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?
Ever since high school I have had terrible taste in men. That’s all I’m saying.
2. What have you always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?
Run a marathon. I’ve run a half. I’m trying to convince the Early Modernist Cool Kid, who ran the first half with me, to run the other half with me in California wine country, where he now lives. Then I want to run the London Marathon.
3. Your favourite meal is. . .
Any meal I don’t cook myself. I love South Indian (I would murder someone for a good sag paneer in this town), I love sushi (tuna toro is my favourite), I love Thai (green seafood curry is the cure for the common cold). But let’s pretend I’m on death row for a sag paneer murder and there’s a $20 limit on my last meal: Arby’s plain roast beef sandwich, a Dr Pepper and an ice cream sandwich. I will lick all of the edges of the ice cream sandwich so no one asks me for a bite.
Then a good, single malt in a cut crystal glass. It is my last meal, after all.
4. If you could only save one pair of shoes in your closet, which pair would it be, and why?
Let’s see if you can guess.
These ones, because I hate to have grubby feet and grubby socks?
These ones, because I need them to wear with my jumpsuit, which I would also rescue?
These ones, because I love them?
It is unhealthy for me to love these boots this much.
5. Which handbag would you buy if money were no object?
Mulberry Bayswater. I love it in plum.
But I really, really need a new wallet. More than ten years ago my car was stolen from a wedding I was attending and I had carefully locked my wallet in the car so that I wouldn’t have to worry about leaving it around while I was busting my moves on the dance floor. And I have got moves.
I got my car back but my wallet was taken so my mother gave me my grandmother’s old wallet to use until I replaced it. I’m still using my grandmother’s old wallet. I really hate it. The zipper on the change purse is broken, it is the colour of dried blood and it has been dubbed an old lady wallet by impartial observers (because it is an old lady wallet). Unfortunately it is also indestructible and I can’t seem to justify spending the money to get my dream wallet,
the Il Bisonte tri-fold wallet with elastic band, when I have a perfectly good old lady wallet.
6. Who is your girl crush?
I’m pretty sure that’s a Vivienne Westwood dress she is wearing while she walks a furry pig. Doesn’t she seem like a laugh?
7. What is your vice?
Wine in a box. Blame A-Dubs and Anne
for convincing me of the merits of this. Until very recently I was a strict wine-should-come-out-of-a-bottle snob but now there is a 4-litre box of crappy red in my fridge that is too easily accessible. Sooner than you think I will be squeezing the last drops out of the plastic winebag into a Riedel wine glass. (A girl has to have some standards.)
That said, I have been known to appreciate an exquisite red wine. A few years ago, A-Dubs-Hubs took A-Dubs and I out for supper at Fifteen
and we ordered the best wine I have ever tasted (and the best meal). It was Australian and it was red and beyond that I have no idea what it was. Why oh why didn’t I write it down?
Anyway, that would be my choice vice if I could remember it and afford it.
8. Last song you listened to?
This one. I was checking out the PackageCam.
Which questions do you want to answer?
We aren’t going to tag anyone but these questions are fun.