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Abby McIntyre ’10

THE BASICS:

Where are you from?

Rockford, Michigan, a suburb of Grand Rapids in west Michigan.

Did you always know you wanted to come to Smith?

No. I had no idea where I wanted to go, but I fell in love with Smith when I visited and the financial aid helped, too.

NOW THE FUN STUFF:

Who gets the most face time with you?

My computer? That's sad...hmm...probably my friend Sue, since she's just down the hall. :)

When was the last time you wore a dress?

A couple of days ago. The nasty weather makes me want to dress cute to compensate.

What are you reading now?

Unfortunately, I never have time to read just for fun, so only class work: Madame Bovary and Assia Djebar's Fantasia are both really hooking me, though.

Do you eat fast food?

Yes. I love Subway so much, but I try to stay away from McDonald's.

What do you miss most about home?

Being surrounded by conservatives and having to contstantly defend my beliefs. But of course, also my family, especially my brother—but he's never "home" either.

What is your favorite movie?

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), a French musical from the ’60s with Catherine Deneuve. But basically, anything French works for me: 8 Femmes, Amelie, L'Auberge Espangole, Paris Je T'aime, etc.

Describe your worst date.

I've got nothing...

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

Probably waste it away discovering new music online or watching bad TV (Top Model marathon, anyone?). But I would love to take a bike ride around Northampton or kayak down the Mill River (in warm weather, obviously) or just actually sit down and watch a movie I've been wanting to see.

What is your favorite wall hanging in your room?

I love them all, but probably the pictures I took when I visited Paris and London, or a poster for Dave Chappelle's Block Party that my brother gave me.

Do you consider yourself an urban, suburban or rural person?

I'm definitely of surburban origins, but I like to think that I am, or will become, urban. I'm not sure if I'm cut out to be a city dweller, though. I guess I'll have to find out next year in Paris.

What annoys the heck out of you?

Grammatical errors...but that's because I'm a copy editor. Also, complaining, especially when the individual doesn't intend to do anything about it.

Who are your role models?

I've never really identified with any role models. I kind of like to think I find inspiration in myself. Otherwise, I guess I'd have to say my brother. He has always been older and smarter than me.

What single piece of advice would you give to President Christ?

LISTEN to students...actually listen to them. And actually make change. Not just forums and committees. I mean real change.

 
3/5/08   Compiled by Kristen Cole
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