73 Questions

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Vogue do this series called 73 Questions where they visit the homes of famous people and ask them 73 questions. Even though the responses are contrived, it's my guilty pleasure (along with Refinery 29's Money Diaries). I compiled 73 of the questions so that Andrew and I could share our contrived responses with you.


What's the best thing that happened to you this year?

J: The best is yet to come.

A: Jen. (Reigning Champion 2014-present.)


What's the best thing that happened to you this month?

J: I decided to quit my job at the end of this year.

A: Finding out Michael Cohen’s third client.  


What's the best thing that happened to you today?

J: Video-chatting with my parents and then with Andrew’s mom and Luna.

A: Remembering it’s a 3-day weekend.


What's the best thing ever?

J: Scalp massages.

A: Hot sauce.


What's your favorite season?

J: Fall.

A: Baseball season.


What's your favorite holiday?

J: Christmas.

A: Any with food all day.


Do you like surprises?

J: No!

A: No.

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What's your favorite dessert?

J: How’s a girl to choose?

A: More dinner.


Is there a dessert you don't like?

J: Anything white chocolate, fudge, or caramel.

A: Yes there is. Many, in fact.


What's your favorite food?

J: Probably Mexican.

A: Mexican.


What's your least favorite food?

J: Bananas or chicken.

A: Anything with sweet and savory mixed.  


What's the weirdest thing that you've ever eaten?

J: Uni is pretty weird but I love it.

A: Elk burgers and deer sausage at an air compressor factory employee picnic.


What's your favorite condiment?

J: Hot sauce.

A: Mustard.


It's brunch. What do you eat?

J: Huevos rancheros, pancakes “for the table,” and a side of avocado toast.

A: No it’s not. It’s 4:30. If it were, I’d be eating a skillet with veggies, sausage, over easy eggs, and wheat toast.


It's 4am on a Saturday night. What would you eat?

J: Pizza, Halal Guys, or a Fat Sandwich.

A: A burrito.


What is your favorite pizza?

J: A plain, New York slice.

A: Supreme. Or any that doesn’t get me embroiled in some dumb debate about which regional pizza is the best or is pizza.  

(J: 'Chicago-style pizza' is not pizza. That's why they call it 'Chicago-style.')


Favorite drink?

J: Cold-pressed juice.

A: Black coffee.


What's your favorite color?

J: Pink.

A: I don’t see color.


What color dress did you wear to your prom?

J: Silvery green. I hated prom.

A: Don’t recall but I was gorgeous.


Blow dry or air dry?

J: Air dry, but I love a good blow dry.

A: Air dry.


Who is your fashion icon?

J: My mama.

A: Christopher Robin.

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73 Questions | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)


Who is your favorite superhero?

J: Hermione Granger.

A: Captain Planet.


Who is a person or an historical figure you'd love to have coffee with?

J: My dad, or his dad, but I’d have tea.

A: Abraham Lincoln.


Who is the last person you texted?

J: One of my girlfriends.

A: Jen.


iPhone or Android?

J: iPhone.

A: iPhone.


Twitter or Instagram?

J: I have phases with both, but probably Instagram.

A: Twitter.


Who should everyone be following right now?

J: John Legend.

A: Women and people of color.  


Favorite country to visit?

J: Czech Republic.

A: Czech Republic.


Last country you visited?

J: Thailand.

A: Japan.


Country you wish to visit?

J: Indonesia.

A: Indonesia.


Kittens or puppies?

J: How’s a girl to choose?

A: Depends if it’s brunch or 4am.  


What's your spirit animal?

J: Two of my girlfriends said mine would be something elegant, like a gazelle. I’d say Larry the Cucumber.

A: Rabbit.


What's your favorite movie of all time?

J: I don't have a favorite. I don't even really like movies. (They give me anxiety.) But I know all the lines in The Devil Wears Prada.

A: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.


Movie you laughed the hardest through?

J: Not a movie, but I could not get myself together while watching a production of Macbeth with my students in Providence.

A: Team America: World Police.


What's a movie that made you cry?

J: Inside Out.

A: Mystic River.


A book you read because everyone else was reading it?

J: The Fault in Our Stars. All my students were reading it.

A: A Game of Thrones.

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What are you most excited about in life right now?

J: Summer vacation!

A: Eating Korean food whenever we want.


If your life was a song, what would the title be?

J: Dream by Priscilla Ahn is my life as a song, but the title would be Carry On.

A: A Boy Named Sue, Who Was Actually Named Andrew Instead of Sue


Best gift you've ever received?

J: A poem from Andrew.

A: I never got a Power Wheel and am still bitter about it.


Last gift you gave a friend?

J: Travel-themed gifts for her birthday, for her trip to the States.

A: A baby book.


If you could spend three months anywhere, where would it be?

J: Home.

A: Ireland.


How would you describe your aesthetic?

J: Soft, feminine, classic, sometimes-edgy.

A: Verbally.


Would you describe yourself as messy or neat?

J: Neat.

A: Puppies.


What karaoke song would you sing where you don't need the monitor?

J: Beyonce—Listen.

A: I’d need to use the monitor. To shut the karaoke machine off.  


What's one skill that you wish you had?

J: Singing.

A: Speed reading.


If you were a hip hop artist, what would your stage name be?

J: Jenny from the Block.

A: Fool of a Took.


Who's your favorite musician?

J: Right now, this violinist.

A: Johnny Cash.


Favorite lyrics?

J: When you came into the world you cried, and it broke my heart.

A: How many seas must a white dove sail before she sleeps in the sand?


What's the first thing you do each morning?

J: Burrow under the covers.

A: Tell myself I’ll go to bed early that night.


What's the last thing you do before you go to bed?

J: Put my phone on airplane mode.

A: Set six alarms.

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What's the first thing you notice about someone when you meet them?

J: Vibe.

A: Q rating.


Do you have a nickname?

J: The primary students at my school have been calling me Miss Luna.

A: Yes.


What's something you still have from your childhood?

J: Introversion.

A: Freckles.


What's one thing in your closet that you can never part with?

J: My Louis.

A: N/A.


If you could raid one woman's closet, whose would it be?

J: Any who has the Chanel slingback pumps in size 7.

A: Betsy Devos. Then I’d donate what’s valuable and burn the rest.


If you had a superpower, what would it be?

J: Teleportation.

A: Flight.


What's your kryptonite?

J: Time.

A: Salt.


What would you say is the biggest thing on your mind?

J: The future.

A: Who is asking me all these invasive questions?


If you ran for president, what would your slogan be?

J: Resilience.

A:  “46% of us voted for a monster last time. What the fuck is wrong with us? Don’t vote for me--I’m not old enough, unqualified, and I don’t want to be president. Just don’t vote for the corrupt old racist fraud this time.”


What phrase defines how you live your life?

J: Courage, dear heart.

A: I’ll be fine.


What are three words to describe living in Seoul?

J: Crowded, 미세 먼지, Korean.

A: Bus, subway, bus.


What's the best activity to do at home on a rainy day?

J: Cuddle.

A: Sporcle.


What's the last hobby you picked up?

J: Yoga and Pilates.

A: aretherelilactrees.com


What's the coolest thing you've ever seen?

J: The world below me as I jumped out of a plane.

A: This.


What's the geekiest thing about you?

J: I have perfect pitch and I harmonize to songs. My sister hates it.

A: I don’t know anything about Marvel or D.C.   


What's your favorite board game?

J: I prefer card games or Heads Up, but maybe chess, Mancala, or Loaded Questions.

A: Clue.


Biggest learning experience of your life?

J: My first year of teaching.

A: My first year of teaching and living in Rhode Island.


Proudest moment of your life?

J: Graduating in four years with a full-time job.

A: The thoughts in my head when I hear people talk about their high school sports achievements.


Favorite TV show that's currently on?

J: Ali Wong's most recent Netflix special. It's become a TV show considering how many times I've watched it.

A: KBO baseball.


What's a book you plan on reading?

J: The Sun and Her Flowers.

A: Grant by Ron Chernow.


What's your favorite curse word?

J: Fuck, but I don’t like to curse.

A: When used well they’re all God’s creations and my favorite.  


What's your favorite constellation?

J: Orion’s belt.

A: You’re starting to reach, huh? Orion.


Best way to decompress?

J: A good laugh and a long sleep.

A: Take my socks off.