Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bridesmaid Feature: Emily

You've met Kristy and Crystal, now I'm going to introduce you to Emily!

Em is an elementary school teacher who apparently knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was a kid. I think she was inspired by her parents, also both teachers. How do people know what they want to be when they're kids? I don't get it - I changed my mind about what I wanted to be every day - almost as often as I changed clothing! (When I was little, I sometimes changed twice a day when I bored of my outfit. Weird, I know. So if I can't pick clothing to last the whole day, I certainly couln't pick a career.)

Emily and I met when we were roommates - along with Kristy & Caroline. She took geography (social geography, not physical geography, as she recently reminded me) and English. She also took courses in German, because her mother's family is German - her grandparents emigrated to Canada after World War II. She was very excited to learn some German, then go with her grandmother ("Oma") to visit her extended family (including her great-grandmother) in Germany. Her plan was foiled when she discovered her family speaks the lesser-spoken Low German, whereas she learned High German. Fortunately, many of her third cousins or second cousins once removed (or whatever they were) spoke English.

P.S. You met Emily before, when I introduced you to her "slave labour" boutonniere making here.


Carly said...

Yay for good friends! You two are cute!

Mo said...

I like these bridesmaid/"slave labor" features. =)
It really shows how much you care about them.