Shop Around with Cathy Alter
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Avoid making excuses or standing in long lines.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. I'd wear it proudly, by Elvis Costello; New slang, by The Shins; Pink Night, by Jason Colett; Rise up with fists by Jenny Lewis; The Seed, by The Roots
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Is "tall" a trait? If not, I'd say my capacity to talk with my hands is pretty noticeable. And dangerous at times.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I tend to let my nutty imagination override a pretty stable reality. Which is a fancy way of saying, I can often invent problems that aren't even remotely possible in the real world.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Looking for treasures at the fleamarket.