CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
In the Green Room

Writer Carina Chocano

There’s Something About Thursday That’s Nice

Photo by Aaron Salcido.

Photo by Aaron Salcido.

Carina Chocano’s writing has appeared in Elle, The California Sunday, and The New York Times Magazine, where she is a contributing writer. She is also the author of the upcoming book You Play the Girl. Before moderating the Zócalo/UCLA panel “Has Political Correctness Really Killed Humor?”, she talked in the Zócalo green room about going to a church to worship art, her rather austere choice for her last meal, and the only thing she bids for on eBay.

Q:
What’s hanging on your living room walls?

A:
I have a very beautiful print from a friend, Rob Reynolds, of a radiant sun. And I have a bunch of pieces by a friend in San Antonio, who’s a really talented artist, named Katie Pell.

Q:
Did you have any nicknames as a child?

A:
I did, yes. Do I have to tell you?

Q:
What’s your favorite day of the week?

A:
I think it’s Thursday. Honestly, I’m a writer with a kid, and the weekends are not that fun, so I like days to myself. And there’s something about Thursday that’s nice.

Q:
What item would you bid for on eBay?

A:
The only things that I’ve bid for are shoes.

Q:
What keeps you up at night?

A:
Everything.

Q:
What was the last live performance or event you saw?

A:
I went to a cool thing on Sunday that was called Secret City, and it was like a church service where they worship art, and the theme was hair, so everything was hair-related.

Q:
How much is too much to pay for a haircut?

A:
$100. That’s not too much—that’s the limit.

Q:
What would you eat for your last meal?

A:
Maybe just capellini with parmesan. That’s boring.

Q:
Where do you get your news?

A:
New York Times, Washington Post, and Facebook.

Q:
How do you procrastinate?

A:
New York Times, Washington Post, and Facebook.