Thursday, March 13, 2014

Inspired by Vogue's 73 Questions with Sarah Jessica Parker

Last night, I watched the video interview Vogue did called 73 Questions with Sarah Jessica Parker (above). I absolutely loved every second of it, and not just because Sex and the City is my favorite show of all time (although that certainly didn't hurt). This was such a refreshing celebrity interview, from seeing inside her beautiful home to hearing her off the cuff but real and honest answers. And her look when asked whether she prefers flats or heels? Priceless.

I was inspired to think about some of the questions and how I might answer them. So, I hope you'll indulge me as I take a stab at not all 73, but a fair chunk. See which questions I chose to answer after the jump.

What are 3 words to describe living in New York City?
Crowded. Lonely. Invigorating.

What’s your favorite movie?
I have more than one, but the first that comes to mind is The Shawshank Redemption.

Favorite movie in the past 5 years?

Favorite TV show that’s currently on?
Downtown Abbey (I'm counting it since it JUST ended).

What’s a book you plan on reading?
The entire Oz series by L. Frank Baum.

What’s a book you read in school that positively shaped you?
Wuthering Heights.

A book in school that you never think of?
Anything by John Updike.

On a scale of 1-10 how excited about life are you right now?

iPhone or Android?
iPhone -- I have 2 of them!

Twitter or Instagram?

Vine or Snapchat?
Neither calls to me.

Who should everyone be following right now?
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on YouTube.

What’s your favorite food?
My grandma's roast chicken and potatoes.

Least favorite food?
Melted cheese.

What do you love on your pizza?
Extra pepperoni.

What’s your favorite drink?
Non-alcoholic: Diet Coke. Alcoholic: Pinot Grigio.

Favorite dessert?
E.L. Fudge cookies.

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

What’s your favorite band?
They aren't a band, per se, but Take 6.

Favorite solo artist?
Harry Connick, Jr.

Favorite lyrics?
"Believe in yourself right from the start, and you will have brains and you'll have a heart. And you will have courage to last your whole life through." - The Wiz

If your life were a song, what would the title be?
Small But Mighty.

Meeting my all-time favorite performer, Harry Connick, Jr., backstage at On A Clear Day You Can See Forever!
If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Harry Connick, Jr.

If you could master one instrument, what would it be?

If you had a tattoo where would it be?
On my wrist.

To be or not to be?
To BE.

Dogs or cats?
Cats. But only if they're nice.

Kittens or puppies?

Dolphins or koalas?

Bird watching or whale watching?
Whale watching.

What’s your spirit animal?
A jaguar.

Best gift you’ve ever received?
My voice.

Last gift you gave a friend?
I gave my best friend an Amazon gift card for her birthday and told her she wasn't allowed to spend it on anyone except herself.

Person you want to have coffee with?
My grandfather.

Historical figure you want to have coffee with?
Napoleon. I just really want to know what made him do the things he did. And did he REALLY have a Napoleon complex?

How do you like your coffee?
In the form of Diet Coke.

What’s your favorite curse word?

What’s your favorite board game?
A tie between Boggle and Backgammon.

What’s your favorite country to visit?
So far? France and Israel are tied.

What’s the last country you visited?

What’s a country you wish to visit?

What’s your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel?

What’s your favorite color?

Least favorite color?

Prom 1998. I loved that dress.
What color dress did you wear to your prom?
Gold and cream brocade.

Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds, dahling. They are a girl's best friend, after all.

Cheap shampoo or expensive?
Cheap! I use Herbal Essences and couldn't be happier.

Blow dry or air dry?
Blow dry. People aren't allowed to see my hair in its natural state.

Heels or flats?
Heels when I'm actually trying.

What’s your favorite constellation?

Pilates or yoga?
The elliptical.

Jogging or swimming?
Walking really fast.

Best way to decompress?

If you had 1 superpower, what would it be?
To read people's minds.

Can you describe an experience where you felt most nervous?
Singing a solo with the Cincinnati Pops when my college choir, The Singing Hoosiers, performed with them in 2002.

What’s the weirdest word in the English language?

How would you answer these questions? Let me know in the comments!

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