Spring is a time for baseball, rain and celebrating Hammock Days around here. The sixth member of the Hammock team to celebrate her Hammock Day in less than a month, Lena Basha sat down with me over margaritas to answers a few questions about dating, movies and being chased in the parking garage…
1. June 2 is Hammock Day for you. How long have you been with Hammock Publishing? Three years.
2. What do you remember most about your first day at Hammock? Barbara Mathieson. In the parking lot. Riding my tail. Honking her horn. Flashing her lights. Yelling, “Park, you slow poke!” I embellish, but it’s not far from the truth. Our relationship has since improved.
3. If you didn’t work at Hammock Publishing, what do you think you would be doing? Hopefully a similar job, but not nearly as fabulous.
4. What is the last movie you saw in the theatre? “Ice Age 2,” but I’m more of a renter. Last night, I watched “Winter Passing.” It stars Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel. I was all, “Oh, I loved them in ‘Elf,’ I bet this will be great!” I was wrong. It was horrible. Don’t rent it.
5. Do you have any pets? No.
6. What was your most memorable day at Hammock? That day Rex stopped by my desk and asked me if I was dating Mr. Roboto.
7. What’s your favorite reality TV show? Would you ever participate? Oh goodness, where to start? “The Real World,” “Laguna Beach,” “The Hills” (premieres this week!), “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the list goes on. I don’t think I’d participate, though. Despite appearances, I am shy. I think it took me at least a year and a half to speak without spoken to here at the office.
8. If you were to win the lottery this week, what is the first purchase you would make? A trip to New York.
9. Where do you hope to retire someday? I feel uncomfortable answering a question that suggests I am already thinking about retirement three years into my job. I love Hammock Publishing.
10. If you could switch places with any other Hammock employee for one day, who would it be and why? Lynne Boyer, as long as I get to keep her lockerﾑand the key that goes to it. I think she has 18 million snacks locked up in there. Also, she is an exceptionally fast and skilled designer.