Location: Chicago, IL
Current Job: Project management associate at an advertising agency
Dream job: Chief of Staff in the Rahm Emanuel White House/Ballerina
Girl Crush: Mindy Kaling
Guy Crush: Colin Firth
Biggest Pet Peeve: People describing the process of giving birth. I’ve heard about what happens. I get it. No need to discuss it over cocktails.
Guilty Pleasure: Eating chips and dip for dinner.
Splurge: Most recently, bras. Boring but true.
American Girl Doll you owned as a kid: Molly
American Girl Doll you wish you owned as a kid: Samantha. The two things I want to be most in life are old-fashioned and aristocratic.
Favorite Movie: The A&E version of Pride & Prejudice. (NOT the Keira Knightley version. Jane Austen would never have Mr. Darcy say a line as gag-tastic as “You have bewitched me, body and soul.”)
Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation.
Favorite Song: “Black or White” by Michael Jackson.
Favorite Book: Anything set in a prep school.
Least Favorite Movie: How Do You Know. This is, definitively, the worst movie ever made. And that’s coming from someone who has seen Piranha 3D.
Least Favorite TV Show: 16 and Pregnant, along with its equally tragic offspring, Teen Mom. These shows make me deeply, deeply sad.
Least Favorite Song: “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
Least Favorite Book: Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps. The title says it all.
Television memory from your childhood: Watching the kids on 7th Heaven come home from school and eat fresh fruit out of this huge bowl on the counter as their after-school snack and thinking that if only my parents would keep a stock of fresh produce in our perfectly set-decorated kitchen, I would be inclined to eat that instead of a bag of Oreos when I got home from school.
Most embarrassing story: The time I peed my pants while playing a night game of Capture the Flag at an outdoor education weekend with the entire 4th grade, because I was too embarrassed to tell a teacher that I needed to go back to camp and use the bathroom. You know what’s more embarrassing than telling a teacher you need to use the bathroom? Peeing your pants. I didn’t have a lot of foresight as a child.
If you could go anywhere in the world you’ve never been before, where would it be? Argentina, because I hear you can get a steak and a bottle of red wine for, like, $10.