It’s time for….the Summer Boden Questionnaire!

If you get the Boden catalog, you know that one of the fun features are the questions they ask the models. They’re usually silly and a lot of fun.

So, even though I will never be a model, I like to try my hand at answering them. Some summer fun for us today, if you will.

You can never have too many…books.

How do you celebrate the start of summer?…with a swim.

Best advice…never ask anyone to do something you wouldn’t do for them.

Best thing since sliced bread…pre-packaged pancetta.

Favorite form of exercise…swimming or chasing around little kids. Chasing little kids in a pool is then the best.

Favorite destination for summer break…Disney World or the Outer Banks.

Most athletic summer feat…Running the mile in summer gym. Outside. In June.

The thing in my handbag I never use…

In my next life I’m coming back as….an opera singer.

Where do you go in your daydreams?…a lovely island.

Best thing about summer?…swimming and summer theater!

What’s the most underrated virtue?…kindness

What gets easier as you get older?….getting up earlier.

Favorite mantra…God is always good.

What bores the pants off you?…professional basketball.

What is your greatest extravagance?…buying books. And my love for cashmere and swingy dresses.

Obscure fact few people know about me…I used to play the clarinet.

I wish I could…dance en pointe.

Best thing that money can’t buy….love

The most underrated thing on the planet…an ordinary day.

Thing I’d like to tell my eighteen year old self….You will get more parts, relax! 

Most life changing invention….immunosuppressant drugs. 🙂 And the computer.

Never ask a man…what he thinks of your outfit. It never ends well.

A true friend will….remember your birthday.

What would improve the quality of your life?...having a robot maid like on the JetsonsWhere’s my Rosie? 🙂


Summer Boden Questionnaire!

How do you prepare for summer? Lots of core work!

How do you keep the sand out of the sandwiches? Don’t pack them. 🙂

What is the best thing that money can buy? Well money can’t buy the best things. But theater tickets and books are close. 🙂

Best things in life are: family, friends, food. 🙂 And books.

What’s your definition of success?: Having no regrets, and being happy with your life.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Go to events you don’t want to go to, because it will turn out better than you thought.

What does your bedtime ritual involve?: Writing in my journal, reading

If I didn’t need to earn money, I would: Do theater. All the time.

Who or what do you never tire of? Birthdays! (how convenient…)

What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve ever had?  Volunteering for Lifeline of Ohio, and being my godson’s godmother. 

What do you think about when you’re sunbathing? Don’t stay out too long!

What’s your best physical attribute? My eyes

What did you want to be when you were 10? A ballerina

What’s your cure for sunburn? Aloe, aloe, more aloe.

What is the best thing since sliced bread? Sunroofs

How do you keep a man entertained on a beach?Throwing a football/frisbee

Who would be your dream beach buddy? Either Kate Winslet or Daniel Craig (helloooo, Casino Royale…)

What’s your best non-physical attribute? I’m loyal

Which singer do you identify with, and why? It’s a tie between Judy Garland and Linda Eder. Judy because, well, she’s judy, and Linda because of the power of her voice. Although someone once told me I sounded like Shawn Colvin. Which is fine with me.

The Spring 2011 Boden Questionnaire…

as done by me. (I LOVE the Boden Questionnaire they put in the catalog.)

What really gets your knickers in a twist?: Late people and bad drivers.

What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told?: How much I work out.

What pseudo occupation do you assume at parties?: Professional actress

What do you remember about your first kiss?: Just about everything

What’s your view on exfoliating?: Always and often.

What things do you hide from your boyfriend?: Shopping bags.

What single thing confuses you most about men?: Why they just can’t ask for help.

What would you do if you were a man for a week?: hang around in just shorts/jeans and no top. Must be nice. 

What’s the best way to flatter a mother-in-law?: Complement her cooking.

What three things would you NOT take to a desert island?: Cell phone, calculator, alarm clock.

Who would you least like for a mother-in-law? Bree Van Der Kamp.

When it is OK to wear PJs outside the house?: NEVER.

When is it OK to wear a fake tan?: Again, never. Especially in Ohio in the winter.

What is your stingiest habit?: Don’t have one.

What do you do when no one is looking?: Ballet moves.

What would you put in your room 101?: Snakes

What is your karaoke song?: “Rainy Days and Mondays”

How do you know if someone’s a real friend?: They’d take you to the ER.

How do you find out if a man’s serious?: If he starts talking potential children’s names.

What’s the mark of a good manicure?: It lasts more than two days

Who would you least like to meet down a dark alley?: A dementor