Enticing Roza does yoga and enjoys rollerblading. She collects artistic and collectible figurines and has a weakness for collector plates. She is bisexual and enjoys how sexy her body is when she examines it in a full-length mirror. She likes nothing better than to strike out in some direction, get lost, and find her way back, and thinks we as human beings have lost this activity as an art form from our lives.
“I hate to criticize an entire technology that has done so much for society,” says Roza, laughing, “but do you realize just how profoundly GPS technology has changed our world? There was a time when you could actually get lost. You could start going somewhere, not get there, and not know how to get back. While this was certainly stressful, it was also quite an adventure. You ended up getting lost and discovering things. You ended up seeing parts of the world, or your local area, that you might not otherwise have seen. I am sure I wouldn’t want to get lost if someone was hurt and I was trying to find the hospital, but apart from those times when you absolutely need it because it’s life and death, GPS has really taken away a dimension from our lives. Does anybody know how to read a map anymore? I don’t see why anyone would, because GPS not only reads the map for you, but also tells you when and where to turn. Sure, there have been some very high profile mistakes. There was that guy who drove into a lake because his GPS told him to turn when he shouldn’t have. People can rely a little too much on their technology and fail to use common sense. And a lot of people don’t know that when addresses are input into GPS, that’s a service that’s actually provided by the post office. That’s why sometimes, when you are following GPS directions, it thinks the address you want is a little farther up the street than the actual address, or the address you are looking for is somewhere else entirely. Some friends of mine coming in from out of town on business used their GPS to find their hotel, and it took them to a vacant lot, for some reason, because that is the actual coordinates corresponding to the address they thought they wanted. GPS is just technology, and no technology is perfect, but it has really enhanced our quality of life. I just think it has enhanced it at the expense of taking some mystery, some adventure, out of our daily living. Which I guess is kind of the point, isn’t it?”
Roza explains that the thing she most likes to do, and the thing that GPS technology makes it a lot harder to do, is go and get herself lost, then find her way back. “There’s nothing I like more, especially on long road trips, than to discover new parts of the country, visit new pieces of Americana,” she says. “I have this idea in my mind that I’m going to take a wrong turn, and before I find my way back, I’m going to find a museum with, like, the world’s largest ball of twine, or some other fascinating piece of silly history. I want every day to be an adventure. I want to go out and see things I wasn’t expecting. I don’t want to know exactly how every day is going to turn out. I saw this movie once that featured these fascinating creatures, these Cyclops creatures, who had the magical ability to see the future. Except that I don’t think I would want the ability to see the future. Wouldn’t that drive you crazy, always knowing how things were going to turn out? Why would you ever bother doing anything? If you already know what’s coming, what incentive would you have to ever bother? I just don’t think we are meant to know the future. And that’s why I like getting lost. I like finding my way along. I like having the uncharted future stretching before me, and I like being able to bumble my way into new, exciting adventures while I explore it.”
Of her collection of collector plates, Roza actually sound a little self-conscious. “I really have to explain those,” she says. “The collector plates started with my mother. She just loved buying things from those special television offers, and from the ads that come with the Sunday paper. I actually don’t know if those ads are still a thing, but you know the ones. In just five easy installments you too can own this pewter Civil War chess set, or whatever. Well, Mom absolutely loved collector plates. She had several different runs of them. She never spent too much money on the stuff, so I didn’t see much harm in it, but she always thought those silly things were going to be worth money someday. I didn’t have the heart to tell her they probably would never actually be very valuable. And now I ended up inheriting the plates, and I can’t bear to part with them, because they remind me of her. I have a lot of Elvis collector plates. I was never even an Elvis fan. But I keep them up in their display case because they remind me of my mother. And everyone who sees them comments on them, so I guess they’re kind of retro-cool. I just... I can’t imagine the people who originally created these things. Did they sit around a conference table coming up with new ideas for dumb pictures to put on ‘collector’ plates? It’s just a painted plate. It will never have any value unless you keep it for a hundred years, and then it’s valuable because it’ a hundred years old, just like everything else that was in the room. I don’t know, maybe I just don’t have the spirit of a plate collector, but it seems pretty silly to me.”