1. If you could travel back in time, would you? What decade would you visit?
As long as we’re just talking visit (lets face it, I’ve been completely spoiled by today’s technology and there is no way I could make it without computers, cars, washing machines, etc. ;)), I am trying to think of another answer, but I’m going to have to go with Chelsea’s: I’d go back to the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth. It would be really cool to see it firsthand.
2. What was your best Halloween costume? (fun to make? most creative?)
I haven’t had many because we went through a long “Halloween is the Devil’s birthday and we’re not going to celebrate it” period, and then a long “Harvest Party! Yay lets dress like Bible Characters” period (I think I went as Delilah… lol), and then I just felt too old and silly to wear costumes (even though people my age still do). However, I would love to be Neytiri this year (a blue navi from Avatar and I would like to walk around with a short, white man dressed normal as “Jake.” I SEE YOU JAKE! I SEEEE YOU!).
3. Do you like your name? If you weren’t called by your name, what would you want to be called?
I do like it, but there are about 18 million Michelles running around. In one of my freshman PE classes, we had 8 Michelles. EIGHT MICHELLES. I have become very defensive of the name Michelle. For example, I do not like Micheles. (spelling error ladies?!). I also take it a little personally when I meet a Michelle who is not a nice person. I was about to say at least I’m the only Michelle [Last Name] but even that’s not true… there are at least 8 of us in the U.S. However, while my name is so common, it still feels unique to me. I guess because I’m such a unique person 😉 I wouldn’t want to change it.
4. In the past year, what is the BEST recipe you made. Please share it!
I have just recently started “cooking,” and I’ve relapsed in the last two months because I got crazy busy with work, and I’m currently back to my sandwich or lean cuisine cooked in the oven routine. I don’t really have any creative recipes that I’ve made yet…. just basic salad and pasta dishes. Maybe some day I’ll cook something more exciting….
5. Look around – what is the nearest object or picture hanging on the wall?
I’m sitting at my desk at work and a lot of things are equidistant to me. Laptop, external keyboard/monitor/mouse, iPhone, security badge, lip gloss, lotion, Starbucks iced coffee, Starbucks sugar free chewing gum, magic meatball, pens, highlighters, sticky notes, etc.
6. What was the last movie you saw in a theater? Would you recommend it?
I think the last one I saw was Valentines Day with Heather. I recommend it for a rental if you like feel-good, light, cute romantic comedy movies.
7. Did you go to summer camp? Will you/do you send your kids to camp?
I don’t think I went to any summer overnight camps until I was in middle school, when we started going to a new church and we went to their youth camps. They were usually just under a week, and then in high school I started going both to the youth camps, and to the “kids camps” as a counselor. If I ever have children, I’ll definitely send them at least to the church camps if our church has them… maybe also to something more like Salute Your Shorts. 😉
8. What kind of ringtone do you have?
I have a few different standard iPhone ones set for different people (btw… the standard iPhone ringtone selections are very limited and disappointing!). I also have the song “Little Boxes.”
9. Where is the farthest away from home you have ever been?
I can’t quite tell from looking at a map which European city I visited is furthest from the west coast of the U.S., but I’m going to say Amsterdam. That was definitely one of the most surprising cities for me. I went as part of a school trip, and I was expecting the city to be very drugs/sex focused which is totally not my thing. However, that stuff is actually well confined to certain parts of the city, and I was surprised by how beautiful Amsterdam is! We took a canal tour one of the days and I absolutely fell in love <3. I would definitely go back if I had the chance.
10. Has anyone ever written a song or a poem for or about you?
Yes! I have actually had several people write songs for me/about me. Unfortunately none of the songs have been in the romantic sense 😉 but they were great songs nonetheless. Some of my lifelong good friends, Juliana, Joni, and Jaamar, are in the group of people that have written fun songs for me/about me. Also, Alexander wrote me a sweet poem for Valentines day one year.