Name and Twitter handle: Erin Raimondo, a.k.a. @ErinRaimondo…very sneaky, yes?
Occupation: PR Manager at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
A notable moment on Twitter? I’ve been on Twitter since 2008, but nothing’s leaping out at me. There’ve been a few cool opportunities that have arisen, though, thanks to it.
Your best Tweet: One of my favourites this week was, “I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you and somehow collect on your life insurance policy.”…in response to a reporter…
What did you want to be growing up? Professional figure skater.
If you could have dinner with 1 person (living or dead) who would it be? Oscar Wilde. Hey, I’m a lit major, what did you expect?
Your claim to fame: I’m the team captain for the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? glee club, The Junk Notes, who’ll be shooting to fame on Canada Sings! later this year. Pursuant to that, I shall be known as the girl who breaks herself a lot.
Do you know of a hidden gem in our city? Food-wise, go to The Red Wagon on Hastings and ask for the brown butter almond cake, which they never tell you they have. Otherwise, East Van dwellers should know about all the tiny little parks that punctuate Wall St, with benches a swing sets overlooking the water – they’re awesome spots for quiet thoughts.
If you were a superhero, who would you be and why? Batman. Why not?
If you were a vegetable, what would you be and why? A cashew nut (it’s legit to include legumes, right?). Mildly nutty, not too bitter, oddly bent.
Recommend a fellow Twitterer that deserves some recognition? Loyal girl that I am, I’ll put forward @vancookalex – he just started as a cook at Hawksworth, and he blogs delicious recipes (which I get to eat) and, coming soon, chef-tested product reviews. He needs to tweet more, but he’s worth the follow for when he does.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Tall, dark and accident-prone.