What do you love most about Your City?
On my Facebook profile I list my home as Earth because I travel so often that no one city is home, and I make myself at home wherever I am. It’s so easy to find something to love about every city. In the past seven days I’ve slept in four different cities and each is My City when I’m there – because that’s where my life is happening! (Tonight, I’m in Toronto where what I love most is my friend Glenna.)
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
I don’t usually eat breakfast, but when I have breakfast meetings in New York City, it’s my great pleasure to take guests to the Rockefeller Center Club where I have an egg white omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes, dry white toast, and too much coffee.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Reading newspapers, and watching CNBC in bed with my husband.
10:00 AM – Email, email, email. (I am never, ever caught up.)
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal?
I love a Sweetgreen Kale Caesar or Shroomami.
7:00 PM – Yoga, or some other physical activity toward my daily goals. (For most of my life, the answer would have been “watching Jeopardy,” but I quit cold turkey this year.)
11:00 PM – If I’m not in bed (I should be), I’m probably still answering emails and writing on deadline. I already did tomorrow’s NYTimes Crossword puzzle on the app, and I probably promised to quit again because I get so annoyed at the paid product placements in the puzzle; but then I remember how hard it is for journalism to be profitable, so I keep paying and playing.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)? Water. Tap water is fine. Cold-cold-cold-still-not-sparkling-no-lime-no-lemon-no-thank-you water is my favorite thing to drink, and I probably drink a gallon a day.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Fitbit (How did I sleep? How many miles have I walked? How many steps so far this hour?) and Curb, because if I’m not walking, I’m in a cab.
What should everyone try at least once?
This question challenges several of my basic beliefs.
1. Yoda says, “There is no try. Do or do not.” I live by that.
2. I also don’t embrace the concept of “should.” I believe we “get to” do things, we choose. There’s no joy in people “should-ing” all over themselves.
3. There are few experiences which would be appropriate for “everyone” except basic body functions, because we are all so very different!
That said, anyone looking to stretch their boundaries might consider taking an improv class. It can help you lighten up and take yourself less seriously, play well with others, think fast, and get outside of your comfort zone.
Where do you enjoy getting lost? In thought, in a good book, in a beautiful movie, in my husband’s beautiful blue eyes. But never, ever do I enjoy getting lost geographically. I’m “directionally declined” and have been desperately and depressingly and distressingly lost thousands of times, not exaggerating. GPS changed my life.