Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Almost Famous

The wonderful Heidikins has graced me with interview questions. Here goes:

1) What is the craziest, most spontaneous thing you've ever done?
Moving to Colorado. Although I had been thinking about moving for a while, the decision was made quickly after things snapped in SLC. It took me about half an hour in front of a map to eliminate most of the United States and then finally pick Colorado Springs, a town I had only driven through once before and didn't know a soul who lived there. A couple of weeks later I was here and looking for places to live with all of my junk in tow. One of the best decisions I've ever made though!

2) If you suddenly won 1,000,000 dollars, what would you do first, second, and third? (Tax-free, we're talking One. Million. Dollars. here!)
My answer is super lame, but I tried to think about what I would really end up doing:
First - I would buy furniture. There is a serious lack of it in my apartment.
Second - I'd probably take at least one of my friends out to dinner to celebrate.
Third - I'd pay off all of my student loans.

3) What is one of your most memorable vacations? Why?
The vacation I remember loving most was taken when I was about 13 years old with my family and best friend from junior high. We started out by driving to the west coast of Canada. Went to the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia (beautiful!) and then back in Seattle we saw all of the major sights. My favorite place we visited there was one of the coolest science museums I've ever been to. I've never had so much fun in my life (Yup, apparently I've been nerdy for quite a while). We then headed down the coast and stopped in both the Redwood National Park and the Sequoia National Park. So green everywhere! We then traveled down to San Francisco, hitting up the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Golden Gate Park. We continued our way down the coast and took in the Monterey Bay Aquarium and lots of random overlooks for whale and seal watching. In LA we went to Knott's Berry Farm where I watched the particularly insane members of my family get incredibly sick by riding a horrible roller coaster over and over again. Suckers. In San Diego, we all went the famous San Diego Zoo, but I'm not going to lie to you. This was my least favorite part of the entire trip. Never been a big fan of zoos. Actually that's an understatement. I detest zoos. Even as a child. But I do remember liking the sky tram that took us over the entire zoo. We finished off our trip by crossing the border and heading into Mexico. I don't remember much from Mexico, but I do remember clearly that my Dad is terrible at negotiating prices. Poor Dad.

4) What are your favorite books? Authors? Why?
I guess my favorite authors are CS Lewis and Jane Austen. They're the only ones I've read many books by. I love Lewis because he's so incredibly logical and usually end up with a list of words I've never heard of that I get to incorporate into my vocabulary. Austen is just genius when it comes to her characters and comedy. I can read Emma and Pride & Prejudice over and over without getting sick of them.

One of my favorite books is The Life of Pi. I was chatting with some friends the other day who hated it, but I just don't understand how it's possible to hate that book. I was enthralled by the story of a boy who gets stuck on a small boat with a Tiger. So symbolic and very interesting. The Kite Runner is also a recent favorite.

5) What is your definition of a perfect day?
One in which I get a lot accomplished and spend quality time with people I love.


Trish Ryan said...

I've had that same conversation about Life of Pi! I loved it - it actually broke a long fiction slump for me and I stayed up late to finish it. But my friend hated it and couldn't wait for it to be over. Funny.

I'm with you on Jane Austen, too. Great answers :)

LEstes65 said...

If I had no kids, I would just keep moving all over the US. I love discovering a new place to live.

I love your perfect day. Sounds good to me.

heidikins said...

You are fabulous, like always!


Stacy said...

Getting enough furniture to fill an apartment is hard, especially if you've had roommates in the past. There's nothing like having your family give you looks of disgust when you insist that all you want for Christmas or your birthday is a completely unwrappable coffeetable.

Life of Pi: I'm one of those people who couldn't get into it, I'm afraid.