Liltandweave and I have quite a bit in common. We both love writing, Grey Gardens (the documentary about two fabulous and decaying American aristocrats) is one of our favorite movies, and we might have to wrestle for the lips of Jermaine Clement. Who knew? To find out more about this creative writing grad student,
GS: What's your motto?
LW: Sort of long, but I assume you've seen the movie Grey Gardens?
Big Edie: Oh, look. That cat's going to the
bathroom right behind my portrait.
Little Edie: Ughh, how awful.
Big Edie: No, I'm glad. I'm glad somebody's
doing something what they want to do.
LW: I find this to be profoundly true.
GS: Where are you from?
GS: What do you do?
LW: I'm currently a grad student in a creative writing program. It sounds random, but I get paid to write, which I consider pretty awesome.
GS: How would you describe your sense of humor?
LW: All over the board! Mostly though, it's peppered heavily with sarcasm.
GS: Who’s the cutest funny man and funny woman?
LW: Jermaine Clement, hands down. (LIPS.)
GS: Who are your favorite male and female comedians?
LW: I kneel down and kiss the earth that Amy Sedaris has walked on. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are great, too. Also, Jon Stewart should be having my babies.
GS: What’s your favorite comedy of all time?
LW: Either A Philadelphia Story, Waiting for Guffman, or The Big Lebowski.
GS: If your life were a comedy, what would it be?
LW: I'm not sure, but I hope it would somehow involve Cary Grant and a cast of thousands. An adorable animal sidekick would also be a plus.
GS: Do you look like someone famous?
LV: Ha! Not at all.
Liltandweave free-for-all: I once worked as a construction clean-up girl. Basically, this means that I swept up after a bunch of burly middle-aged men as they put the finishing touches on a building. I was eighteen, on winter break, and needed a job. My uncle owned a construction company. Working here presented me with a number of problems. First off, I am a wimpy and not very tall. I've never been known for my bulging biceps and never will be. Secondly, I was the only teenage girl on the crew and what's more, I was the boss's niece. Nobody talked to me! Construction men with mouths full of tobacco chew would get wide-eyed and silent when I approached (at best) or chuckle as I tottered by with a heavy object (at worst). It was a fairly miserable job, to be honest. I quit after a week. I love gender equality but by the end of my time there all I really wanted was a man to tip his hat to me and throw his coat over puddles so that I could walk over them.
(Liltandweave all stressed out, with her cat Pippin none too pleased to be wearing a citrus hat, with cousin as a kid in a graveyard, Theda Bara, silent film star, Amy Poehler, Amy Sedaris, Jemaine Clement, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey)