Signature Magazine Q&A: Brittany Purvis

What is your idea of happiness? 
Being at home with my boyfriend and our two cats.

What is your greatest fear? 
Being alone.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Reading a text and then forgetting to reply.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?  
Not using their blinker and also being closed-minded.
What is your most prized possession?
My fur coat.

Which talent would you most like to have?
I’ve always wanted to be able to play music, but have no desire or drive to actually learn an instrument.

What is your favorite quality in a woman? 
Sense of humor.

What is your favorite quality in a man? 
Sense of humor.

What do you most value in your friends?  
Their positive outlooks on life, their involvement in their community and how talented they are.

What is your idea of misery? 
Not realizing you don’t having a backup roll of toilet paper.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Wonder Woman, of course.

Who is your hero in real life? 
My boyfriend because he puts up with the crazy me that people don’t know.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m actually painfully shy and easily intimidated by people I think are cool.

Who are your favorite authors? 
Francesca Lia Block and Chris Ware.

What was the worst day of your life? 
The day I found out my mother had attempted suicide.

What was the happiest day of your life?
Probably the most recent Hattiesburlesque finale, it was my first one to emcee and perform in, so it was a big step outside of my comfort zone.

Besides the Pine Belt, where is your favorite place to be? 
Anywhere with my family, on the beach with my boyfriend, and basically any antique or thrift store.

What do you hate the most? 
People that hate other people for no good reason.

How would you like to die?
Hopefully, peacefully in my sleep, with care in place for my cats.

If you could have dinner with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
Serious answer would be my grandfather, fun answer would be Rihanna. Either way, I’d have a great time.
What would you eat for your last meal? 
Yellow curry from Jutama’s with a Thai iced tea.

What is your greatest regret?  
Not being myself sooner, I could have been having way more fun.

What is your present state of mind? 
I just started a new job, so I’m ready to learn and get adjusted into the rhythm of things with it so I can get back to my usual levels of zen.

What words would people use to describe you?
Funny, loud, and sweet.

What is your motto? 
Rip it up.