Friday, September 7, 2012

Meet Tricia!

Greetings Blog Readers!

Today, we’re featuring an interview I conducted with Tricia Ziegler, BVS Housemate, fellow Bridgewater College alum, and my other half (in the ways of workcamp coordinating). Tricia and I knew each other before living in the BVS as housemates. We became friends at Bridgewater College and have abounded on many Brethren adventures together! Roadtrips, dumpsters, conferences - Oh my! Needless to say - we're very well acquainted. 
Oh, you know - just showing off before Senior Ball. 

Why am I interviewing Tricia, you may wonder? Well, because she hasn't introduced herself (to y'all) and my "chore" this week is to blog. Picking two apples with one hand, you might say. That is hard...unless your hands are big and the apples are small. Anyway...

After spending a shorter than usual week at work (thanks to Labor Day), Tricia and I settle into a movie. The movie of choice is Driving Lessons, starring Rupert Grint and Julie Walters, a precious British treat. As the opening credits roll, the questions begin!

Katie: Where are you from?
Tricia: Sebring, FL

What are you going to miss most about Sebring?
Warm weather. Really my family – that’s the serious answer.

What is your favorite animal?
Komodo Dragon. I wrote a paper about Komodo Dragon saliva in my molecular biology class.

She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, folks. You can’t make this stuff up.

Proof: Tricia spent her 21st Birthday at the Body Works Exhibit. Too cool! 
What is your favorite thing?
I have a stuffed animal that I’ve had since forever. His name is Cuddles and he’s a dog, but everyone thinks it’s a rabbit.  

What’s the most notable thing on your Brethren resume?
Being born about a week before my Dad’s graduation from Bethany Seminary, because that’s what started it all really.

Graduation day at Bridgewater College!
What’s the most interesting thing that’s happened in the house since you’ve arrived?
Going biking in hail.

 To be fair...this didn't happen INside. However, Tricia did have some misadventures with a mirror while moving into her new room at the top of the stairs. It shattered. The mirror. Was it a sign that she shouldn't switch rooms? We hope not. 

What’s your second favorite color?

She's gifted in ASL. She often signs to songs in worship services or for fun.!
What are you knitting?
A cape! It’s gonna be so exciting! I’m a fourth of the way done with it!

When you’re not knitting what do you like to do for fun?
Read…or Pinterest…or those silly facebook games. I also like logic games that make you think, but not Sudoku. That one’s stupid.

She loves wheel thrown ceramics! 
If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
Probably Australia or Kenya, because of the cool animals there.

What's the totally awesomest place you've been so far?

On an interterm trip through Bridgewater College! 

Walking where Jesus walked!
What are your hopes and dreams?
(Contemplative Sigh) To live the life God has called me to live. I’d love to finish my research on Spanish moss, do something with biology, do something for the church – I don’t know there are all sorts of paths I could take. It’d be cool to be a mother – but not before I’m ready.

Tricia working hard on her Spanish Moss project. 

On that note, our questions for this tangent about a dog. You're welcome. 

If the BVS house could have pets, what would you want?
Probably a dog. That’d be cool – a BVS dog.
What would you wanna call it?
I don’t know it would depend on the dog.
OK, then what kind of dog would you want?
I’m impartial to shelties because I have one. Something small to mid-size. A mutt would be cool – it would fit the BVS aura.
So, if we had a small to mid-size sheltie mutt…what would you want to call it?
I’d have to see the dog!
It’s brown.
Maybe we’d name it after one of the past house members, like the first one.

Tricia hanging out with some campers and a fish at Camp Ithiel in FL. 

Yes, so if you all have any information on the first house member. Ever. That would be appreciated as in the off-chance that we ever get a dog - Tricia would like to name it after aforementioned first ever housemate. 

Until next time! 

In Christ, 
Tricia and Katie