“20 Questions” – Aimee
- Where would you go on a second date?
Hmm… Some place relaxed and casual… That’s such a good question. It wouldn’t be to eat, so it would have to be the Blue Martini bar, one of the new bars in town. There’s jazz, a great atmosphere, I love it.
- What makes you laugh?
People who see the humour in things, like being wild and crazy (laughs). And, kids really make me laugh, just being who they are in all their innocence and child-like wonder.
- What is your favourite piece of clothing?
- What wine has left the greatest impression on you?
Definitely the 11 bottles of Caymus we shared at my friends’ wedding before they were posted overseas, not that I actually drank 11 bottles by myself (laughs), we were 10 people in total. Oh my God, it was sooo good.
- What is your favourite food and wine pairing?
It would have to be pasta with an amazing Cab.
- What did you want to be growing up?
A television producer. I always wanted to produce documentaries. I watched so many of them growing up.
- What is one of your pet peeves?
People who don’t say thank you.
- What is your favourite season?
Fall, with all the leaves and the colours. I love all the seasons, but fall makes my heart gush. And, the rustle of the leaves and the smell in the air, with fireplaces burning wood, that’s to die for. I absolutely love it, and the energy at that time of the year has such as calming frequency.
- What are three of your core values?
Loyalty, truthfulness, and honesty, oh and tenaciousness, never giving up, that’s four isn’t it?
- If you were an animal, what would it be and why?
A white polar bear because they’re so strong, yet empathic and caring. They have that balance between pushing their offspring out into the wild while still protecting them. And, while they’re so strong, they’re also approachable.
- What’s your dream vacation?
Paris, or anywhere in France, although Julie told me Saint-Émilion is must.
- What is your favourite sport?
Is walking a sport? If so, it would be walking, but I also enjoy watching most sports, including figure skating. It’s a beautiful sport, and they make it look so easy. I also love yoga, I do it every day.
- What was your nickname in high school?
- What is your favourite texture?
Crunch, if we’re talking about food. It would be silk or cashmere, something soft, if we’re talking about feel.
- What is your favourite smell/aroma?
Oh my God, lilacs.
- What is your favourite taste?
Coconut or lemon, especially the lemon tarts from my favourite tea shop.
- What is your favourite swear word?
Fuck. I don’t say it too often, but when I use it, I get really good mileage.
- Name one person you admired growing up?
My grandmother. She was non-judgmental, empathic, kind, generous, sweet, wise, forgiving, and she never complained about anything. And, she was inspiring to me. She never ceased to tell me how wonderful I was and she was always reaching towards the future. She had a deep, deep faith that was hers, however, there was never any attempt to convert me. She allowed me to bask in the meditative environment of her church, so it gave me a liberal and expansive definition of faith, which totally shaped me at a young age.
- What was your first car?
Oh my God, it was a Buick that my friend’s husband won in a poker game, and the gas tank was wired to a brick in the trunk, so it wouldn’t fall out. It was unreal (laughs). I wanted a car, but my first husband didn’t think we needed a second one, but my friends gave it to me anyway. The first car I purchased, my very own car, was a Volkswagen convertible, a little yellow bug. It was so much fun to drive.
- What is the wildest thing you have done?
I have done some wild things (laughs). But, the wildest… Hmm… Accepting a date and spending several days together in Whistler with a singer, who was part of a group I saw in a bar. During a break between sets, he told me he wasn’t going back on stage until I agreed to have dinner with him (laughs).
- What are you most afraid of?
Probably having everything that I have ever wanted. Let me explain. I really love learning new things and delayed gratification, so having everything would make life pointless, if that makes sense.
- What makes you cringe?
When I overstep boundaries and say things I’d like to take back, because it hasn’t preserved the sensibilities and sensitivities, or dignity of someone. In other words, when I’ve been careless in my communication.
- What is your favourite song?
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers. I used to play it over and over again, and still do when I’m in the mood.
Thanks you so much for the opportunity to answer these questions. Although I would have wanted them in advance, it was really great to do this live because it made me think.