Last night, my bookclub met (I know what you’re thinking: “Wouldn’t it be nice if Janssen could go more than two minutes without mentioning her bookclub?”).
We just added two new members to replace two that had to drop out, and so we were briefly reviewing the guidelines (“they’re more like guidelines, really. . . “).
Someone mentioned the surveys everyone had filled out when the bookclub began to introduce everyone to each other (and which I’d filled out when I joined later), which I’d completely forgotten about.
I’d told my mom about this survey back nearly three years ago, and she liked the questions so much that she asked me to send her everyone’s answers (even though she didn’t know any of them!) and then had her bookclub fill them out as well.
This morning, I dug mine up again and reread my answers. And here they are (obviously, Ella is no longer six weeks old):
- What are three words that capture/describe who you are? Opinionated, efficient, frugal
- Where were you raised? Or, with what geographical area do you most self-identify? Las Vegas, NV
- Who are your significant others? Husband Bart and new baby Ella (she’s six weeks old)
- What do you spend your time doing? Reading, blogging, cooking/baking,
- What is your educational background? Please tell us specifically what you’ve studied. I have a BA in History from BYU and a masters in Library Science from UT-Austin.
- What is your favorite color? Blue and Black
- What is your favorite candy bar? Bounty bars (a British candy bar like an Almond Joy but with no foul Almond on top).
- What is your favorite BOOK? The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt and Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
- What are your favorite things to do? What are your hobbies? I love to cook and read a lot of cooking magazines/blogs/cookbooks. I also am rather obsessive about my blog.
- What is a pet peeve? Oh, so many things. Being late is probably the one that most consistently sets me off. Now I’ll be incredibly paranoid about being late to these meetings. . .
- What are you most likely to argue with someone about? I can’t think of something that I couldn’t have a fierce (and differing) opinion about, but probably the most common arguments are about the cleanliness of the house (which makes me sound both more clean and more grumpy than I really am).
- Tell us at least one other thing that we haven’t asked about. I was an elementary school librarian in Boston before Ella was born and we moved back to Texas.
Now to go off and read everyone else’s old answers, now that I know them well. . .