E1: 20 Questions

Question 1

Q: What is the best food for a hot summer day?

A: Those ice popsicle things.

Question 2

Q: When is a normal time for you to go to sleep?

A: Between 10pm and 12am usually.

Question 3

Q: What is your favorite bird?

A: Globally? rockhopper penguin. Locally? northern shoveler.

Question 4

Q: How do you pronounce .gif (the file format)?

A: With a g sound like in graphic, you know the first word of the acronym.

Question 5

Q: Does it truly matter one way or the other how someone pronounces it?

A: No and I might start saying it like GEE-if just to be extra different.

Question 6

Q: What's the weirdest dish you have ever tried?

A: Various fried bugs in a college class.

Question 7

Q: Which text editor program should we be using for the first exercise?

A: If you have to ask, Atom!

Question 8

Q: What's your morning routine?

A: Wake up, check email and weather, brush teeth, run or bike, eat breakfast, shower.

Question 9

Q: Any podcast recommendations?

A: Scratching the Surface if you are looking for a design theme.

Question 10

Q: What's your major?

A: I have a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from RISD. If I did it again I might choose furniture design.

Question 11

Q: Do you have any pets?

A: Two cats live in my house, a grey one named Lola and a black one named Riva.

Question 12

Q: What is your current favorite music album to listen to?

A: One of my favorite artists at the moment is Gregory Porter.

Question 13

Q: Who is your favorite graphic designer?

A: Historically? Maybe Bradbury Thompson. Currently? I enjoy the work that The Heads of State and Order make.

Question 14

Q: Favorite music artist/band?

A: I think the last full album I listened to was "i,i" by Bon Iver.

Question 15

Q: Favorite thing to do in quarantine?

A: I like sitting on the couch and watching mindless movies? I don't know if that is my favorite thing but it is certainly something I enjoy doing. I also like going outside to make sure I get up and move around from all the sitting. That might be my health's favorite thing.

Question 16

Q: What's your favorite dessert?

A: Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice-cream with caramel sauce and crunched up honey graham crackers.

Question 17

Q: What is your favorite horror movie?

A: I am not a big fan of horror movies so the list is small for ones I have watched. Rotten Tomatoes lists Zombieland as a horror (and comedy) so I would have to say that, Zombieland. Shaun of the Dead also lists horror as one of its genre's so that one is up there too. There is a zombie theme here but I think that is because of the horror part not because it is all I watch...

Question 18

Q: If you had to pick a superpower what would it be and why?

A: At this exact moment, is being immune to getting or giving illnesses a superpower because that would be great right about now? If that doesn't count probably the ability to read people's minds. I think it would come in really handy with teaching.

Question 19

Q: Who’s your favorite character from a book, show, game, etc?

A: Abed and Troy (from Community because I watched that relatively recently and someone else posted about it) are (two of) my favorite characters from a book, show, game, etc. I think their relationship in the show and their personalities was great and added a lot to that show.

Question 20

Q: Is if there is any type of specific art you like?

A: I don't know if it is "specific" type of art but I enjoy screen printed posters whether they are for something (like DKNG gig posters) or more art based (like Jonathan Lawes or Spectral Nation). I like the poster format/size and I think the quality of screen printing is really nice with how colors are blended and overprinted.