This is from some blogger Crappy Day Present thing, and while I'm not participating in that, I actually like the prompts enough to fill them out. So, read and learn people, read and learn about how fabulous I am.
What is your dream job?
That person who works for a literary agent who's sole job is to read manuscripts and see if they're good or pieces of crap. I want to be paid to read.
If you had 1,000,000 dollars to give away, how would you do it?
Stay local with my choices. Give to the kids' school system. Donate a bunch of technology to the school, give each teacher $1000 for classroom stuff, donate to Planned Parenthood and The Florence Crittendon foundation.
Under what circumstances would you adopt a child?
Adoption isn't my thing. The only kids I'd be willing to adopt would be nieces and nephews who's biological parents can no longer care for.
Why were you given your name?
My last name was really long, so my parents wanted a short first name- 5 letters or shorter. My name came from a baby naming book, and my parents both agreed on it.
What was the last national park you visited?
We went to Louis & Clark National Historical Park over the summer. It was pretty.
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
What book can you read over and over again?
It used to be From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler, but recently, it's been Ready Player One. Ready Player One is such an amazing book, I love it.
What makes you feel young?
The way my husband looks at me sometimes. It makes me feel 17 again.
Did you ever work at an on campus job? What was it?
No joke, I did week night security at the campus center. Basically I walked around the building and made sure people weren't having sex anywhere, and calling the campus bus for drunk girls who didn't know how to get home. In exchange for this, I got a coveted garage parking pass for free, plus a plush salary of less than minimum wage. Really I was in it for the parking pass.
If you needed someone to act as a character reference for you who would you chose?
What was the first concert you went to see?
The Green Day free show in 1994 at the Hatch when there was rioting in the audience. Awesome times.
Who is someone from your past that you are sorry you lost track of?
Some of my friends from college, who just seem to have disappeared.
If you could see 24 hours into the future what would you do with this ability?
Solve problems at work before they began.
If you had it to do over again what would you study in school?
I'd go into teaching. As much as I like the salary I make right now, I HATE working in the summers while all of my teacher friends get to hang with their kids on the beach.
What do you know how to say in a foreign language?
"Two beers please" and "Where is the bathroom?" Also "Where is the library?" and "My name is Louisa and I am from San Antonio." (except my name isn't Louisa, and I'm not from San Antonio)
What is your all time favorite joke?
Why is the graveyard so popular? People are just DYING to get in there. (my kids tell me this all the time, it's a family classic)
What was your first paying job?
Counter girl at CVS
What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
The husband is a chef. When we go out, he is often recognized by other chefs in the business, who then go out of their way to impress us by sending out "specials." I've eaten just about everything- eel, soft shell crabs (eaten whole, in the shell, deep fried), sweetbreads (not what you think it is), corn smut, goat, and various organs and parts of animals that normal people don't eat. The husband makes me try everything and tells me to just not smell certain things.
What in your life is more important than money?
My family (sigh, cheesy answer I know)
When was the first time you saw the ocean?
I was born in a town that's on the Atlantic. Chances are good we drove by it on my way home from the hospital. I didn't see the Pacific until 2001.