This month’s issue of 7 Questions with AAAL Members features Yvonne Phillips, Librarian at Red Deer College Library
1. What is something interesting you learned in the last month?
I rarely travel to warm places, so I learned on a recent trip how avocados grow on trees – hanging individually on a vine! I also learned that if you try to take them home in your suitcase, you’ll get caught.
2. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I play music, but I wish I could sing.
3. What is your best piece of life advice?
I have a quote I found somewhere, “Over-prepare . . . then go with the flow.” In other words, be organized for your intended path, but be willing to take a different one.
4. What do you eat for breakfast?
My usuals, in order of preference: Homemade granola and yogurt; two eggs and toast; cooked oatmeal. I’m not above breakfast chocolate either.
5. What do you do when you’re not working?
I’m well-known for the variety of my activities. Play concert band clarinet and music group recorder, read newspapers and books, run, bike, hike, XC ski, play hockey, back-country camp, travel, snowshoe, go to concerts and theatre . . .
6. What is your favourite quote?
From Voltaire’s Candide: “Les chagrins secrets sont encore plus cruels que les misères publiques.”
7. What is your favourite colour?