Peggy Edwards is executive director of the Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership. Before participating in a discussion of how redefining felonies will change California, she revealed in the Zócalo green room the identities of the three women she’d most like to have a beer with, why she regrets buying her Kia, and why her childhood nickname was “Drip.”
What one person, living or dead, would you most like to have a beer with?
I can think of a zillion; let’s see: Hillary Clinton, Joan of Arc, Margaret Mead. That’ll get my list started. If I have more than three beers I’ll be in trouble.
What’s the last purchase that gave you buyer’s remorse?
My Kia, because they told me it would get 41 miles per gallon, and it only got 31 miles a gallon.
What’s your favorite ice cream sundae topping?
Did you have any childhood nicknames?
Drip, because my maiden name was Fawcett.
What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
“Take Me to Church.”
What’s your favorite under-the-radar spot in Los Angeles?
The fish market at 5th [Street] and Central [Avenue]. It’s all outdoors, but it’s covered, and you can get your fish broiled or fried, or there’s a fresh section, and I usually take a pound of already cracked crab home with me.
How do you react when you’re embarrassed?
I get red.
What are you keeping in your garage that you should have thrown out already?
Oh, the things from my mother’s house. Every time I get ready to throw them away, I find something valuable and think, I can do it some other time when I can see if I’ve got some valuable things.
How do you procrastinate?
I put it on the bottom of my to-do list—and I add things on the top of my list.
How many pairs of shoes do you think you own?