5 questions from L user symphonymom
1. What was your career goal when you started college? When did you decide to go to law school?
I matriculated to college as a biomedical engineer, and fully intended to go straight to medical school and become a trauma surgeon. Well, it turns out that I’m not that competitive nor dedicated. I switched to a biology major my sophomore year (turns out BME at Duke is far more electrical than chemical), and after organic chemistry, tried to figure out what to do with my life. I’d started dating J by junior year, and his dad told us about opportunities at the Patent Office. So, that sounded good. I applied to law schools as a college senior, though I’m not quite sure why. I took three years to work in a lab at Georgetown to decide between graduate school and medical school. I did neither, and sort of decided to go to law school with J with the idea that I’d get a job in a firm doing patent prosecution. And here I am, nearly 9 years later, still at the Patent Office. Funny how life turns out sometimes.
2. What is your favorite dessert?
A really good vanilla ice cream with a fresh, warm strawberry or raspberry sauce.
3. Describe a perfect day - weather-wise as well as activity-wise.
This is surprisingly easy. I’m somewhere where there’s navigable water and I have access to a boat. It’s sunny, high-70s to mid-80s. After a morning of packing the cooler with drinks and snacks to the strains of the radio, we fire up the boat (to test the engine), hook it to the towing vehicle of choice, and spend a lazy day on the water, cruising, skiing, tubing, and chillin’. Day ends with a relaxed grill evening outdoors with tunes and laughter.
4. What movie made you cry the most? What movie made you laugh the hardest?
That’s hard. I would have to say that Steel Magnolias, while a cliche, gets me every time. So I guess it’s made the cry the most, in aggregate, over time. Laugh the hardest, I’m not sure. But I’m going to go with an old standby–as in, if it’s on TV, I will watch it–Ghostbusters. Sooo many good one-liners.
5. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
For the intensity and drama, it’s got to be college basketball, especially during tournament time. Seeing these young men and women play for their dreams with their hearts on their sleeves is quite moving. I like college and professional football, and I love a good soccer game, but you can’t beat the excitement and drama of college basketball.
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