Ryan Grim: The FishbowlDC Interview

grimphot.jpgSay hello to Ryan Grim, who recently left the Washington City Paper to join Capitol Leader as a staff writer.

How many suits do you own? 2

What word do you routinely misspell? teh

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? not yet

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? nope

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? stays on vibrate only

What time did you get up this morning? about 8. not sure why it was that early.

When did you last cry and why? about four years ago while driving. I have no idea why. NPR was on, but I don’t think that was it.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? I don’t believe in sin

Beach, city or country? doesn’t really matter

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? tolerable

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess)

What color is your bathroom? i think it’s blue

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? not enough: ryanwgrim@yahoo.com

What’s your opinion of New York City? pro

What’s your favorite letter? G

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Jack Shafer (Disclosure: he’s an email friend whom I haven’t seen in person for about a year and a half, though he’s still a better friend than David Corn, whom I don’t know, and Michael Isikoff, whom I’ve never met, wouldn’t recognize, and whose name I had to google to spell right.)

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? once. I did a podcast for slate and wanted to hear how it turned out. they made me sound much smarter and more articulater than i am

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? that young southern girl who sang the blues.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? wow, it’s been awhile. I guess a nursing home in college

Who is your favorite active journalist? kate boo

What did you have for breakfast? yogert and some type of grapenuts thing

What’s your favorite item of clothing? the hoody

What one toiletry item could you not live without? N/A

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? invisibility

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? they both have such wonderful qualities it’s impossible to choose