Ten on Tuesday (28)
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1. Think back a decade, do you remember what your first cellphone was? Was it as cool as Zack Morris’s phone?
My first cell phone wasn’t very cool – even back then. The worst part about it was that there was no “lock” feature. So every now and then I’d look at my phone and see that it’s been on a phone call for 72 minutes to the last person I called. When I knew I’d be getting a new phone, the ONLY requirement was that the phone would have a keypad lock!
2. What is the first children’s book you remember being read to you?
Remember? I have no idea. I can’t remember if these books were read to me or to my sister. One of my faves was the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book. (Will there be enough room? A tells B and B tells C, I’ll race you to the top of the coconut tree!) I’m pretty sure we read that a lot in first grade.
3. What was your first car? Did you love it or hate it?
My first car was a blue Mustang with a sunroof. I was 16, of course I loved it! One I was in college I realized that I was 6 feet tall and Mustangs aren’t made for people my size! I then got my dad’s hand-me-down Chrystler Concorde. Then it died (<- link). I got over my depression and we bought our Murano.
4. Who was your hero growing up?
“Growing up” implies childhood… so that’s how I’ll answer this. Very often, my hero at any given time was my teacher. I loved school and I loved to learn. I can remember adoring my teachers from 1st-4th grade. For the longest time I thought I was going to be a teacher, probably because I loved them all so much.
5. Think back to your first kiss. Was it everything you dreamed of?
I was scared to death to have my first kiss. TO DEATH. I don’t know what I thought was going to happen but I must’ve thought that I was going to die. So I imagine that it was better than I dreamed since I definitely wasn’t thinking it would be anything better than pure torture.
6. What was your first BAD hairstyle choice? (Extra points for embarrassing photos)
I had a nasty cut when I was little but that wasn’t my choice and I’d rather just ignore it. I chose to get a perm… That was… special. Then one year in college I went for a trim and the lady cut some serious SERIOUS short bangs. It was terrible and I cried. Once again, this was not my choice. But it was still so awful and sometimes I still have nightmares.
7. What was your first realistic dream? (One where you had to think “Oh dang, was that a dream?”)
A long time ago I had a dream that my mom and little sister fell down this really steep canyon. It was only a split second of a dream but it was so vivid that anything remotely resembling a canyon give me shivers down my spine.
8. What was the first phobia you remember developing?
Knives. One time when I was little I took my mom’s small pocket knife and tried to cut open an acorn… while it was in my hand. Brilliant. I’ve been scared of knives ever since. Although I’m not scared to use them, I’m scared for other people to use them. Mostly because the majority of people don’t know how to use a knife properly and it just makes me sick to watch them try.
9. Which character on Sesame Street do you most identify with?
It’s been a long while since I’ve seen Sesame Street so I’m not sure about their personalities. Here are two of my guesses: Big Bird because he’s really tall. Cookie Monster because he love to eat. (Although I did recently see that Cookie Monster refers to cookie’s as a “sometimes snack.” Whatever. The Cookie Monster I knew had no limits. He ate so many cookies that they came crumbling out the sides of his mouth. Now that’s a monster I can get on board with.
10. What was the hardest goal you ever accomplished?
Questions about goals make me feel like a loser. I don’t have many goals. I just sort of live my life. Passing awful classes like finance, statistics, and calculus was a pretty good accomplishment. Graduating for UT is up there. Becoming a homeowner is something I’m proud of. But I’m not sure that any of these are what you’re looking for…
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