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"I have really enjoyed going to Shasta Mountain"
Name: Maria Jordan
Family: My son Vincent is 8, and we have family in Sacramento.
City of residence: We just moved to Corning in June.
Occupation: I'm a recent graduate and now I'm studying for the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam.
You aspire to be...: An engineer
Hobbies, interests: I love exploring the outdoors. And when I'm not studying, I like writing poetry or stories. I also play piano.
Tell us about a life-changing experience: Having my son.
What is something unique about you? Hmmm, people point out that I use the word "groovy" often.
Whom do you most admire and why? Well, easiest someone to think of is a celebrity, Jim Carey. He has come a long way in his career and has shown how diverse he can be.
What brought you/family to this area? Besides my car? I lived in Ohio and had never been out West, so to California I came. Tried to find a place with affordable housing.
What's your guilty pleasure? Chocolate
Favorite places to go in the area? I have really enjoyed going to Shasta Mountain.
What is the best advice you have ever received? Never ever, ever, ever, ever give up.
Most embarrassing moment: Getting a bad hair cut. I think I've blocked out all others.
Favorite food: A hot Mediterrean spinach salad I make.
Closest you've been to a famous person: I waved at Danny Glover once in Ohio. I literally bumped into Peter MacNicol, who played the stuttering man (John Cage) in "Ally McBeal." Used to wait on Jim Carrey's ex-mom-in-law.
Favorite musical group and why: I'm really into classical and old country: Hank Wiliams, Johnny Cash.
Favorite movie and why: Anything with Robin Williams. He's also come a long ways in his career and he's just so good at whatever role he assumes.
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