Getting Personal with Christine

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If you had to pick one song to listen to on repeat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ahh, I can’t decide! I’ll come back to this one.

Name your top ten favorite films (no more, no less, no ties):

Once, A Beautiful Mind, Inception, Up, Memento, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Moulin Rouge, The Green Mile, Gran Torino, Man on Wire 

If you could hang out with any Hitrecorder for the day, who would it be?

I think it would be a blast to hang out with lidan and themetafictionist in Florida. They both seem awesome and are always hilarious when they’re in videos together.   

If not them, it’d be fun to chill with MattConley. He seems like a down-to-Earth kinda guy. Oh, and he’s got a cute lil’ baby – babies are a big draw for me.

What is your current favorite Hitrecord Record (not your own)

Hmm. It’s got to be “and a new earth.” I know that may be a trite response, but it’s my favorite. 

Name at least one physical attribute that sets you apart from others:

I have huge calves, in proportion to my body. When I tell people this, they laugh and ask, “Well what do you expect? You’re a runner.” Honestly, though, distance runners usually don’t have huge calves. But I don’t mind.

If you had to live the life of a villain for the day, who would you choose?

Severus Snape. Can he please count as a villain?? I always thought Snape was the most compelling HP character, even before everything that was “revealed” about him. And I’m a sucker for unrequited love stories.

If you could have a drink with anyone in the world, who would it be?

There are SO many, but I think Christopher Nolan would be fun and fascinating to talk to.

Would you rather live in our world, Middle Earth, Alice's Wonderland, or some other crazy world?

I would love to go back and explore Ancient Rome or Egypt or China. I have a feeling that even though the people from these cultures seem significantly different, I think they would be surprisingly relatable on a day-to-day, human level.

Aliens or Predators?

No idea.

What's the earliest, most vivid memory you have?

I remember my parents telling me that my mom was pregnant with my youngest sister. I was five at the time, though, and I feel like that’s awfully late for a first memory.

What's your favorite number and why?

It used to be 15, just because it’s my birth date. I’m kind of indifferent about it now, though.

Do you have any superstitions or idiosyncrasies?

I’m not very superstitious, except I always make a wish at 11:11—it’s more of a sentimental tradition than a genuine superstition, though.

As far as idiosyncrasies, I suppose it depends who you ask. I fidget a lot. I chew ice a fiend. (Okay, not on a “My Strange Addiction” scale or anything, but probably more than my dentist would like.) I love watching real-life crime shows like Dateline and 48 Hours, but never for the sake of just watching them—I just like having them on in the background if I’m getting ready in the morning or cutting paper or sewing or something.

If you've seen Inception, do you think he's awake in the end, or not?

Instinctively, I think he’s awake. But I’d prefer not to know; I like the ambiguity.

What's the most appealing scent to you?

I LOVE the smell of cleaning products. Laundry detergent, dish soap, bleach, what have you. Freshly cut grass, especially the first few times people mow their lawns in the spring, is a close second-favorite.

What animal would you be if you had to be one?

Some kind of bird. I want to know what it feels like to fly.

Who has made the biggest impression on your life?

My best friend from high school. We were/are strange friends, and our relationship was complicated and unusual and often very painful, but she pushed me to never be complacent. She made me question lots of things I thought I understood, and made me believe that it really is possible to accomplish brilliant significant things in life.

You're about to die and you have one wish. Your wish cannot be to save your life and it will affect everyone you leave behind. What's your wish?

I would just wish for everyone to be at peace with my death and have happy, fulfilling lives.

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?

I’m not sure. I tend to classify events as “strange” if I don’t have a good way of emotionally processing them. When my dad told me in 8th grade that a boy in my class had just died in a car accident, I distinctly remember my first reaction was, “That’s so strange.” What I really meant was that it was tragic and confusing and terrifying, but all I could immediately process was the strangeness of it all.

The summer after I graduated from high school, an older guy who I had known for years as a big brother or father-figure told me that he thought I was beautiful, and definitely not in a brotherly/fatherly way. And it wasn’t creepy or sinister whatsoever, but it turned my entire perception of our relationship on its head. That was strange.

On a lighter note. I once met Richard Simmons. He signed my running shoes and told me I was beautiful. That was strange, in a wonderful, hilarious way.

Created: Feb 22, 2012


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