Name: Carol Starkey (my full name is Carolyn, but no one is allowed to call me that besides my mother)

Personality Type:I was graded as an ISFJ.  I can see it, even more than whatever personality type I was pegged as before.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve become more and more introverted, and having kids has made me value justice.  Yes, we all need a little mercy, but justice is best.  If you get away with something too much, you end up like so many people walking around today.  I’m actually surprised I was only barely judgmental judging.

Famous ISFJ’s: Robert E. Lee, Queen Mary, David Copperfield, Melanie Hamilton, Ophelia.

What do you love most about yourself? I guess my baking skills.  I worked in the school’s bakery when I went to college, and I think I could definitely claim to be a god baker.  I’ve never made anything super-duper fancy, but I’m not afraid to try, and if I had the ingredients for something intricate, I would love to make it.

What would you most like to change about yourself?  I am a HUGE procrastinator.  I’ve tried so many times to not be, but here I am, still putting things off at the last minute.  I don’t think I’d procrastinate so much if I didn’t do such a good job at the last minute, but there ya have it. 😉

Favorite Fictional Character & why: I don’t know that I can pick a favorite, but one character I’ve always loved is Lucy from The Chronicles of Narnia.  She was always happy, she believed in magic easily, and she had the most adventures in Narnia.

Name one possession that you absolutely love: I have a black dress with white flowers and a netting underskirt that makes the skirt part bell out just a teensy bit.  It’s one of the prettiest dresses I’ve ever owned, and I just have to put on and I feel pretty.

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why? I have always admired C. S. Lewis.  He was an amazing man, and knew so much!  His books just keep on giving.  You can read one of his books (fiction or non, it doesn’t matter), and every time you read it, you’ll find several things you never noticed or understood before.

Tell us three of your “guilty pleasures”:

  1. Ice cream.  There was a time when my husband and I would go through a carton every night.  We’re not that bad anymore, but we still polish off a carton a few nights a week.
  2. The show, Dollhouse.  It’s definitely not a show I can recommend willy-nilly, but I really enjoy it.
  3. Texting.  I’d much rather text than have a conversation on the phone.  It’s easier and quicker, but I try to make the effort to talk on the phone, too.

Name one thing (book, song, movie, item) you wish you had thought up first: The computer.  They still amaze me! They connect to the internet, a non-physical thing, they can connect to each other, they do things I just can’t believe sometimes.  And someone actually thought them up!

Share several of your favorite quotes with us:

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” – Juan Ramon Jimenez

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream.” C. S. Lewis

“I love deadlines.  I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” – Douglas Adams

What memory is the most special to you and why?  I don’t know that I have a favorite—I love any memory  of my father, I love the memories of my wedding day, remembering my girls being born brings me joy.  I guess if you twisted my arm behind my back, my most recent special memory was last year; my husband and I drove over to Newport and just spent the day together, walking around.

Who is your favorite actor / actress? What was the first film you saw them in?

I don’t know if I have a favorite, but I’ll pick Harrison Ford.  I have very fond memories of Star Wars and Indiana Jones when I was a kid—my dad loved the movies, and my mom did, too, so we’d all sit down and watch them.

“I would never get tired of talking about…”?  Lately, I have been in love with both Doctor Who and Downton Abbey.  The British sure know what they’re doing!

If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?  The kitty I already have, Bunny!

One miniseries or television show everyone needs to try out at least once: Definitely give Doctor Who a try.  And start with 9; he’s not my favorite, but I liked him a lot, and you’ll understand everything that’s going on.  I haven’t decided if 10 or 11 is my favorite doctor, but once you get past the cheese (and that first season has plenty!), it’s a great show.