Friday, November 16, 2007
What was your first “real” job?
I boxed up chicken meals when I was 16 for the summer. Factory workers would come in at noon and demand their chicken. Occasionally, one would ask for a a pint of "lizards" actually wanting a pint of gizzards and livers. (They accidentally combined the two words.)
When I was 18, I worked in a fashion store in our mall. I spent all my money there, but it was worth it because I was voted best dressed in our senior class and that has been a supremely important historical feature in my life, as you can imagine. (I'm kidding. I have no fashion confidence.)
When I got married, I became the secretary to the President of Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, OH. I love Findlay.
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Fourth floor of Bracken library on Ball State University's campus. It would help if it were snowing while I sat in front of a giant window and watched people scurry around down there to the hum of the giant heaters.
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
I remember my sins and mistakes. When I remember stupid things I've said. When I see my giant owlish glasses from the 80s in old pics.
What values did your parents instill in you?
I will give the same answer as I would have in kindergarten:
Jesus! God! Jesus!
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
Plaid A-line skirts with knee socks and flat shoes
Pastel oxford shirts