Ask Klarissa


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How are my favorite Bears doing? I’ll be honest: I’m not doing so hot this month. But I’m here and eager to see what questions y’all have for me this issue! 


  1. What kind of person do you hate the most? I hate every type of person. But, if I had to pick one, it would be the people that talk to you right after you wake up in the morning. 
  2. Klarissa, what is your favorite movie/show of all time? I’m a big time advocator of the Barbie movies. So, I think I’d have to go with “Barbie: Thumbelina.” That movie incites emotions I don’t even know I have. 
  3. Most childish thing Klarissa still does? The most childish thing I do is ask my mommy if I can sleep in her bed when I have nightmares. Maybe calling my mom mommy at age 16 is a childish issue of its own. 
  4. Something that you don’t understand? I genuinely cannot grasp the idea that children, or even some adults, refuse to eat or hate veggies. I don’t know how you cook your vegetables, but if it tastes “bad” and is unappealing enough to not eat, you are not making them right. Like, what website are you finding these recipes on?
  5. How does Klarissa cope in times of despair? Make myself a banana bread loaf with extra chocolate chips and scream until I feel better. Pro Tip: silent screaming. As ineffective as it may seem, is rather helpful. 
  6. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Every day I do things that make it harder to be happy. Today I made an entire cooked breakfast just to drop it on the ground while walking to my bedroom. So, to answer your question, the hardest thing I’ve ever done and continue to do is find the strength to refrain myself from screaming my head off when things like that happen.