Saturday, October 4, 2008

An interview with Gabi

Name: Gabi Pate
> Status: Married
> Location: Wylie
> Question 1.
> Can you explain what your job entails? I work for a local representative. I handle casework for people having problems with Federal agencies. I also do community outreach.
> Question 2:
> What is your favorite/least favorite part of your job? Somedays it feels like I work for the customer complaints line of the government. Also, it is hard when it feels like you can't help people who really need it.
> Question 3:
> Where do you get most of your news? Fox News Channel and
> Question 4:
> What is your favorite thing to go out and do on the
> weekends? Spend time with my husband and dogs (Cooper and Chloe). We can usually be found watching movies.
> Question 5:
> Favorite Book, can you summarize the plot? The Great Gatsby. I fell in love with this book as a kid and still pick it up. It is about the age old story of wanting love and a lifestyle outside of your grasp and the lengths people will go to get it.
> Question 6:
> What is your biggest hope for the future of our country? That the economy and political climate stabilize. That Social Security will be fixed before we retire. That we leave this world a better place for our children.
> Question 7:
> Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Hopefully with children. But I am not quite sure where I see myself in one year. Eric and I are nomadic at heart.
> Question 8:
> What did you want to be when you were 10 years old? A lawyer. Law school got that out of my system!
> Question 9:
> What is your biggest success thus far in life? Finding a man who loves me and who I love just as much. Relationships are a lot of work, but sooo worth it.
> Question 10:
> What is your biggest failure thus far in life? Wow. Depressing. Not being closer in proximity to family in NM. I feel like now that I am an adult I want to know my family in a different way than I did as a kid. Losing my grandparents was a wake-up call, because you always think that you have more time left with a person.
> Question 11:
> What's your guilty pleasure? i.e. chocolate, cheesy
> lifetime movies, 80's hair bands...Baked goods. Brownies, pie a-la-mode, cookies. The holidays are pure torture.
> Question 12:
> Name something that you seen in the past 5 years that has
> inspired you? I can't think of one thing in particular. But I am always inspired by those around me that lead the types of lives that I strive to. People who are good, Godly, patient, kind. People who are strong in the areas where I often struggle.
> Question 13:
> Where's the best vacation locale that you've ever
> been? Aruba. As a beach bum, I enjoy a good seaside getaway. But Aruba's white sands are the consistency of brown sugar (no seaweed, shells, etc.). The waters are this amazing aqua color, but are so clear you can see amazing fish swimming around.
> Question 14:
> What advice would you give a newly married couple? Fight naked.
> Question 15:
> Favorite Bible Verse, why? "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" (Matthew 6:25-34). I am such a worrier and a control freak. Sometimes I have to just remember these words.
> Would you rather....
> Sleep in your car on the side of the road, or listen to
> smooth jazz for 24 hours straight? Listen to smooth jazz. Serial killers seem to strike on lonely roads.
> Eat an onion sandwich or have to kiss someone who just had? Kiss someone who just had. Hopefully the onions were not raw.
> Give a 20 minute extemporanious speech on the fundamentals
> of the Constitution, or Try out for the Dallas Cowboy
> Cheerleading squad? Try out for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleading squad. I would rather look foolish than sound foolish.
> Meet President Bush, or Oprah Winfrey. President Bush

A few other tidbits about Gabi: She's my shortest friend, she's really great at analyzing literature, and her new favorite animal is the Manatee. I love you, girl!

1 comment:

Gabi said...

Haha Amy! You are EVIL :)

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