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March 10, 2014
Judi Buenaflor, associate professor of education, was tagged by last week's Q & A subject Annette Bruno.
Where would you like to live if you could live anywhere? Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England
The last book I read was: Currently reading The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes.
Are you married? Widow
Do you have children? Three: Amy, 38; Kate, 36; Ryan, 34; grandson Noah, 10.
What is one thing your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you? I sing in my church's choir and do summer theater there as well.
Have you ever met someone famous? Marsha Mason when my daughter Kate was in a play with her in NYC.
Dogs or cats? Love, love, love dogs. Unfortunately, I am without a companion at the moment.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Cheese doodles
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian
The best memory I have of working here at NCC is: My outstanding colleagues.
Who are your heroes? My children and grandson.
What was your first job? Working at Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia.
If you could change your name, would you? And if you could, what would you change it to? My father wanted Judi so I'll keep it.
Football or baseball? Baseball because my grandson plays.
If something great happens to you, who is the first person you tell? My children.
My favorite kind of food is: Italian
You're about to be stranded on a deserted island. Who do you take with you for company? That's for me to know.
What is your all-time favorite movie? Lion In Winter
What is the last sporting event you watched, either on television or in person? A Yankees game in NYC with my children and grandson.
If you could offer one piece of advice to the students at NCC, it would be: Remember that going to school is your first job.
If I could change jobs with any person here at NCC, it would be: Nope, I love what I do.
Were you an only child, the oldest, the baby, or in the middle? Only child
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why? Peter O'Toole, the greatest and most intelligent actor ever.
What is your favorite song? "Unchained Melody"
What is your favorite television show? "Big Bang Theory"
If they made a movie about your life, which actor/actress should play you? Meryl Streep
The biggest crush you ever had was on whom? George Harrison
Do you have a favorite book? The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
What's on your iTunes playlist right now? Sgt. Pepper's
Do you have any role models? Annette Bruno and Nancy Moreau
What has been the proudest moment of your life so far? When my daughter Amy graduated with her RN; whenever my daughter Kate performed; when my son Ryan received his Air Force Special Operations Red Beret; and when my grandson Noah earned academic recognition from the governor of Florida.
The last concert I attended was: Paul McCartney in NYC
Who do you tag to go next? Nancy Moreau
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