People@Work: Candy Lawson
NAME: Candy Lawson
FAMILY: Tammy Lawson, JW Lawson, Jeremy Lawson, John Lawson, Crystal Bathea, Barbara Preze, William Lawson, Isidro Lopez, Sarah Dotson, Marian Laws, Wain Laws, Easker Lawson, Martha Lawson
POSITION: Sales associate at Kangaroo Express
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman, "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "Captain Jack" by Captain Jack and "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry.
What is your favorite movie? I can't pinpoint it, there are way too many.
What is your favorite book? I love anything that gives a mystery.
Is there a hobby you can't live without? Rock climbing
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? My mom's poem book — she wrote her life in it from the age of 16 until death.
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? At work or home
What was your dream job when you were a child? Doctor
What are some of your favorite things? Taking pictures, laughing, hanging out with friends and family
What would be your last meal? Chinese — it's my passion.
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead): Tammy Lawson, Seth MacFarlane, Quentin Tarantino
What is something interesting most people don't know about you? I was raised on a pig farm.
Ideal vacation spot: I have always wanted to go to Ireland.
Favorite professional sports team: UNC
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a non-profit organization, which would you pick? I would give it to people in need.
What's the worst injury you've ever had? Nerve damage after my "death wreck"
Ever had a brush with celebrity? Plenty of times, I met Lewis Black, Jeff and Matt Hardy, Slipknot, Korn — and this is them just passing through our little town of Sanford.
What would you like to know about the future? Nothing. Life is an adventure — if you know in advance, then where's the surprise factor?
What's your favorite website? YouTube.
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? I would go skydiving, but I have already been bungee jumping — the hardest part was letting go.
Do you have a tattoo? Yes, I have six.
Any fears or phobias? I don't like spiders. It's just something about something that small killing things so BIG.
Ever been outside the United States? Yes, Mexico and Canada
Did you have a childhood nickname? Tut Tutt
Favorite kind of cookie? Macadamia nut cookies
Favorite season? It's a toss up between winter and spring. I like no bugs, but I love to see everything blooming.
What's the hardest thing you've ever had to tell someone? Mom passed away
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Heck no, I like the way I am (minus a few pounds, but I will do that myself).
What's the most embarrassing experience you've ever had at work? Asking a lady if she was pregnant and she never had any kids
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Kelly Osbourne before she lost all that weight
Biggest pet peeve? Two-faced people — be yourself, not someone else.
What's your usual wake-up time in the morning? It depends on the day.
What talent do you wish you had? To read animals' minds
Ever seen a ghost? Yes — and I don't ever want to again.
What superhero power would you most like to have? Moving things with my mind
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? "Rugrats" and "The Wild Thornberrys."
Favorite band or musical artist? I don't have one. There are way too many.
To keep the stars on the flag nice and even, which state should be traded for Puerto Rico? No clue — I have only visited a few, and I liked them.
What's your cell phone ringtone? Psy's "Gangnam Style"
Favorite dessert? Jello salad — it is so good, it has cream cheese and nuts on top.
Who's your best friend and why? Nickii Drought, even though we hardly talk any more because of life, we have been through so much together. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
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 and explain to my boss what happened, and if i get fired, then so be it. I can't let an innocent animal die cause I'm in a hurry.
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? The Holocaust
What's your favorite condiment? Ketchup
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No, but I have one on my boyfriend's car.
If you could never hear the music of one musical artist ever again, which would it be? Justin Bieber
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Be kind — lead by love, not hate.
How do you define success? Happy in life
Ever wondered by Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? No, but now I am.
Hamburger or pizza? Hamburger, homemade at that
Describe your life philosophy in six words or less: Everything happens for a reason.