Kara Baskin

Age: 33

Twitter: @kcbaskin

What I Do, Job-wise: I'm a writer, editor, speaker, champion dim-sum eater, and a Capricorn.

What I Do, Fun-wise: I knock over little old ladies in pursuit of lobster dumplings. I watch and rewatch Annie Hall, The Dick Cavett Show, the Ed Sullivan Show, and old Murder, She Wrote episodes. I squirt Sriracha on chips. I take Instagram photos of myself in which I try to look like Jacqueline Susann. I watch YouTube videos of dismissive Susan Sontag interviews. I analyze people's Enneagram results. I fall asleep to meditation videos and massage demos. I give great advice. I play word games. I read a lot. And I have a toddler, which is pretty fun.

My Motto: "I love not camping."

My Anti-Motto: "I hate elastic-waist pants."

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Not a movie star. A literary star--Johnny Tremain, the aloof silversmith's apprentice with a deformed hand.

My “celebs to make out with” list: Andy Samberg, Zach Braff, Mick Jagger circa 1969, Abbie Hoffman circa 1965.

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: “Heroes and Villains," by the Beach Boys; "Marquee Moon," by Television; "Can't Turn You Loose," by Otis Redding.

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Slouching Toward Bethlehem by Joan Didion.

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: GAP navy blue yoga pants with a gigantic rip in the crotch. 

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Tweezers. Conditioners that overpromise.

I smell like: I work from home.