I stumbled upon Katherine's blog, Grass Stains, a few years ago and quickly decided I liked this stranger. She was honest and hilarious and shared the most humiliating stories. Surely we would be friends in real life, right? Right. She's the perfect example of a good 2D acquaintance becoming a better 3D friend. We share a love of good food, good TV and laughing until there's pain.
1. What line from literature would you use to summarize your life?
Ironically, these lines are both from the same book and both apply to my house at 7:30 on any given evening:
“This is our island. It's a good island. Until the grownups come to fetch us we'll have fun.”2. Which celebrity would you like to be friends with in real life? What would you two do on a sunny Saturday?
“We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies
FOR THE RECORD. This is like Sophie’s Choice. For a celebophile such as I, choosing one celebrity out of the entire cadre of celebrities is lit-trally like asking me to name my favorite child.
Wait. Are these supposed to be one-word answers? Bygones. You know what you’re getting when you ask me an open-ended question.
I would say Jennifer Aniston, but I think she smokes and I can’t spend a day with a smoker. So … Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen is HILARIOUS, which is my number-one criterion for spending hypothetical time with ANYONE. She is also friends with ALL the best celebrities, and not the ones who are famous for doing nothing. She’s friends with the ones who I would want to be friends with and – let’s be honest – the ones who would want to be friends with ME if only they knew I existed.
We would spend the day riding horses on her ranch, petting all the other animals she and Portia have on their ranch (which is currently for sale, BTW), Ellen would answer every single question I have about every famous person I could think of – I mean, besides the ones she’d invited over to meet me – and while dining al fresco (that means outdoors, not naked), we would discuss Ellen and Portia’s design plans for their new home. They’re really into design, you know.
Am I sick in the head? KEEP IT TO YOURSELF, INTERNET.
3. What is your greatest extravagance?
Going to my weekend scrapbooking crops twice a year with my friends. No kids, all meals prepared for us, pedal-to-the-metal scrapbooking for 48 hours. BLISS.
4. What is the best or worst hairstyle or “look” you’ve ever attempted?
In The Year of our Lord 2013, Sun-Inned, spiral-permed hair pinned to the far-right with a teal banana clip that matches your teal mascara, teal eyeliner, layered teal pocket-T and layered teal socks is perhaps ill-advised as a combination of fashion choices. But in 1988, I WAS KILLING IT ALL DAY LONG.
- Chocolate – and I don’t want to limit myself here, so I’m going to say Chocolate In All Of Its Luscious Forms. That includes all Reese’s products, cakes, pies, ice creams, miscellaneous frozen treats and Jamie’s cake pops. Also, Butterfingers. They are chocolate-coated. So that is number one. Chocolate.
- Scrapbooking. It remains, after 25 years, one of my favorite hobbies AND a hobby that my kids appreciate. I love to see how much they enjoy their completed albums.
- TV. If TV were a person, I’d officially be a polygamist. My TiVo Season Pass list is over 50 shows long. And I have no regrets. I wrote about my favorite shows of all time here.
"Laughter." It makes a minute pass like a second, it strengthens me when I am weak. Also, it’s one of those confounding words that makes the English language what it is: “augh” = “aff."
7. Name 3 things on your bucket list.
- Grab a pen on the first try that isn’t out of ink.
- Go on an African safari.
- Scrapbook the s*@! out of that safari.
- Emily A. Clark (interior design)
- Grasping for Objectivity (family)
- Plain Chicken (recipes)
- EW’s PopWatch (pop culture)
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