Jillian Livingston [jilly3]
What hobbies have you got?
Adventure Traveling, Writing, Mountain Biking, Social Media, Family Travel, Reading, Laughing
Which actor would you like to be?
Actor or Actress? If I were to be an Actor I'd like to be Carey Grant. If I were to be an Actress I'd like to be, and look like, Penelope Cruz.
If you were sent to a deserted island, which book, CD and film would you take with you?
I love these deserted island questions! The book would be Wuthering Heights. The CD would be a compilation of Cello, rock and roll, hip hop and bluegrass, the film would be My Life as a Dog.
How do you find the balance between working to live and living to work?
That's the mystical question isn't it? I wake up very early and, if I can stay awake, I work late at night. When the kids are in school I work for five-10 hours straight with one huge break where I climb a mountain on my bike or my feet to clear up my mind and get ideas.
In moments of tension, what techniques work in calming the mind?
Pranayama Breathing, disconnection from electronics and removal from what is causing the stress. I NEED to start meditating.
A simple pleasure that for you is quite big or important.
playing cards with my children
What is the greatest loss you have had in your life?
How do you respond to telemarketing calls?
I summon up my Masshole and scream at them for daring to invade my privacy
Are you an ex-smoker? How did you quit?
Definitely loathe anything to do with cigarette smoke
It is 5 pm on a typical Sunday: what are you doing?
cooking or coming down from some physical exertion
Something in which you are completely incompetent.
Of what are you an addict?
I binge on red wine with cheese, crackers and red pepper jelly and have a soft addiction to social media
You have nine wins in a row in a game of roulette: do you continue because you are on a good run, or abandon the game because statistically, it is your turn to lose?
What toy gave you the best moments of your childhood?
this little plastic thing that I could walk around on outside, it tilted from side to side. My sister would come to me in my sleep and ask me where I hid it and she would steal it from me.
What was your favourite primary/secondary school teacher like?
I had this awesome science teacher who made sure that he placed the eyeball model directly in front of me every class so I would feel watched and pay more attention.
How did you meet your current boy/girlfriend?
On Halloween. He was Paul Bunyon carrying an axe and a bull (that he had made).
What was your first vehicle?
Jeep Wagoneer with wood paneling that I "borrowed" from my parents when they weren't home, before I had my license.
Your New Year resolutions.
lie more (I'm too straight forward), fabricate more (for a good story), and be with my kids more and less with all of you on social media.
Is there any superstition that makes you change your behaviour?
black cat crossing a street, I turn around every time.
Does knowing someone's zodiac sign help you to better understand that person?
Def. Take me for example, I'm a Taurus, very stubborn until you grab me by my nose ring and lead me to where you want me to be.
Please list something you have not yet done, but that you would definitely like to do someday.
Take my family on an Eco-Tour to Africa or India.
In your lifetime, what is the best news you have ever seen printed?
That President George Bush lost the election
To which other place in the world would you move without hesitation?
If I HAD to move....Boulder, CO
A bad habit you have overcome.
ummmmm....nibbling too hard on my boys ears? Actually, I'm still working on that one
A word or expression that you love.
Love ya see ya mean it (it's my trademark)
A word or expression that you detest.
Which animal do you prefer for company?
a cool, independent, wolf-like type of a dog...wish mine were more like one
What do you imagine yourself doing for your retirement?
Traveling around the world with my husband and sometimes my kids and their kids
If you were to return reincarnated, which real-life person would you like to be?