Your Turn with ... Heidi Lanier

Heidi Lanier
Posted: Jan. 18, 2013 5:24 pm Updated: Feb. 9, 2013 1:15 am


When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a doctor because I wanted to help people. I didn't really consider that I don't do well with blood, though.

What would you rather be doing right now? Camping or hiking.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I am really terrible at remembering names.

Other than your wedding day and the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Graduating from college.

It really stinks when ... people put the body of an email in the subject line.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Pragmatic.

I always laugh when ... I am nervous. I can't help it.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My mom and my two children, so they could get to know one another. My mom passed away about three years ago.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... relax and enjoy the company of my family.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... well, since it is unlikely that anyone I went to high school with will read this, I will say prom queen.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with ... Joan Rivers. She walked right in front of my sister and I, leaving her apartment getting into her car. We almost ran into her.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go snowboarding.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... quit my job. I wouldn't know what to do with myself.

America should be more concerned about ... finding renewable energy resources. It seems irresponsible to leave this problem for future generations.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... books. I could start reading now and not get through them all in my lifetime.

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... It is my daily dose of news, humor and pictures of cats.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? Figure out what you love and what you want out of life, and then go for it. It's from Chuck Thomas, my dad.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... '90s on 9 on Sirius XM.

I always get sentimental when ... I think about my children growing up.

The older I get, the more I realize ... how quickly life goes.

If I had one "do-over" ... no do-overs for me.

My favorite item of clothing is ... a professor at Culver-Stockton recently brought me back a scarf from Turkey for helping put his blog online while he was there. I love it.

If I've learned anything at all ... it is to slow down and enjoy life.


Heidi Lanier, 27, grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and moved to the Midwest with her husband three years ago. They have two children and a dog. She is a writer and editor at Culver-Stockton College.


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