1. did you have a pen pal when you were little (or now)? where were (or are) they from?
i remember once in elementary school that our class had pen pals. i was in the fifth grade. i think they were from indiana or iowa. clearly, it wasn't that important to me. i mean, i loved writing letters and i loved getting them even more, but the location of said pen pal wasn't all that important.
but, speaking of pen pals...i would love to have a real pen pal now. a co-worker talked about getting some people together that would be interested in pen pals. i think letter writing is a lost art, truly. it would be fun to do something so "retro." if anyone is interested, let me know.
2. if you could do a different job for one day, what would it be?
i'm not sure that there is another job i would like to do more than my own job. maybe if being independently wealthy was considered a job, i would pick that. but if i had to choose something real, i would choose to be an executive of some sort in a powerful city like boston or new york.
3. do you remember your biggest fear from when you were little?
i uber-super-duper afraid of what lived in my closet at night. the closet door always had to be shut. i couldn't sleep with it open. sometimes now i don't mind the closet door open, but i would prefer that it be closed. random, i know.
4. what do you think is a waste of time? why?
so many things, but currently, i think that nit-picking co-workers is a complete and total waste of time. i was blindsided yesterday by some information at work and it aggravated me beyond belief. i couldn't believe that what i was being told was a real conversation between grown adults. gossiping and nit-picking are pointless, useless and wasteful things to do...not to mention, very hurtful.
5. what is the oldest item you have in your closet?
i have a sweatshirt from my senior year of high school. i was the president of our deca club and my best friend was the vice president. the whole presidency got matching hoodies with our names and office embroidered on them. i loved it so much, but after my senior year, i didn't wear it much...i guess i figured since i wasn't in high school i shouldn't wear it. now i just don't wear it at all. but i can't bring myself to get rid of it...especially cause my name is on it.