This week’s mystery writer has been with us from, if not day one, at least day two or three. She likes TV and animals and imaginary creatures. Can you guess who it is?
1. You’re tasked with creating a new ice cream flavor, what is it and why?
It would need to contain the following things: caramel, pretzels, chocolate, salt, peanut butter, and some other things as well. Oooooh, have you ever had a Take 5 bar? Like that, only in ice cream form.
2. You’re chosen to remake any movie originally made between 1975-1990. What movie do you remake, and how do you cast it?
This is a cop-out for sure, but this is too hard! Any movie I care enough to consider for this little exercise is too precious for me to be able to imagine changing anything about it. Hm. So what about Labyrinth, with the guys from Flight of the Conchords sharing the David Bowie role, and Saoirse Ronan replacing Jennifer Connelly? I dunno.
3. What terrible song gets stuck in your head?
This is weird, but the tune from the Mister Softee trucks that creepily cruise through my neighborhood really gets in my brain. If I hear it once, I’ll keep whistling it all day. I am probably an advertiser’s dream.
4. Tell us about a woman who has been influential in your life.
My grandma. She’s 97 years old and still going strong! I love hearing her stories about when she used to work two shifts as a switchboard operator in Manhattan while she was raising my dad and my aunt in the 1940s. She never told her employer she had kids because they wouldn’t let her work if they knew she was a mom. She is awesome.
5. What’s your favorite joke?
How much does a pirate have to pay to get his ears pierced? A buck an ear!
6. A band is now following you around performing your personal soundtrack wherever you go, who are they, and what are they playing?
Well this is hilarious because I just wrote about this a week or two ago (hint, hint, players!). This is tough; it would have to be a band diverse enough to adapt to my drastic mood swings.
7. What’s on your desk right now?
To-do lists, tiny pads, a super-cool lamp, a cup full o’ pens, and a Hoops and Yoyo fortune teller. Also a picture from my friend’s wedding last summer of “all the girls” where everyone else looks cute and proper and I’m holding up a champagne glass with my mouth wide open. That champagne glass’s destiny was to smash on the dance floor.