I UNDERSTAND YOU AND YOUR SISTER HAD A GIRL'S GETAWAY TRIP TO MARDI GRAS LAST YEAR? HOW WAS THAT?
"Yeah. She and I and my old college roommate and her two friends all went. It was... crazy. Not really sure what else to say about it. Cool but crazy."
SO YOU DIDN'T ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE?
"I did. I mean, I like to try new things. I like to be able to say, I did this, or I did that. Kind of like another item off the bucket list, ya know?But, it's not something I would really care if I did again."
WHAT WAS IT THAT DID NOT APPEAL TO YOU?
"It's not really that it didn't "appeal". I love New Orleans. I've been there a couple of times for work related conventions. I'm just not a super partier I guess. I would go for the food way before any of the craziness."
NOT MUCH OF A PARTIER. SO WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?
"Geez, I have no idea. I mean I partied and had fun in college like everyone else, but I don't know if you could call it crazy. Oh, you know what, when I was in my last year of school, there were a bunch of protests going on, I can't honestly even remember what they were for. We staged a big school wide walk-out. It was my job to distract our econ professor in his office so that they could put the plan in motion. So, I went to see him and I pretended to be really sick. I basically fake passed-out on he floor of his office. It sounds so funny now. It was so cheesy. So, so horribly cheesy. Like right out of a bad cliche, a Lifetime movie or something. But yes that may be the craziest thing I have ever done! I'm a terrible nerd I guess. Oh I got alcohol poisoning once. I'm such a rebel."
NOT EVERYONE WAS BORN TO PARTY I GUESS. SO DEBAUCHERY ASIDE, WAS THERE ANYTHING YOU DID LIKE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE?
"Like I said, I liked the city. I like the sights, the restaurants, the shops. I really did like the floats and the costumes- I mean most of them. I'm just not really one to be up 24/7, be drunk for days at a time, show my boobs to strangers, etc."
I GUESS A GOOD PARADE FLOAT ISNT ENOUGH TO GET YOU BACK?
"Eh. I mean, I have The Mummers for that. I know it's not quite the same. I can do a parade anywhere. And costumes for that matter. Hey, I've got Halloween. I'd just as soon go to the beach and sit there for a week with a daiquiri in my hand, and stare at the ocean."
YOU SAID YOU LIKED THE CITY THOUGH, THE FOOD AND SIGHTS. WHAT DID YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT NEW ORLEANS?
"I just liked walking around. We took the cemetery tour which was cool. And we took a river boat cruise. The food is great. Commander's Palace. Oh my God. So good! I'm kind of a "foodie", so that is more appealing to me. I'm that annoying girl in the nice restaurants that is taking 15 pictures of her dinner to put on Instagram before she eats. I took close-up shots of the little crawfish on my plate! I take a lot of pictures, just not of people's boobs or of people puking into a garbage can. Although they make interesting shots too I guess."
MARDI GRAS CULMINATES ON FAT TUESDAY, THE DAY BEFORE LENT. I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE GIVE THINGS UP, FOOD, VICES, ETC. DO YOU GIVE UP ANYTHING?
"I'm not Catholic so we don't do that. I can tell you I'd never give up food! Or coffee. I'm not sure what I'd give up. I'm kind of glad I'm not Catholic now that I think about it."
SO IF YOU DID HAVE TO GIVE UP SOMETHING, ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
"I guess I'd give up trips to Mardi Gras (laughter)."