member spotlight · isla wilson

What'd you think of me when you first met me?
probably that you were a little weird and talked too much.

If you hadn't fallen in love with Nate, would you run off with me?
i would've 100% run off with anyone.

When are we gonna go on a girl's trip?
either very soon, or sometime in 2019.

What is the one thing that turns you completely off of a person, platonically?
if they can't handle my form of humor/sarcasm, or if they can't understand the fact that i hate being talked at. i'll never outwardly tell a person to shut up, but i get people'd out easily and if someone can't read my 'you're draining my personal battery' cues, then i just can't deal.

What do you see ten years in the future for yourself?
lots of traveling and new experiences.

What do you think of your life now as compared to ten years ago?
there are things from my life ten years ago that i'd love to bring back, but if you had asked me a decade ago if i thought i'd be where i am now, i'd laugh in your face.

If you could have a wish without consequences, what would it be?
i'd probably wish for a clone or two of myself.

What food would you want to eat every single day if you had to pick JUST one?
peanut butter and banana on toast with honey and cinnamon.

Do you believe in the afterlife?
i don't think so, but i definitely hope it exists.

What's your personal anthem?

How many times do you swear a day?
you don't fuckin want to know.

Besides your husband, who do you go to when you've had a shit day?
probably my uncle if he's available, but mostly i keep to myself and handle it.

What is the worst movie in the world, in your opinion?
ok so here's the thing...i don't watch movies if i think they're gonna suck. i will admit that there were a few i didn't love, but i wouldn't subject them to the worst movie in the world title. i guess the last one i was disappinted in was probably justice league, but other than that nothing comes to mind.

What fictional friendship do you think we epitomize?
to be determined?

if you could be any other person, living or dead, for one day, who would you be waking up as?
lady gaga, 100%. or maybe charlize theron.

What's the best thing you've done in the past few months? The worst?
i went to japan and that was pretty awesome. i also embarked on a new journey as far as work goes and that is going to be huge and amazing and i'm so thrilled about it. as far as the worst thing, it hasn't happened yet but it will and i'll be bummed about it when it does.

What celebrities do you find endlessly annoying?
taylor swift, anyone who never shuts up about fucking soul cycle, the kardashians, cardi b.

You're stuck on a desert island with three people, who are they?
beyonce, paul hollywood and tim minchin.

If anyone could narrate your life, who would you choose?

i had more trouble choosing a gif than the narrator.

How do you think your friends describe you?
annoying, a little selfish, preoccupied, hopefully things like tenacious, tough, smart.

How would you describe yourself?
maybe a little misunderstood. tenacious, moody, pragmatic, preoccupied.

What's one thing you want right this moment that you don't have?
i'd really like a cupcake.

Favorite clothing item??
black leather jacket or black combat boots. preferrably together.

What's the one thing that people always misunderstand about youWhat's in your purse??
lots of loose cough drops, my sunglasses, a journal/panner, more lipstick than necessary, at least one roll of tape, a pink unicorn hand puppet from dave and busters, a pouch of lemon pepper tuna and a bag of popcorn.

One song that's stuck in your head?
i've been listenin to the weeknd a lot, so any of the six songs off his latest ep.

Your happiest memory?
the day i adopted my daughter. nothing else that's ever happened since then will ever compare i don't think. the only thing that comes in a close second is when she gave nate the official adoption paperwork for him to adopt her.

Can you dance?
if you put on any abba song, i will absolutely find a way to dance to it.

Number 3 on your bucket list?
go back to disney with nate & children

What makes you angry?
almost everything these days.

When did you screw everything up, but no one ever found out it was you?
i used to fuck up at the shop a lot and never said anything, so if something wasn't recieved properly i was always like 'wow that's so weird, maybe so and so just didn't see this'.

What would you name your boat if you had one?
i know boats are typically female, but i think i'd name it after my dad?

What will finally break the internet?
ur noodz.

Which fictional character would be the most boring to meet in real life?
honestly? daenerys. i'm already bored with her on the show and i don't think i'd last very long putting up with her in person. probably anyone from the walking dead, too.

If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name?
we could get cheesy here and i could say dinah for some obvious reasons, but other than that i don't know that i would change my name? i'm rather fond of it after all.

What are some things that sound like compliments but are actually insults?
literally anything that ends with 'for a girl.' like, there's nothing with being a girl. girls are way more metal than boys anyway, so after you bleed for 7 days and not die, and grow a human inside of you, then maybe i'll reconsider. otherwise, that saying can nope the fuck out of existence.

What’s your biggest screw up in the kitchen?
i lit a pie on fire back when i was in my apartment.

What’s something your brain tries to make you do and you have to will yourself not to do it?
pick fights, over analyze every possible thing, put myself down.

What would be on the gag reel of your life?
the dozens of times i've sneezed on my windshield, or walked into a wall. all the weird faces i make while going through my nightly skincare regimen, random solo dance parties, every time we try to high five and i miss.

What mildly annoying curse do you wish you could curse people with??
i would curse people with the curse of itchy feet.

Whats the best thing about being married to me? the worst?
best: knowing you're not married to someone else, waking up near you, always being able to count on you, your breakfasts, your secret soft side, your oral skills. the worst: your indifference, your insomnia, the way you try to make me eat healthy when i don't want to, your morning breath.

What would be the worst ingredients to fill a burrito with?
mayonnaise and fruity pebbles.

Which movie sequel do you wish you could erase from history?
i don't remember most of them, but i feel like a lot of disney sequels sucked, and the movies that did deserve sequels never got them. also halloween 3.

favorite sailor moon character?

ok so i am actually a sucker for all of the outer planet sailor scouts. uranus is definitely my favorite, but i ache for sailor saturn. pluto is also a total babe.

What jobs exist because people are selfish?
i'd say a lot of politicians and lawyers tend to go into both things not to help people, but solely because they're in it for the money, or for some kind of retribution. i'm definitelhy not saying neither of those career choices have people who aren't lowkey megalomaniacs, but i feel like they're few and far between.

If many people consider red to represent anger / passion, blue sadness, green envy, what feelings would some of the other colors like purple, turquoise, silver, or brown represent?
since purple is the color of royalty, i'd have to lean in on that. so maybe luxury or something. turquois to me may be something like compassion, silver could be elegance, and brown warmth?

What’s the weirdest thing you have seen on someone’s phone?
probably hentai.

What’s your favorite way to meet new people?
because i don't do much other than work, i'd have to say working. i'm pretty involved in the community when i can be, so any kind of event where i can rub elbows with people is my bread and butter, honestly.

What areas in your life do you have high hopes for and what are those high hopes?
right now i'd say family and work. i've reached a point with nathan that we have things to start looking forward to and i'm hoping it brings us closer together as a couple. not to mention i hope our kids will be able to bond more in the comings months as well. now that we're officially married and he's adopted my daughter, everything feels like it's falling into place. not that those things needed to happen to feel like that, it's just a great feeling to have when you're embarking on a familial journey.

What’s the most pleasing accent to hear your language spoken with?
australian, 100%

What website or app has completely changed your life for better or for worse?
i try so hard not to let my soul get sucked into technology, but i spend a lot of time on instagram, tumblr and pinterest for absolutely no other reason than enjoying pretty pictures and getting ideas. i would say that would be changing my life for the worst.

What makes you feel old?
knowing that certain movies came out 20+ years ago and i was already a functioning 10 year old during that time. sometimes watching old disney movies gives me the nostalgia heebie-jeebies.

Who is or was your greatest rival?
my greatest rival was a guy who my uncle trained when i was like 19/20. i hated him because he was a hardheaded street rat who was way too cocky for his own good. i hate him now for completely different reasons, but we were always rivals because we were constantly fighting for my uncles attention in the ring.

What’s your favorite non-drug / non-alcohol high?
that good, good deep dick fucking.

What’s the worst thing you’ve heard one person say to another person?
i'll see you in hell and i won't even wave hello. like, that's so cold.

How do you feel about books?
i'm actually an avid reader and prefer books, but know it's impossible to travel with them, so i try to cosume literature in any way possible. but books are definitely king.

What was your most memorable dream or nightmare?
one time i dreamt that i was hanging out with a watercolor matthew broderick.

What do you love about yourself?
i am very resillient and almost independent to a fault. to the point that i could have an arrow through the gut and insist i drive myself to the ER and then remove it myself under careful supervision. sometimes things like that can get in the way, but it took a long time for me to turn into a person that can be impervius to certain types of emotional trauma and take care of themselves despite the situation. plus, i have a great mane of hair and a pretty good booty.

What have you gotten too old to put up with?
pettiness in other people, even though i myself can be petty at times.

What cheesy song do you love?
i don't know if i could pick just one. my mind also goes straight to musicals too, so maybe in the future there will be a playlist because trying to think of one cheesy song is hard.

What event would you like to know the whole and complete truth about?
probably jonestown, even though i think i know most of what actually happened because it's so heavily documented. or maybe the shit that went on inside aum shinrikyo.

What have you recently become obsessed with?
the motherfuckin' golden state killer. thank you, michelle mcnamara.

What’s surprising about you?
i am never what people expect me to be.

If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
black jeans, black boots, white shirt, leather jacket.

Do you have any crazy roommate stories?
i've never really had a roommate. the closest thing was when my cousin lived with me and she was a perfect saint of a person, so i can't even complain about her.

Who was your first kiss?
my best friend in school. his name was sam and he kinda looked like domnhall gleeson. we would've made really cute kids.

Worst job you've ever had?
i did floral deliveries for a little while and i hated that so fucking much because 1. i hate driving in the city, 2. flowers are so fucking fragile. i still do it, but not like that. i only deliver to events outside of the city now if my aunt needs help.

Favorite resturaunt?
i'm a classy lady that loves me some taco bell. in all seriousness, i like to eat food but i don't care about much else that has to do with dining. i have never eaten at a single restaurant enough to choose it as a favorite. excet taco bell...

What celebrity would you pick to exchange lives with for 24 hours?
my queen lady gaga.