Do we all love a good personality quiz? Cosmopolitan and Glamour magazines in years gone by. I suppose online dating sites have taken over, for the most part. Wait, has an enterprising psychologist fielded an MMPI-2 Facebook game? Someone should.
In any case, a new quiz occurred to me yesterday. Succinct and to the point.
What if you found yourself on set, in an interview with a TV talk show host, about the book you had just written? Who would you be talking to, and about what?
See? Your personality, deep dreams, revealed. I suppose we could add on What Would You Be Wearing, for extra points.
Myself, I’d be talking to Mr. Letterman, about my imaginary book, High WASPs: If I Might Be So Bold. He’d be particularly interested in the deconstruction of why High WASP women aren’t supposed to be sexy. And about the Cult of the Wheat Thin. Probably we’d have to eat some on stage, with cheddar.
I’d wear a tweed pencil skirt, a blue button front shirt, and almond-toed Louboutins.
Why David? He reminds me so much of my father. Even to the laugh. And since the book would be slightly preposterous, but one hopes intelligent nevertheless, his interviewing style would suit.
Why the book? The same reason as I write this blog. Unraveling a central personal mystery. Why the outfit? See the topic, Why High WASP Women Aren’t Supposed To Be Sexy, and look for the sidebar, Why Some Of Us Insist On It – Sometimes – Anyway.
How about you?
Ellen DeGeneres about Touring The Midwest By Motorcycle? Jimmy Kimmel for Hydrangeas, Then And Now? Or Dr. Phil, and, If Your Toddler Makes Grocery Shopping Hell? Or maybe Craig Ferguson, Why Do Americans Love Foreign Accents So Dang Much?
Tell me your thoughts, if you could be so kind. I’m a little crabby this morning. Have a wonderful weekend.