1. Who do you admire the most and why?
I admire lots of different people for lots of different reasons. But one person who comes to mind is my friend Kristie who joined the Peace Corpse and was stationed in Uzbekistan where she was pelted with rocks every day by men who called her a whore, and then she got a stomach parasite and lost 20 pounds (she was very thin to begin with) and she still didn't leave until her village was invaded and evacuated.

2. What would you have as your last meal if you were on death row?
I would say Daal, Garlic Naan and papadums. But it's so hard to find good curry in America that I would be afraid that it would be a waste of a last meal. So maybe just the classic pasta with tomato sauce and garlic bread. That's pretty hard to screw up and always delcious. Especially if the sauce has a loaded gun in it with which I can break out of prison and go on the lam. I'm INNOCENT, I tell you!

3. What is your earliest memory?
It's either watching The Dark Crystal in the theatre or sitting on the front steps of my house in Oregon with my brother. I don't know which came first.

4. If you had 3 wishes, what would your 3rd wish be?
My third wish? Why my third wish? Whatever. Probably for my brother to have a normal life. He pretty much got shat on by a vengeful god.

5. If you had to be blind or deaf, which would you choose?
I'm already losing both and so far the vision is more troublesome. So I'm gonna go with that. Besides, if I were deaf, I would never have to hear another Creed song as long as I lived, so that's gotta be a blessing in disguise.

6. Have you ever been dared to do something where the risk exceeded the reward (ie. jump off a building for a penny)?
I'm not one for doing things that endanger my own life. Especially not for a penny. I'll leave that stuff to the Jackass guys.

7. If you had a superpower, which superpower would it be and why?
I've ALWAYS wanted to be able to stop time like that girl from “Out of This World”. And then I could sleep in every day and still make it to work on time.

8. What is your favourite vegetable?
Can't really go wrong with red peppers.

9. In how many different languages do you know the meaning of at least one word?
Do items on a menu count? Cos that would increase the number. Before menus: 11
After menus: 13

10. What did you want to be when you were a child?
A boy.

11. What one event (if any) would you change in your personal past if you had the power to do it once? Can't think of one specific turning point that I would have changed but I might have told my 7-year-old self to take it easy on the knees.

12. What’s the one question you want to be asked of you in an interview?
Is $500,000 enough for a starting salary?

13. Have you ever cheated death?
Apparently during my first knee surgery, they had a hard time waking me up from general anesthesia. But I obviously don't remember that so it wasn't that scary.

14. What was the most important decision you’ve ever had to make?
Deciding where to go to college. It didn't seem THAT important at the time, but my life would be 100% different if I'd gone to Emerson in Boston instead of UPS in Tacoma.

15. Which sports team do you support the most, and why?
The one with your mom on it.

16. Mobile phones (cellphones) – evil or good?
Both. That's kind of a dumb question to end this meme on. So I'll add one.

Bonus: What movie do they show 24-7 in your own personal hell?
Moulin Rouge.


What the devil does

So my job description is pretty vast. I get to do a lot of random things like plan parties and seminars I won't attend and order the fancy food I won't eat. Today I am looking for an apartment that I will never live in or even see. We have clients in Alaska and we are trying to get more so my boss told me to look for a studio apartment in Anchorage and someone from the office will go up there for a week once a month and stay in this apartment. It's really strange looking for an apartment in a city you've never even been to. I have no idea what a good price for an apartment is, where the good parts of town are or anything like that. I just have to take the ad's word, which makes me nervous. It seems like there aren't NEARLY as many apartments for rent in Anchorage than there are here in Seattle (or even in Tacoma, for that matter).
I also don't like the fact that for every single rental site I go to, (including the Anchorage Daily News Classifieds), I have to register before I can even see what they have. Why do you need to know my gender or date of birth when all I want to know is if you have any furnished studios available?! I've never considered myself a conspiracy theorist, but I can't help but think that somewhere there's a file on me to which they're adding “searched for apartments in Anchorage on July 15, 2004”.