Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)
There are two, and for very different reasons. I think “We Are Martial” is the funny (to me at least), quippy kind of writing I wish I could do more of.
“Missing Nkoyen” is a tribute to my best friend Nyk, who passed away five years ago. It’s far from a worthy tribute to all that she was to so many of us, but it’s just one effort, as e.e. cumming, said, to carry her heart with me, “to carry it in my heart.”
What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? Why?
A big dinner party at home or at a restaurant with a bunch of friends. Eating and drinking while spending time with people I love is one of my favorite things in the world to do.
We host dinner parties all the time, from our big Burn’s Supper in January, to St. Paddy’s Day dinners, Easter soirees, and 4th of July barbeques to food-themed movie nights, like “The Breakfast Club,” (with pancakes and bacon) and “Dr. No” (with Dark and Stormys and Key Crab Cakes.)
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?
I think I would ask for direction on what my dream job would be and how I would go about getting it. I love designing events and creating images and stories for brands and social media. It would be amazing to write every day as part of my job. I wish I could combine them all and get a realistic paycheck.
Where do you eat breakfast?
When I’m with my husband, who usually cooks, we will eat in front of the fireplace in the winter, or on bar stools at the kitchen island. Otherwise, I might scarf down a bagel at my desk at work.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
For last week, I am grateful that it didn’t snow or ice over because I had so many events at work that would have been cancelled or negatively impacted. (Note: this is changing as we speak, as winter weather descends on us once again. There are events that could still be cancelled or negatively impacted. Dammit.)
This week coming up? See Question 2: I am looking forward to a big brunch with friends on Sunday, followed by dinner with other friends visiting from out of town. Yay!