Chilling with the gifted writer and editor.
ee Lockett a senior editor at Vulture.
What's your go-to Spotify playlist?
Not to be *that bitch*, but I only listen to my own playlists on repeat (though I appreciate Spotify's efforts!). So right now, it's my "that spring sprangin' 2021" mix which is currently led by Bree Runway's "HOT HOT," Bad Bunny's "Yonaguni," aaaand more Biebs than I'd care to admit.
What's the best new thing you've found streaming recently?
So Rico Nasty's Spotify radio station put me onto this Tampa rapper Iamdoechii and I can't believe how late I am to all this talent. I'd heard parts of her viral hit “Yucky Blucky Fruitcake” earlier this year and was mesmerized then but forgot to revisit. Her well runs deep.
What's your most watched movie of all time?
If I wanted to sound cool I'd say The Virgin Suicides, which is technically my favorite movie, but if I'm being honest, most-watched is probably some shit like Titanic or another gem of a disaster movie a.k.a. the only film genre that matters.
What's a purchase you thought would change your life, but absolutely did not?
My blender, because apparently I'm still too lazy for the simple task of homemade smoothies.
You've got two hours to kill at home. What do you reach for?
First, weed. Second, the closest form of entertainment which is either going to be one of my cats OR my laptop, in which case I'm putting on YouTube and letting that thing autoplay, OR my phone, in which case we're going down a TikTok hole.
What's been your most played song during the past year, and why?
It is apparently still Charli XCX's "party 4 u" because I really need to get the hell outside. But I bet if you ask me again in six months, it'll be girl in red's "serotonin."
What's been your best purchase in the past year?
Have you developed a new hobby in the past year? If so, what is it and why did you pursue it?
To my utter disbelief, I got into working out?????? I guess I figured since I now work from home FT, and that means a lot less overall movement, I should probably get serious about taking care of my body and attempt to figure out a fitness routines of sorts. Also, I'm an old hoe so it's time.
Are you working out at home? What's your go-to home quarantine workout strategy?
So! I work out exclusively at home over FaceTime with my best friend, who lives in Austin, and I also practice yoga separately. And all we do is follow along with YouTube videos cause it's freeeeee. Together we do a mix of yoga, pilates, HIIT, dance, strength training, and, unfortunately, some cardio. Highly recommend Arianna Elizabeth for yoga and Move With Nicole for pilates, both are on YouTube.
What's the title of the Spotify playlist you're most ashamed of other people seeing you listen to?
Stop shaming peoples' taste unless it's bad men!!!!!! (Shame me.)
You can re-watch one show for the first time again fresh. What is it and why?
Golden Girls because I watched it for the first time when I was a child and can you imagine how it would hit for the first time now that I myself am practically a golden girl?????
What do you drink when you're at home most often?
Because I am an old hoe and attempting to drink less alcohol, I got really into all these dumb hard seltzers over quar, as well as canned cocktails and that jazz. (My definitive beverage review: these are all just Four Lokos but marketed for the washed up!) Anyway, you will now catch me sipping on some Two Robbers (watermelon cucumber especially) in between prosecco.
What movie has aged the worst for you?
Mean Girls (sorry)
What's your personality in your main groupchat?
this emoji: 🙃
What's the high school English book you think is actually worth re-reading?
If any Maya Angelou was on your reading list, go back and read it again. It'll mean more now.