New Jersey 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 20

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/05/1997

PLACE OF BIRTH: Evanston, Illinois

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student, server, and childcare worker

EDUCATION:

The subject was a college junior at the time of this recording.

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The speaker was born in Evanston, Illinois, but raised in Westfield, New Jersey. She had been living in East Lansing, Michigan, for three years at the time of this recording.

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RECORDED BY: Elise Jorgensen (under supervision of Deric McNish)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/03/2018

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

[Interviewer: Do you have a favorite Fourth of July?]

… Well, I can’t say, like, in particular I have a favorite Fourth of July, but, just as a kid, my pool club always had, like, a big Fourth of July festival, and they were, like, rock climb — there was, like, rock climbing and, like, bouncy houses and, like, uh, like, a petting zoo and, like, snow cones, so, like, any of the times, like, when I was young and we would always go, it was, like, a huge day for the pool; and they would always do, like, this thing where they would put, like, coins — and if your coin had, like, a paint mark on it you got, like, a popsicle or, like, whatever. So, it was always just, like, any time we went to the pool club was, like, the best Fourth of July. And then, we would always go and see fireworks at Nomahegan Park, which was, like, so much fun. …

[Have you had a nightmare recently?]

Oh, I used to, like — I don’t know. I guess I would always have these, like, dreams about zombies and, like, they used to scare me a lot, and I guess they don’t anymore. Like, most recently, I had a dream where, like — like, this was the scariest dream I had most recently. And it was, like, really scary because it felt real, but I, like, woke up and — first, like, in my dream, I woke up and I was in my bed and, like, for some reason I was scared and, but I didn’t know why, and I was, like, freaking out. And I, like, ran into my living room, and, like, my roommate was there, and I was, like, telling her, like, we need to turn the lights on — we need to, like, do this, and this, and this, and I, like, for — in my dream I was, like, so panicked and, like, when I woke up, I was, like, “Wait, should I be worried, like, in real life?” And that was most — like, the most recent scary dream, but I’m sure I’ve had scarier. …

[Do you have a dream vacation?]

Obviously, like, I would want to go to Vegas; um, just kidding. Um, my dream vacation: I think it would be really cool to go to — obviously, like, I don’t want to be, like, like, a stereotype — but, like, I wanna go, like, to Paris just ‘cause I speak French and I feel, like, it would be, like, a waste ‘cause I spent so long learning French. Um, like, it would be such a waste if I didn’t go somewhere where I would need to use it, so, I think like that would be, like, really cool. Also I, like, love food and stuff so, like — obviously I’d wanna do, like, some of the touristy stuff, like, see the art museums and see the sights, but, like, I just think it’d be really cool to, like, find some, like, hidden-gem restaurants and boutiques and, like, s- just some, like, cool places, like, some bars and stuff. That would be like, kind of fun, and like, maybe, like, do — like, rent an apartment, like, live like a local for a little bit. Like, I just think that would be really fun. …

[What’s a movie you’ve seen recently?]

OK, so, the most recent movie that I’ve seen and enjoyed was [laughter] Dear Zindagi, and it’s this really great Bollywood film. And it’s just about learning to love life and it — that it’s OK to see a therapist if you need it, and, like, sometimes your ex gets engaged to his ex and, like, you can be sad, but, like, don’t let it bother you; and, like, sometimes, like, the path that’s, like, makes you, like, suffer, like, isn’t the right path. We just think we have to suffer to, like, you know, like, to do great things and stuff, and it’s just not right.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Elise Jorgensen and Jason Dernay (under supervision of Deric McNish)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/03/2018

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