Getting to Know You(BC): Monike Garabieta...

photo (1) Age? 16, going on 17. Or, 27.

Where do you call home?

Waco, Texas… It’s on my license, so it must be true.

What do you do in Waco?

I’m a Speech & Language Pathologist working at Scott & White. I spend my spare time finding random blocks in my scrubs pockets, daydreaming about writing really funny blogs and finding ways to trick Facebook, and, most recently, illustrating a children’s book.

What do you love most about UBC?

Craig Nash. Just, Craig Nash.  (Editor's Note: On a one of Josh's recent Facebook posts, Monike wrote "Josh, You're the Best," making the editor question the veracity of this answer.)

Favorite Movie?

It has to go to It’s a Wonderful Life. I feel like this is a hard question, though. I’ll probably always be thinking about Looper. Lars and the Real Girl is always going to restore my faith in people. I will always quote Lord of the Rings as I watch it, to Everyone-I-Know’s dismay. I suppose a good movie just has to be incredibly memorable and moving (and may or may not include Elijah Wood crying…a lot).

Favorite Book/Author/reading material?

All-time favorite has to be East of Eden. I recently finished Neverwhere, and now I’m onto a 600-pager about a woman who travels back in time to 16th century Scotland. Needless to say, I’m overjoyed.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A paleontologist, like all the cool kids whose grandfathers gave them subscriptions to National Geographic when they were 4.

What do you want to be now when you grow up?

Something with people, art, and literature. For now, being an SLP is making me very happy.

Favorite artist/band/musician?

Top 5, in no order: Sigur Ros, Radiohead, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ryan Adams, The Beatles.

Best Burger in Waco?

I’m not sure – ask me about BBQ. And if you were to ask me about BBQ, I would definitely say – BUNKHOUSE (to Chad’s chagrin).

What do we HAVE to know about you to really know you?

I’m in a cover band with one of my best friends. I get too attached to animals. I would most likely rather be sleeping. Oh, and for all of you Myers-Briggs fans, I’m an ENFJ.

Favorite YouTube Video?

This is obviously the one I quote the most: