Mary Sparr

Born 5 November 1984 in Liberty, Kentucky / brown eyes / 168 cm / 48 kg
Favorite Atari game: “I know this is disappointing to everyone, but I have never played Atari.”

Mary Elizabeth Sparr operates a boutique media agency and website through which she promotes creative people and musicians she cares about.

From her current home base in Bowling Green, Kentucky – a college town between Louisville and Nashville whose claim to fame is that Corvettes are made there – she takes advantage of every opportunity to escape and travel. This interview was conducted en route to Chicago.

DO YOU TRY TO HOLD IN YOUR SNEEZES OR DO YOU LET THEM LOOSE?

I let them loose. I’ve read before that sneezes are the closest physical experience a woman can have to an orgasm, other than the orgasm itself.

I SEE, SO DO YOU LIKE SNEEZING?

Prior information in mind, of course!

[laughs] ARE DIAMONDS REALLY A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND?

Ah, it’s a case-by-case basis. I think it depends on the girl, the diamond and the other available candidates for best friend.

HOW MANY OF THE STATES HAVE YOU VISITED?

Forty-two out of fifty ain’t bad.

NOT BAD AT ALL. ARE THERE ANY YOU’D REALLY LOVE TO VISIT THAT YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TO YET?

My parents and friends have actually diagnosed me with a traveling problem. I’m the type of girl who chooses a full tank of gas over a retail splurge. So, yes, of those eight states I missed, I even want to go to Utah.

mary-sparr-k-composite-magazineDO YOU THINK FRACTIONS HAVE A CERTAIN ROMANCE ABOUT THEM THAT DECIMALS DON’T HAVE?

Absolutely. Fractions, to me, are like summer camp – when you can share a bunk with a strange, new number and suddenly have a great, new friendship without all the preconceived notions that come from meeting numbers in adulthood. [laughter]

Decimals are like the line at the post office. One number after the other, after the other, after the other, just waiting for the end.

SO YOU DEFINITELY PREFER FRACTIONS OVER DECIMALS THEN?

Fractions.

ARE YOU MORE INTERESTED IN OLD RECORD PLAYERS OR OLD CAMERAS?

Old magazines.

NICE! DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN BOWLING GREEN FOREVER?

There is something about Bowling Green, Kentucky, that is absolutely worth a look. It’s a fantastic little college town and I have a lot of love in my heart for it. But no, I’m transplanting to Nashville, Tennessee, before summer comes.

PHOTOS BY JACKIE OSBORNE