I love this feature on NYMag.com. Of course, my liking or loving it has a lot to do with the person who’s the subject of the quiz. This week it’s Hamish Linklater, late of ‘New Adventures of Old Christine’ (the best thing about the show, really) and currently in Shakespeare in the Park. Again (I saw him last year).
Anyway, I thought a good way of burning up the next 25 minutes waiting for my vacation to start, I’d fill out the survey like I’m a someone, and more importantly, someone the reader actually gives a shit about. Here we go!
Name: Sally Blue Eyes (nee Tomato)
Age: 39 (for two more weeks)
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Occupation: researcher, blogger
Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Lennie Briscoe, and by extension Jerry Orbach. I read somewhere that when he and Jesse L. Martin used to stand around the set between takes they - both veterans of the theatre - would sing showtunes together. If I had ever had the fortune to witness that, I would've turned into a puddle of goo.
What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
The brasciole at Frankie’s Spuntino. Always the brasciole. Every. Time.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Try to make sense of raw numbers.
Would you live here on a $35,000 salary?
I did, back in the early ‘90s – and it didn’t end well.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
A View from the Bridge. This is a good time to give a little shout out to Liev Schreiber – hope he wins this weekend!
Do you give money to panhandlers?
What's your drink?
Dirty Martini or Brooklyn Lager, depending where I am.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
A lot! Can I just say that I’m in love with my new All Clad 3 ½ qt. pot from Cook’s Companion? Thanks, Martini Tracey!
What’s your favorite medication?
What's hanging above your sofa?
Two views of UVA, which will find a permanent home in Blue Eyes’ parents’ basement one of these days.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
Forget haircut. It’s the single process and highlight deal that will kill you. Also, the $70 I just spent two months ago was too much.
After Chelsea Lately.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
What do you think of Donald Trump?
I try not to.
What do you hate most about living in New York?
Sometimes I get really fed up with someone ALWAYS being in front of you. In line, on the street, anywhere really. From time to time, I’m a person who needs to be where others are not, and NYC is a hard city to make that happen.
Who is your mortal enemy?
The MIT guys who play quiz at Last Exit.
When’s the last time you drove a car?
At my mom’s? A couple months ago, maybe?
How has the Wall Street crash affected you?
My 401K was illin’ for a little bit, but otherwise, no great changes.
Times, Post , or Daily News?
*snort* Please. The New York Times or nothing.
Where do you go to be alone?
What makes someone a New Yorker?
That little heart skip you get when you come back to the city, no matter how long you’ve been gone.