four lovely women this summer and this is kind of the third. My lovely daughter Meghan and I decided to do her guest post "interview style". I made up a list of questions. My stuff is in black and hers is in pink (which I THOUGHT was her favorite color).
Let me introduce you to the thing (okay person) I love this Thursday.
24 years old
Honors Bachelor's degree Biology and Society
2nd year law school student
understands Romanian and can still count to 7 and order ice-cream (what else would you need?)
1. You have been a voracious reader all your life. What is your favorite book from childhood, teenage years and most recent?
a. Childhood: Catherine, Called Birdy: I read it probably 100 times, no exaggeration. (she did)
b. Teenage: Til We Have Faces, CS Lewis. It’s still one of my favorites.
c. Right now: Pillars of the Earth. It was such a beautiful story and I LOVE historical fiction.
2. Of all the countries you’ve visited so far, which would you most like to visit again and why?
a. TOUGH question. There aren’t any I wouldn’t go back to, but Spain, I think. There are so many parts of the country I didn’t see. I loved the people, the language, the food, everything.
3. If you could go back and talk to your “about to enter high-school” self, what would you say?
a. It will never matter if you were popular. Hang out with the girls you like.
b. Dating is way better as you get older. Don’t bother now.
c. Study the things you aren’t good at, not just the ones you are. Geometry, anyone?
d. Listen to your mother. You will learn, painfully, that she is always right. She wants the best for you, and nothing else. This surprised me, being the mother and all.
4. Other than being eaten by sharks – what is your greatest fear?
a. Disappointing the people I love. I kinda thought she would put this.
5. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
a. This is the real world even if it seems like it’s not. You can’t change other people’s minds, but if you’re lucky, you can change your own. Oh, and wear sunscreen.
6. What is your least favorite thing to do?
a. Anything athletic. Sorry Momma, but it’s true. I hold out hope (I thought for sure she would say put away the laundry)...
7. What 3 things would you grab in a fire?
a. My laptop
b. A statue my Nana gave me
c. As much of my artwork as I could carry (does that count as 1 thing?)
8. When are you the most happy?
a. When I’m with my family (Mom, Dad, Grami and Grampi) or with my two best friends (Maia and Kathryn)
9. What inspires you?
a. Good teachers, in whatever form they come
10. What can you not do that you would most like to do?
a. Sing… Well I can sing, but it’s not pretty and nobody in their right mind wants to hear it. I’m so envious of musical talent.
11. What super power would you most like to have and why?
a. The ability to transport myself. I love to travel more than anything, so saving on cost and time in planes would be perfection.
12. Describe your perfect day.
a. Any day with my family, my two best friends and my boyfriend. Hopefully it would involve delicious food, a foreign country, and laughing. But time with these people makes whatever we’re doing pretty wonderful
Color - I know you thought I was going to say pink, but I think it’s turquoise. (mother is in SHOCK)
Song - Of all time? Tequila Sunrise, The Eagles. Right now? Say Hey, Michael Franti
Movie - No way I could choose; I have varied taste, from Babette’s Feast to Hitch to The Hangover… so I’ll go with my childhood favorites: The Little Mermaid and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Period in history - Ancient Egypt
Food - Mrs. Manriquez’s spaghetti and meatballs. No, it’s not a brand. She is a lovely, dear family friend and she makes the best Italian food of all time.
Dream Job - Something where I could read all day, maybe a book editor?
Color - Orange… Which my mother loves (I like all colors - okay not so much yellow or purple)
Song - Who Let the Dogs Out? WHY did anyone ever think that was a good song? I’m sorry that it’s in your head now.
Movie - Russian Ark. No, you haven’t heard of it, and no, don’t bother. (2nd worst on my list)
Period in History - That’s interesting. I can’t think of one I specifically don’t like, except perhaps the colonial period. The subjugation of indigenous culture all over the world makes me sad.
Food - Fish
Job - Athletic trainer? (this made me laugh out loud)
Well my friends - you now have a face and a bit of the personality behind our four lovely women - Seattle.
Here is your question - #10 - what can you NOT do that you would most like to do?