelle says:
(God – is arrogance generational, demographic or just a friend-requirement of yours?)
Big Brother says:
?
Big Brother says:
that jordan?
Rachelle says:
What? lol We’re confused.
Big Brother says:
is that a comment on my blog?
Big Brother says:
i vaguely remember jordan (who posts as God) saying that
Rachelle says:
nope. it’s a self-reflective comment and also one about you and your friends, and maybe your blog too. I was using ‘God’ as an interjection.
Big Brother says:
ahh
Big Brother says:
haha
Big Brother says:
I think all of my friends are pretty arrogant… but then they usually have the talent and accomplishments to back it up
Big Brother says:
Hey- You’re in to art and photography right and you are very self confident?
Rachelle says:
Yes …
Rachelle says:
(that was a hesitant yes by the way)
Big Brother says:
Did you see my interview of Arcadia?
Rachelle says:
no! I’ll have to read it. Didnt’ know you interviewed her.
Big Brother says:
Yeah, it’s actually pretty good. Anyways, she has agreed to allow me to post a semi-nude art photo of her on my blog. I was hoping you would be so kind as to do the same. And she isnt’ even a model.. you are!
Big Brother says:
;)
Rachelle says:
lol
Big Brother says:
c’mon
Big Brother says:
it’ll be funny
Rachelle says:
Sure, should I send you my rates now or later?
Big Brother says:
what is the rate for one picture?
Rachelle says:
How long will it take?
Big Brother says:
1 second
Big Brother says:
you make like 80/ hour modeling right?
Rachelle says:
$100/hr minimum
Big Brother says:
2.2 cents
Big Brother says:
deal
Big Brother says:
1 second at 100 an hour
Rachelle says:
you’re taking pictures these days?
Big Brother says:
yes
Big Brother says:
you saw my chin pics right?
Big Brother says:
i have talent!
Rachelle says:
lol
Rachelle says:
yes you do have talent joelio
Big Brother says:
;)
Big Brother says:
So is this agreement?
Rachelle says:
Unfortunately no.
Big Brother says:
:_(
Rachelle says:
Have you shot Arcadia yet?
Big Brother says:
not yet
Big Brother says:
she agreed to it though
Big Brother says:
perhaps a friendly wager?
Rachelle says:
listening
Big Brother says:
hmm
Big Brother says:
how about if i drink some wine at my new apartment and then ride my bike to your apartment? if i make it, i get to take pics
Big Brother says:
i won’t even fix my bike
Big Brother says:
I can edit the photos tastefully
Big Brother says:
you can have little leaves covering you
Big Brother says:
hahaha
Rachelle says:
that’s great Joel! sort of an Adam & Eve theme? could you do an airbrushed snake and maybe a hazy rainbow in the background? (you should look that up – I bet there’re great examples online)
Big Brother says:
hahhahhaha
Rachelle says:
I would but doubtful they’ll be work appropriate
Big Brother says:
how about if you just send me a nude photo you approve of?
Big Brother says:
that way it will be already tasteful by your standards
Big Brother says:
though i guess i would be missing out on the fun of taking the picture
Big Brother says:
and btw, sorry for being creepy
Big Brother says:
i just was so surprised arcadia agreed i thought i had to try with more people
Big Brother says:
maybe i’ll get some nude photos of fletch and jeremy too
Rachelle says:
ha – that’s okay. I know you well enough not to be thoroughly uncomfortable. I encourage you to try with more people – I’m turning you down now though.
Big Brother says:
“joel’s nude interviews”
Big Brother says:
i think i have a great theme
Rachelle says:
ha ha. that’s not as bad as the leaves
Big Brother says:
What is your vice of choice?
Rachelle says:
Red wine and a cigarette.
Big Brother says:
that sounds good
Big Brother says:
throw in some bread and cheese and we can be true yuppies
Big Brother says:
actually not yuppies so much as hipsters
Big Brother says:
i mix up my terms
Rachelle says:
Ah, hipsters.
Big Brother says:
What would be a worthy crime to go to prison for?
Rachelle says:
(side note and speaking of hipsters: have you been to the new Cha Cha? I highly recommend it. nice step up from the old one and just a sexy bar in general)
Big Brother says:
i actually haven’t yet.. i remember they were remodeling a while back
Big Brother says:
i’ll check it out
Big Brother says:
btw-I just wrote an negative review of CCS lol
Rachelle says:
lol send me the link. and I’m thinking on your last question
Big Brother says:
i haven’t published it yet..i am thinking of what else to add
Big Brother says:
and I’m doing a little SEO work on it
Big Brother says:
this baby is going to rank
Big Brother says:
but yes, answer my question
Rachelle says:
revenge (involving any felonious activity) or racketeering. that was tough though, I’m more scared of prison than hell.
Big Brother says:
Haha me too
Big Brother says:
I’d rather die than go.. that’s right coppers, watch out!
Rachelle says:
I think I agree with you there. Never realized that before. Thanks for the epiphany.
Big Brother says:
When you receive chemo therapy do you lose your pubes?
Rachelle says:
I would imagine so.
Rachelle says:
Dare I ask why you’re wondering?
Big Brother says:
just a random thought
Rachelle says:
guess what?
Big Brother says:
what?
Rachelle says:
my iPod died yesterday and you know what it did? it chirped. like a little dieing bird.
Rachelle says:
tell me how an iPod can chirp
Big Brother says:
hahhaha
Big Brother says:
really?
Big Brother says:
i didn’t even know they had speakers inside!
Rachelle says:
yes. it was a little distubing. (they don’t)
Big Brother says:
did the noise come from the headphones?
Rachelle says:
nope
Big Brother says:
creepy
Big Brother says:
you have a demon-possessed ipod!
Rachelle says:
yep
Rachelle says:
it’s also an antique. my little brother asked if it was, like, the original iPod or something.
Big Brother says:
lol
Big Brother says:
you’re sooo old rachelle
Rachelle says:
lol