Comedian and writer Megan Amram first captured our hearts a couple of years ago with her strangely alluring blog "This Is Not My Dentist," a regularly updated feed of dentists who are not, in fact, Amram's dentist. Amram has also penned some of our favorite episodes of Parks and Recreation, including "Animal Control," in which she introduced the world to what might just be the greatest name ever for a dog. Amram, who is a very hilarious tweeter as well, is currently working on a book called Science... For Her!. She kindly took some time out of her busy writing schedule to answer a few questions for us about life in L.A. R.I.P. Uggie!
Describe what you do in 3 words.
More words please!
What are you working on now?
I write for Parks & Recreation and am writing a book called Science...For Her! that will be out next year. Please watch Parks & Rec Thursdays at 8 p.m. and please watch Science...For Her! at whatever time you like to watch (or "read") books, which is probably all the time, ya nerd!!
Describe living in L.A. in 3 words.
Beautiful babes who can't count.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Famous. Thank you, Paper Mag, for helping me on my lifelong megalomaniacal journey!
If you got to take over MOCA, what would your first exhibition be?
Tilda Swinton eating a bowl of muesli in a diaper. Clarification: the muesli's in the diaper. Tilda's in a little tutu for a doll.
Are you from L.A. originally? If not, do you remember what your first day living in L.A. was like?
I'm originally from Portland, Oregon, a small city in northern California. My first day here I drove to the Target on La Brea and truly felt like I had "made it"! And then I never left! I live in the greeting cards -- say hi next time you're here!
What's the biggest misconception about L.A.?
That there aren't palm trees here. There are tons of palm trees everywhere, sillies!
Where's your favorite place to eat in L.A.?
The Bigg Chill.
Whose sex scandal is more embarrassing -- Anthony Weiner's or Arnold Schwarzenegger's?
Anthony Weiner. He gives a bad name to Jews! The bad name is "Carlos Danger."
Who's the most beautiful person you can think of and why?
Hello Kitty, because she doesn't have a mouth.
What's the most touristy L.A. thing you've ever done? (Or, what's the one touristy L.A. thing that's actually worth checking out?)
No joke, I LOVE everything touristy in LA. I own five different $2 souvenir t-shirts from Hollywood Blvd. I love the lot tour of Universal Studios. I will only feel successful when I'm famous enough that I can ride the Hollywood Star Homes tours bus to my house.
What's your best celebrity run-in story?
I once saw Al Pacino waiting to pick up his kids at their elementary school in a huge Escalade. Oh, no, even better, I once ran in to the dog from The Artist with my car!
If you could be any star from Old Hollywood, who would you be and why?
Toto. He gets to ride in a basket everywhere!!
What's your favorite street intersection in L.A.?
The streets that cross in front of Anthropologie and J. Crew at The Grove.
How do we get from Chateau Marmont to Venice Beach? Give us driving directions.
Practice, practice, practice!
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Megan wears a blouse and skirt by Issey Miyake and earrings by Chanel.
Stylist: Natasha Newman-Thomas
Hair: Sylvia Wheeler
Makeup: Ren Bray