We’re a day late wishing Julia Boklage a happy Hammock Day. But that doesn’t mean our good wishes of celebration are any less. Even during the craziness that has been this week, Julia took a few minutes to answer some random questions about her time here at Hammock, hateful cats and the Rolling Stones.
1. June 21 was Hammock Day for you. How long have you been with Hammock Publishing? I have been with Hammock seven years.
2. What do you remember most about your first day at Hammock? I remember feeling totally overwhelmed. My predecessor was passing down a lot of rules on how to do things, particularly in our accounting software. I kept thinking that I would never remember it all! Turns out, much of it was not necessary, but it took me a while to figure that out.
3. If you didn’t work at Hammock Publishing, what do you think you would be doing? Something very similar. It’s what I like to do.
4. What is your favorite movie of all time? I have a lot of favorites but the one I watch most and never tire of is “Overboard” with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Totally silly and very entertaining to me.
5. Do you have any pets? That’s hard to answer. My daughter, who lives with me, has a crazy cat named Target. So, she’s not really mine but I get to reap the benefits as well as the drawbacks of having a paranoid, sometimes loving, often hateful odd little cat.
6. What was your most memorable day at Hammock? Probably 9/11. I am most often the last to arrive, and when I got here that morning, totally unaware of what was unfolding, I could almost sense the tension. A complete horror that I’m sure none of us will forget.
7. What is the last musical act/group you saw live? Oh my! Most recently, I saw Michael W. Smith in his Christmas performance with the Nashville Symphony. The last great performer that I saw was Ray Charles, not too long before his death. Highlights of my younger days would include The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and many more. Attending concerts was the “thing to do” back in the day. We would drive hundreds of miles!
8. If you were to win the lottery this week, what is the first purchase you would make? I would buy a large piece of land and build a wonderful house. It has been a dream for a very long time.
9. Where do you hope to retire someday? I really don’t know. I guess I think I’ll be working forever.
10. If you could switch places with any other Hammock employee for one day, who would it be and why? This question gave me the most pause! As I said, I really love what I do, it suits me. But, if I have to choose, I think it would be Kerri. It would be a lot of fun to enjoy her creative talent for a day.