Posts tagged ‘5 Things You Don’t Know About Me’

Five things about Pete

Thanks to Amy for tagging me in the “Five Things” meme. I’m going to do the Creating Passionate Users twist and answer Kathy Sierra’s fivish questions. Here goes…

1. What’s the most fun work you’ve ever done, and why?

The most fun work I’ve ever done has always been the work I’m doing at the time, so my current job is the most fun work I’ve done. Why? I get to work in a supportive environment on diverse projects (QandANJ, wireless projects, audiobooks, etc.), have a lot of freedom and can exercise my creativity in many ways, and I get to interact with lots of people (f2f and virtually).

2a. Name one thing you did in the past that you no longer do but wish you did?

I wish I did a better job staying in touch with family and friends. I used to write a lot of letters. Now I barely pick up a phone or email. :-(

2b.Name one thing you’ve always wanted to do but keep putting it off?

I’d like to take formal guitar lessons. I walk around with the phone number of a guitar teacher in my wallet. I’ve been meaning to call him for a couple of years now, but then I started watching Buffy on DVD and, uh, other priorities asserted themselves. (How lame is that? But to be fair, Buffy was quite a show!)

3a. What two things would you most like to learn or be better at, and why?

As I mentioned, I’d like to achieve some measure of competence on the guitar. Why? Because I love music, and I would especially like to be good enough to create music with other people. I just finished reading This is Your Brain on Music and I’m feeling so jazzed (heehee) that I just might pick up the phone and call Mr. Guitar Teacher (that is, as soon as I finish watching Angel on DVD. Curse you Joss Whedon!)

3b. If you could take a class/workshop/apprentice from anyone in the world living or dead, who would it be and what would you hope to learn? (two more sentences, max)

I’d want to do an apprenticeship with Marshall Rosenberg. I would hope to learn how to use the principles of Non-violent communication to better connect with other people.


4a. What three words might your best friends or family use to describe you?

Kind, funny, non-judgmental. At least, that’s how they better describe me if they know what’s good for ‘em. You listening family and friends??

4b. Now list two more words you wish described you…

Organized, effective

5. What are your top three passions? (can be current or past, work, hobbies, or causes– three sentences max)

Love to play the tennis, spend time with my wife, and listen to live music (which I do now, once every two years or so. Hmm… Self-care much?)

6 Write–and answer–one more question that YOU would ask someone (with answer in three sentences max)

If you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, do they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does? Let me rephrase: What’s funny? Answer: Groucho Marx, Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Jon Stewart, Adam Sandler singing about his red-hooded sweatshirt, Seinfeld, Joss Whedon, Scrubs, and a lot of other stuff.

[Bonus: What is one question you wish people would ask themselves?]

Is this worth paying attention to… and…If it bothers me, is there another way of looking at this?

Bonus Fact about me me me!

I’ve lived most of my life with in New Jersey but have almost no identifiable accent (so I’ve been told.) I think that’s because most people in NJ talk good.

What American accent do you have?


Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

What American accent do you have?
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January 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm

I’ve Been Tagged!

This is so great! I’ve been “Tagged” (see Blog Tag Tree) to share with you all and it is just the thing I need to get me back into blogging on a regular basis, which is ONE of my New Year’s Resolutions (more later)….

Also, this forces me to jump in and use this “new” Blogger, so we’ll see…

Blog Tag: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Me
I’ve been tagged by Michael Casey to write about “5 Things You Don’t Know About Amy Kearns”(for those of you who care)!

1. I have a B.A. in Philosophy from Rutgers because I couldn’t stop taking the classes because I loved them so much, even though I had no idea what I would be “when I grew up” with a degree in Philosophy!

The best thing a Philosophy Professor ever told me was, “When someone asks you, ‘What are you going to do with a B.A. in Philosophy!? You tell them ANYTHING!”

And, it’s true – a B.A. in Philosophy is good for any-and-every-thing you would ever want to be when you grow up, especially a librarian (which I didn’t even know I wanted to be until about 1995)!
(Note: My sister went on to get a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Delaware and my Director, Cindy Czesak, also has a Philosophy degree!)

2. I can’t believe I am about to admit this, but I have a secret (well not-so-secret now!) passion for Drum and Bugle Corps competitions, and I have attended them almost every single year without missing one since I was about 5 years old! I was never in band, and I’ve never participated in one, but I have been a strong and fanatical supporter of Youth Education in the Arts for many years now!

3. In some ways I am a somewhat “stereotypical” librarian – I LOVE to READ and I LOVE to KNIT! A favorite site of mine is knitty! I just knit a scarf for my sister (my photos are on flickr) for Christmas. In some other ways I am NOT a “stereotypical” librarian – I don’t have (or really like that much) cats but I do have an English Bulldog named Nigel! ;-)

4. I worked in Publishing in NYC for 5 years when I first graduated from college and my dream was to live in Manhattan! That never happened and after five years I couldn’t really take the commute anymore! I was about to get married at the time and my then-fiance-now-husband was working as a teacher in NJ and I wasn’t very happy getting home after 7pm when he was finished with work around 4! ;-)

5. I have already recruited one new librarian since I received my MLIS (also from Rutgers, SCILS, in 2003)! My mom is the Children’s Librarian at the Glen Rock Public Libray! Who are you going to recruit!? ;-)

Thanks for tagging me and allowing me to play and for reading, if you got this far! Now it’s my turn and….

I’m tagging Tyler Rousseau, Mary Martin, Jenny Levine, Leslie Burger, and Peter Bromberg!

December 26, 2006 at 10:38 am 4 comments


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