Routt County Spotlight: Chloé Hartstein
June 20, 2010
Steamboat Springs — Age: 30
Place of birth: Pennsylvania
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. 2003. Car broke down on Rabbit Ears Pass.
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Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A. Co-conspirator on the creation of the Oak Creek Community Garden.
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Will myself out of bed. Squeeze Oren-Ishi (cat), pay attention to Jake (dog), water gardens, fly out the door, go to gym, then to the library.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. "Cosmos and Psyche." It inspired me to study cosmology.
Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A. Sit down and shut up — Adam Hartstein.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I support the vinyl arts. I'm taller than I look. I'm looking for a small, lightweight sleeping trailer to tow out to Burning Man. Preferably to rent.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Your mom, a couple fundamentalists and Lady Gaga. We will talk about how much they suck.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Sunglasses and scarves.
Q. What was your first job?
A. I made a hoagie for Andrew Wyeth.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Tank Girl. Post-apocalyptic sartorialist.
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. The word toddler.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. Egyptian antiquity. Just how were the pyramids built?
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Rock climb.
Book: Nonfiction books
Song: Love Shack
Food: The entire dessert
Vacation spot: Iceland
Recreational activity: Psychonautical shenanigans.