Routt County Spotlight: Elizabeth Watkins
October 4, 2009
Steamboat Springs — Age: 21
Occupation: Manager at Quiksilver
Place of birth: Breckenridge
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. Moved from Glenwood Springs in fall 2005 to go to Colorado Mountain College.
Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
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A. Giving in to staying in one spot and being happy.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Sleep in as late as possible, get dressed, drink coffee and read.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. “Brida,” by Paulo Coelho. It taught me about true love.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. In the end, the love you take is the love you make.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I am nonconfrontational, love music and love my family.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Very happy (and a rock star).
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Wes, my grandpa Ray and Black Sabbath. We’d talk about music and life.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Records – good classic and other rock.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that?
A. Nothing. If I love someone I will do anything.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Working at a pizza place in Glenwood with all my friends.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. 1942 to 1965: to be a child in the ’40s, learn not to be selfish and see the country united; teenage years in the ’50s, for cool clothes and cars; and get to be a hippie and part of the psychedelic movement in the ’60s.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Snowboard, snowshoe, bike, hike, all four seasons.
Song: “Cinnamon Girl,” by Neil Young
Food: Chili (seasonal) and BLTs in the summer
Vacation spot: Home
Recreational activity: Snowboard
Movie: “High Fidelity”
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