1. "I grew up in the world of bad television, on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on." What is your all time worst TV show and why? Welcome Back, Kotter. In addition to being completely unbelievable, it was also completely unfunny. "Up your nose with a rubber hose." Shudder.
2. "I'm certainly the last person to give advice on, well, anything." Where do you get advice? From my friends. I am fortunate enough to have diverse people in my life, so I get a variety of opinions based on a variety of life experiences.
3. "Run for office? No. I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs, and I've been to too many parties." What celebrity do you think could make a run for office? I read that Sean Duffy, the silly lumberjack who smoked and partied his way through the firehouse during Real World Boston, is now a DA and has been endorsed by Sarah Palin in his quest for higher office. So I guess anyone is a possible candidate!
4. "The only failure is not to try." Tell us about a recent failure. In 2009, I lost 10 lbs. pretty quickly. While I haven't gained it back, I have also unfortunately failed to lose another ounce this year. Oh, I've tried, but apparently not hard enough!
5. "After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy." If you have kids, tell us about them. If not, would you want them? This has worked out for me exactly the way it's supposed to. I'm a good aunt, but I'm not sure I'd be a good mother. I suspect I'd be over protective.
6. "You have only a short period of time in your life to make your mark, and I'm there now." Have you made your mark yet? I truly have no idea. Unlike George, I don't have that objective perspective on my own life.
7. "I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life." Do you believe in happy endings? Every life has so many ups and downs that I agree with Orson Welles, "If you want a happy ending, it depends on where you stop the story."
8. "I was in a bar and I said to a friend, 'You know, we've become those 40-year-old guys we used to look at and say, 'Isn't it sad?'" Have you ever felt that way? I think about this often, but conversely. I suspect that today's 52-year-old Gal would find yesterday's 26-year-old Gal pretty obnoxious.
9. "I'd think, 'In a relationship, we should never have this kind of fight.' Then, instead of figuring out how to make it work, I looked for a way to get out of it. The truth is, you shouldn't be married if you're that kind of person." Have you ever left a relationship that you later regretted? Yes. I was in an abusive relationship and promised myself never to let anything get that complicated or dramatic ever again. As a result, I think perhaps I haven't put enough work into subsequent romances for fear that I was repeating that pattern of victimization.
10. "I'm the flavor of the month." What celebrity is your flavor of the month? Robert Downey, Jr. Like Hugh Grant, he's an actor I'm desperately hot for when I'm looking at him -- and he's promoting the new Iron Man movie now -- but I kinda forget about when he's got a lower profile.
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