Friday, May 26, 2006

Holiday Helpings

How old were you when you got your first credit card?
19. It was one of the biggest mistakes I made in college. I am still paying off some credit card debt but I choose to spend only cash these days.

When was the last time you felt out of place?
I went to a party not too long ago were I felt a bit like a fish out of water. Most of the people there knew each other from high school. I was with a couple co-workers and a date so I kind of stuck close to the crew I knew. I still had a great time, though.

Did you have a curfew when you were a teenager? If so, what time did you have to be home?
I did have a curfew. I think it was in the neighborhood of midnight. I even had a curfew in college, that one was 1 am. My parents operated under the premise that they could tell me what to do until I started paying my own bills. These days I can go home and stay out as late as I want to, but I'm too old to actually live up to the dream!

Main Course
Name a person from history with whom you feel you have something in common.
I can't really pinpoint anybody with whom I identify. I certainly sympathize with every woman who ever came before me in the career world. I value family tradition like JFK.

When you read a newspaper, which section do you go for first?
This is awful to admit considering I'm a journalist. I go straight for the "dessert" of the newspaper: the Life section. I'd rather read that over the local section any day.


Micah said...

No shame in reading the Life section. Hell, People Magazine is the most read magazine on Capitol Hill.

And how did your parents enforce the college curfew? "But mom, I was asleep when you called."

Anonymous said...

family tradition like jfk?? are you kidding?

Denae said...

how in the heck did your parents enforce a 1am curfew in college?

Kate The Great said...

They would literally sit up and wait or expect me to come in their room and kiss them goodnight.

If I wasn't home in time, they'd take the car keys away from me...

That was a pretty good carrot to make me obey.