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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. I really loved the narrator of Dave Egger's "You Shall Know By Our Velocity."
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I regret not spending more time with my aunt before she died. She loved words, loved what they could do, and loved what I could do with them. She always made me feel so special.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I swear like a sailor, so I'm afraid my most overused word rhymes with 'duck." Interestingly enough, my other most overused phrase is 'I love you,' which I enjoy saying almost as much as the word that rhymes with duck.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. After superstar drummer, it would be archaeologist.