9. If you could get back any article of clothing you once wore, what would it be?
Nostalgically I'd like to get back the running shoes I wore when I first became a runner. I achieved a lot of milestones in those shoes!
At the time, everyone wore white shoes trimmed with one color. I, on the other hand, had a pair of white Nikes trimmed in two different colors - reddish-orange and blue. I purchased them from a Nike Outlet store purely because they looked cool.
Sadly I couldn't find a picture of those shoes. Here is a pair which looks somewhat comparable:
10. If you could hire any actor to portray you in a movie, who would it be?
Kelly Hu. Besides being an actress and a fashion model, she's a runner! She grew up in Hawaii and she ran the Honolulu Marathon (one of my dream marathons)!
11. If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
I took piano and flute lessons as a young child through college. To this day I still love the piano. It is so versatile and so classic.
If I had to pick an additional instrument to learn, it would definitely be the trumpet. I love its brilliant, majestic, and powerful sound.
12. If you could hear anyone in history give a speech, who would it be?
I've never been a history buff, so this is the hockey fan in me coming out. I wish I could have seen Herb Brooks's pregame speech before the U.S. Hockey Team played the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Here is the movie version from Miracle, played by Kurt Russell:
(I imagine this dramatization was heavily toned down since Miracle is a Disney movie!)
13. If you could live in one city for the rest of your life, where would you live?
Chicago is and always will be my home. I love living here. Brutal winters aside, I'd be happy to stay here the rest of my life.
If I had to pick a different city, it would be Sydney, Australia. It has everything that I look for in a big city. It's beautiful, cosmopolitan, and diverse, with stunning architecture and biodiversity, temperate weather, great culture and history, and friendly people.
|The lights of Sydney, Australia|
14. If you could make any fictional character come to life, which would it be?
Stitch! He's so cute and funny!
Honorable mentions: Bugs Bunny, Snoopy, Mickey Mouse, and Figment.
15. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
I dressed up as a vampire a few times. I've done the Mardi Gras masquerade theme. I've also dressed up as a tourist.
Your turn! I'd love to hear your responses to any or all of these questions!
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.