People@Work: Candace Norris
NAME: Candace Norris
FAMILY: mom Cathy Ward Watson and stepdad Rick Watson, dad Bobby Norris and stepmom Barbara Norris, step siblings Andrea Donaldson McKnight, Adam Donaldson, Ricky Watson, Heather Watson and Christine Watson Spina
POSITION: recovery truck router, Noble Oil Services
HOMETOWN: Sanford, NC
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert; “Slow It Down,” The Lumineers; “Sweet Nothing,” Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch; “Same Love,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; and “Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry
What is your favorite movie? “P.S. I Love You”
What is your favorite book?” I Know This Much is True,” Wally Lamb
Is there a hobby you can’t live without? Reading
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? The quilt my granny made me
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? Depends on the weekend — summer is coming up, so hopefully concerts or the beach.
What was your dream job when you were a child? Dentist
What are some of your favorite things? My friends, ECU, the Jaycees, Netflix
What would be your last meal? Medium-rare steak, salad and baked potato
Ideal vacation spot: Somewhere tropical
Favorite professional sports team: None
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a non-profit organization, which would you pick? The Central Carolina Jaycees, of course.
Ever had a brush with celebrity? Robin Williams when he was filming “Patch Adams,” he told me he liked my shirt.
What would you like to know about the future? Do we ever get flying cars or jetpacks?
What’s your favorite website? Facebook
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Absolutely
Do you have a tattoo? Yes, just one
Any fears or phobias? Disappointing others
Ever been outside the United States? Took a two-week tour of Europe when I was 15, we went to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Venice, Munich, Lucerne and a few other places.
Did you have a childhood nickname? Can-Can
Favorite kind of cookie? White chocolate macadamia
Favorite season? Summer, there’s always so much to do.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to tell someone? Goodbye
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Yes
What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve ever had at work? Plead the fifth
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? I’d like for Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence to; they seem fun and down to earth.
Biggest pet peeve? People sitting half-empty rolls of toilet paper around the bathroom and using a full one. Just finish up the one you started before you start a new roll!
What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning? 7 - 7:30 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I was a good dancer — like, “So You Think You Can Dance” good.
Ever seen a ghost? No, but just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.
What superhero power would you most like to have? The power to heal
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
Favorite band or musical artist? That’s a tough one; I love bands and artists from a wide range of genres.
To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? One of the Dakotas, let’s just make them one state.
What’s your cell phone ringtone? It’s usually just on vibrate, but I think it’s the ECU fight song.
Favorite dessert? Chesecake
Who’s your best friend and why? Brooklyn Wester — she’s always been there for me, and we have fun together.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? 9/11
What’s your favorite condiment? Ranch dressing
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No, but I do have an ECU decal.
If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? Nickelback
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Be kind to others.
How do you define success? Living a life that you can be proud of
Ever wondered by Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? Not really
Hamburger or pizza? Depends on my mood
Describe your life philosophy in six words or less: Live a life with no regrets.