73 Questions

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I’ve seen a few of these question posts floating around and thought it might be fun to do one myself!

To give credit where it’s due, I got the idea from Lindsey. I rarely reveal these kinds of random facts but I couldn’t agree more with Lindsey that the answers to these questions create a very revealing kaleidoscope about a person. I hope you feel that you know me just a bit better when you’re through!

These are the questions that Vogue asked Sarah Jessica Parker during an in-person interview. I omitted a few that were not at all relevant here so the result is slightly less than 73 questions. I also watched that video of SJP after answering the questions myself and was delighted to see we answered two in a row exactly the same (tell me if you ever discover which ones).

Also tell me if you answer them too. I’d love to know you better.

1. How long have you been in the area?
Since 2001.

2. What’s your favorite season in Washington DC?
Cherry Blossom season (spring)

3. What’s your favorite activity in Washington DC?
Walking around Eastern Market on a Sunday morning with my family (and coffee)

4. Would you ever leave Washington DC?
Yes.

5. What are three words to describe living in Washington DC?
Rich in history

6. What’s your favorite movie?
I don’t have one.

7. Favorite movie in past five years?
Don’t have one of those either.

8. Favorite Hitchcock film?
Not so much a Hitchcock fan

9. Favorite TV show that’s currently on?
Parenthood

10. What’s a book you plan on reading?
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

11. A book you read in school that positively shaped you?
A Prayer for Owen Meany

12. A book you read in school that you never think of?
Heart of Darkness

13. On a scale of one to ten how excited are you about life right now?
7

14. iPhone or Android?
iPhone

15. Twitter or Instagram?
Instagram

16. Vine or Snapchat?
Neither

17. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?
@heychookooloonks on Instagram. Her photos make me remember the joy of life.

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18. What’s the coolest thing in this room?
The tissue paper flowers my daughter made for me for Mother’s Day

19. What’s your favorite downtown restaurant?
Founding Farmers

20. What’s your favorite food?
Pasta

21. Least favorite food?
Peas

22. What do you love on your pizza?
Just cheese

23. Favorite drink?
Chai

24. Favorite dessert?
Chocolate chip cookies

25. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Dark

26. Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Alligator

27. What’s the hardest part about being a mom?
That in every joyous milestone comes the pain of them pulling away but you still have to let them go.

28. What’s your favorite band?
Dave Matthews Band

29. Favorite solo artist?
I don’t have one.

30. Favorite lyrics?
The lyrics to Jack Johnson’s Talk of the Town. Specifically:
“I want to be where the talk of the town
Is about last night when the sun went down
And the trees all dance
And the warm wind blows in that same old sound
And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes
And if the sun comes out
I’ll paint a picture all about
The colors I’ve been dreaming of
The hours just don’t seem enough
To put it all together”

31. If your life were a song, what would the title be?
Turn it around

32. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?
Norah Jones (ooh or maybe Stevie Nicks)

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

34. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?
Promised my Dad I’d never get a tattoo so I’ve never let myself think about that.

35. To be or not to be?
To be

36. What’s Oprah like in person?
(Left this one in because how fun! Oh how I wish I knew Oprah in person.)

37. What number of question was this?
37

38. Dogs or cats?
Cats

39. Kittens or puppies?
Kittens

40. Dolphins or koalas?
Koalas

41. Bird-watching or whale-watching?
Whale-watching

42. What’s your spirit animal?
Dove

43. Best gift you’ve ever received?
My babies

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44. Last gift you gave a friend?
A necklace with a mama bird and a baby bird that used to be mine when I had just one baby. I passed it on to her as she begins her motherhood journey.

45. A person you want to have coffee with?
Any one of the friends I’ve had trouble scheduling time with these days!

46. A historical figure you’d love to have coffee with?
Anne Frank

47. How do you like your coffee?
Black

48. What’s your favorite curse word?
It begins with F…

49. What’s your favorite board game?
Scrabble

50. What’s your favorite country to visit?
Italy

51. What’s the last country you visited?
Mexico

52. What country do you wish to visit?
Peru

53. Can you write down your favorite word that starts and ends with the same vowel?
ease

54. What’s your favorite color?
purple

55. Least favorite color?
black

56. What color dress did you wear to your prom?
blue

57. Diamonds or pearls?
pearls

58. Cheap shampoo or expensive?
cheap

59. Blow-dry or air-dry?
blow-dry

60. Heels or flats?
both

61. Can you give an impersonation of someone?
Nope

62. Can you do the same impersonation with a British accent?
No

63. Pilates or yoga?
Both

64. Jogging or swimming?
Jogging

65. Best way to decompress?
A book, my couch, a blanket and either a glass of wine or cup of tea (depends on the day)

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66. If you had one superpower, what would it be?
The power to heal

67. Can you describe an experience you felt most nervous?
Auditioning for a show in DC

68. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?
moist

69. Last question: Is this the strangest interview you’ve ever had?
Quite possibly!

6 Comments

  1. I love this and I agree that it helps give more details about a person you’d like to get to know.
    And we both watch Parenthood! And we both are about the same excited about life. And we both feel the same way about parenting..
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  2. Fun! My favorite color is purple, too!
    Lisa @ The Golden Spoons recently posted..“Jill” of all trades, Master of none”My Profile

  3. So much fun reading all this and getting to know you 🙂
    I too love pilates and yoga.
    Maureen@Scoops of Joy recently posted..My Secret: What Abuse Did To MeMy Profile

  4. With you on many of these, including a big BLECH on Heart of Darkness.
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  5. Oh that is just so fun Tricia!!!! It’s like speed dating!!! LOL
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  6. Oh I love these – it’s almost like a Cosmo quiz, so how perfect that SJP did this. I’d love to see her answers too.

    I’m still stuck on favourite word that begins and ends with the same vowel. ????
    I have a bowl of Halloween candy in front of me, so all I could think was: treat
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