What would you do if money was no object?
I would take a year off and write a novel, preferably one requiring hands on research like a hot air balloon ride or a visit to Greek ruins.
What is your proudest moment as a five-year old?
The day I got my very own library card. The card was yellow with bright green turtles and my ticket to a world of wonder. I recently found pictures from that day where I’m showing off my turtled card and clutching an armful of books. Most prominent is Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak which I checked out every chance I got – partially because it’s fun, but mostly because it annoyed my brother.
What do you do to get yourself pumped up before a daunting task?
Music always helps. I have a playlist called Get Over It (named for an OkGo song) which is full of songs that make me feel like I’m invincible.