Not including writing, what was your first job?
Mindy: I was a travel agent. It didn't pay much, but the perks were incredible! I managed to see the world, and at huge discounts, thanks to being in the right business at the right time.
John: I was an accountant for the (now-defunct) shipping company US Lines.
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Mindy: Stranger than Fiction. I watch it every time I finish writing a book, as my own little personal celebration.
John: I'd say the Bourne trilogy, though if I have to pick one, I guess I liked the first one best.
If you could have any one superpower, what would it be?
Mindy: Invisibility. I'd love to observe and listen in--which is sort of like what I'm doing as a writer anyway, I guess.
John: Flight! I've always wished I could fly!
What food do you love, even though you know you shouldn’t?
Mindy: A big juicy steak. Yum!
John: Cheetos. So bad for you, but so good.
My hubby would pull up a plate with both of with those choices! Maybe not necessarily together on the same plate, but you get the drift... :o)
Which magazine do you pick up when you’re stuck in a waiting room?
Mindy: Great question! Anything from The New Yorker to People, depending on my mood. If they have Ladies Home Journal, I'll usually grab that just to read the "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column. I love comparing what I would suggest with what the counselor tells them to do. :)
John: Anything financial, like Money or Kiplinger's.
If those answers don't convince anyone that opposites attract, I don't know what would!
Have you ever met anyone famous?
Mindy: Yes, as a travel agent, I usually flew first class and often ended up next to famous people. Let's see... Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Tommy Lee Jones, Richard Simmons, Motley Crue, Ned Beatty, Morley Safer, the New Jersey Nets, and a lot more I can't think of right now. :)
John: I met and chatted with Katherine Hepburn on the streets of NYC.
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I can't help but smile after reading your combined answer! My hubby has been a theatre/movie buff since I've known him, and he's an autograph hound, too. He was fortunate during our dating years to work for a local Broadway theatre, and has met several actors/musicians/entertainers and gotten their autographs as well. Being on the fringes in that type of environment has it's advantages at times! :o)
What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?
Mindy: Spilled bright purple nail polish on our brand new pale pastel green carpeting--my poor, sweet mom nearly went ballistic. She'd just had it installed the day before!
John: Threw snowballs at passersby. I still feel guilty about that!
Mindy, I can't help but cringe every time I read that!! I bet you were grounded for a month!
You’re next in line to audition for American Idol. What song do you sing for the judges?
Mindy: Anything from Bette Midler, because we have the same limited range. Something like The Wind Beneath my Wings, or The Rose, either of which is really easy to sing but still sounds halfway decent.
John: Something from Bruce Springsteen, maybe The River.
Well, if no one else had a great time today, I know I sure did! It's so fun when I find authors that I (or hubby) have things in common with. :o) And if you'd like to get to know Mindy a little bit better, feel free to visit her website here.
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