18 May Downtown Denizen: Angelica Wilson
Sales Manager, Oasis at Gold Spike
What was your favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject in high school was computers – but I am a bit partial because that is where I met my fiancé.
If you won $100 million, what would you buy first?
The first thing I would do is buy my mom something grandiose, like a house or a plane. After that, most of that money would go to traveling.
What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?
I’ve worked in bookstores and bakeries, data and research for nonprofit companies, but my most memorable job, that gave me PLENTY of stories, was as a wedding planner.
Do you have a favorite quote or saying that inspires you?
It’s more a short story: Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and was again stung. The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know its nature is to sting?” The monk replied, “He stung me because he is a scorpion, I saved him because I am me.”
If you could try out any job for a day, what would it be?
A pilot – I would love to fly a plane someday.
Who was your childhood celebrity crush?
George Clooney. He is also my adulthood celebrity crush.
The last concert you attended?
I went to Rock n’ Rio last week where I saw Rise Against, Linkin Park and Metallica.
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
What weapon would you carry during the Zombie Apocalypse?
I would need something that doesn’t run out of ammo, so probably something like a katana.
What is your favorite downtown venue?
Gold Spike is my hands down favorite place, however I also love Banger Brewery.