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Character Days: Fay Dandridge from The Encounter
Tell me a little about yourself and the world you live in.Well, I live alone in an apartment near work. Fourth floor gives me a pretty good view of the city.
Well, I can't say alone. I do have my cat, but he's not much of a conversationalist. Unless it's at two in the morning. Then he's a regular chatty Kathy.
I live in Sacramento, California and have most of my life. I am an only child and have a decent relationship with my parents, both of which live out of town.
Sacramento is nice but I've always liked being out of town, out in the county. One of my favorite weekend trips is to go spend the weekend with my dad. To not hear a car pass by the house of a few days is a great way to reset.
Lets jump right in, what's your most closely guarded secret?
I'm a very open person, but everyone has a few skeletons in their closet. Some doors are better left closed. Let's leave it at that.
Tell us about your single most important memory. What was it and how does it affect you now?
I had a boyfriend back in high school. We were together three years. He was a wild one and was always trying to get me to go with him on his crazy stunts. It was the summer before our senior year and he was in a car accident. He survived, but after we came back to school he told me that he realized that he didn't want to waste the rest of his life with me, that he wanted someone more exciting. It broke my heart but it made me realize just how cautious I had always been so I resolved to make him regret his words. I did. :D
What type of person are you? Are you a hero or do you shy away from conflict?
I really don't like conflict but push me to far and I'll make you regret it.
Do you have any hobbies, any special talents?
I have a way with words. I'm a great editor and proofreader but I have been told I'm not to bad of a writer as well.
What sets you out from the crowd? Like your talents, would I be able to spot you if I passed you by?
I'm not exactly the life of the party but I do like to mingle, talking to strangers and such I am probably the most likely to approach you first.
What's an ideal day for you?
Staying at home, reading a book, and maybe baking something. Spending an evening with my girlfriend Racheal and 99 Bananas at the Cellar is nice too.
Do you have any one close? Any friends or family of interest?
Well there's Rachel. She's crazier then I am and doesn't hesitate to speak her mind. She works at the publishing agency with me and man do i love her. She's a kick in the pants. There's my parents too. Love interest wise not much. Every relationship I've had has crashed and burned. Usually because of me. I believe in finding the one, I just haven't found him yet.
What about your most prized possession?
A necklace that my parents gave me when I graduated from high school.
Back to your story, what initially spurred your actions? Everything had to start somewhere, so where's your beginning?
Well, every relationship I have ever had has crashed and burned. Horribly. I find that when something is broke, it never hurts to throw a stick of dynamite at it. That's why I decided on this speed dating event. I had already resolved my plan of action before I even got there, but it had to be with the right guy.
Where do you think your future will lead?
Hopefully with a hot guy. :) And one who's not allergic to cats.
Where can we find more about you?
Well this one chick has a website about this story and apparently I'm on it. There would be a good start I guess.
Random Information about the Author:
To sum me up in three ways, I'm Married, I'm 30, and I'm a Scorpio. That about wraps me up. :)