Get to Know Anissa and Marisol

1. What three things would you bring to a deserted island with you?

Anissa: I’d bring my guitar so I could be infinitely better and actually write a song or two. I’d bring the Harry Potter series because I could read that over and over and over again and it’s very long so I’d take me a while. I’m imaging that this island is a tropical island so I don’t need socks or a blanket, but I’d definitely bring a pillow; I’m not down with sleeping on like plants.

Marisol: My dog, my smartphone, and the Harry Potter series

2. If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

Anissa: I’d be Frosted Flakes because you can never get enough of me. No, but seriously, I’d be Frosted Flakes because I’m kind of weird (In what world is miscellaneous shaped ‘grain’ not strange?) but also sweet.

Marisol: Lucky Charms-They’re not anything extraordinary, but the little bits of marshmallow makes the spoonful taste so much better. I’m the same way. I’m not special, but I offer the best of me.

3. What’s your favorite thing about being human?

Anissa: My favorite thing about being human is just being able to appreciate the world around me. I remember sitting on a bench in the middle of campus and feeling so grateful to be where I am in my life. It’s just the simple things like being able to appreciate the warm sun and a good song.

Marisol: We get to eat a variety of foods. Think about it. Every other species has a certain limited diet.

4. Who is your role model and why?

Anissa: My role model is Sue Reidy, our Anatomy/Physiology teacher. ¾ of us had her. I can honestly say both her life and death have been a very influential part of my life. She loved what she did and lived her life to the fullest, despite her illness, for as long as she physically could. She didn’t show that she was suffering and was still committed to her students until the very last day that she was able to work. She’s inspired me to do what I love so that I might impact someone else’s life positively like she did for me.

Marisol: I don’t have one role model in particular. My role models are those who are humbler than I am, because I can let my pride get in the way sometimes. Mostly though, I see admirable qualities in many of the people in my life—which is why I keep them in my life.

5. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. He says…

Anissa: Excuse me, ma’am, I don’t mean to frighten you, but at any moment, the bomb underneath my sombrero will go off, causing all non-penguins to become penguins. Welcome to the family.

Marisol: “Hey mis amigos! Que pasa?”

6. What kitchen utensil are you most like?

Anissa: I’d say I’m most like a can opener because I like to ‘open’ people up and find out all of the things about them that wouldn’t be obvious at face value.

Marisol: I’m the strainer. I filter out that which I don’t need.

7. What is the most played song on your iPod?

Anissa: Jackie and Wilson by Hozier. The album is amazing and so is this song. I highly recommend them both.

Marisol: At the moment, “Travelin Man” by Ricki Nelson

8. If you were a boy for a day you would…

Anissa: You know, I can’t think of anything I’d want to do that I can’t do right now.

Marisol: I would be the best dressed gentlemen out there.

9. If you could learn to do anything what would it be?

Anissa: Probably play piano, violin, and cello. I took piano lessons when I was little for a while. I think violin looks rad and cello sounds fantastic when Yo-Yo Ma plays it. Side note: Yo-Yo Ma came to Dartmouth once and tickets for a Dartmouth student to go and see him were $10.

Marisol: I would love to learn how to dance ballet. It’s such a rich dance and with so much historical background to it. The dance itself is so graceful and poised and just beautiful.

10. If you could date any fictional character who would you date?

Anissa: Oh. That’s tricky. I’d actually want to be the woman in my favorite book The History of Love because the guy is so in love with her that he writes a book about her. Not that I’d necessarily want to date him but just listen to this line ““The first woman may have been Eve, but the first girl will always be Alma.” Like that’s literally so romantic. Okay. Anyway.

Marisol: Captain Jake Ballard from Scandal.

11. What is the best gift you ever received?

Anissa: Probably my car. It’s a fantastic, 14 year old, well-loved hunk of metal. I keep it a mess but it literally made my senior year and summer so much easier.

Marisol: Marc Jacobs’ “Daisy: Eau So Fresh” perfume.

12. Give your 10 year-old self some advice.

Anissa: Hang in there, pal. It’s gonna get rough for a while, but you’ve got to hold on. We’re almost on the other side because there is, in fact, another side. I believe in you. Or rather, us.

Marisol: Don’t let your mom convince you to get the hair cut. JUST DON’T.

13. Where’s Waldo?

Anissa: Waldo is a metaphysical concept. Therefore, the real question is: Where isn’t Waldo?

Marisol: Waldo is in the Cave of Wonders.

14. What’s your best trait?

Anissa: Ummm…who knows?

Marisol: I am a very good listener. I’m more than happy to sit down and listen to anyone who needs it.

15. What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Anissa: I want to do something to impact other people’s lives in a positive way. The reason I want to go into medicine is so I can help people do something that they can’t do for themselves.

Marisol: I want to adopt a child from a developing country, or at least financially provide for it.

16. Quick, tell us the first name that comes into your mind.

Anissa: Jason. Which is lame. I don’t even know anyone named Jason.

Marisol: Lucienne.

17. What’s your biggest fear?

Anissa: My biggest fear is walking by myself into a room of people that I know who are all talking about me and then they turn to me and tell me all of the things they hate about me.

Marisol: Being alone.

18. Besides the necessities, what is one thing you could not live a day without?

Anissa: I couldn’t function properly without a little down time. Sometimes my brain works a little too hard and I’m prone to burn out if I don’t take a break.

Marisol: “I love you.”

19. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever done/seen/eaten?

Anissa: Oh I’ve eaten sea snails once! They were really good. Also, a little bit ago, I grabbed an unknown piece of fruit off of the tree on the way to the dining hall and tried it. In retrospect, that’s probably not the safest thing to do. But alas.

Marisol: I tried escargots. They were very chewy.

20. Say something interesting.

Anissa: To whoever is reading this: I think you’re awesome no matter who you are. Keep doing you, in whatever weird, cool, awesome, quirky, or normal way that is.

Marisol: Did you know that the Mall of America does not use heating? The body heat from all of its shoppers is enough to keep the place warm.

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Getting to Know Michelé and Mia

1. What three things would you bring to a deserted island with you?

Michelé: A five subject notebook, a pack of pencils, and my favorite book, Jellicoe Road.

Mia: My phone, my boyfriend, and a Bible.

2. If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

Michelé: Honey Bunches of Oats because I don’t look very tasty but if you pour milk on me I’m the greatest.

Mia: I would be Apple Jacks because that’s my favorite cereal.

3. What’s your favorite thing about being human?

Michelé: Being able to appreciate things like hugs, the smell of fall, and those rare moments in life where everything is going right and you just need to put your hands up and spin around to your favorite song.

Mia: Being intelligent! I love that I have the ability to think critically and make decisions.

4. Who is your role model and why?

Michelé: My mom because she didn’t really get to be a kid when she was younger and now as an adult she lets herself have the fun she didn’t get to. I want to always be able to find joy in the simple things.

Mia: Beyonce because she’s flawless. *Flips weave* Lol no but seriously, Beyonce. She empowers young women and stands on her own two feet. She has such a feminist mindset, and I can realate.

5. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. He says…

Michelé: Todo, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

Mia: I’m still drunk from Halloween and don’t know where my clothes are.

6. What kitchen utensil are you most like?

Michelé: A whisk because I like the way whisk sounds.

Mia: A knife. But I don’t know why.

7. What is the most played song on your iPod?

Michelé: Halleluiah by Jeff Buckley

Mia: Flawless (Remix) – Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj

8. I you were a boy for a day you would…

Michelé: Run around without a shirt because they don’t have to wear shirts and they don’t have to wear bras.

Mia: Pee outside on a tree. Just because it’s socially acceptable for guys to do that.

9. If you could learn to do anything what would it be?

Michelé: I want to become fluent in sign language.

Mia: I would learn how to play the piano. I took lessons for 8 years but wish I wouldn’t have stopped.

10. If you could date any fictional character who would you date?

Michelé: The hard thing is that it changes with each book I read.  Right now, Bellamy Blake.

Mia: Can I pick a celebrity instead?

11. What is the best gift you ever received?

Michelé: My 1950’s typewriter!!

Mia: My car, Even though it’s a piece of crap.

12. Give your 10 year-old self some advice.

Michelé: Stop thinking your fat.

Mia: Don’t rush to grow up! Be a kid for as LONG as humanly possible.

13. Where’s Waldo?

Michelé: Lost in a dream within a dream, within a dream, within a dream.

Mia: He was on State Street during FreakFest in Madison. Now probably in class.

14. What’s your best trait?

Michelé: I think probably my ability to be happy.  It doesn’t take a whole lot.

Mia: My personality. I’m crazy, but it’s a good crazy (usually).

15. What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Michelé: I want to be a published author, learn how to fly a plane, and make a difference is someone’s life

Mia: I just want to be successful. Marry my boyfriend. Make some pretty babies. And be an inspiration to kids who look up to me.

16. Quick, tell us the first name that comes into your mind.

Michelé: Jack. Which I’m really disappointed in because I thought for sure I’d be able to come up with something more original.  The second was Gaylord.

Mia: Konnen (my boyfriend). I’m crazy about him. Can’t you tell?

17. What’s your biggest fear?

Michelé: Being told by everyone I love that they hate me.

Mia: Dying! No doubt. Well I guess it would be dying a tragic death.

18. Besides the necessities, what is one thing you could not live a day without?

Michelé: Music.

Mia: My phone. I go crazy if it’s not near me.

19. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever done/seen/eaten?

Michelé: This guy that rides a unicycle around campus wearing a jester hat.

Mia: Well I love my life. So I try not to do or eat anything foreign. But the craziest thing I’ve seen… All the drunkenness at FreakFest. It was wild.

20. Say something interesting.

Michelé: Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid

Mia: Last weekend (Halloween weekend) My night ended with me dialing 9-1-1 for my friend. Fun night.

Get to Know Megan and Sabrina

1. What three things would you bring to a deserted island with you?

Megan: Hm, the first thing I would bring would definitely be a really long book to keep me occupied until I got to leave the island!  I would also bring a really comfy blanket so I could lay on the beach and sit in the sun all day long.  The last thing I would bring is a pen and notebook (counting this as one cause you could technically buy it in a set!) so I could write down anything I thought of.  I’d also send people messages in a bottle!

Sabrina: Hmmm… My laptop (assuming I have wifi), a lifetime supply of Mac & Cheese and Bear Grylls.

2. If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

Megan: I would be Frosted Flakes because they’re sweet but crunchy (which in my life translates to being sweet with a harsh side sometimes).

Sabrina: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. ‘Cause I’m so sweet

3. What’s your favorite thing about being human?

Megan: I know there’s a lot of bad in the world right now what with the ISIS terrorist group and war all around the world, but I really do think that humans are inherently good beings.  I love the fact that there are some really good people around me in my life and in the world to inspire me to do good things.  My favorite feeling is hearing about people doing good things for other people.

Sabrina: My ability to actively search the Internet.

4. Who is your role model and why?

Megan: My real life role model is my mom, because she has shown me what it means to be a strong, family centric, loving and caring lady.  My celebrity role model is hands down, every day of the week, Jennifer Lawrence.  She is super successful but she doesn’t party all the time, and she’s really funny.  She also accepts herself for who she is and doesn’t change for anybody else.

Sabrina: Kerry Washington. Because she is perfection.

5. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. He says…

Megan: “Dashers Dashers what’s your number?” (1-4-1-4-1-1-1-4 😀)  If you went to DSHA you know what this is, for those who didn’t, it was part of a cheer all the classes did.

Sabrina: Arriba Arriba Andale!!! (like from Tom & Jerry)

6. What kitchen utensil are you most like?

Megan: So I actually googled “What kitchen utensil are you?” and I took a quiz that told me I’m a spoon because I’m well-rounded and probably like to cuddle (which is true), but I think I’m more like a spork.  You know, those plastic half spoon, half fork things you got in grade school?  I think this because I don’t think I can be defined as one thing, I’m kind of a mix of things!

Sabrina: A whisk. Because I give mixed signals.

7. What is the most played song on your iPod?

Megan: Vienna by Billy Joel is and probably will forever be the most played song on my iPod.  I’ve listened to it so many times it’s ridiculous. If you want to hear me sing it ask Mich if she’ll allow for a music video on the blog.  She and Frankie also have music videos too so pester for those.

Sabrina: Trouble Sleeping by Corinne Bailey Rae

8. I you were a boy for a day you would…

Megan: If I were a boy for a day I would dress really nice; I feel like it’s really easy for boys to dress up as opposed to girls.  I’d also try and see if it were actually easy to walk around with my pants hanging down my butt or if it’s just something guys think is cool.  Hopefully I’d also be tall enough to try dunking a basketball!

Sabrina: Run for office, walk alone in the dark and speak my mind without being called a ‘bitch’.

9. If you could learn to do anything what would it be?

Megan: I would love to learn how to ride a unicycle!  It’d be a really efficient mode of transportation!

Sabrina: To speak Japanese. That’d be amazing.

10. If you could date any fictional character who would you date?

Megan: Every day of my life I would hands down date and marry Nathan Scott from the one and only One Tree Hill!  Except it wouldn’t work out because he will never love anyone more than he loves Haley…

Sabrina: Four. No wait Stiles. No. Totally Four.

11. What is the best gift you ever received?

Megan: Since a scholarship is technically a gift, it’d be all the scholarships I got to attend DSHA because without them I wouldn’t have gone to DSHA and I wouldn’t have met all my friends aka The Table.

Sabrina: My late grandmother’s pearl necklace.

12. Give your 10 year-old self some advice.

Megan: Don’t worry about what other people think about you, you’re way too young to be concerned about that.  Not that I should be concerned about it now, but definitely not when you’re ten.

Sabrina: Be nicer to people. Everyone thinks you’re a lil [witch].

13. Where’s Waldo?

Megan: Waldo is holed up in the Memorial Library at Marquette University where he got lost studying for midterms.

Sabrina: Waldo is attempting to find himself. Namaste.

14. What’s your best trait?

Megan: I think my best trait is my ambition.  I think it’s gotten me really far in life, and I’m excited to see where I’ll go!

Sabrina: My cheekbones. ‘Cause Kelsey told me so.

15. What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Megan: I want to hopefully go to graduate school, and become a Certified Nurse-Midwife. But more important, I want to have a family and raise a gaggle of little kiddos.  And also to be belly buddies with Anissa.

Sabrina: I want to live in Washington. In a great, big house. Preferably white.

16. Quick, tell us the first name that comes into your mind.

Megan: Leonardo DiCaprio, aka my secret boyfriend… Don’t tell Nathan Scott.

Sabrina: Leslie. I have been watching too much Parks and Rec lately.

17. What’s your biggest fear?

Megan: Right now my biggest fear is having to finish writing my informational essay for my English class!

Sabrina: Spiders. I hate spiders. Oh and being murdered. By spiders.

18. Besides the necessities, what is one thing you could not live a day without?

Megan: I couldn’t live a day without reading.  Even if it’s only for a few minutes, I read every day.  I read through books like some people eat potato chips.  Not reading is not even a thing in my life.

Sabrina: My phone.

19. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever done/seen/eaten?

Megan: So if any you out in the blogosphere have ever been to the Wisconsin State Fair, you know that it’s known for weird foods.  This summer I finally ate something that’s not a typical fair staple.  I ate a macaroni and cheese hot dog!  It sounds gross, but it was actually really good!  This is also coming from someone who grew up eating hot dogs cut up in mac n’ cheese so…

Sabrina: Spider fight club in my window. They were very angry and were pawing at each other with their many legs.  I couldn’t sleep that night.

20. Say something interesting.

Megan: Frankie once put me in clown makeup and then we went out in public and freaked out 8th graders.  There’s pictures to prove it!

Sabrina: Oh! uh okay. ummmm okay. What does the cabbage merchant use to fix his cabbages??? A CABBAGE PATCH!!! omg I’m so funny. ATLA fans know what I’m talking about.

Get to Know Frankie and Kenndey

A MESSAGE FROM THE TABLE: Hey guys! Since we tend to do things untraditionally around here, we’ve got some get to know us questions you might not hear too often but which will give you amazing insight into the characters we really are.  All questions were answered separately so any similar answers are just fateful coincidences. Please comment on and feel free to leave your own answers! Enjoy!

1. What three things would you bring to a deserted island with you?

Frankie:  Chocolate, pencils, a sketchbook. (assuming all basic necessities will magically appear.)

Kennedy: My phone with access to iPhone and iBooks: I use reading as a destresser, so just in case I get stressed about being on a deserted island, at least I can read. Sunscreen! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m allergic to sunlight so I need an endless supply of sunscreen with at least 100 SPF.  The cast of Scandal so that I can have them reenact my favorite scenes. Plus I would be able to feel like Kerry Washington when she has to choose between Jake and Fitz.

2. If you were a box of cereal what would you be and why?

Frankie: I would be Fruity Pebbles ’cause I love fruity Pebbles.

Kennedy: If I were a cereal, I would be Special K! Get it! Because my name is Kennedy!

3. What’s your favorite thing about being human?

Frankie: I like being able to express myself in every way humanly possible, especially regarding appearance.  I mean, if I were like a zebra or something, I would just blend right in to the herd.

Kennedy: My favorite thing about being human is that I can vocalize with people in a way they understand. Even if people speak different languages, facial expressions, body language, and voice annotation helps to understand what they are trying to communicate. With animals, you have to rely on a more difficult form of communication.

4. Who is your role model and why?

Frankie: Omigod this is too difficult… Probably Tim Burton because he is an artist, famous movie director, married to a freakin awesome woman, and scares the crap out of people.  He also works a lot with Johnny Depp which is kinda awesome. I think if someone should aspire to be like anyone, that anyone should be Tim Burton.  Did that even answer the question?

Kennedy: My role model is my mommy because we have the same personality and we know how to keep it real! My mom is an awesome mom and I want to be a mom like her when I have kids.

5. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. He says…

Frankie: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You kill my father.  Prepare to die.

Kennedy: I can’t come up with anything creative to say.

6. What kitchen utensil are you most like?

Frankie: A blender XD

Kennedy: The kitchen utensil I am most like is a blender because I am really loud and once you’ve come in contact with me, I will shake you up and make something entirely new.

7. What is the most played song on your iPod?

Frankie: “Starstruck” by Lady Gaga

Kennedy: “Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin)” by YG.

8. I you were a boy for a day you would…

Frankie: Swag.

Kennedy: If I were a boy for a day and I still had my personality, I would try to decide which is better: boxers, briefs, or boxer briefs.

9. If you could learn to do anything what would it be?

Frankie: Lyra.  [That giant hoop thing hanging from the ceiling that is used as an aerial dance art.]  And also magic.

Kennedy: If I could learn to do anything, I would train to become a sniper.

10. If you could date any fictional character who would you date?

Frankie: Riley.  He’s one of Robin Wasserman’s supporting character creations in her Skinned series.  None of my friends know who he is, but he is perfect. And he’s basically a robot with a human mind.  But Riley’s Mech body resembles his human body, making him a little more human than the other Mech characters.  He’s very soft spoken yet strong at the same time.  And also perfect.

Kennedy: If I could date any fictional character, I would simultaneously date Alejandro, Carlos, and Luis Fuentes from the Perfect Chemistry series.

11. What is the best gift you ever received?

Frankie: ALL OF MY ANIMAL HATS!  (imposter Spirit Hoods for you name brand people)

Kennedy: The best gift I ever received was on Christmas Day when I was 10 years old and my grandma drove me to the American Girl Doll store in Chicago and I got a Just Like Me doll and I got to pick all of her outfits.

12. Give your 10 year-old self some advice.

Frankie: Just because that scarf matches your shorts AND your socks doesn’t mean you should wear it.  Oh, and learn how to spell ‘scissors’ so you don’t have to awkwardly draw them on the board when you’re sent to give a message to the other class that your teacher wants them to bring scissors today.

Kennedy: The advice I would give to my 10 year old self would be to not pick friends out of convenience, rather to choose friends that would make you a better person.

13. Where’s Waldo?

Frankie: Turn around.

Kennedy: Waldo is hidden somewhere in the forests of Fiji because he is exhausted from having people trying to find him and every vacation destination he tries to visit.

14. What’s your best trait?

Frankie: ME *_* and my inability to accept societal norms XD

Kennedy: My best trait would have to my smile because braces in grade school really did me a solid and my teeth are really straight and my calves because when I wear heels, they look pretty bangin’!

15. What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime?

Frankie: I want to write a novel…and maybe end it in a full sentence.

Kennedy: In my lifetime, the one goal I really want to accomplish is to make decisions that seem scary at the time, but look back on those decision with pride.

16. Quick, tell us the first name that comes into your mind.

Frankie: George. <–My fingers typed this; only in my head it kinda was more like Jorgé (????)

Kennedy: The first name that popped into my mind was: Chester!

17. What’s your biggest fear?

Frankie: Apparently tornadoes.  I kinda sorta cried when there was a major storm and the alarm went off in my dorm.  And I don’t really cry that easy; ask anyone at The Table.  I was terrified.  [Of course I cried in the dark, silently, behind closed doors.] wow, that sounds pathetic haha.  And like Demons and stuff that crawls out of Hell. {I watch too many scary movies}

Kennedy: My biggest fear is not doing something and later on coming to regret my decision.

18. Besides the necessities, what is one thing you could not live a day without?

Frankie: Chocolate.

Kennedy: One thing I cannot live a day without is my C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve. It has multiple purposes. It can be used for your face, lips, cuticles, elbows, knees, and face. And just to give a boost, I bought it from Bath and Body Works. Go out and discover the genius of Rose Salve!

19. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever done/seen/eaten?

Frankie: Well, this guy on my floor got his finger chopped off by a lawn mower.  He is missing the top knuckle part and therefore has no finger print or nail on that finger. 0.0

Kennedy: The most unusual thing I have ever seen was when I came to college at Spelman. To get around Atlanta in the most efficient way, I have to take the MARTA, which is a public train. I was on the train and I about two rows behind this woman. I’m with two of my roommates, but all of a sudden the woman starts having phone sex while on the train! It was so awkward because everyone was looking at her and she just kept going. Afterward, it was funny, but in the moment, I was so embarrassed for her.

20. Say something interesting

Frankie: Frankie.

Kennedy: Something interesting. Hmmm. I went to a party called Pretty Nasty. Two fraternities from Morehouse hosted it: The Pretty Boys of Kappa Alpha Psi and the Nasty Dogs of Omega Psi Phi. I was with my friends and the Ques or men of Omega Psi Phi are notorious for being kinky in their behavior. So me and my friends are dancing and I feel in pinch on my butt and I look down and a Que was on his knees crawling around guess what?!?! He bit me on the butt! Like how gross/weird is that?! But they do that to everyone, but it doesn’t seem sanitary. And he was really cute, but that did not make up for the fact that he bit me! But I thought that was pretty interesting if I do say so myself.