In the Easy Chair with Colleen Walsh-Jervis

In the Easy Chair with Colleen Walsh-Jervis



AGE: 31

OCCUPATION:  Program coordinator at Westerly Library and Wilcox Park 

RESIDENCE:  Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Preparing for and promoting art and technology programs as part of our Studio Rhode grant at the library.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Crocheting and binge-watching something on Netflix.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: That everything has worked out at the library this year — it’s been a huge undertaking with all of the 125th anniversary events and our Studio Rhode Westerly programs.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being helpful.

 TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Visit Canada’s West Coast.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Lip balm.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP:  Psychologist.

PERSON WHO OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My parents.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood.

I AM READING: “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood.        

I AM LISTENING TO: Florence and the Machine

FAVORITE MOVIE/LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “Office Space” is my favorite, “The Addams Family” is the last movie watched (I’m stuck in the ’90s.)

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “The Golden Girls.”

FAVORITE PET: I feel bad picking a favorite, but my cat Daisy has me wrapped around her fluffy paw.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Potatoes.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: A little over an hour per day, but some of it is for work!

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: A good sense of humor.

PET PEEVE: Slurping and chewing sounds.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Nolite te bastarades carborundurum (don’t let the bastards grind you down.” – Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: It’s so beautiful here.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I never learned to ride a two-wheeler bicycle.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’t be afraid to ask — the worst that can happen is they say “no.”

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE:  You can’t please everyone.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Get rid of Daylight saving time.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Hire a financial adviser.

I DRIVE A: Blue 2008 Toyota Yaris.

I WISH I DROVE A:  I actually miss my old black 1995 Toyota Celica.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Pickles.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE:  Eleanor Roosevelt 

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


 
 
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