Alex: Age 9
What is your favorite quote?
"It's not what you do, it's how you do it."
Do you have a favorite video game?
List some of your favorite movies?
That's Entertainment, Part 2, Singin' in the Rain.
Do you have a favorite book?
The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques, The Power of Babel by John McWhorter, Cogno, The Legend Series by Stuart Montaldo, Nelly the Monster Sitter Series by Kes Gray, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.
What are your favorite colors?
Yellow ochre, burnt sienna, lime green, soft blue
What kind of music do you like?
'50's to 80's rock! Peter, Paul, and Mary, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, The Cars, Enya.
What's your favorite TV show?
Mythbusters, Planet Earth, Funniest Home Videos, the Food and Travel Channels.
Who are your favorite movie stars?
Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers.
Do you have a favorite drink?
Lychee juice and chrysanthemum tea.
What is your favorite food?
Pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, bok choy, anise seed, and goat cheese (any kind).
What's your favorite ice-cream flavor?
What's your favorite sports team?
The U.S. and the Norwegian Olympic Downhill Ski Teams.
Do you read comics? What are your favorites?
Yes. Calvin and Hobbes.
Where do you like to go on vacation?
Alaska and Hawaii.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
The Maldives, because I want to see them before they become flooded by global warming. I would like to see Tuvalu because it has a very low elevation, also. I also would like to see the Three Gorges in China, which was the subject of many famous landscape paintings, before it gets flooded by the Three Gorges Dam Project.
What's your favorite subject in school?
Geography. (I wish they taught chemistry, linguistics and neuroscience.)