A. Journalist, waitress, model, stand-in and extra for Hollywood movies
A. Writing books! Seriously, it's what I dreamed of doing when I was a kid. It doesn't get any better than this.
A. Bethesda Chevy Chase High/U. Wisconsin-Madison and U Maryland-College Park
A. Ever since I saw her perform in person, I can't hear enough of Alicia Keyes
A. Only one? No, that's not fair! It changes as often as my hair color :)
A. The Office (with American Idol a close runner-up)
A. Chaotic, chocoholic, comedic... messy, madcap... Martha Stewart's nightmare!
A. A group of girlfriends, a bottle or three of wine, and chocolate can make just about anything easier to bear.
A. Spending time with the people I love most, and knowing they're just as happy as me.
A. Being in a plane crash; I pity the person sitting next to me, because at the first bump, I'm digging my nails into their arm
A. Under an umbrella on a sunny beach with a tropical drink in hand and my family by my side. My husband must be made to understand that the cabana boy comes with the private island. We can't return him!
A. I admire bits and pieces of just about everyone I know.
A. "That's what she said!" (only fans of "The Office" will get this)
A. Not appreciating my education more when I was in college. Plus certain fashion and grooming choices (that spiral perm was not my friend, and when it grew out, the top half of my hair was stick-straight, and the bottom half was pure frizz).
A. Singing so well on "American Idol" that Simon is reduced to a stuttering, quivering mess.
A. Helping my three young kids turn into the funny, loving, quirky people they were meant to be.
A. I just love the wording of this question. It's like, "We know there are MANY flaws -- probably too many to count -- but if you could only choose one (and it must be so hard to narrow it down), think of your greatest flaw, the one that makes people run away from you screaming. Um, I get distracted easily? Think impure thoughts about certain movie stars? Scarf down chocolate in front of my children and lie to them, telling them I'm eating fruit?
A. I like most people, and I don't take offense easily. Unless you mess with my kids. Then I'm like the Mob.
A. I'd love to dip into the lives of people who are completely different from me - but only for a day.
A. I usually have chocolate in hand and a book in front of my nose
A. I'm going out on a limb and saying Bridget Jones.
A. Hannibal Lecter. He's chilling.
A. People who eat a meal without drinking a beverage. I know, I know; it's bizarre.
A. Quality control at the Godiva-making facility.
A. By "fantasy" do you mean... oh, wait, is this a G-rated question? It is? Then I've got my fantasy profession. Writing never gets boring, I can do it in my pajamas, and the thought that I'm going to see my book in a store takes my breath away.
A. Humor, compassion, integrity.
A. Baked sweet potatoes dipped in chocolate. I'd eat the insides on days when I was feeling virtuous, and lick off the chocolate on my decadent days.
A. Nooo! Only five? They change all the time, but I love "Superman" by Five for Fighting, "No One" by Alicia Keys, "Romanza" by Andrea Bocelli, "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen, and "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera.
A. Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, Marian Keyes, Jodi Picoult, David Sedaris, Elin Hildebrand, Lisa Tucker, Anne Tyler, Claire Cook, Helen Fielding, Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Lolly Winston
A. In Her Shoes Little Women Pride and Prejudice Seabiscuit Whatever I'm currently reading and loving!
A. The books I wrote when I was a kid -- it's a glimpse into my childhood mind
A. Writing is like exercise; if you do it consistently, you'll get results.
A. The one I love to hear most is, "Thanks for making me laugh."