Meet Your Neighbors

Compiled by Stina SiegGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Age: 30Lives in: Boston (originally from Sri Lanka). She’s in the midst of a weeklong journey with her husband and friends. They all plan to end the trip at Scruffy Murphy’s bar in Denver.Occupation: “I work in investment management.”Hobbies: “I like hiking and painting. Hanging out with good friends. Eating good food is definitely a hobby of mine.”Best thing that happened to you in 2007? “It was my first full year of normal life. 2005 was grad school. 2006 was settling in, getting married. And 2007 was just being settled, a return to normalcy.”A change you’d like to see in 2008? “Some sort of an environmental change, on a personal level. I’d like to see everyone take it on as a personal challenge, to take responsibility about how their actions affect society and the environment.”

Age: 23Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from San Jose, Calif.)Occupation: Receptionist at Narcissus Hair Salon in Glenwood SpringsHobbies: “I like to snowboard, go dancing, hang out with friends, and watch movies, and party.”Best thing that happened to you in 2007? “All the new friends that I’ve acquired and all the experiences I’ve had. I’ve just met so many people from around the world.”A change you’d like to see in 2008? “To find a boyfriend – that’s my New Year’s resolution, to find a boyfriend.”

Age: 61Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Alexandria, Va.)Occupation: Bookseller at Book Train in Glenwood SpringsHobbies: “Snowshoeing, hiking, reading and cooking.”Best thing that happened to you in 2007? “I became a grandmother with my first grandchild, whose name is Zenobia June Todd. I never thought it would happen to me.”A change you’d like to see in 2008? “My hope is to finally visit Paris.”

Age: 33Lives in: Glenwood Springs (originally from Chicago)Occupation: Decorative painterHobbies: “Traveling, snowboarding, mountain biking, hanging out with my dog, Teak.”Best thing that happened to you in 2007? “It’s hard to pick one. It was just a great year.”A change you’d like to see in 2008? “Wake up smiling every day. Everybody in the world needs a peanut butter cookie.”

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