(in)frequently asked questions

 
 

Can you tell me how to start a podcast? Yes, I can. I was asked that question seven times last January alone, so I made a word document telling exactly what gear, work flow, and services I use for both of my shows.

How do you get everything done now that you have a baby? I don’t. Having a baby does make it crystal clear what your passions really are, though. Everything else just sort of drops off, out of necessity.

What’s your favorite meal? Elevenses and fourses. Not for the drinks, necessarily. It’s just that brunch and happy hour are the most convenient times to eat.

What’s your favorite drink? Bubbly and Americanos.

What happened to Fernando? For those who haven’t visited my IG, Fernando is/was our beloved pup. The extreme short of it is, he nipped my baby’s face and we decided to re-home him. We’ve heard arguments for and against re-homing a family pet after something like this. It’s a pretty passionate topic for a lot of animal lovers, which we most definitely are. I’ll get into it more if I ever blog on this site, or have some sort of news letter.

What’s your favorite book? Too many to name them all. One that always comes to mind, when asked, is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Another is Me, Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn. I adore biographies and autobiographies, and Ms. Hepburn’s voice really came through in that book. I felt like I wasn’t reading at all, but rather listening to her talk. It was glorious! My newest obsession is Room At The Top by John Braine, one of the reads from my 75 Reads podcast! And of course, short stories. I love them so much. My favorite collections are Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger and Runaway by Alice Munro. The way she weaves her stories together so subtly and masterfully…incredible.

What are you? Usually when people ask me this, I ask them to expand, even though I know exactly what it is they are asking. They’re wondering what my nationality is. The fact that I’m “ethnically ambiguous” used to work in my favor for commercial auditions, like ten years ago. Now, it does not. I’m “not ethnic enough.” And I no longer audition for commercials, so it’s a moot point. What I am is French, German, and Cherokee on my father’s side, and Mexican, Spanish, and English on my mother’s side. I can actually trace my family all the way back to the 1600’s. But if you ask 23 & Me, I’m almost all English. Ha!