WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM VACATION BE?
Somewhere with no internet and no cell reception, preferably in a cabin or tent, with great people. I love being outside and don’t have a lot of pull to visit very touristy spots, so I love exploring tiny towns, huge forests, seasides or any secluded outdoor spot where I might (or might not) run across interesting people or ways of life.
WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULDN’T GUESS ABOUT YOU?
I wasn’t born in the United States, and English is my second language. (Ask me where I was born! I’ll buy you a beer if you know where it is.)
WHAT BOOKS ARE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
“The Great War for Civilization” by Robert Fisk, a history of the Middle East
“A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn, US history from the “losers’” points of view
WHAT’S THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER VISITED?
Warsaw Old Town. It’s a part of the Polish capitol that was almost totally demolished during WWll air raids. After the war, the citizens decided to rebuild the historic area using as much of the original stone and raw materials as they could, so literally rebuilding their capitol brick by brick. The area was built to match the original structures and designs as much as possible using old architectural drawings and records as references. It’s an interesting reflection of the history of the region, with the heritage so many people lost and how some chose to rebuild it, as well as a beautiful area architecturally with buildings that were “built” as early as the 1400’s.
WHO IS THE BEST BAND AND TO SEE LIVE?
Umphrey’s McGee, at Red Rocks, with a beer in my hand, around the 4th of July. It’s hard not to have a blast listening to prog rock, watching fireworks go off all over the city while a guy who goes by Waffles is working the light show.
IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERPOWER BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?
I’m stealing this from someone I used to work with, but the ability to refill anything. So my drinks, food, wallet, energy level – anything.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY?
Hiking, laying around in a hammock, hanging out in parks. Anything is better with some grass and sunshine.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
My husband I see a lot of live music, sometimes I take photos at concerts which is always a blast. I hike a lot, eat a lot of good food and try to spend as much time as I can with awesome people.