Nickname(s)?: One of my friends calls me Natasha after a character in one of our favorite books; she's hip and lives with panache. Some of my relatives call me "Snugbug," and I've never really understood why.
Occupation: Unemployed, hopefully forever.
Strengths: I'm apparently too good at subtly mocking people. I'm good at picking the winning teams on game shows. I won at the big Latin quizbowl this year, so I guess I'm good at that too.
Weaknesses: Sloth, wrath, gluttony, pride, greed, lust, envy!
3 Favorite Books: Watch Your Mouth by Daniel Handler, The Wrestler's Cruel Study by Stephen Dobyns, Election by Tom Perrotta.
3 Favorite Movies: Election, But I'm A Cheerleader!, True Stories
3 Favorite Musicians/Bands: The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bow Wow Wow
3 Heroes: Harriet the Spy, Lesley Gore, Daniel Handler
Describe yourself in 3 Words: unmotivated, fabulous, packrat.
Introvert or Extrovert?: Introvert, generally.
Hard Worker or Layabout (or somewhere in between)?: I think I've talked about this one enough. I'm pretty sure my lack of motivation to do anything is my defining characteristic.
Are you the leader type?: It depends. If I'm in a room of people I don't really care about, I'll take over completely. If I care at all about the opinions of the people I'm with, I'll step back.
Are you adept at raising others' spirits?: It depends on how well I know them. Probably not.
Do you consider yourself popular?: I would say no, but I apparently have more admirers than I give myself credit for.
People who first meet you probably think you are: Rude.
How do you handle high-pressure situations?: Better than I used to. I'm more adept at controlling my temper now.
Are you self-motivated, or do you rely on the encouragement of others?: I'm mainly self-motivated, I guess. I don't really get too hung up on satisfying others.
Do you work through unpleasant situations for your own satisfaction, or to prove yourself to others?: For my own satisfaction. See above for more!
:: DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION RELATED QUESTIONS ::
Favorite Degrassi character? Why?: Alex. I didn't really care for her at first, but now that they've let her evolve from "whiny schoolyard tough" to "awesome chick with an actual personality," it's easier to like her. Also, it helps that they're letting her wear things besides wifebeaters.
Favorite Episode/Part/Scene? Why? Probably the one where Craig helps Manny and Emma sneak into the '80s dance. I like any show that includes an '80s dance, and I miss the seasons when Craig was likable.
Which character do you most relate to, personally? Why?: Alex again. She's tough, but she has heart.
Do you have a favorite Degrassi quote? Please share: Probably JT and Toby's speech about "oatmeal." What a way to leave the show.
I you could do one thing over spring break with your Degrassi pals, what would it be? Dream big!: Road trip, most definitely. I know that's kind of obvious, but I've yet to go on a huge, wild road trip and I would really like to.
When you graduate, the first thing you're going to do is: Absolutely nothing, apparently.
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