What is your name and where are you currently?
In Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, with my husband and daughter.
Are you where you normally live?
What are you currently reading?
I've had a more time than usual to read recently since I'm always home. Some books I've liked: "Miss Aluminum" by Susanna Moore, "Pop. 1280" by Jim Thompson, "Ride the Pink Horse" by Dorothy B. Hughes, "At Home in the World" by Joyce Maynard.
What are you currently watching?
I loved the new FX show "Dave," and like mostly everyone else I've been watching "The Last Dance" on ESPN. Also, I always try to keep up with my favorite Bravo shows: "Vanderpump Rules," "Summer House," "Real Housewives of New York," and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," which is really good this season. I want to go back to watching "Siesta Key" because I stopped after the first season but I've been told it's now excellent. My husband doesn't like reality television so it's difficult to find time to watch all of these shows alone. My struggle!
What are you currently listening to?
I mostly listen to music when I'm writing for work, and what I choose depends on my mood/where I am in the writing process. So it toggles between Britney's "Blackout" and Bach, and a bunch of other things I listen to over and over. I should probably get some newer stuff in rotation.
What have you been eating the most? Do you have a recipe to share?
My husband cooks more than I do but I do some cooking too. One thing I make all the time is this chicken, which is really easy: put some drumsticks in a hot oven (425) with olive oil, salt, pepper, and some sumac if you have it, and it's ready to eat after like an hour and a half. You can throw in some potatoes. Delicious.
How are you moving your body/exercising?
I'm not an athletic person, and I usually mostly do Yoga with Adriene on Youtube. but for the past month I've been surprising myself and doing a livestream of The Class a few times a week. I find it really challenging and do a ton of modifications but it feels good to have an exercise routine when there's not a lot else that you can do during the day. It breaks up the sameness a little bit. Sometimes I don't leave the house for like three or four days, but then I make myself do a walk around the neighborhood and it almost always feels nice. I like to see what cats I can spot, either on the street or in people's windows.