1) About how many times per day do you check your email?
Constantly. Even on the days I'm not working, I keep my laptop on my kitchen island and perform drive-by checks.
2) If you had a band, what would you name it?
3) Did you read A Million Little Pieces?
Not yet. I generally avoid Oprah's Book club selections but do have the book in my house. But after all of the public spankings that went on this week, I can't wait to read it. I just don't understand why Frey and his publishers didn't take 20 seconds to attach a disclaimer to the end of the book letting the readers know "the author has altered the time sequence of events, created composite characters, changed names or otherwise fictionalized certain details of this memoir." Such disclaimers are commonplace. It's a given writers will take authorial license to flavor up a story for the reading experience, but if you're going to fudge on hard facts, you'd better let people know. Augusten Burroughs is now being scrutinized as well. I enjoyed reading all of his books; whether they were 100 percent true or not was not a factor. I just wish they could create a genre called "fictional memoir."
4) Do you have an umbrella? What does it look like?
Right now, I am without a brelly. Two years ago, my umbrella was stolen from a yoga class. A few months ago, my favorite brelly of all time -- a retro clear bubble umbrella with yellow trim -- was decimated by a wind gust outside PF Chang's.
5)If you could be on a game show, which one would it be?
The Price is Right as it was in the 1970s.