In the Fall of 2012, I started reaching out to my women friends in Charlottesville and asked them to pick ten or so questions out of a set of twenty and share their answers with me. With their permission, I am publishing those questions and their responses here on this blog. I’ve also asked them to send on the questionnaire to their friends and add on questions of their own. My dream is to take this project to the next level and create connections between all the participants. Stay tuned on this next point. If you’d like to participate, email me at rvogus at gmail dot com.
Without further ado, meet LW!
What’s your connection to Charlottesville?
UVA initially, then 4 of the most fun and life-changing years of my life so far.
What is the best medicine?
the comforting presence and touch of the person I love
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
I’m not super picky, so meals that made an impression on me tend to be more about ambiance and what’s going on in my life at that moment than the food itself, although the food has to be great too. My favorite meal was while on our honeymoon, at our resort in Cancun in their “fusion sushi” restaurant. It was delicious, we were in a super romantic mood, conversation was flowing and the setting was absolutely beautiful.
You get to buy a country. Which one?
The Bahamas or some other tropical place. If I have the money to buy a country, I’m assuming I also have the money to take frequent vacations whenever I need them to that country.
Humor, compassion, passion. Rank them in order of importance and explain, please!
1. Compassion – it’s the basis for how we connect to one another. Without it, there wouldn’t be non-profits or charities to help people in need, there wouldn’t be social workers, doctors, nurses or other professions who help people for a living. 2. Humor – finding a way to laugh at oneself is the best way to stay humble, and it’s a great release. I don’t think you have to be a “funny” person to be attractive, but you have a good sense of humor and appreciate laughing and the funny things in life. 3. Passion – I think that loving what you do (in your employment or in other facets of life) is important to feeling fulfilled. Finding things to be passionate about and then acting on it will make you a happier person, but I think people often overemphasize the amount of passion one has to have. I don’t think it’s important to be a “passionate” person, but just to have passions.
Where have you been all my life?
Until 2006, we hadn’t found each other yet. But from then on, by your side as needed.
You’re at a party and there is line dancing going on. What are you doing?
Line dancing! probably pretty poorly and while looking at my feet the whole time, but enjoying it all the same!
What do you like to do on your birthday?
eat, hear “Happy Birthday!” often and enthusiastically
Plan your ideal brunch menu.
Mimosa, pancakes made with some kind of fruit in or on them, syrup, powdered sugar, sweet potato fries, sausage.
What makes you tick?
variety in life, having time to myself to recharge, and a husband who loves every part of me unconditionally.