The lovely Meg at Faking Good Breeding tagged me for this little survey a few days ago. The last time I filled out one of these, I wrote an introduction that included a fairly detailed analogy about STD trees. This time, I'm gonna skip the chlamydia and get right to the good stuff (and wow, if I had a nickel for every time I've used that phrase...)
1. What book is currently on your nightstand?
Well, I just bought Full Frontal Feminism as a gift for someone, but then I accidentally opened it and read half of it and now she can't have it until I'm done. God I'm a bad friend.
I also recently finished Leave The Building Quickly, which you'll probably like if you like my writing style. My mom was originally drawn to it because of the silly floating dog on the cover, but then she read a few sentences, became convinced that I had published a book under a pseudonym, and bought it in order to confront me. Sadly, this was untrue. But the book was funny.
2. Who are your personal heroes or role models?
My parents--for being stable enough to not screw me up, but weird enough to provide me with endless material.
My boyfriend--for getting through a lot of bad shit and coming out the other side a better person than I'll ever be.
David Sedaris--If only we could all write so funny and be so rich (and by "we," I mean, "I").
3. How do you relieve stress?
Being active is great--taking a walk, dancing, lifting weights, playing catch. But eating a whole bunch of ice cream and watching Elimidate is better.
4. What music do you like?
Let's see...I love oldies the most, but also rock, 80's, and embarrassing pop (I use "embarrassing" as a quantifier here because my friend Rachel would want me to, but really, I'm not embarrassed--Fergie 4 Lyfe!).
Here are my top 3 songs for summer driving:
David Bowie--Suffragette City
The Knack--My Sharona
The Kinks--You Really Got Me
5. What personal care product can't you live without?
St. Ive's Apricot Scrub. It's mega-exfoliating, so you're only supposed to use it 3 times a week, but I'm a badass so I use it everyday. And oh boy does my defiance pay off.
I would like to tag The Queens, Ambika, Joei, and Robin. Also, anyone who's bored at work (or school or home) right now. Waste a little time (who's gonna notice, really?) and fill it out yourself in the comments section!