Sunday, March 2, 2008

More Emilee Trivia--for my fan club

I had nearly forgotten about being tagged by Shelly a couple (few?) weeks ago, but I'm going to fill this questionnaire out right now.

About Me

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:00. Thank you, Mimi, you slept through the night. What a lovely, lovely treat!
2. What do you usually have for breakfast? Whole wheat pancakes, apple-cinnamon muffins, or my favorite, cinnamon barley with vanilla yogurt and frozen berries. Delicious!!
3. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Embarrassing. I almost always listen to talk radio in the car. And at home, I like music for working or relaxing. Working--Abba Gold. Relaxing--John's Beethoven (Pastoral Symphony) with background wave noises.
4. What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Sienna, which I love, for the lovely sliding doors and far, faraway children. If it was just me, however, (and it's not, and this isn't part of the question), I would drive a Mini Cooper. I love those cute little cars. I would feel like I was in The Italian Job.5. Favorite sandwich? Grilled vegetable panini with fresh mozzarella and pesto. And tomatoes. Fresh garden tomatoes. This is making me hungry.
6. Favorite item of clothing? Maybe my interview shoes. I love those shoes. Or maybe this crazy, charcoal, boxy, too-short wool sweater with a stretched out neck and a wonky zipper that I seem to wear all the time. It is cozy. But should cozy be the defining characteristic of the clothes you wear in public? I submit that it should not.
7. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go? London. I wanted to go to London with BYU Study Abroad, but was rejected because I was a math major (why should that be a problem?). Or Scotland. I had a well-traveled history teacher who said that Scotland was her very favorite, and it's held a fascination with me ever since. Or the Bahamas. There's certainly something to be said for warm weather.
8. What color is your bathroom? White. Ugly, ugly, apartment-standard, drippy-ceiling, crazy-textured white. I hate it.
9. Where would you retire? Monticello? New Zealand? Why retire? This question is beyond my perspective right now. I'm just looking forward to graduation.
10. Most memorable birthday? Maybe my golden birthday (17 on the 17th!) with pizza and friends down at Wagon Wheel. Or the time John put his own preferences aside and bought me crazy-colored clothes and theater tickets for my birthday. I love that boy!
11. Favorite sport to watch? Track meets. Just the running part. Not the waiting-in-between-races part. The quick sprint races are the most exciting. (Especially when my brother takes STATE!!)
12. Are you a morning person or a night person? Probably morning. I'm much more productive in the morning. And less grumpy. And more motivated. (Pretty much the definition of a morning person, eh? Why the hesitation? I don't know.)
13. What is your shoe size? 8-1/2-9
14. Pets? No.
15. What did you want to be when you were little? I always wanted to be an elementary school teacher. In college (does that count as little?), I had a brief flirtation with the idea of being an actuary.
16. What are you today? Domestic engineer--not a very good one.
17. What is your favorite candy? Oooh. . . Twix. Or Skittles.
18. Your favorite flower? Daffodils. Don't they just scream "Spring"?
19. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Match Day! It probably won't be much of a surprise, but March 20 is when we officially know where we will be going.
20. What are you listening to right now? John talking on the phone with his brother.
21. What is the last thing you ate? Leftover spring rolls from last night's dinner. Thank you, Brittani, for the recipe. Delicious.
22. Do you wish on stars? No.
23. What faith are you? I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. ("I know who I am. I know God's plan. Da-da-da-da-da-da" Sing along with me.)
24. Who was the last person you spoke with on the phone? My dad, asking advice about buying a home. Maybe the longest conversation we've had in a while. (Short and sweet, that's my dad.)
25. Hair Color? Brown
26. Name of your favorite school teacher? Ms. Barton, Mrs. Anderson (2nd grade--why did I like her so much?), Mr. Reeve, I'm sure I'm missing someone great. (Remind me, Monticello-ites.)
27. Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla with chocolate accents. (Especially if we're talking cake. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is my favorite.)
28. When was the last time you cried? I prefer not to talk about that.
29. What is under your bed? Scrapbook boxes, John's Eagle Scout flag, a rolled-up floor rug, humidifier, crafty box, folding chairs, food storage, port-a-crib, and suitcases. I don't know how we fit it all in, either.
30. What did you do last night? Made bread for the Primary Teacher Training today. John and I also watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith (the edited ClearPlay version--I love ClearPlay.).
31. Favorite smell? Lilacs. Definitely lilacs.
32. What are you afraid of? All my nightmares are about being chased through buildings and trying to hide my children. What kind of fear is that?
33. How many towns have you lived in? Chicago, Monticello, Provo, Alexandria, Toledo. Five.
34. Do you make friends easily? I don't know. I try to be friendly, and I try to mitigate whatever horrible first impression I make by apologizing profusely. I don't know if that helps or hinders.

Now, the last two times I was tagged, I made the horrible gaffe of not tagging anyone else. This must be remedied. I think the Toledo-ites have mostly done this (forgive me if I'm wrong), so I tag Mags, Kell, and Liz. Fill 'er out, girls. Fill 'er out.


Lyndsay said...

Your fan club has been waiting for this very post.
Every time Erik sees a red mini pass by, he mourns for his former car. The Accord just doesn't have the same cornering capabilities.
I had a convo with my dad about my career last night and got mostly "uh huh" and "really?" responses. The thing is, I KNOW he has an opinion, but the phone really just inhibits his responses. I'm glad to know that your dad also keeps it short and sweet.

Cynthia said...

I have to second the twix and skittles- my absolute favorite!

By the way I had to look up exactly what an actuary was. How the heck did you even know about it when you were growing up, that you could consider being one?

Rindi said...

Oh, I am definitely a fan and LOVE reading your stuff. You are a fantastically talented writer! Please tell me you will write a book one day. And it could just be about the Very Interesting Emilee Wells. :) (Hey, that kind of has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?)

Beth said...

Nothing better than learning a little more about Emilee! Fifteen days until match, not that we are counting down. Maybe you should just open Kurt's envelope and call us so we don't have to wait until 1:00! We hope to see your family before you move. Have fun house hunting - hurrah for movin' on up!

Michelle said...

It was so fun to read more about you! You writing is always entertaining to read! I also love daffodils and can't wait until it is warm enough for them to bloom.

Emilee said...

I don't remember where I first heard about actuaries, but I loved the idea of the great pay and the easy possibility of working from home. However, it wasn't so much a job where you worked with people, and I would have missed that. I'm glad I was a teacher. Besides the FANTASTIC pay in Spanish Fork :), it gave me some great insights into the way school systems work. I think I might be a fan of private schools.

Mags said...

I am the president of your fan club, so on behalf of all of us, thanks for the post. you'd think growing up with you i'd now all about you, but you had me captivated! I think it's those fabulous writing skills you have.

Mags said...

ps my mom would be a great actuary, she knows the risk involved in everything! (sarcasm)

Justin, Julie and Cohen said...

I think that you are a great first impressioner. I have liked you from the beginning!