73 Questions

My play on Vogue magazine’s famous Q&A

My play on Vogue magazine’s famous Q&A

On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now?
10. I am never not excited about life.

Describe yourself in a hashtag?

If you could do a love scene with anyone, who would it be?
Emily Blunt.

If your life was a musical, what would the marquee say?
A neurotic nerd’s quest for normalcy.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
I shudder at getting attention.

What’s your wakeup ritual?
I hit snooze five times.

What’s your go to bed ritual?
Play Solitaire until I win.

What’s your favorite time of day?
Midnight or later.

What is one thing no one knows about you?
I shudder at getting attention.

Dream country to visit?
I’ve visited my dream country.

What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?
I was able to invite 30 friends to my birthday.

Heels or flats/sneakers?

Vintage or new?

Who do you want to write your obituary?
I don’t know.

Style icon?
Christopher Bailey

What are three things you can’t live without?
My iPhone, my credit card, my camera

What’s one ingredient you put in everything?
Salt. Duh.

What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?
Nigella Lawson, Amy Poehler, Anthony Bourdain

What’s your biggest fear in life?
Sudden death in my family.

Window or aisle seat?
Window. Zzzzz…

What’s your current TV obsession?
I hardly watch TV as is.

Favorite app?

Secret talent?
I speak six languages. Not really a secret. But a talent.

Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?
Traveled by myself several times over.

How would you define yourself in three words?
Determined, wallflower, secure.

Favorite piece of clothing you own?
My Burberry trench coats.

Must have clothing item everyone should have?
A Burberry trench coat.

Superpower you would want?
Being able to heal myself and others.

What’s inspiring you in life right now?
The end of the year.

Best piece of advice you’ve received?
Never forget where you came from.

Best advice you’d give your teenage self?
Stay the course. You’ll turn out fine.

A book that everyone should read?
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris.

What would you like to be remembered for?
I loved deeply.

How do you define beauty?
You can make hearts flutter.

What do you love most about your body?
I have a work-in-progress body of a powerlifter.

Best way to take a rest/decompress?
Go to a Japanese or Korean spa/sauna. Pay for an entire day. Nap. Dip. Drink water. Repeat until you’re wrinkly.

Favorite place to view art?
Museums during free museum days.

If your life were a song, what would the title be?
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.

If you could master one instrument, what would it be?
Piano / organ.

If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
I won’t.

Dolphins or koalas?

What’s your spirit animal?
Siberian Husky.

Best gift you’ve ever received?

Best gift you’ve ever give?
My Best Man speech at my brother’s wedding. He cried. Good job me.

What’s your favorite board game?

What’s your favorite color?
Dusty blue.

Least favorite color?
Royal blue.

Diamonds or pearls?

Drugstore makeup or designer?

Blow-dry or air-dry?

Pilates or yoga?

Coffee or tea?
Don’t drink either enough to decide.

What’s the weirdest word in the English language?

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Dark. The more bitter, the better.

Stairs or elevator?
Elevator. Although I will tolerate up to five flights of stairs.

Summer or winter?
Winter forever and ever. I hate summer.

You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?
Dish – Carbonara. One food – sushi.

A desert you don’t like?
Anything super rich, like a three-layer chocolate cake. Blech.

A skill you’re working on mastering?
Speaking German and Italian

Best thing to happen to you today?
Realizing it’s the last working day of 2018

Worst thing to happen to you today?
I slept through my alarm.

Best compliment you’ve ever received?
I love you, Myron.

Favorite smell?
The morning-after-a-lightning-storm smell

Hugs or kisses?
Hugs. If I’m in Europe, kisses.

If you made a documentary, what would it be about?
The lives of Filipino-American children left behind by their GI fathers now.

Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?
What the parents of Chris Watts and of Shannen Watts said to Chris before the judgment was passed to him.

Lipstick or lip gloss?
Lip balm. I don’t wear either.

Sweet or savory?

Girl crush?
Nigella Lawson. Emily Blunt.

How you know you’re in love?
When I hyperventilate.

Song you can listen to on repeat?
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy – Sarah McLachlan

If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?
A well-followed Instagram influencer.

What are you most excited about at this time in your life?
What 2019 will bring.

Your go to for having a good laugh?
Comedy bars.

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