Ok, so I had planned to follow A-Dub’s lead and respond to V of Grit&Glamour’s questions yesterday to make my travel time more enjoyable. And then, as seems to always be the case, the airport proved to be the place where time — and free wifi — disappear. But now I’m in Montreal on a last ditch holiday before the term starts/ shopping with my youngest sister for her wedding dress and ready to answer some questions. Let’s do this:
1. Practically everyone is six degrees from a celebrity, political figure, or famous person. Will you explain your six degrees of separation from someone famous?
The best I have to offer is that a friend of a friend of my sister knows the nanny that Jude Law cheated on Sienna Miller with. Also, my cousin worked for a while in the Calgary film industry and worked on the film Shanghai Noon with Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. I’m assuming he met them.
2. What have you always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?
Travel beyond going to conferences. Since up until two years ago I’ve been a student my entire life and thus broke, I’ve done basically no traveling that wasn’t conference or family related. I’m not one for adventuresome travel but there are still a bunch of places that I’d like to go.
3. Your favourite meal is. . .
Oh god, I too love food too much to choose. Since I’m in Montreal, the smoked meat at Schwartz’s comes to mind. Though in general, any meal with good people and copious amounts of delicious, delicious wine is my favorite meal.
4. If you could only save one pair of shoes in your closet, which pair would it be, and why?
A pair of patent nude Nine West wedges. I adore these shoes even though they’re really higher than I’m currently comfortable wearing but they offer a strong incentive to learn to be less of a baby about shoe pain.
5. Which handbag would you buy if money were no object?
I’ve recently realized that I’m actually not a handbag girl either or, rather, that I have some very specific — yet nebulous — things I’m looking for in a handbag that very rarely exist and so I just stick with the old ones I have. Like A-Dubs, I dream in shoes. Namely, the Macy’s end of season sale.
6. Who is your girl crush?
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Karen Elson. I deeply envy the lifestyles of these two women: arty Frenchwoman who is a muse to Balenciaga but has an awesome artistic life of her own and hipster-y model now married to Jack White and running a vintage store in Nashville while also being arty herself. It perhaps goes without saying that their clothes are fabulous.
7. What is your vice?
I’m right there with A-Dubs on the full-bodied red wine but, to switch it up, I’m also far more addicted to television than I should be. Current favorites include: Mad Men and Party Down. (Seriously, if you haven’t seen Party Down and, like me, have a sense of humor that runs towards the absurd, you should totally get on this. Word of warning, it’s really crude — but awesome.)
8. Last song you listened to?
This and this.
How do you stay sane in the airport?
And what TV shows should I be watching?