It’s time for another sit down with one of our own DMS peeps, Eve Lederman! The Big Apple resident despises cab drivers, divulges a traumatic tale of going to the veterinarian, and even wrote a glorified haiku.
Eve at 3 years old, training for Everest.
Current Residence: Manhattan (NY)
Dream Residence: Somewhere I can eat fruit off trees
Years with DMS: Eight
Sections: Home Décor, Pets, Family & Relationships, Real Estate and Travel
Oh boy, looks like we have another New Yorker on our hands. Are you native to the city? I’m from upstate NY (aka the tundra), which means 7 hours from the city. It’s not Westchester–which natives consider to be upstate.
Gotcha. So what’s the weirdest thing you’ve witnessed on a NY Subway? Bonus points if it involves something that’s NSFW.
A rat carrying an entire slice of pizza.
That’s…weird. Speaking of unusual circumstances, what’s the zaniest job you ever had? One summer I decided to work for a private investigator. I chose a PI with the largest ad in the yellow pages (remember the yellow pages!?). Anyway I called him up and we had an interview in a bar. He put me to work the next week. For my first gig I thought I’d be following a deadbeat dad or something…instead I had a briefcase with a hidden video camera. I boarded a Learjet and tracked a guy around the country in his Learjet with a couple car chases in between. Only in New York!
While I Google “learjet,” why don’t you show us your favorite animated gif. Why the love for a panda wrecking an office? I’d love to wear this and antagonize cabbies.
Touché. How’d you get that scar? When I was five I fell on a broken bottle at the zoo and my flustered mother took me to the vet (oldest kids get a raw deal when it comes to parenting skills). The veterinarian gave me a banana and sent us to the hospital.
At least you got a banana! Can you provide context for the last time you said “I’ll be right back.” I was sitting in the veterinarian office’s waiting room. I heard a loud squawking emanating from the doctor’s office–I couldn’t imagine what she was doing to the patient in there. When she opened the door, there was a large macaw on her shoulder.
For some reason I imagine the vet giving you a Rorschach test. Here’s one for you now, what do you see?
My mother taking me to the vet (see above) and blood everywhere. It was traumatic.
We’re gonna go ahead and dial back the trauma for a bit. When it comes to cutting loose, do you practice any of the following dance moves?
- cat Daddy
- the jerk
- stanky legg
Ask the people in the building directly across from my living room. At this point I’m sure I’m a youtube star somewhere. Maybe in Japan.
The thing/part you struggle most when writing/editing?
Rewriting. You think every first version is a masterpiece.
Haikus are so hot right now. Mind giving us a genuine Eve-inspired haiku?
My shrink on the street
Just someone with a fat ass
Looking for a cab
Wow, you really dislike cab drivers! Please fill in the blanks:
I am incredibly relieved someone invented ear plugs. Without them I might have to take matters into my own hands.
I’d hate to be on the recipient end of your wrath, Eve. All right, let’s wrap things up with a This or That (bold picks are Eve’s)
- Yankees or Mets?
- New York Thin Pizza or Chicago Deep Dish
- Being too hot or being too cold
- Breaking Bad marathon or Sex and the City marathon
- Paying too much for car insurance or switching to Geico
- Coffee or RedBull
- Going to the beach or going to the Museum
- Guitarist or Drummer
- Beemer, Bendz, or Bentley