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New Correspondent: Meet Nora

Posted by Claire | Wednesday October 13, 201031 comments
Dear Readers:

Strap in, because our new Midwest correspondent is on the scene and she is a firecracker.

Nora McInerny recently relocated back to her hometown of Minneapolis from the Big Apple, and we asked her a few "Get to Know Ya" questions:

ChickAdvisor:  This is often telling, so we always ask it first.  What is your nickname and how did you get it?

Nora McInerny:  Nicknames are tough when you’ve got a name like mine.  My mother calls me Lambchop, my sister calls me Norski and my little brother calls me Brother.

The evolution of Nora, from Babar to Ray-Bans

CA: You work in advertising and marketing, but we also know writing is a lifelong dream of yours.  What career did you imagine for yourself as a child?

NM:  I really wanted to be a truck driver because the job combined my two main interests: road trips and unlimited access to fast food.

CA:  In the spirit of the season, we're looking for solid Halloween ideas to copy.  What was your best costume of the past?

NM:  When I was 6 I wanted to be Autumn.  As in, the season. Highly conceptual.  There was also a huge snowstorm, so the costume that my mother painstakingly made with her bare hands was hidden underneath my snowsuit. SADFACE.

CA: What will you dress as this year?

NM:  A sexy sandwich.  OBVIOUSLY.

(See, readers?  She. is. awesome.)

CA:  What was the most surreal experience of your life?

NM:  When I was 17, my dad drove our car off a cliff while on vacation in Italy.  One moment I was listening to Britney Spears on my Discman and crying about my ex-boyfriend while driving to our amazing rental Villa, the next I was smashed against a car window staring down my death and praying I wouldn’t die before I got the chance to make out with an Italian stranger in Italy.  Luckily, my prayers were heard.

CA:  What is your favourite current fashion trend?

NM:  The '90s are FINALLY BACK and it’s okay for me to dress like I’m an extra in Clarissa Explains It All.

CA:  And your least favourite?

NM:  As long as it doesn’t make me look fat, I’ll probably wear it.

CA:  What is your spirit animal?

NM:  I’m big-eyed, long-legged and easily distracted by bright lights.  This means my spirit animal is a deer.  Or Scarlett Johannsen.

CA:  What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

NM: There is enough in this world for everyone. Enough love, enough success, enough popularity, enough whatever you are worried about.  Believe in abundance and nobody’s win will ever be your loss.  Okay, you can roll your eyes now.

Stay tuned for more from Nora coming soon! 
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on October 14, 2010  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

LOL, JohnWallace!

2) Ur brother is hot. Deal with it. There's a reason. You have the same face.

on October 14, 2010  JohnWallaceMPLS  153 said:

1) I've got a lock down on a sick ass used Volvo 18 wheeler and a deluxe trailer for little Chloe to do her pilates and practice her walk. It's happening.
2) Ur brother is hot. Deal with it. There's a reason. You have the same face.
3) I have also just ordered a 3 story ladder from amazon so I can climb into your window like Sam. Extra? No. Change your name Clarissa. I'll be faxing the paper work over first thing.

on October 13, 2010  Nora Mc  203 said:

thanks for the welcome!
1) after the car crashed we went to venice and i kissed a boy on the canal
2) i hope to one day achieve my truck driving dream
3) patrick you're ugly
4) his mustache is a diguise
6) i'm hiding my real face behind the ray-bans but i'll take a little katy perry compliment any day!

on October 13, 2010  mamaluv  STAFF said:

You do look like Scarlett Johannson! I see a little Katy Perry there, too.

on October 13, 2010  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

Um, amazing. Nora, this is why I stalk you on Facebook. Welcome to the team!

on October 13, 2010  mamaluv  STAFF said:

Who cares - we just want to meet that handsome devil ;)

on October 13, 2010  Patrick said:

Is Nora that handsome guy or that ugly girl?

on October 13, 2010  cathy3087  98 said:

This interview is hilarious!! I can't believe you wanted to be a truck driver!

Nora you are too funny, glad to have you on ChickAdvisor :)

on October 13, 2010  jchang212  106 said:

Welcome to the team Nora!!
Your responses made me smile :) (except for the one about driving off a cliff! oh my goodness!! what happened afterwards?)

Chat soon :)

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