1. If you were a famous movie star, what types of movies would you star in? Romantic comedies. I'd get to be happy, depressed, angry and in love all in one movie! I'd really get to show off my range...While I'm at it, I'd be happy to fill in for Hermione in Harry Potter. Call me.
2. What is a vacation you would like to take if money were no object? I would like to go to Europe for 3-4 weeks. Italy, England, Germany, France, Greece and Ireland. Then I would like to stop in the Bahamas for a week to recuperate. Then on my way back to CO, I would like to stop at Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for about 5 days. Make that happen, k?
3. Did you have pets growing up? I had tons and tons of fish- goldfish, betas, neon fish...the list goes on and on. Fish are great pets. Very low maintenance. Very fun to watch. Very fun to assign personalities to. I loved having fish so much that I even kept them as pets in college and in our first apartment. Spicy, Latte and Magellan were the best goldfish I ever had. I cried when they all died.
I also had a rabbit, Fluffy. Fluffy was a great bunny. He loved to roll around in the snow like a puppy. He was cute and cuddly and the closest pet we ever got to a puppy. When Fluffy died, I was in the third grade. My friend Carolina wrote me a sympathy card that said "I will pray for your rabbit up to summer." I'll never forget how much she cared. Her prayers meant the world to me.
Finally, I had a cockatiel, Squeaky. Squeaky scared me, because he nipped and his claws were always too long. We used to wear gloves to pick him up. Once he was out of his cage, he'd fly around the den like a maniac and land on the curtains where we could reach him. So you understand that we couldn't care for Squeaky well enough. We ended up giving him to my mom's best friend and bird lover, where he eventually met an untimely death due to an impacted bowel. To this day when I go into my parents house I can hear Squeaky welcoming us home. EEP! EEP!!
4. What do you do for exercise? Oh boy. Now I actually have to put it in writing. In November, I started a 9 week training program- Couch to 5K. I went from not being able to run more than a mile without collapsing for an hour afterwards to being able to run 3+ miles every time I head out with only about a 5 minute recovery at the end of it. This program is awesome and totally attainable for anyone willing to try. I am extremely proud of myself for starting and finishing the program this month. This past week, I ran my first real race, the Jack Quinn's 5K, in Downtown Colorado Springs. I never walked, and I finished my fastest 5K to date. Now I'm continuing to train for the 5K on St. Patrick's Day. (I hope Andy will be home to run this with me) So. For exercise, I run. I'm a runner.
5. What is the best piece of advice you've ever received as a MilSpouse? Nothing is set in stone, so don't have any expectations.