A. Well...I've babysat a few times...and high school, musn't forget that.
A. Definitely writing. Less crying than babysitting (most of the time). And always less homework than high school.
A. I'm graduating from a tiny high school outside of Washington D.C. in the spring and going to Brown University in the fall.
A. Motion City Soundtrack, though I'm a huuuuge Death Cab and Decemberists fan.
A. Fight Club
A. Queer As Folk
A. An unexploded bottle rocket. Waiting. In Calculus class.
A. Live through this and you won't look back.
A. Lying in the sand with my four best friends, filthy and sweaty, pretending to be velociraptors.
A. Michelle Obama.
A. "like" and "as." I need to go to Simileholics Anonymous.
A. I really wish I could dance and not look like something caught in net. But I think I'd prefer to be a really good chef.
A. I can come off as really blasé and unexcited about things. And I have an inability to pretend to be nice when I'm not feeling nice.
A. My enormous hair.
A. Linus. And his Christmas tree.
A. Captain Hook. Boy's got class.
A. People who say "different than."
A. I love to sing, act, and *talk.*
A. I'm not going to lie--I'd like to be your American Idol. But writing's pretty cool too.
A. 1. Sense of humor. 2. Integrity. 3. Good skin
A. Something childish, like macaroni and cheese. Or Ring Pops.
A. At the moment? "Sons and Daughters" by the Decemberists, "Together We'll Ring in the New Year" by Motion City Soundtrack, "Bixby Canyon Bridge" by Death Cab for Cutie, "All I Need" by Mat Kearney, and "First Day of My Life," by Bright Eyes.
A. John Green, Chuck Palahniuk, Hilary McKay, J.M. Barrie, Ned Vizzini, John Irving, Garrett Freymann-Weyr, Joyce Sweeney, Albert Camus, Manuel Puig, Brent Runyon, S.E. Hinton
A. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, The Stranger by Albert Camus, The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving, Looking for Alaska by John Green, My Heartbeat by Garrett Freymann-Weyr
A. If I like a book even a little bit, I reread it.
A. You are not too good to revise, I SWEAR.
A. I think it's a tie between "how can you write boys so authentically?" and "these boys act like women!!"