October 20th, 2005

botticelli

interviewed by aoibhinn

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1. WHat did you think of me when you first met me?
I probably met you earlier in the night, but I was busy boo-hooing over Justin and Adrianna. And of course, I had heard about you previously. My first thoughts were probably something along the lines of "She looks exactly like that girl from "That 70's Show" and "she's a LOT taller than Matt"


2. Is it important to you that you marry a Jewish man because of your personal beliefs, or is it influenced by what your parents want?
Its some of both. Originally it was because of my parents, but as I've gotten older I realize how important it is to me to share beliefs about so many things: not only religion, but politics, child-rearing, etc. Unfortunately, life doesn't always work out that way, and sometimes I feel like it's worth it to stray from my "original plan" -- sometimes you just have to change your plan. It's not flip-flopping, its learning more about a situation and making an educated decision.


3. Did you enjoy UF?
I enjoyed most of my time in Gainesville. I met some incredible people, two of whom I am proud to call best friends. As for UF itself.. I learned some about Greek, I learned a bit of Norse Myth, and some History of Jewish Music, and other classes... but honestly, I don't think UF was the right school for me. In high school, I was used to not studying, and being a big fish in a small pond-- At UF I found a huge pond with tons of sharks, and it was too much of an adjustment for a 17 year old like I was to make. When I go back, I ntend to find a smaller university that would be more fitting for me.

4. what is your favorite Harry Potter book?
Book 3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I love the characters introduced (Lupin, Sirius), and I like that it's not so incredibly dark. In fact, I think I'd prefer the whole HP series sans Voldemort ;) In order of favorite to least favorite: 3,6,5,4,2,1

5. What do you want to do for a living?
I'd love to just write, and get paid for it. About whatever I wanted. Race, religion, my daily life, whatever. Unfortunately, until I can count on writing as a means for food and shelter, I'd like to do about what I'm doing now: Work for a non-profit organization on writing grants and devloping programs for special needs, like literacy, or working for the United Way or something like that.
botticelli

(no subject)

I worked this morn and played hooky this afternoon. Not like I don't have the hours. Pshaw.

Sara and I went to The Main Ingredient for lunch. At first I wasn't impressed, but it turned out pretty well. I had seared tuna on a garden salad. It was tehfab. We also ran into Keven Malfa there, from high school. I hadn't seen him since we graduated, so that was cool.

Then, to the mall to buy tickets for HP4. I stopped at Dillards to go to Clinique to get my bonus-time gift, and then as I was walking to AMC, I ran into Marc. He walked with us as a Jude Law lookalike sold us our tickets. I got four. One for me, one for Tuttle, and two for a)friends who want to be in the same theater b)scalping, if necessary. While at AMC we got in a movie mood, and when we were walking around afterwards, we decided to see Corpse Bride. We had kinda ditched Marc earlier (not meaning to), and looked for him to see if he wanted to come with us, but couldn't find him. And while looking for hi,, we kept getting distracted by different stores. Yay for Barnes and Noble's new GoF books :) (but BOOOOO to pictures of NEVILLE giving Harry gillyweed)

So, we did Customer surveys (on Christmas cards. It took 15 minutes and I got $8).

Then Sara made me sit in a mean massage chair that squeezed my butt. I think I have too much b'donkidonk for those things. Went to Bath and Body Works, and then off to Corpse Bride. WHICH had a HP trailer. Sara squeed. The movie itself wasn't too bad either.

Then, Saruda Christisha and I went separate ways, I went to PacSun and got two shirts and a FABULOUS ring, and then came home.

Now I'm tired. Am I ever not?
botticelli

On Murphy's Law

I don't agree with Murphy's Law, "If it can go wrong, it will" A lot of the discussion behind it comes in hidden flaws that come out when something goes wrong

We only know that things have gone wrong when they have already done so. I'm positive that there are lots and lots of flaws in many of the things we do that stay hidden, because nothing ever goes wrong or is made of them. And if it doesn't go wrong, maybe it's not a flaw in the first place, but merely an oversight.

I'm deep.