An Interview for the New Year

I used to do all kinds of quizzes when I was in high school. There are still some buried in the depths of my blog, but I only ever really think about them when I sign into my old Yahoo! Notes account or they pop up as broken links. The lovely Beth Anne tagged me, though, so I’m back in a quizzing sort of mood.


Four names that people call me:

  1. Lindsay
  2. Linz
  3. Miss Wilcox (that was my nickname for a while—true story)
  4. Sunshine (that’s from my boss; I could have worse nicknames)

Four jobs I have had:

  1. High school English teacher
  2. Campus minister
  3. Receptionist/office showrunner
  4. Daycare worker

Four movies I have seen more than once:

  1. What Women Want
  2. The Princess Bride
  3. White Christmas
  4. A Walk to Remember

Four books I’d recommend:

  1. The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene
  2. Harry Potter (of course!)
  3. Mere Christianity (or any other nonfiction by C.S. Lewis)
  4. Holes, by Louis Sachar

Four places I’ve lived:

  1. Montgomery, Alabama
  2. Birmingham, Alabama
  3. Okinawa, Japan
  4. Spangdahlem, Germany

Four places I have been (I’m guessing this means vacation-type travels):

  1. Czech Republic
  2. England
  3. Nicaragua
  4. Belize

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. In Chicago celebrating my best friend’s birthday!
  2. Asleep in my bed with everything done for the day
  3. Sitting in a more comfortable chair
  4. A Eucharistic adoration chapel (my regular holy hour was cut short last night)

Four things I don’t eat:

  1. Mushrooms
  2. Olives
  3. Oranges ( I love orange juice; I don’t love pulp)
  4. Bananas

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Chips of all kinds
  2. French fries
  3. Apples
  4. Bagels

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

  1. The Austin Pure Fashion Show
  2. An upcoming blog challenge with a friend
  3. The wedding of one of my best friends from college
  4. My YNAB anniversary (read about my story here)

Four things I say:

  1. “Teamwork makes the dream work!”
  2. “Awesome.”
  3. “Is it that time already?”
  4. “There are no single men in my house!” (That encourages me to get out and go meet some.)

Four people I’m tagging:

  1. Christina
  2. Lyzii
  3. Anna
  4. Kim

All tags are optional, of course.

That was fun! I haven’t thought about the Czech Republic in a long time. And I can never narrow down which books to recommend, so I went with the first four that popped into my head. Asking me to pick a favorite book is like asking a parent to pick a favorite child.


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Thanks for tagging along! I know some of the categories were hard to find recommendations for as I’ve watched a ton of movies and have read a lot of books.

I love a good blog challenge looking forward to reading yours!

What stuck out to me the most from your responses were the places you’ve been and the foods you don’t eat.

I don’t think I realized you’d been to those places for vacation! Were these when you were younger and living abroad anyway or were they since living in the US?

Chris doesn’t eat bananas either or anything with bananas in them… so sad because they are so cheap. I love oranges; they are one of my favorite fruits (I actually don’t like orange juice in comparison to how good oranges are). I understand mushrooms; Andrew just ate some for the first time ever the past two days; I also used to strongly dislike them.

    Europe is so small that it’s really easy to go between countries. The Czech Republic was a weekend trip with my mom, and England was a whole week in the eighth grade! I lived in Germany at the time. It’s possible to start driving from southern Germany in the morning and have dinner in Africa (Morocco).

    Oh, I hate bananas. I re-tried some a few years ago and it was still mushy and smelly. On the other hand, I really like onions. I don’t think they have a bad smell, and they’re almost magical since they look and taste completely differently raw vs. cooked.

So interesting that End of the Affair is on your list – I read it this weekend. Have you read other Graham Greene and would you recommend anything else of his in particular?

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