To borrow Amanda's phrase, I am re-ninja-ing the questions to link-up to Amanda's Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.
There were a total of 43 questions in the original list. I'll cover them over a series of posts.
1. Do you go by a nickname?
I previously talked about my nicknames in this post - but in short, a few nicknames I go by include Em, Emmers, E-Dog or E, and Emzo. My friend Helen also calls me "M" (phonetic shortening of "Em.")
2. When driving, do you listen to CDs, tapes, the radio, or nothing?
I usually default to the radio. I'll flip around a selection of music stations (80s, classic rock, and "Top 30"-type stations), a local news radio station, or one of the sports-talk radio stations (God help me).
3. Are you a window person or an aisle person?
Window. I love seeing the scenery, and I enjoy watching the take-off and landing.
In concept, I do like the aisle, though - especially when I'm in the window seat and need to go to the bathroom. Incidentally, though, I read somewhere that the aisle is statistically the most dangerous seat. You have a higher likelihood of getting hit by a bag falling out of the overhead compartments, being elbowed in the head by people walking by, getting clocked by the beverage carts, etc. But hey, I guess some would argue that the probability that you'll need to go to the bathroom is much higher than any of those stats, right?
4. How do you relieve stress?
Working out, watching something light on TV, talking to a confidante. I do instinctively want to stuff myself with pizza, ice cream, chocolate, or some kind of crunchy, salty snack, too - but I try not to go overboard.
|Yummy yummy... especially when I am stressed.|
As a child and still to this day, I love the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!
Honorable mentions: Bugs Bunny cartoons and Full House
6. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
So many things. Astronaut, scientist, vet, teacher, concert pianist, psychologist, journalist (newspaper or magazine), guidance counselor.
When I was in college (i.e., a big kid), I was a finance major. In those years my dream, like many finance majors, was to work in investment banking, consulting, or one of the big accounting firms.
Perspectives definitely change over time! These days, my dream is to be a travel/food writer (although I am sure it is not as glamorous as it might seem, either).
Background information: Adam dislikes sweet potatoes. I don't understand why. I am even more confused because he LOVES pumpkin pie... and the two are not that different.
At Thanksgiving dinner one year, my mom and I made a sweet potato pie. We set it out on the table. Adam saw it and said, "Ooooh, pumpkin pie!" My mom and I didn't correct him. He got a big slice and started eating it and enjoying it. My mom and I began grinning. At that point, we told Adam what he was actually eating - and obviously it wasn't so bad, was it?
As you might expect, Adam was none too pleased! He claims to this day that he could tell that something was off and that it didn't taste right. But I believe that had he not known it was sweet potato, he would have polished off that pie without a second thought!
|Sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie? You decide!|
I think I've answered this before - but I would choose Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, and either Ina Garten or Julia Child.
|Anthony Bourdain in Chicago!|
Your turn! I would love to hear your answers to any or all of these questions!