Appetizer: What was your very first job with a paycheck?
The summer after my first year in college I was so proud of myself, because I’d finally found myself my first job. Being only eighteen years old at the time, I didn’t think it was at all suspicious that the job involved meeting at some central location and being picked up en masse in some unknown van to then be taken to some secondary location.
Fortunately my mom, in her infinite wisdom, recognized that this might not be the best thing for me to do (I believe the words “White Slave Trade” might have come up in our discussion), and she enlisted the help of my dad who then found me a much better job working in the marketing department of a local museum.
Soup: Did you ever lose something really important to you?
If we’re talking about material objects here, then I would have to say no. This would be due to the fact that I’m kind of obsessive about my stuff, and if it’s not right here in front of me in my line of sight at all times, I tend to freak out.
This can be kind of a problem when it comes to things with the ability to move from one place to the other on their own, like our three cats.
Salad: What is the best Christmas present you ever received?
Anything I’ve ever received from my husband. He is superb, not only at picking out fantastic gifts, but also at presenting them in very cool ways.
Our parents used to live across the street from each other (which is how we met), and back when we were in college and my Christmas gift involved his re-sizing rings for me, he hid my rings and created a treasure hunt with clues that spanned both sides of the street.
Another year, after we were married, he bought me the entire 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary. Because what is a better gift for an OCD word-nerd than something that contains every single word in the English language known to man up until that time?
Main Course: Tell about a favorite “hang out” place for you and your friends when you were in high school.
My friend Liz’s house. Her parents always liked having us over, and at exam times she, I, and our friend, Julie, would camp out for days in her rec room, which her parents then aptly referred to as, “The Cave”.
Dessert: Name something that always brings a smile to your face.
Me! And my goofy-ass way of looking at the world.
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