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Caredwen Foley ’09


Where are you from?

Alexander, Maine: 10 minutes from the eastern border with Canada. It's a no-stoplight town.

Did you always know you wanted to come to Smith?

When I first started looking at colleges, toward the end of 10th grade, Smith immediately looked like a good fit on paper. I fell in love when I came for an interview on a glorious April day.


Who gets the most face time with you?

I have a roommate, so she sees a lot of me. Also, my a cappella group, the Smithereens, gets 7+ hours a week of rehearsal, plus gigs.

When was the last time you wore a dress?

A couple of weekends ago. I'm trying to convince myself that it's spring, but so far the snow hasn't helped.

What are you reading now?

I'm drowning in reading for my classes. In between all that, I'm trying to get through The Forsyte Saga for the umpteenth time. I think my next project will be The English Patient, which I've been wanting to read for years.

Do you eat fast food?

I don't generally like it.  Sometimes, though, I just crave a burger. I think that's a consequence of overexposure to vegan cutlets and polenta.

What do you miss most about home?

Sitting on the windowsill by the stove while Mom cooks dinner. Watching football with my dad and swearing at the TV. Drinking Earl Grey with my best friend. Walks in the woods. My cats.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite drama is by far V for Vendetta. My favorite comedy is probably The Birdcage. My mom and I pretty much know it by heart. I do a pretty good Hank Azaria, and she does a pretty good Gene Hackman.

What is your favorite thing to do in Northampton?

I like to just browse the stores, and then sit down with a cup of coffee. I also like to go out to dinner with friends.

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

That sounds so nice. Write. Paint. Go to Woodstar with some recreational reading.  Make some iced tea and watch an episode of Bones. Go to the gym and watch C-SPAN.

What is your favorite wall hanging in your room?

There's a terrific picture of my best friend and me that was taken a few years ago. I also have a picture of Ioan Gruffudd that I'm quite fond of.

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

I don't like big cities, but I don't really consider myself a rural or suburban person either. Small cities appeal to me. I like Northampton. I love Burlington, VT.

What annoys the heck out of you?

Pettiness and self-absorption.

Who are your role models?

People who know how to selectively sacrifice. I'm still learning to give up what I like for what I love.

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

Three words: Mountain Day II.  (Maybe on the first perfect spring day...)

3/5/07   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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