More narcissistic drivel.

When you take your socks off, do you always use your hands to do it, or do you ever your feet?

With my hands. Sadly, I do not possess the dexterity to take them off with my feet. Either that or my toes are just too short.

Do you tie and untie your tennis shoes when you take them on and off? Or do you tie them once, leave them tied, then slip them on and off?

When they’re on, like a normal person. I fail to realize how they can actually stay on if you tie them loose enough to slip over your foot in the first place. Would someone please explain this complete denial of the laws of physics to me?

Do you answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number on the caller ID? Do you have a land line phone?

Actually, I’m less likely to pick up if it’s a number I do know. If it’s someone I know, and I’m doing something, I can either figure out what they’re calling about and respond accordingly, or figure they’ll leave a message. I usually pick up if it’s a number I don’t recognize because who knows? I could end up telling John from National Right to Life my views on Sarah Palin again. And I think we can all agree that is a good time.

Does your profession have a clothing stereotype?Student/retail?

Yeah. We barely get dressed. This is why whenever I wear a skirt all of my (straight) friends go, “Where are you going? Why are you so dressed up? WHAT IS GOING ON!?!?!”

Do you take any vitamins or supplements? Which do you take? Do you notice any difference in your overall health from taking them?

Eh. I try. Occasionally. My mom takes like a box of things in the morning, and sometimes I steal them. The only difference I noticed was from one supplement and it was quite surprising, and then my mom was all, “Oh, yeah, I probably should have told you that happened,” and I was all, “Um, yeah, you should have. I thought I was dying.”

Do you follow the wash instructions on your clothing?

Pssh. No. I mean, I kind of check to see if it’s dry clean only, but other than that I wash everything on cold and hang all my shirts up to dry anyway, so it’s not a huge deal.

Are you a creature of habit, food wise? Do you eat the same thing everyday? Are there any foods/drinks, you feel like you have to consume on a daily basis? Or… do you like some variety?

I’m definitely a creature of habit, but I don’t necessarily eat the same thing everyday. I probably eat yogurt for lunch almost every day, and definitely water and coffee. But dinner is pretty much whatever is in the fridge.

Which magazines, if any, do you subscribe to at home? Do you have time to read them? Do you throw them away when you are done reading them?

I get People and Entertainment Weekly. I do have time to read them, and I do throw them away when I’m finished. In the past few months I’ve realized that I’ve really outgrown them, though. Matthew McConaughy running on the beach is no longer that inartistic to my personal identity and continuation of a happy life. I think it’s a sign of emotional growth.

What is the greatest distance you have ever driven in a single day? What do you do to keep yourself entertained while in the car, whether you’re the driver/passenger, alone/with someone?

Hmm. I think I drove almost from DC one day, but I didn’t drive. I usually am on a family vacation if I’m driving far, and then I’m not driving. I do love car trips though, and driving. So yes, I can keep myself entertained. I read or study until I get sick, and then listen to music. I’m easily amused.

Which celebrity would you pick to be our next president?

Well, now that South Carolina cruelly dashed my Colbert ’08 hopes… Hmm. I’d like to say Johnny Depp so that the State of the Union’s ratings would go up from dorks who sit and watch and squee over the Supreme Court (No, I’ve never done that. Why do you ask?), but I think that maybe he’s a tad mellow for the job. I’m conservative, which instantly limits my choices to Jon Voight or Gary Sinise. As I have never had an inappropriate thought during a Jon Voight movie, I’m gonna have to go with Lt. Dan.

What is your relationship like with your family? Do you live in the same town? How often do you see them/communicate with them?

We live in the same house. In fact, same room until a few months ago. We get along. Usually. Unless I’m being snarky or someone else is. Thanksgiving was an aberration.

Do you love or loathe having house guests?

I have a complicated relationship with guests, so it’s probably a good thing I never have any. At first it seems like of exciting, like, “ooh! There are other people here!” but then it kind of just gets boring and you can never swear as much as you really want to.

What is something you really enjoy doing that is a chore or a bore for many people?

LAUNDRY. I freaking love to do laundry. I don’t know if it’s my latent genetic OCD tendencies or what, but I enjoy sorting and cleaning and having big piles of clean things. So yeah, laundry would be a good chore for me.

If you could own one original work of art, what would you choose?

I have to pick one? I should say van Gogh, because he’s my favorite artist really. But prints pretty much can cover it for him. Or Fragonard’s Young Girl Reading, because that has hung in my room since I was a little girl. But I think I might really prefer the original Madonna of the Meadow (Raphael), or some really cool old icon.

OOH! I know what I want! An icon from before the iconoclasm! Like Christ Pantocrator from Sinai! Yes. That’s it. Christmas wish list!!!


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