Friday, March 14, 2014


A few days ago, the Vogue Channel posted this amazing and speedy interview with Sarah Jessica Parker, and I found it so enlightening. An ADD format is perfect for our generation—I learned so much about her so quickly! So I reworked the questionnaire a bit to fit my purposes (I don't live in NYC, I'm not a mom, etc.) and interviewed myself. Here goes.

1. How long have you been living in California? My whole life, so 25 years.
2. What’s your favorite season in California? I love them all.
3. What’s your favorite activity in California? Hiking. Exploring.
4. Would you ever leave California? I would have to find somewhere truly magical to draw me out.
5. What are three words to describe living in California? Relaxed, surreal, expansive.
6. What’s your favorite movie? Legends of the Fall.
7. Favorite movie in the past five years? Midnight in Paris.
8. Favorite Hitchcock film? Strangers on a Train.
9. Favorite TV show that’s currently on? Game of Thrones, GIRLS, Downton Abbey, Pretty Little Liars. Can’t choose one.
10. What’s a book you plan on reading? The Magnus.
11. A book you read in school that positively shaped you? All the Shakespeare.
12. A book you read in school that you never think of? Beowulf.
13. On a scale of one to 10, how excited are you about life right now? Eight.
14. iPhone or Android? iPhone.
15. Twitter or Instagram? Instagram.
16. Vine or Snapchat? Neither.
17. Who should everyone be following right now? @thedogist (Instagram).
18. What’s the coolest thing in the room you’re currently in? Our new oil diffuser.
19. What’s your favorite restaurant? La Ginestra, a family-owned Italian spot in my hometown.
20. What’s your favorite food? Burritos.
21. Least favorite food? I like most food.
22. What do you love on your pizza? Pesto, pepperoni, black olives.
23. Favorite drink? Water, red wine.
24. Favorite dessert? Anything chocolate.
25. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Milk chocolate.
26. Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Beef tartar with quail egg yolk.
27. What’s the hardest part about being 25? Uncertainty.
28. What’s your favorite band? Then: Led Zeppelin. Now: Bon Iver.
29. Favorite solo artist? Van Morrison. Otis Redding. Joni Mitchell.
30. Favorite lyrics? “Then the snow started Falling/We were stuck out in your car/You were rubbing both my hands/Chewing on a candy bar/You said ‘Ain’t this just like the present/To be showing up like this?’/As the moon waned to crescent/We started to kiss.”
31. If your life were a song, what would the title be? “Feel it All.”
32. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be? Marcus Mumford.
33. If you could master an instrument, what would it be? Guitar.
34. Get a tattoo, where would it be? Have two: one behind my ear, one on my foot.
35. To be or not to be? “To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come.”

36. What’s Oprah like in person? I have absolutely no idea.
37. What number question is this? 37.
38. Dogs or cats? Both.
39. Kittens or puppies? Both.
40. Dolphins or koalas? Dolphins.
41. Bird-watching or whale-watching? Whale-watching.
42. What’s your spirit animal? Cat.
43. Best gift you’ve ever received? Sea glass necklace from the Cinque Terra.
44. Last gift you gave to a friend? Moleskin notebook.
45. Person you want to have coffee with? Lena Dunham.
46. Historical figure you would love to have coffee with? Mark Twain.
47. How do you like your coffee? Milky.
48. Can I play a note on this piano? Sorry what?
49. What’s your favorite curse word? Fuck.
50. What’s your favorite board game? Monopoly.
51. What’s your favorite country to visit? Haven’t visited enough to make that judgment but so far, Spain.
52. What’s the last country you’ve visited? France.
53. What’s a country you wish to visit? Greece/India/Nepal/Peru/New Zealand.
54. What do you see in this image right here? n/a
55. Can you write down your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel? Aura.
56. What’s your favorite color? Midnight blue.
57. Least favorite color? Yellow.
58. What color dress did you wear to prom? Red.
59. Diamonds or pearls? Stones.
60. Cheap shampoo or expensive? Affordable.
61. Blowdry or air dry? Air dry.
62. Heels or flats? Boots.
63. Can you give an impersonation of someone? Nope.
64. Can you do the same impersonation with a British accent?
65. What’s your favorite constellation? Pleiades.
66. Guy outside: Which dress should I get my girlfriend? n/a
67. Pilates or yoga? Yoga.
68. Jogging or swimming? Jogging.
69. Best way to decompress? Meditation.
70. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Teleportation.
71. Can you describe an experience when you felt the most nervous? Waiting.
72. What’s the weirdest word in the English language? Brouhaha.
73. Last question: Is this the strangest interview you’ve ever had? Yes because I’m talking to myself.

(Photos via tumblr.)

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