1. What's your favorite thing about Boulder, and what's the one thing you most wish were different?
My favorite things are the scenery and the weather. It's gorgeous here, I love living in a place where shade works after growing up in the Midwest, and you know how much fun it is to hit campus in shorts and Tevas in the middle of winter *grin* I do wish it were cheaper to live here, tho.
2. What made you start keeping a LiveJournal, what do you get out of it, and/or how do you feel it's affected your life?
I started here on LJ to try to get things out of my head. Things that were just too loud and taking up too much room. I was having a bit of a bad patch then. I had hoped that by taking things out of my head I would not dwell on them so much. And that by being able to look at them in black and white I could deal with them better – in a more productive manner. It seems to have worked *smile* The whole community aspect of LJ didn't happen for me until later.
3. If you could go back and relive any one day of your life exactly as you lived it, which day would you choose?
Hmmmm, that's a tough one. Even I have managed to accumulate a fair number of good days over the years. Things like getting my first horse, my first kiss, etc… I guess it's a toss up between the day I received my Yale acceptance letter and the day I won my first real show jumping class with my old jumper Guv. Both were hard won victories.
4. Is where you're working now something like what you wanted or planned to do, when you were in college? If so, is it the way you expected? If not, are you disappointed or pleased by that?
Nope, not even close. I went back to school because I wanted to save the world. My training is as an environmental scientist, but I don't do that now. In some ways I am disappointed and in other ways I'm not. While I was at Yale I came to learn that living and working in DC is just not for me. Getting a call at 2 am because some Senator's aide didn’t like the way I worded something was pretty much the thing that sealed the deal. But I do miss it, and imagine that when life is more settled I will volunteer with one of the local organizations. Anything but alpine work – I don't like being cold *smile* I think that if we can get the SOA thing going it will be quite challenging and interesting and will utilize many of the skills I learned at school.
5. What's the nicest thing you can imagine waking up to?
Real live snuggles and kisses.