Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The "so queer" interview
Me? Really?! I'm so honored!

No actually, I asked for it and now I've got it.

1. What is your favorite non-essential possession?

OK - seriously - this is a hard question. I have to ask a question first. What is considered "non-essential"? Is a laptop "essential"? Is a house "essential" - after all, I did live without one for 19 years...

If a house is not essential, then I say house, for obvious reasons. If not, it's a toss up between my electric blanket and my laptop. I'd say my electric blanket because I'm always cold and getting into a pre-heated bed (it has a pre-heat setting) is the most amazing thing in the whole world. My laptop because I love being in touch with the world from anywhere there's a wireless connection (and I can play solitaire).

2. What is your favorite thing about Los Angeles?

Much easier question. I love love love this city. Ive been a bunch of other places but L.A. is definitely my home. My favorite thing about L.A. is its diversity. We have everything!

I love all the little cities and neighborhoods. We have Little Tokyo, Little Tehran, also known as Westwood, Little Ethiopia, Little Armenia, Little India, Thai Town, Chinatown, The Hebrew Hills (or Kosher Canyon), Little Saigon and then all the hidden neighborhoods Larchmont, Venice canals, Beverlywood, Hollywoodland, Leimert Park, Atwater Village, Spaulding Square, Wilshire Vista (a community of respect) and the amazing and totally unknown Victoria Circle (within Lafayette Square). I could go on and on! That's just the city! The valley has it's own fabulous neighborhoods. Magnolia Park, the San Fernando Mission (fab gift shop!), the thrift shops on Sherman Way, Topanga Canyon and then further out there's Bungalow Heaven, San Marino, Monrovia and the unbelievably gorgeous Angeles Crest Highway.

3. If you had to live somewhere else, where would you choose and why?

I'm kind of a contrarian. Maybe you've figured that out already. If by "somewhere else" do I have to move out of L.A. or just out of my house? I really really love my I'll say that I can see myself, past retirement, living far far away from neighbors and the like somewhere that's cold enough to light a fire and read or write all day.

4. You have $500. You must spend it at a casino. How do you gamble? What game(s)? The full amount on a single bet or spread out?

You say I have to spend it at a casino but do I have to spend it gambling? Can I use part of it to go to the spa? I promise I'll use some of it gambling. I'll sit down in front of this here video poker machine and settle in for the long haul, one $1.25 bet at a time.

5. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Hmm. I want to be happy. I want to be less concerned with my body. I want to be a tattooed biker mama. I'm a little bit rock and roll that way.

Thanks Annika!

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Blogger Annika said...
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

Thanks for the shout-out to our Community of Respect!

L.A. REALLLLLLY is the best City evah!

Blogger Orangeblossoms said...

My grandparents lived one block over from Larchmont on Lucerne. My grandmother used to take us to Landis General Store for paper dolls. No kidding, paperdolls in the '70's. I scrolled down the Larchmont merchant list with trepidation, hoping to find beloved LGS. Sure enough, it's still there! Though, I bet the concrete floors have been replaced with faux wood and that there's not a paperdoll to be found. Again, Faith, you rock. Thanks for the memory trip.

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