people know you as:
where you lived first year:
Dartmouth person(s) who had a major influence on you, and how:
Professor Gaylord. When taking Professor Gaylord's class on Middle English, I opted for a video project instead of a paper. I had no idea what I was doing with a camera, but Professor Gaylord was very encouraging. Because of the success of that project, I then took several film classes at Dartmouth, which ultimately led me into the film business. Another Dartmouth person who had a major influence on me was my own father, Randy Aires '57. He continues to be a positive force in my life.
one of your most memorable Dartmouth moments:
Tobogganing off the roof of the Boom Boom Lodge (Theta Delt) during Winter Carnival and having only one broken rib as a result. But really my memorable moments are too numerous to distill into one. Other favorites include reading Paradise Lost, learning to cross-country ski on the golf course, singing with the Glee Club, and watching Citizen Kane for the first time.
Wherever my husband and two daughters are.
where you live now:
Pacific Palisades, California.
what you do for work:
you could talk for hours about:
Public school versus private school in the K-12 years.
something you learned yesterday:
How to order a library book online.
favorite spot in your home:
web site you love to go to:
biggest one-eighty of your life:
When my children were born.
trait you love about someone dear to you:
Sense of humor.
you've been meaning to get to it for years:
Travel to China with all the unread books in my bookcase.
historical figure who fascinates you, and why:
Queen Elizabeth I for her power as a female leader.
you blow off steam by:
Walking on the beach.
reading on the bedside table:
Kavalier and Clay, by Michael Chabon, and Making a Literary Life, by Carolyn See.
tops on tomorrow's to-do list:
Drive my oldest daughter to a cello audition.
message you'd like to see on a billboard: