I recently wrote an “About Me” page for this blog, and it was surprisingly hard to write. I don’t know why, but it took me a few weeks to finally get something down that I liked. I just didn’t know what to write about in the blurb.
But then this morning I got tapped to fill out a “staff survey” for my department, and I filled it out in half an hour! I had so much fun with it I figured I’d post it here. (I guess it’s like a “meme” for work?)
(Some entries have been edited.)
What was the funniest / most embarrassing thing to happen to you at XXXXX?
A couple of years ago I was doing some spring cleaning at home and I found some old (but still new) deodorant I had never used. I decided to offer it up on the bulletin board at work, since it was still new, and I didn’t want to just throw it away! I actually got a lot of responses (it was gone in an hour!), but I got a lot of flack for it too. Jeremy was working down at XXXXX at the time (with T) and he teased me that I’d really let myself go now that T was out of town, since I was selling all my toiletries on the black market.
What has been the most memorable thing to happen to you at XXXXX so far?
I met my boyfriend here. J
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I learn something new every day.
What can you tell us about yourself, your family, pets, etc.?
I live with the cutest and most spoiled cat, Trixie. Her personality is larger-than-life.
I also live in a “charming” old house in Edmonds. The location is great, but the house needs a lot of work. Luckily, I live with a guy who could have been born 100 years ago…. he’s very industrious. I’ve learned a lot about home improvement in the past couple of years! So far I’ve helped remodel a kitchen, a bathroom, and I even helped build a deck. Next steps will probably involve building a fence and landscaping the yard.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and then went to school at DePaul in Chicago. I lived in Madison, WI for nearly a year before finally moving out to Seattle. I’ve been out here since 2001 and I love it!
What is your favorite TV show, movie, and/or books?
I could sit and watch REALLY bad TV for hours, so I try to curb my intake. I have recently gotten hooked on “Veronica Mars” and I also love watching “What Not To Wear” on TLC. I don’t really have a favorite movie or book (my tastes are all over the map). Right now I’m listening to Anna Karenina, though, and it’s fascinating.
What are your hobbies?
Knitting, reading, and napping. Sometimes cooking and baking, but usually just for special occasions. Also hiking, camping, canoeing, and hopefully, some day, jogging and backpacking. And photography.
What are your favorite foods?
I love Thai, Indian, and Middle Eastern cuisine.
What was your best vacation? / What would be your ideal vacation?
My best vacations so far have been on the Oregon Coast and Olympic Peninsula. Something about being near the ocean takes my mind off of everything. I also really enjoyed hanging out on Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico for 3 days last January. It was soooo relaxing.
My ideal vacation would probably be one in which I could hang out on the beach and relax, but also visit some historical sites. I would love to see Machu Picchu and Chichén Itzá. I’d also love to see Greece and Italy. And Alaska.
Who makes you laugh more than any other person in the world?
Wow this is a hard one. A lot of people make me laugh. I try not to take things too seriously.
If money were no object, what one luxury would you indulge for yourself?
A personal jet? A cabin in the woods? My own private island? These all sound good to me.
Tell us about something you want to do or accomplish in your life?
Learn (better) Spanish, learn how to play guitar, and maybe one day become a Master Knitter. And see all 50 states.
Now it’s your turn. Please post your answers to the survey in the comments!