Last night I had the great pleasure of my first book club via Facebook chat! and at the end, the host played Inside The Actor’s Studio with me–except it was Inside The Writer’s Studio. The questions were so much fun, I thought I’d share them with you!
What is your favorite word?
That’s a good question. My most recent favorite word is “crenelation,” about the snow castles here in Boston. My first favorite word: “inchitate,” as in “Don’t inchoate me” (I meant irritate. I was 2 years old).
What is your least favorite word?
Congrats. If you want to wholeheartedly congratulate somebody, for goodness’ sake, take the time to spell the damned thing out!
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
What turns you off?
Bad grammar. (I used to use bad grammar as a sieve for dating candidates.) Also incivility.
What is your favorite curse word?
I’m from Jersey, baby! The F-bomb! F’in-A!
What sound or noise do you love?
My black Lab jumping into the water: SPLOOSHO! So joyous. Also my fiancé’s laugh.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Super-loud jacked-up motorcycle mufflers. Every time I hear one, I say, “There goes another Small Penismobile.”
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
We used to play this game at dinner parties! “What career would you have that involves a lot of training, besides your own?” Broadway singer.
What profession would you not like to do?
Any office job. I had an office job once. For one day. Then I called and said I had mono.
What is your favorite flavor cupcake (cupcakes are sort of our mascot)?
Anything with SEA SALT CARAMEL frosting. You can have the cake. I will take the frosting.