Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Rodarte sisters’ questionnaire

Here are some questions from the Mulleavy sisters’ questionnaire — as seen in Lula number eleven — and my answers. I left out some questions if I couldn’t answer them.

If you could have anyone in the world write the first chapter of your biography, who would it be?
Vladimir Nabokov

Favourite song of all time?
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Favourite play?

What was your first love?

Favourite language?
French and German are beautiful, but English has to be my favourite

Who is your most loved character in literature?
Cassandra Mortmain

Favourite place to read a book?
In a big, squashy armchair

Favourite place in N.Y?
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, all of Central Park, Grand Central

Favourite colour?

Favourite hidden treasure?
Things from my childhood I’d forgotten about

Favourite painter/painting?
The First Tutu by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Favourite thing to collect?
Journals, diaries, books, magazines, planners, sketchbooks, catalogues, paper in general

Favourite musical instrument?
The French horn

Favourite flower?
Water lilies

Favourite smell?
Philosophy’s Pure Grace, wood fires, coffee

If I gave you a medal right now, what would it be for?
Finally learning how to ask for things

Favourite texture?
To feel, puppies. In art, tulle and feathers

Favourite flavour?
Candy cane

What’s the first thing you think of when I say “red”?
Valentine’s Day cards, the ones you exchange in elementary school

Night or day?

Favourite villain?
Severus Snape

Favourite artist?
George Balanchine

Molly Ringwald or Ally Sheedy?
Am I the only person alive who does not care for John Hughes films at all?

C. S. Lewis or Freud?
C. S. Lewis

Tents or motels?

Thunder or lightning?

Tea or coffee?
This is unfair, I love and need both daily

Lemon or lime?

Monday or Friday?
Depends what I’m doing that week

February or December?

Christmas or Halloween?

J. D. Salinger or Jack Kerouac?

Hats or scarves?

Favourite memory?
Getting Daniel Radcliffe’s autograph outside of the stage door at the Al Hirschfeld theatre

Favourite myth?

Rain or sun?

Planes or cars?

Cats or dogs?
Dogs, but I do love both

Favourite ice cream flavour?
Vanilla with candy cane and chocolate pieces (this one)

Favourite city?
New York City

Favourite joke?
Anything from The Office

Ice cream or sorbet?
Ice cream

Favourite fun fair ride of all time?

Favourite sidekick?
Hermione Granger

What characteristics do you most envy in others?
Calm, patience, decisiveness, security, fearlessness

If you could fly, where is the first place you would go?

Have you ever won a medal or prize, if so what?
Honour Roll

What is your secret dream?
If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret...

Favourite season?
Christmas — it’s practically its own season, right? November to January. But if I have to choose a non-retail season, autumn

What is your greatest love?

Do you have a planned escape route?

What was the last thing that you learned?
I didn’t know what the proper name for my favourite fun fair ride was, so Wikipedia told me

Favourite currency?
Good deeds

Favourite imaginary place?

Favourite planet?

Favourite children’s book?
Noel Streatfeild’s Ballet Shoes. I also love Madeline — and I don’t consider Harry Potter a children’s book, otherwise I’d have said that first

Favourite candy?
Candy cane bark. Third time I’ve answered candy cane! Christmas really is my season.