MARSHALL SCHOLAR JESS LANNEY ’10 FEARS SQUIRRELS, LOVES BENT SPOON (BUT WHO DOESN’T?)…
Name: Jessica Lanney
Major: Woodrow Wilson School
Hometown: Concord, New Hampshire
Eating club/residential college/affiliation: Tower Club
Who’s your favorite Princetonian, living or dead, real or fictional?
Sam Seaborn from the West Wing. But Michelle Obama if we’re in the realm of reality.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
Thanksgiving at the Forbes dining hall.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
Check e-mails, run (literally) to places I need to be, and think about how much I’d like to take a nap.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
Bent Spoon for the second time in a week…. or day.
What’s the last student performance you saw?
God’s Country, a thesis show directed by Dominique Salerno ’10.
Do you know all the words to Old Nassau?
Only the first verse and chorus.
The hand gestures to Old Nassau: creepy or awesome?
Creepy. I keep explaining to friends at home that the gesture pre-dates Hitler.
What do you hate most about Princeton?
The squirrels – they’re terrifying.
What’s your drink?
Oatmeal stout from Triumph, basically the closest thing you can get to a beer that is a dessert.
What’s your favorite medication?
BBC television and radio shows.
What’s hanging above your desk and/or bed?
A Rosie the Riveter “We Can Do It!” poster; a photograph of trees on St. Charles Ave in New Orleans; a bulletin board with pictures of my friends, family, and President Obama; and a faux-vintage BB King poster.
Where do you do your best thinking?
Trustee reading room in Firestone… usually 15 hours before something is due.
New Butler or Old Butler?
Old Butler. Retro is always in style.
Where is the best place on campus?
McCosh walk, towards the end where it goes downhill and you can run fast into the slums.
Where is the worst place on campus?
My carrel in Firestone.
Who is your mortal enemy?
Anyone who hates on FDR.
When’s the last time you used cash?
Yesterday at the C-Store. I couldn’t find my prox and really needed those peanut butter crackers.
In 25 years, I will be…
Complaining about how expensive tickets to Fenway Park are.
Where do you go to study alone?
What makes someone a Princetonian?
Thinking they look good in orange and black.
(21 Questions inspired by New York Magazine’s Daily Intel)