Meet a Westsider:
Hilary Sension-Gates

Profession/Occupation... Profession/Occupation... Owner of Personal Velocity Full Figure Consignment.

What I like most about the Westside is... my neighbors. Especially Shelley, the owner of Swish.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... our own recycling center!

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... I liked both “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: the Golden Era.” The costumes are such eye candy and I loved the story!

The worst advice I’ve ever gotten was... Spend now, pay later!

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Frida Kahlo, I'm inspired by her ability to fight through tragedy and pain and use its affects to fuel the creation of art.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... West Yellowstone for a week-long camping trip! I love sleeping outside, getting filthy dirty, eating campfire foods and being far away from radios, the Internet and deadlines!

My favorite childhood memory is... My sister and I found an abandoned shopping cart and decided to start riding it to school. She wore roller blades and I sat in the shopping cart with our books and bags. We'd lock it up at the bike rack and then ride it back home. It lasted a few weeks, but my parents eventually received a phone call from our guidance counselor.

My favorite spring pastime is... Grilling! I grill just about everything other than salad!

Something good I’ve read is.. “Naked,” by David Sedaris. He has a great sense of humor. He makes me laugh about things I probably shouldn’t laugh about.

My pet peeve is... all the junk mail I receive that ends up in the recycling bin!

If I won the lottery, I’d... build an all green, sustainable house. Buy a house for my Mother here in Colorado. Donate a lot of it to animal shelters, and have a beautiful garden!

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