interviews 27 March 2020

Anxiety, but make it festive

Meet Alli — Lunya’s Sr. Content Manager. Speculation on when things like toilet paper will run out has her looking at the carefully curated selection of coffee table books in her apartment through a very different lens these days. Here’s what she’s up to.



Alli in her Robe

Alli wears The Robe



What are you doing?

Working from home! The Lunya team is dabbling in technology for the first time, and it’s truly something to behold. I’ve been surprised by many of my co-workers' interior decor choices. I guess you never really know someone… 


What are you wearing?

I’ve been living in The Robe. They say that as tempting as it is to stay in your pj’s when you’re stuck at home all day, marking transitions makes a big difference. I call bullshit! My fiancé has been encouraging me to get dressed in the morning, but once the robe is on, those plans are off. 


What are you listening to?

I’ve made a Quarantunes playlist… it absolutely bops. There is virtually no rhyme or reason to it.





What are you eating (and drinking, TBH?)

If I get a wave of energy, I’ll put on my chambray button down, grab a wooden spoon, and channel Ina Garten. Currently trying to master this recipe.


What are you watching?

My 401k yoyo-ing, sort of like my quarantine body (having a full fridge within 10 steps of my new workspace is proving to be a challenge.) Also, Homeland and Curb Your Enthusiasm on Sundays is the current highlight of my week.


What are you learning?

How to play backgammon, the pros and cons of working from home, and what really matters in the bigger picture.


What are you reading?

A lot of news and The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates


What is keeping you up at night?

My dad’s health and the decision to cancel my upcoming wedding in June, which has done a bit of brain damage. The former puts the latter in perspective. I usually like to kick-start worrying about all of this at 3 a.m. Many people will be dealing with challenges in the coming months, and we should all keep perspective on what is most important.


What’s the silver lining in this?

People’s ability to find humor in the face of adversity is honestly what is keeping me going. Between my new schedule of crying and eating, I have let out more deep belly laughs in recent weeks than I can remember. And spending time with my fiancé, say 75% of the time.


If you could FaceTime with anyone right now, who would it be?

Larry David. Always. 


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