10 Questions with Apologies to Bernard Pivot & James Lipton

Happy Tuesday, y’all. This month’s respondent is Public Services Assistant and key player on the Maker Team, Aira Lipson.

Q: Where were you born?
A: San Luis Obispo, California

Q: What was your favorite subject in school?
A: Art. I also very much enjoyed Botany.

Q: What was your least favorite subject in school?
A: Math

Q: What was your first job?
A: Babysitting neighborhood kids in middle school. Once I got my work permit, I worked at various restaurants.

Q: What is your favorite sound?
A: My son Sam laughing or making up songs. I also love the sound of rain at night.

Q: What is your least favorite sound?
A: People cutting their nails on public transportation.

Q: What did you say the last time you stubbed your toe?
A: The first curse word that pops into my head.

Q: What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
A: A chef or baker, an artist or an orchid farmer.

Q: What food couldn’t you live without?
A: It’s difficult to name just one- I really like soup. I make chicken stock once a week so it will be on hand to make other soups. Other favorites include Gruyere and salami, La Palma’s rice and English breakfast tea. Yes, I consider tea food.

Q: Where in the world would you most like to visit, but have never been?
A: So many places: Japan, South East Asia, particularly Laos where my father in law is building a BnB, South Africa and Egypt. Closer to home I would love to go to Zion National Park with my son and husband.