We’ve all seen the fun e-mail forwards that go around, filled with lots of personal questions to answer and forward on to your friends and family. American Express seems to have picked up on this, and they’ve been running a series of magazine ads with handwritten survey filled out by famous people. Tonight, I came across Kate Winslet’s in an issue of Food & Wine (thank you for the subscription, Lauren!) – maybe you’ve seen the TV version?
Seeing as it’s a short one – just 16 questions – I figured I’d fill it out. But rather than pass it around by e-mail, I thought it might be more fun to paste the results in here. Feel free to add your take in the comments section!
My name: Dave Rea
Childhood ambition: To be an inventor
Fondest memory: Developing prints with my Dad, in the RIT darkrooms (age ten). Picking blueberries with my family in the hills around Keuka Lake.
Soundtrack: Scott Thomas Band, California
Retreat: Behind the lens of my camera, strapped into the driver’s seat of my car, or soaking in Sam McClain’s guitar between my B&Ws.
Wildest dream: Learning to fly (airplanes)
Proudest moment: Every time Kelly tells me she’s proud of me
Biggest challenge: Engineering
Alarm clock: My cell phone
Perfect day: A balanced blend of cooking (or just eating) delicious food, taking beautiful photographs, exploring something new and spending time with the people I love
First job: Filing papers at my Dad’s office for $2 per hour (age six)
Indulgence: Knob Creek bourbon
Last purchase: $26.40 worth of 87 octane unleaded
Favorite movie: American Beauty
Inspiration: My Mom
My life: will leave behind more than the sum of its parts