How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?

Well, I guess that depends on your definition of large. I do fine with classroom size groups and I’ve spoken in front of the fifty-ish crowd a time or two without falling on my face. I get those tiny jitters right beforehand but they don’t last long once I start speaking. As for really large groups of people – like in the hundreds or [bwahahahaha] thousands – I have absolutely no idea. Sounds a little scary to be honest.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

Really cool stalactites and stalagmites. The worst thing is probably bats.

What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

Roasted Brussels sprouts. Seriously, no matter how many people tell me this is a super easy way to cook Brussels sprouts I’ve had exactly zero success. You know how to make them so they’re absolutely delicious? This recipe right here.

What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

Man, if twitter’s fair game then I’d have a ton of examples for this but in real life? I’ll go with the folks who get their knickers in a twist when the Walmart/BJs/whatever box store employee stops them to check their receipt at the exit. Like you saw them on your way in, why are you acting all haughty about them doing their job when it’s your turn to walk out the door??

Please feel free to share something that gave you an uplifted spirit during this past week. (Optional)

Coffee and a really great raspberry lemon Italian ice.

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