What is your chief characteristic?
Genuine, Loyal, Honest. I hope that is what others see in me.
What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Authenticity; I’m drawn to people that are real.
Who is your favorite fiction character?
Ignatius J. Reilly in John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces”
Who is your favorite non-fiction character?
What is the best thing you have ever won?
I had to think really hard about this. I think I won a stamp once.
What did your mother always tell you?
Once when my brother was being critical of something I was wearing she told him, “You don’t get taste until you are 14.” It was funny to me then and still is.
What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
To do my own hair color—not smart. It turned out neon orange. My kids were traumatized, but I’m sure they will love to tell the story for years.
What is your favorite food?
It’s a toss-up between BBQ and Mexican.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I have always wanted to sing.
What movie do you love to watch repeatedly?
I think “Forrest Gump” is a brilliant movie.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Probably when I had to go to work with my beautiful neon orange hair. That will teach you how to laugh at yourself.
What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
I don’t watch a lot of TV, but lately I have been finding the time to watch “Decoded” on the History Channel.
What is the last book you read?
“Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout
What is your theme song?
“I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor