Inside the Acorn: Introducing Julie
This week’s Inside the Acorn post is going to be dedicated to wrapping up our staff interview mini-series. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the team better through these Q&A sessions and hopefully our readers feel the same way. Today’s post is dedicated to introducing Julie Warkentin, Marketing Assistant and Special Markets Consultant. Julie’s role at Graf-Martin Communications can be found here, but check out this short interview to get to know her even better.
1. What is the strangest thing that has ever been in your fridge?
The strangest thing we’ve ever had in our fridge is Batter Blaster. It’s pre-made pancake batter in a spray can!
2. What is your favourite part about living in Elmira, ON?
I’m extremely grateful for my short commute to work each day. It only takes me three minutes, door-to-door to get to and from work.
3. What is your guilty pleasure? (TV show, movie, book or magazine)
I secretly really love watching Smash, Saturday Night Live, and The Walking Dead.
4. What do you like best about your job?
My favourite part of my job is being able to connect with such dedicated, great Canadian bloggers. We’ve got over 200 bloggers in our network. It’s really interesting to explore their blogs and get to know them better- they really are inspiring.
5. What is your favourite children’s book?
I really love Go, dog. Go! By P.D. Eastman. I was also recently introduced to Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. It’s such a great story!
6. Tell me something about yourself that not many people would know.
Growing up, my family was involved with a group of war re-enactors. We would travel around to different forts and battlefield sites and re-create camp life and battles from the War of 1812.
7. If you could be anywhere in the world right at this moment, where would you be?
I would be visiting the Louvre in Paris, France.
8. What is the oddest or most unique family tradition you have?
At Christmas, my family has always gotten Christmas crackers. Inside each cracker is a brightly colored paper hat, a toy and a joke. It’s been our tradition to actually wear the hats.
9. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I’ve had both as pets over the years, but I have to say that I prefer dogs. A beautiful yellow Labrador retriever named Sasha shares our home.
10. Mac or PC?
I’m definitely a Mac fan.
11. What is your favourite Bible Verse?
Proverbs 3: 5-6; Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
12. Who is your favourite artist?
Claude Monet is my favourite artist, but my two favourite pieces of art are; The Winged Victory of Samothrace and Morning on the Seine, Near Giverny, 1896.
13. What is your favourite Disney movie?
The Fox and the Hound
14. What is one of the best books you’ve read?
I recently read Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson. It’s about a blind man whose guide dog leads him safely down the stairwells of the north tower during the 9/11 attack. It’s an inspiring book, and I’d recommend it to anyone.
15. What’s the next place that you’d like to visit and explore?
I think the next place I’d like to visit would either be England, Ireland or Scotland.
16. What is your favourite animal?
17. What is your favourite parlour, or board game?
18. What is the first car you ever owned?
It was a red Lada Samara. I was 17 years old when I got it. During the time I owned that car; the dashboard melted and both my seat and seat belt broke. Needless to say, I got to know the tow-truck driver and mechanic on a first name basis. The car was a disaster, but it got me where I needed to be!