Best Childhood Memory
When I was 9, my parents let me take a cab to the mall all by myself. I had hardly any money to spend, but I did have a very specific list of things I wanted to do: buy cookies and sit on the furniture at Sears.

Best Karaoke Song
"We Are the Champions." After a few drinks, I sound exactly like Freddie Mercury.

Best Hidden Talent
Riding a unicycle. I got one for Christmas when I was 10 and taught myself how to use it. Now I can do all kinds of tricks, like cycling backward and jumping off curbs.

Best Surprise
My first pregnancy!

Best Escape
Being in my bedroom, with the curtains drawn, watching Psychic Kids. It's a show about children who can sense ghosts. I've always been intrigued by the supernatural.

Best Wardrobe Staple
I bring a poofy gray down jacket with me wherever I go. It's meant for winter, but I use it most in the summer, when everyone cranks up the air-conditioning.

Best Keepsake
Curls from my kids' first haircuts. I've also kept their baby clothes, and I save all their artwork—I find I'm growing more sentimental as they get older.

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