Josey-pants tagged me in her Q&A over at My Cheap Version of Therapy so now I gots to respond.
1) What is your dream occupation?
It would be extreme and utter awesomeness if I could be the Historic Architect for, like, the City of Denver. That would probably be my dream job. To be in charge of restoration and renovation projects for an entire city. Of course that might mean that I would be more of a supervisor rather than a designer. So it is possible it wouldn’t be fun at all. But it sounds fun to me. Okay wait, now I thought of a better one. If I could have a ridiculously rich investor who just gave me a shit ton of money to buy old buildings, renovate them and then he/she could sell or lease them. That would definitely be my dream job.
2) How many children (if any!) do you want?
Ewww who would want children? hahaha. Just kidding. I want two. I like the symmetry of two. Andy has a sister and I have a brother, so we both come from the same size family. The nuclear family to be exact. Now where is my tract home and giant boat-sized car? Has anyone seen my pearls?
3) What’s your favorite memory from high school?
Have I mentioned I have a terrible memory? I do. Hmmm. I think my favorite memory was going out to eat with Andy in his bronco one night. It was a ’77 and awesome. He had taken the top off and I really wanted to go for a ride, despite the fact that it was snowing. But he wrapped me up in a blanket and blasted the heat and we drove around. It was awesome and we both miss that truck.
4) What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
When I was 15, I was having a sleep over at a friend’s house and
she we decided to drug her mom with Dramamine (be suspicious if your teenage daughter offers to make you a cup of tea randomly one evening) and take her car out for a spin. Neither of us even had a permit at this point. We drove over to the community college parking lot, a whopping 3 blocks away, and jumped over the speed bumps. Then we went to the grocery store in our pjs and bought oreos and sat in the parking lot eating them.
5) Who is your idol and why?
I have never watched American Idol….okay that was lame, I’ll admit it. I am not sure that I really idolize anyone in the “they’re my idol” kind of sense, I guess besides my mom. She was too kick-ass for words. There are a shit ton of people I look up to, Frank Lloyd Wright and Santiago Calatrava on the
nerd architecture end, Margaret Brown and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the “awesome ladies” end, this could get out of hand. I think there are a ton of people I look up to and most of them have the same qualities. They are kind, fun to be around, have a zeal for life, and want to/have made a difference in the world.
6) If you could go back and change one decision you’ve made in your life, would you? If you’re comfortable with it, please share the decision!
I have kind of come to the realization that all the decisions that I’ve made in my life have gotten me to where I am today. They have formed me into a kind-hearted, smart, dorky, fun, and happy woman. So I decided a long time ago that I would try my darndest to never have regrets about any past decisions or events. I can’t think of some monumental decision I made that I wish I had gone another way and I can’t really think of anything small that would have changed anything anyway.
7) Stilettos or flip flops?
Definitely Stilettos. I have several pairs of really sexy high heels, granted I usually resort to my flat mary janes since I do a lot of walking, but I definitely prefer Stilettos to flip flops.
8) What’s the #1 place in the world that you’d like to travel to and why?
I have a rotating list of the #1 place I want to visit. This week it is definitely Cuba. A few years ago I went to this thesis presentation called “The Lost Art Schools of Cuba” or something like that. Apparently you can go to Cuba legally if you have a research grant. Anyhoo, the pictures of these schools were amazing. The architecture was so unique and since they have all been abandoned, most of them have become overgrown with plants. They were some of the coolest photographs I have seen. Also I heard about this documentary, which I have yet to be able to find, about how they maintain classic American cars from the 1940s (since they can’t receive new parts or new cars from us) and fabricate their own brake pads and parts. Sounds pretty crazy. So Cuba is at the top of the list right now. Next week it might go back to South Africa or Peru. Who knows?