About This Lady : Carly Lane

Ever read a piece on Obvi and thought, “It’s like this Lady is reading my mind!”?  We certainly have felt this way, and thought it would be beneficial for you, our readers, to get to know the ladies a little more personally.  Every Monday moving forward y0u’ll get a little more detailed “About This Lady.”  Get excited!


Carly Lane Contributor
Carly Lane: Freelance writer, full-time reader, occasional gamer. Ravenclaw through and through. Lives for soft sweaters, kitty cuddles and all things containing chocolate and/or cheese.


What’s your weirdest, useless skill?

Essentially, I am a font of useless information that only really works in my favor whenever I participate in a bar trivia night. I somehow manage to retain all kinds of facts related to pop culture (books, TV, movies, celebrity baby names, et cetera).

What was your favorite BuzzFeed list in the last 3 months?

It’s probably a little older than 3 months, but I found it fairly recently – it’s called 50 Incredible Tattoos Inspired by Books from Childhood. As someone who loves both books and tattoos, it’s a real challenge for me to scroll through all those amazing designs and not itch for a new addition.

What is your go-to mid-night snack/comfort food?

Typically anything chocolate, though mashed potatoes have always been a serious comfort food for me after a particularly ill-timed tonsillectomy right around the holidays.

What is your biggest irrational (or rational) fear?

I have a fairly irrational fear of heights – given that I’m over six feet tall, the irony isn’t lost on me. I’m not even a fan of standing on a small stepladder.

Who is your femme crush & why?

I have a lot of these, but if I had to pick just a couple – Lauren Graham, simply because of who she is and the projects she chooses to take on; and Natalie Dormer, because she’s not afraid to speak her mind in the industry.

What is your favorite concert you have ever attended?

Rilo Kiley in Boston, when I was a sophomore in college. I went with my roommate at the time, and it was a perfect venue – intimate and up-close.

Describe your perfect date?

It’s taking all my energy not to quote the scene from Miss Congeniality. My perfect date would involve going to a brewery and trying all of their signature beers, followed by dinner at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant – and maybe a movie somewhere in the mix. I’m not difficult to please.

What is your dream job?

My dream job would be to have a book on the New York Times bestseller list, but only as long as it didn’t involve having to give interviews or talk in front of people.

What was the last mind-blowing fact you learned or realized that shifted your worldview?

That half of the young celebrities who I admire or look up to are younger than I am. It’s proof that you don’t have to wait around for success to find you if you’re willing to pursue your dream.