1. What's your actual day job and what's your dream day job?
I'm a communications manager at a nonprofit that I love called Here for the Girls (we offer support to young women with breast cancer). We've shifted our in-person support to video meetings, which are working out surprisingly well, so there's one (small) coronavirus win! Also, I have been wearing sweatpants every day for a month — another win. My (other) dream day job is to be a novelist. A published novelist. A published novelist that makes some money. Yup, that about covers my dreams.
2. What's your biggest pet peeve?
Weirdly, my biggest pet peeve is all really trendy things. I feel a deep, primal need to totally not like what everyone else likes, even if I secretly want to try/watch/buy it. People love Game of Thrones? Never gonna watch it. All the ladies are wearing leggings everywhere like they're real pants? Not gonna do it. Let's not even talk about balayage.
3. If you could have any super power what would it be and why?
I don't know if I'm ready to take on that kind of responsibility. Um. I think I'd kinda love to be un-killable. I don't know if I mean, like, Deadpool or Morbius, or something else entirely… knowing my luck, I'd end up like Ashildr in Dr. Who, just a depressed jerk sitting around by myself at the end of the world. Okay, phew, these are hard questions.
4. You can curse your nemesis with a minor annoyance for eternity; what do you choose?
Ooh. A runny nose. Picture it: you're in an important meeting and a worm of snot is running out of one nostril. Do you try to wipe it surreptitiously on your sleeve? Let it go and hope no one notices? Make those REALLY ANNOYING sniffling noises nonstop? Try to keep your head back until people start wondering what's on the ceiling?? YOU CAN'T WIN. (As someone sitting here with a runny nose AND eyes thanks to spring allergies, this is an excellent answer.)
5. What experience do you most want to cross off your bucket list?
This sounds crazy, but I don't have a bucket list. I'm afraid of lots of things, plus I'm an introvert, so I'll just sit here in my house (while having endless video teleconferences) and read a book. I mean, maybe learning to bake is on some list of things I'd like to conquer, but I don't enjoy it, so if we're talking about a list of things I suck at that I wish I could do, baking is definitely on it. Also, math.
6. Where can the rest of the Boredwalk community find you?
As a wannabe novelist working hard on avoiding writing my novel, and also as a person who feels like she should be doing something worthwhile with all this (nonexistent) free time during the coronavirus lockdown, I recently started a blog. They are so un-trendy now, so that's why it's okay that I did it (see pet peeve answer above). Be forewarned, it's a limited run — I plan to stop when we magically get to go back to our regular lives again or when I run out of things to say. Join my 15 closest Facebook friends and read along!