North Country Snapshot #22 Julee Monahan

Name: Julee Monahan
Occupation: Server
Residence: Lancaster, NH
Age: 36

1) Given the choice of anyone in the world, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would you want to have dinner?

“If I could have dinner with anyone past or present, I would have dinner with my Grampa. He passed away when I was 4 and was my hero and an Eagle Scout like my Dad.. I would love another chance to hear all of his stories, memories, wisdoms... now that I am old enough to appreciate them.”

2) What’s one of your favorite movies?

“Favorite movie is way too hard! Dick Prenneke: Alone in the Wilderness.. Labyrinth? Legend? What Dreams May Come? Goonies? I could go on forever, Henson, Spielberg, much good!!!”

3) Cat or dog?

“CAT! A million times over, cat! I love all animals but with our lives being so busy and up in the air, our cats just suit or family best. They have such awesome personalities. Low key, chill, good listeners... A purring cat gives off one of the most positive, balancing, energy recharge... The longer the better. Awesome for anxiety. Cats are unfortunately not great hikers or road trip/photo shoot buddies.”

4) If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

“If I could go anywhere on vacation, I would go to Thailand (for my 3rd visit) to bring my daughter to learn about the culture and meet our family. If I had to choose otherwise... someplace random like Greece, Portugal... New Zealand??”

5) What’s the last thing you remember hearing on the radio?

“Last song I heard on the radio... Don't remember, however this morning I was singing "Jenny" (867-5309) as some sort of an inside joke with myself.. Then throughout my day I heard the song on several different radios stations , in different places. I am all about Synchronicity.”

6) What’s your favorite thing about the North Country?

“The history. The rustic Americana and sense of community amidst the seasons, the nature, flora and fauna, scenery and landscape.. Breathtaking.”

7) Smartphone, flip phone, or rotary phone?

“Alas, I chose Smartphone. Mostly for all the things a Smartphone can do besides be an actually phone to talk on. Ashamed.”

8) What’s your least favorite thing about the North Country?

“Least favorite thing about the North Country...the close minded, prejudiced, bigoted, ignorant refusal to respect all humans (or one's self).”

9) What's the biggest problem facing the world right now? 

“I believe the biggest problem facing the World today is GREED. Ultimately, there are many problems... But most could be fixed it weren't for greed.”

10) How do you like your steak cooked?

“I like my steak medium/rare... with garlic, mushrooms and bleu cheese.”

11) What’s something most people don’t know about you?

“In 1990 (lol!!) I was in 5th grade and my poster and essay about what being an American meant to me, won 1st place in the state of VT and was on display in the Smithsonian, where it now resides in some storage warehouse with all the other outdated displays that come alive at night.”