How about this: we have Allison Winn Scotch, a New York Times Best-Selling author in our midst. Even better: she enjoys the same guilty pleasures as me, like Bachelor and Bachelorette.
Without further ado, Allison is in the Twitter Spotlight.
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@aswinn: Sense of humor, brains, compassion, not bad to look at, intangible sexiness
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@aswinn: loyalty, kindness, snark, open-ears
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@aswinn: my kids’ laughter, a blissful night sleep, spooning with the dog (and okay, my husband), a perfect run, a remote beach in the Caribbean, the weeping willows of the South
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
@aswinn: total isolation; my kids’ bickering; a really, really lousy night’s sleep
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@aswinn: I know I should say a book character here, but I’m going to go with either Sydney Bristow or Felicity Porter
OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink
@aswinn: peanut butter chocolate ice cream or a really doughy bread. A crisp Riesling.
OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without
@aswinn: my kids, the internet, my running shoes…honestly, there are very few things I couldn’t live without. Moving across the country recently really illuminated this. It’s crap! All just crap!
OneChicklette: When did you first really feel like a grown-up? This great question came via @bookgirl96.
@aswinn: The first time I packed lunch for my son.
I know: you’d think it would have been sooner, like, giving birth or buying an apartment. But nothing had a bigger impact than packing lunch and tucking it in his little backpack. Probably because it reminded me of my own mom, and how much of a grown-up she seemed to little old me back then. There is/was something very ritualistic about it, and I knew – bam – I was all grown up. (Even if I don’t always act that way.)
OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant
@aswinn: What would be your theme song?
OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)
@aswinn: I’ll give a big fat “heeeeey,” to all my fellow Bachelorette obsessives, which is a) how we met and b) a significantly important part of my TV viewing.
It’s nice to know when you’ve found your people. My people are and always will be on #TeamArie.