I drive a Ford Edge, a mid-side SUV I really like--it drives great and is big enough for me (I'm a tall drink of a human). Its official color (straight from the dealership) is 'creme brulee'. When I needed AAA for a jump a few weeks ago, they asked me the mileage on the vehicle, the make, model, and then finally what the color of it was. I said, "Creme brulee." Following a surprising awkward pause, they asked me for another similar color. I replied, "It's cafe au lait-like, but with less espresso." So, it's coffee-colored? Not precisely, I said, but perhaps something like parchment that's been exposed to the centuries of decay and has lost its brilliance. Come again, sir? "Pearl, with less luster?" "Ivory?" Still confused, I gave in to them. It's off-white. I'm so upset with myself for caving in.
-Profession: Student Affairs
-Favorite Spanish saying: Pura Vida! (Pure life!)
-Based on Frank McCourt's suggestion, is it an inevitability that you will be cremated?: Yes. It's the cycle of the world.
-You've been to every country in Central America by bus, which makes the Greyhound bus line look like ________.: a South American company. It's about the same, actually. Their line is call "Tica Bus" and they actually have an animal that looks like a greyhound as its logo. However, you have the tell the driver when you need to use the bathroom and he might pull over at the side of the road.
-You're somewhat newly married. If Americans take honeymoons, do Canadians take maple-syrup-moons?: Probably...they should. Canadians are probably less obnoxious, less Hawaiian shirt wearing on their maple syrup moons than we are on our honeymoons.