Five Questions

Thursday, January 15, 2004
Great questions Elaine...and if you want to play, too just read the directions below and leave me a comment to email you five questions!!!

1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 - You'll include this explanation.
5 - You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

1) You've been to Egypt on several occasions. If I were visiting and could only go to one place in the country, what would you recommend I don't miss?Wow! This is a hard question b/c there is so much to see and it's all wonderful. It would be a shame to miss any of it, but if I could only recommend on thing, then I would have to go with the first wonder of the ancient world...The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx (they're in the same locale so I'm still naming one place!!!!!). The pyramids are truly a marvel that aren't comparable to many things around the world. I am sure everyone says they have seen them on television and agrees that they are magnificent, but that doesn't compare to seeing these monsters in real life. You need to actually stand on one of the thousands of blocks used to build the pyramids to appreciate the work and science and math that went into building them.

2) What was your favorite subject in school and why? I would have to say math. Today numbers and art are two things that I really enjoy, but in HS I wasn't exposed to a great art program so that love didn't develop until college. I had a great math teacher in HS that really challenged us and made us understand the importance of what we were doing. We didn't have advanced math classes in my school and by the time I was a senior and had all my math credits this teacher brought in advanced calculus and trig - now don't get me wrong, they were hard and I had to work hard, but I think that's why enjoyed the classes. Because up until that point there hadn't been too much of a challenge and the challenge is what makes it worthwhile.

3) You love Harry Potter - Who is your favorite character and why? I think Harry himself is my favorite character. All children dream of having magical powers - to be able to fly and use a magic wand! Harry was a normal child, well somewhat normal, like all other children and then got to experience these things that he too had dreamed about. I think that's something they can relate, too. But I also like the fact that Harry was a child that had been bullied and deprived of things all his life and then was able to rise out of that to something greater and turn the tables on his bullies. I hate to see children that are treated badly and it's wonderful when they are given the opportunity to become something and leave that in the past!!!

4) You go out to East Texas a lot to visit family. What is your favorite thing about going out there? I think just being able to relax! When I am home, here in Houston, there is always something that needs to be done and usually involves a lot of running around. In East Texas, if there is any running around to do, it takes less than ten minutes to get anywhere in town and there is zero traffic to deal with and the drive is scenic! It's also relaxing to be able to sit and just talk with family about what's been going no in our lives or about the squirrel they watched in the yard all morning. I never feel rushed to do anything up there!

5) You drive a Jeep Cherokee now. If you were to buy a new car this weekend, what would you get? A VW Passat - when I bought my jeep it was between those two. Sometimes I wish I had bought the passat b/c I went from a mustang to an SUV and I miss the sporty feel of a car, but then I go shopping or have to move things and am glad I have the room in my Jeep!! (Though if I could have a second vehicle, one just for fun, it would be a Jeep Wrangler. I have always wanted one!!!)