NAME: Virginia Graham.
RESIDENCE: To the west.
BORN, RAISED AND GROWN IN: Buffalo, NY
RIGHT NOW, I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF: Sip The Café Buzz – a lavender honey flavored version of a classic cocktail called Bee’s Knees. Cafe Buzz is a Cafe favourite.
MY PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: Buying, renovating and selling my own house.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Skiing in Japan.
I WEAR/ALWAYS WEAR: An extra layer.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GROW UP: A marine biologist.
MY HEROES ARE: Steve Corrigan and Dan King.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: I don’t read enough to do this question justice!
BOOKS ON MY NIGHT TABLE: You mean ski magazines?
THE THREE BEST SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: Can we talk about artists? Taylor Swift, Caamp, Macklemore.
THE LAST THREE SONGS I ASKED ALEXA/PANDORA/SPOTIFY TO PLAY: “The Greatest”, “Pursuit of Happiness” and “And It’s Still Going”.
THREE ALL-TIME FAVORITE FILMS: “Father of the Bride”, “Just Go With It” and “When Harry Met Sally”.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “Friends”, “King of Queens” and anything on Bravo.
FAVORITE RADIO STATION/SHOWS/PODCAST: Top 40 radios.
TOP COMFORT FOOD: Ziti in the oven.
I MAINLY USE: My vacuum cleaner.
FEATURES I ADMIRE THE MOST: Altruism, independence.
CRAZY ANIMAL: Excitement and useless conversation.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Not for nothing…”
MY FAVORITE ON OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: He is underrated and hopefully will remain so.
IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE WITHOUT: Mountains.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I worked as a Parks Enforcement Patrol Officer in New York, I am well versed in the use of handcuffs, proper handling of batons and writing tickets.
THE BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: “Be nice to people” – from the veteran bartender who was the first one I worked with.
THE ADVICE I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE: Keep an overview and keep perspective.
IF I RULE THE WORLD I WOULD BE: Eliminate breeding until every shelter dog is adopted.
IF I WIN THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I DO IS: Book a crazy trip for my closest friends.
I DRIVE TO: Black 2008 Ford Ranger.
I WANT TO DRIVE A: Deceived 4×4 motorhome.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Sprinkle with parmesan.
IF I COULD INVITE SOMEONE SPECIAL TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My grandmother, Wilmet Garofalo.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro