A. waitress, bartender, hostess, babysitter, standardized test question author
A. writing fiction
A. I went to high school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at Lourdes High School and college in Madison at the University of Wisconsin.
A. Sam Cooke
A. Almost Famous
A. The West Wing
A. Enjoy each day with tea, dancing, and friends.
A. People need a purpose.
A. Perfect happiness is a day in which I fall in love, or create something I'm proud of. Just regular happiness is giving back, dancing, laughing, and eating expensive cheese. Oh, and noodling around on the Internet with no deadlines.
A. Right here in Madison, with the option to jet off any time it blizzards.
A. the times I could have been kinder
A. I'd be an elite lindy hopper or an excellent pianist
A. getting The Teashop Girls published
A. generosity and humor
A. I want to be writer and philanthropist with a long career.
A. I laugh easily.
A. Harriet the Spy, Elizabeth Bennett from Pride & Prejudice, Larry Darrell from The Razor's Edge, and Wesley from The Princess Bride
A. Captain Hook
A. dancing, reading, IMing
A. White House senior staff
A. wit, curiosity, compassion
A. the World's Greatest Sandwich from Mickey's, or guacamole. That's a tough one.
A. Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sarah Vowell, Richard Yates, Aaron Sorkin, Meg Cabot, Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, Irvin Yalom, Elizabeth Gilbert, Judy Blume, Louise Fitzhugh
A. Day dream, take it one day at a time, and break up a big project into little parts.