Ana Marie Cox: The FishbowlDC Interview

This week, we turn our lens on Ms. Washington Editor.

How many suits do you own? More than you’d think. Five or six, but two of them have knee-length shorts instead of pants so I’m not going to be able to wear them again after August or so.

What word do you routinely misspell? Too many to count.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Shockingly: no.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Unfortunately: yes.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Bach sonata

What time did you get up this morning? Too early. Six.

When did you last cry and why? A couple of weeks ago, in a moment of existential dispair. They happen regularly.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Gluttony.

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Beach, city or country? City.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? It’s 91 degrees and 45 percent humidity, what do you *think* I am?

What color is your bathroom? Light blue.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Most of them are actually pretty smooth.

What’s your opinion of New York City? The center of the world, and a great city to be in if you’re either young or rich. Preferably both.

What’s your favorite letter? x

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Bob Kuttner.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Yes, I am a member of “Rush 24/7.”

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? No clue. Have literally never seen an entire episode.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Last year, Gawker Media.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Chris Lehmann. Also a big fan of Lawerence Weschler, Joan Didion, Jeffery Goldberg, Jane Mayer, and even some of the people I’m friends with.

What did you have for breakfast? Vegetable quiche.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Changes regularly, currently a pair of Michael Kors platform sandals. They make me taller than many of the men in my office.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? mascara.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Does time travel count?

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Tickle Me Elmo

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly. Never regurgitate, orginate!” Ideally…