What is your karaoke song of choice?
Love Shack (B-52s); you don’t have to sound good you’re only required to have fun with your friends
What is your favorite movie line?
What isn’t my favorite movie line?? My kids and I love movies and we quote them all the time (in context with the current situation, of course.)
I see a yellow cab and gleefully announce: “The yellow ones don’t stop!” (Elf)
Something gets muddy: “Put it in the wash. It’ll be grand!” (Leap Year)
My proudest moment was when my oldest son came home from school at the age of 12 and FINALLY wanted to watch The Princess Bride. Both my boys refused
to watch the movie with me for years. Too girly. Then, a teacher announced the class was going to watch and he wanted to know what was going to
happen before everyone else. What joy! Family night and dinner in front of the TV watching their faces as I quoted every line in my head.
Prince Humperdinck: “Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding
to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it. I’m swamped.” (The delivery is priceless!)
What was your first job?
Sales Associate at Sanger Harris/Foley’s/Macey’s. When I was a kid, I would get so grossed out cleaning the table after dinner. I couldn’t stand
to touch other people’s plates etc. My dad would joke that he was going to get me a job bussing tables when I turned 16. So, of course, I secured
a job in retail (fashion accessories) before my 16th birthday and started the weekend after my birthday. This was probably my dad’s
intent all along.
Favorite childhood memory:
Camping with the family. Every outing was a true adventure: I learned to fish, ride horses, pitch a tent, ride the rapids and so much more. No
camping trip was complete without a rain shower and instructions NOT to touch the inside wall of the tent. There was always homemade hot chocolate
and card games or dominos. Traditionally, there would be at least one mishap such as accidentally “casting” a hat into the lake with the fishhook.
But there was no permanent damage and we all have great memories.