Personalities Plus — Gloria Ortega

What’s your idea of a perfect day?
“Just kicking back, not worrying about your work being completed at the end of the day.”

What did you think about on Sept. 11?
“Thought it was a very sad day. Never thought something like that would happen in the United States of America. “

What is your theme song?
“ ‘What a Wonderful World.’ ”

What do you think about Portales?
“I love Portales. It’s a great place to live.”

What’s your favorite TV show, past?
“ ‘L.A. Law.’ ”

Who is your favorite entertainer?
“George Lopez.”

What’s so great about your favorite sport?
“The competition.”

Tell us about a time you cried:
“When the Cowboys lost.”

Tell us about a happy time:
“When I got my degree with my grandchildren.”

What was your most embarrassing moment?
“Getting lost at the airport.”

Tell us a story about your childhood:
“My childhood days were just wonderful. I did a lot of role-playing as a teacher.”

Tell us a story about your mom or dad:
“My mom was the greatest mom in the world. She was always there for us and she made the best chile.”

What do you envision your life being like in 10 years?
“Retired.”

If money were no object, what would you do to make the world a better place?
“Provide homes for everybody and free medical services.”

Who is your hero and why?
“God. He’s always there for me.”

Tell us about your greatest individual accomplishment:
“Receiving the associate of arts degree.”

If I could do anything, I would …
“create jobs for everybody.”

What is your greatest fear?
“War.”

What is your greatest hope?
“Peace in the world.”

What is your favorite taste?
“Banana cream pie.”

What is your favorite smell?
“Green chile and tortillas.”

Tell us about a time you were afraid:
“When the war started.”

What’s your favorite part about your job?
“I get to meet lots of people and work with children.”

Tell us about your first date:
“It was a failure.”

Tell us how you met your spouse:
“At the movies.”

— Compiled by Loretta Kos