Lee Weal
65, Queens, NY

What do you do for work?
Recently retired as a paper pusher at NYC Transit (just last week!) What’s next? Not sure. Cooking (a new passion), making jewelry (an old passion), writing a personal blog (?), maybe volunteering with my local Democratic party office.

What’s on your nightstand?
Cell phone, cat treats, spare glasses, my favorite picture of me and my daughter at her wedding.

Biggest parenting fail?
Moving too much.  My daughter says it didn’t bother her, but I wonder sometimes.  I was a bit of a gypsy when she was growing up. I grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (before they gave it the obnoxious name “Alphabet City”), and after I had my daughter, I moved all over Brooklyn. I lived in Brownsville, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Stuyvesant Heights.

What’s something no one knows about you?
Only one or two people know this, so here goes: The TriStar Pictures logo freaks me out.  Pegasus, that giant white winged horse flying at you out of nothingness on the big screen, accompanied by that trumpeting music gives me the cold sweats. Well, now everyone knows….

Latest Google search?
Apartments in the Hudson Valley.  I’m moving upstate at the end of the year. NYC rents are killing me.

Favorite new discovery?
Guacamole. I just never thought I’d like it because I don’t particularly like avocados. Had my first bite of freshly made guacamole about 3 years ago and fell in love.  How did I get all the way into my 60s without trying guac?

Biggest pet-peeve?
People who are lazy about language who know better, e.g., writing “prolly” for “probably” or using textspeak on Facebook, e.g., “C U l8r”.  It’s not Twitter — you can write normally!

What’s your fantasy version of your older self?
I’d love to look like Tina Turner and have Helen Mirren’s attitude.

Who’s on your celebrity sex list?
I’m not sure I actually want the physical act of sex with any celebrity to be honest…but I want Ernie Hudson as my some-time boyfriend and I’m intrigued by Keanu Reeves.

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