The Getting to Know You Questions
What is your occupation right now? How long have you been there?
I’m a stats instructor at the University of Calgary! I’ve had the job for about 8 months now.
Favorite rock band. Ever.
I’m not super into any particular rock band, actually. Does Queen count as rock? If so, Queen.
What are you listening to right now?|
Nothing. It’s super late at night (early in the morning?) and everything’s nice and quiet.
Last person you spoke to on the phone. What was it about?
I talked to my mom about all the usual things. Particularly how much we both want to see each other and sad we both are. Fun stuff like that.
How old are you today? Or make up a question. This one bites.
29 years, 3 months, and 18 days old.
What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Baseball! Almost everything else sucks.
What is your favorite drink?
Water. Exciting, huh?
Have you ever dyed your hair?
In 2007, I bought some “temporary” red dye and put a bit of it in my hair. Turns out that L’Oréal thinks that “temporary” is a synonym of “forever” because that dye ate my natural hair color and took over like some sort of creepy follicle parasite. I actually had to dye my hair black to get the red out, haha.
Either broccoli or M&Ms. Tough decision.
What is the last movie you watched?
Man, I don’t remember. I barely remember my own name sometimes.
Favorite day of the year?
Like…a specific date or a specific day on which something happens? I don’t know. I’ll just say my birthday.
How do you vent anger?
It’s mostly crying. And sometimes yelling if I’m in a private enough place. But mostly crying. Hell, if you ever see me crying, the chances of it being angry crying rather than sad crying are probably like 70%.
What was your favorite toy as a child?
When I was a baby/toddler, I had a squeaky dog toy that was a green wrench. Its name was Wrenchie, of course.
When I was a little older, I had a herd of 26 cheeping Easter chick toys. One for each letter of the alphabet. Adam, Bill, Candy, David, Ed, Fred, Greg, Herbert, Ivan, Jacob, Kiwi, Lena, Marie, Nelson, Opus, Peachy, Quince, Rachel, Sylvester, Tom, Ursula, Veronica, Walter, Xena, Yvonne, Zachary. I loved those chicks, yo.
Living arrangements? (Of course your pets count. Geez!)
I live with my wonderful husband in our awesome condo. We’ve got a Franklin bird and a Jazzy cat.
What was the last thing that you cried about?
My being a failure.
Who is the friend you have had the longest?
I don’t know if he considers me a friend anymore (I haven’t seen him in person in a long time), but I guess technically my answer should be Aneel. I actually knew him in preschool.
What did you do last night?
The usual. Hung out and did useless stuff on the internet. Because I’m a useless blob of blobness.
What are you most afraid of?
I’m not afraid of much, but probably the thing I’m most afraid of is one of my loved ones (my mom, Nate, Jazzy) getting hurt.
In how many areas of your country have you lived? What’s your favorite?
I’ve lived in two countries!
US: Northern Idaho and Tucson, AZ
Canada: Vancouver, Toronto area (London specifically), Calgary
Calgary has been my favorite, but I will always love Moscow.
What is your favorite flower?
Half of the appeal of flowers is lost on me because I can’t smell them. Sunflowers are cool. Dandelions aren’t bad either, even though they’re evil.