As I use most of my remaining synapses to figure out how to make lemonade out of some pretty sour lemons, I decided to borrow an idea from Lindsey and Denise and offer my answers to one of Vanity Fair‘s monthly questionnaires. So, here goes, folks.
I solemnly swear to return to our regularly scheduled programming in my next post.
Where do you live: the American Midwest
Favorite art: Vermeer, Monet, Cassatt, Hopper
Pets: Never had ’em, never will.
Favorite neighborhood restaurant: if only…I don’t suppose Papa John’s counts?
Favorite cocktail: Usually? A gin and tonic or a glass of wine. Whilst pregnant? Sparkling apple cider.
Who inspires you: my mom, Dr. Paul Farmer, Lance Armstrong (although less so if it turns out that he’s been doping and lying about it all these years)
Necessary extravagance: biweekly house cleaning service
Favorite place in the world: my bed, Paris, Manhattan
Designer: Banana Republic, J. Crew, Ann Taylor
Jeans: Seven for All Mankind
Underwear: 100% cotton
Sneakers: Asics for exercise; Pumas for play
Watch: a “silver” watch I bought at Walmart last year and swear I would replace right away
T-shirt: Gap or (if it’s an at-home kind of day) one emblazoned with the name of a sports team I played on, coached, or root for
Day bag: Land’s End argyle canvas bag
Evening bag: this would imply that I do anything in the evenings that would necessitate changing purses…
Favorite city to shop: do Amazon and Zappos count as cities?
Lipstick: Kiehl’s lip gloss
Mascara: whichever Clinique mascara I received as a gift-with-purchase
Shampoo: Pantene (or Pert or Herbal Essences or whatever else is on sale at CVS)
Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (that ubiquitous yellow one)
Perfume: On the rare occasions I wear perfume, I spritz on a bit of White Musk from the Body Shop
Toothpaste: Sensodyne (man, I’m looking forward to getting that permanent crown put on…)
Soap: Aveeno sensitive skin body wash
Nail-polish color: Ballet Slippers on my fingers; I’m Not Really a Waitress on my toes
Who cuts your hair: Michelle, although I haven’t seen her in many months
Who colors your hair: nobody, although those gray hairs seem to be breeding rapidly these days
Feeling unmoored, uninspired, or overburdened? I’d love it if you wanted to follow our lead and answer these questions too.