April 22, 2022 10Qs with Kristin MacDonald, Business Development
The internet is vast. What’s your happy place?
r/Dodgers. Whenever I need to gloat, stress, commiserate or happy-dance, these are my people.
What’s your idea of a perfect meal?
It definitely includes a cheese plate.
Which fictional or historical character do you most relate to?
Diane Keaton as Mary in Manhattan. Specifically, her first scene at the art museum, opining on the exhibit — I’ve never felt so depicted.
Who is your hero? (dead or alive)
They do seem to be in short supply. As an Angeleno, I’ve admired Father Greg Boyle and his enduring work at Homeboy Industries for a long time.
Imagine that every type of creature, real or imaginary, is tameable. What would you bring home?
Grizzly bear. And I would absolutely take them everywhere.
You receive an all-access pass to one city. Where do you go?
Tokyo. That city is so vast and with so much excellence—cuisine, design, baseball. Plus, this pass is pretty much the only way I’ll ever get into Sukiyabashi Jiro.
Technology makes Westworld-style theme parks a reality. What “world” would you buy a ticket to?
It’s a toss-up. As a history nerd and former Chicago resident, I’ve enviously read a lot of accounts of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. (Hopefully, the park’s creators would resist including the whole H.H. Holmes murder-house part, but if it’s truly like Westworld you know they couldn’t.) As someone who’s watched and rewatched way too much TV, I know I’d get an annual pass to Sitcom World. Think of it: Frasierville, Seinfeld City, I Love Lucy Land, Bob’s Burgers-burg, The Office Park. How has this not been done already?
You’re granted a 25th hour every day. What do you do with it?
Especially during winter when the days are short, I would make my hour daylight and use it to ensure I get a daily bike ride down the beach from Playa del Rey to Hermosa. Truly, my favorite place.
Whether or not you knew it at the time, at which moment in your life did you make the most pivotal decision?
Taking the LSAT on a whim.
Under-the-radar recommendation. What do you love that more people should? (Movie, book, artist, podcast, restaurant, etc.)
Undersung 60s soul singer Bettye Swann. Her voice isn’t the most powerful, but she brings so much feeling. Key tracks: “Don’t Look Back,” “Make Me Yours,” and—if you, like me, are a sucker for a bass line—“Suspicious Minds.”