January 20, 2015 - Comments Off on Stories & Style: Comedian Mad Libs
Our Stories & Style event is coming up quick—have you RSVP'd yet? (Better get on that—the list is filling up!) We've told you all about the night's storytellers: Ophira Eisenberg, Elna Baker, and Sara Benincasa. While a bit of background information is always a good thing to have in tow when you're off to meet someone new, we wanted to give you a deeper look into the personalities and humor of these fine ladies, including our very own Nicole Lenzen. We gave them a throwback assignment of sorts, one that will look very familiar if you grew up with those handy-dandy packets called Mad Libs.
Sit back, read on, and get to know these four empowering ladies:
Ophira Eisenberg, Writer/Host of NPR's Ask Me Another
I can’t leave home without red lipstick.
My go-to clothing item is a sequin top. Unless it's dirty, then I wear a dirty sequin top.
When I feel most confident I look in the mirror and say, it's better than I thought.
My best beauty tip is to smile, but never ever fake laugh.
When I wanna dance I listen to Prince. When I need to cry I listen to Joni Mitchell.
Ray LaMontagne keeps me sane.
The strangest/best compliment I’ve ever gotten was, "I've masturbated to your voice on public radio. If you're looking for something less dirty: "I can tell by looking at you that you live in a fifth floor walk up. Keep it up."
My favorite thing to do for myself is cancel everything on my schedule.
Rachel Maddow is the most empowering woman I know.
Fedora, Beret, Beanie, or Top Hat? In this order: Beret, Top Hat, Fedora, Beanie.
When I’m looking for a pick-me-up, strong espresso, little milk (or icy vodka) is just what I need.
Purse, Backpack, Fannypack, or Pockets? Purse, Pockets—If I never see another backpack or fannypack again, that would be great.
At parties I try to stand right next to the cheese cubes.