What is your favorite JBS product?
I really think there's supposed to be an 'S' on the last word in the question, thus pluralizing it. How in the world can I choose just ONE favorite amongst Jenni's fabulous offerings. My favorite patterned paper line to date is Farmer's Wife. My favorite chipboard is, well all her tiny ones. Well, heck, and her big ones too. Love me some chipboard. Those tiny charms she came out with are adorable. Bingo Cards are such a classic. I am head over heels for all the paints and inks. Love me some JBS, yes I do.
What countries have you traveled to?
I have lived in Honduras and Guatemala (and the United States, of course.) I've also traveled to Mexico and Puerto Rico. If I had a bucket list, I think I would put "visiting all the Spanish speaking countries in the world" on it. I think that would be a fun goal.
What literary character do you identify with the most?
I do not identify with a literary character so much as an entire book. I adore "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee and read it almost every year. It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, and I believe it makes me a better person. I think a quality piece of literature is one that affects how you live your life.
What are you really bad at?
I am directionally impaired. If there is a wrong way to go then I will go there. Thankfully, my son did not inherit my disability and is often my saving grace in grocery store parking lots.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Coke. I am too old to drink as much Coke as I do. Just go ahead and hook me up to an IV. Glass Bottled is the best, preferably from Mexico. That stuff will bring tears to your eyes. Next up is the classic can. Then McD's drive through. After that it starts getting not as special, but I'll usually take what I can get. I need help.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a child I wanted to be a teacher. I used to hold classes for my stuffed animals (I didn't play with baby dolls). Sometimes, my cats would even provide me with a live audience. I am so very lucky to be a teacher today. Ithink everyone would be blessed if they had such lovely attainable dreams.
Have you ever done anything illegal?
I used to get more speeding tickets than is acceptable. Thankfully, the men in blue have broken me of this horrible habit. Now when I see marked vehicles, my heart drops to my toes and I slam on my breaks only to realize that I was already going ten miles below the speed limit.
Where did you live in 1987?
In 1987 I was a teenager living in my parents' home in Overstreet. This is a tiny dot on the map in the pinewoods of North Florida, nested on the Intercoastal Waterway and approximately six miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Not a bad place to grow up. Not bad at all.
What is the Best TV Show Ever Created?
This would be a tie between Northern Exposure and Ali McBeal. I watched them both religiously and mourned their passing. I'm not sure if there's anything so good on these days as I pretty much only watch what my son watches now and I'm not going to comment on his choices in television. OK, I will, but only the positives. River Monsters, Python Hunters, Mythbusters, and Man Versus Food are all pretty good shows. I also will admit to liking iCarly, Victorious, and Big Time Rush. There, I'm done.
When was the last time you wore panty hose?
I can't even recall. Shudder