When you follow a blogger, you never reallllyyy know about them. So I figured I’d take this opportunity to show you some of the things that I love and what makes me, me! Below are a couple of fun questions so my followers, readers, and fellow mommies can get to know me on a more personal basis.
What is your favorite food?
Really any Thai food, it’s in my blood! But if I had to have one meal for the rest of my life it’d be Panang Curry and Spring Rolls!
Favorite book of all time?/movie?
I honestly don’t have one. I’m actually ridiculously easy to please when it comes to books and movies. I can enjoy everything from Dumb and Dumber to Schindler’s List… and I’ve read Harry Potter and Atlas Shrugged (okay – I didn’t make it ALL the way through that one!) If it entertains me and takes me away for a few hours, it has done its job!
What’s your favorite thing about your career?
It’s different every single day, and you’re always encouraged to use your creativity so there’s lots of laughing involved on a daily basis. Plus, I get to try out almost every single product I talk about on The Lifestyle List and that’s definitely a plus!!
Why did you choose your profession?
Honestly, it was the perfect mix of challenging and fun. I’ve worked behind the scenes in production and on-camera too and I must say every job has been exciting, challenging and rewarding. Television has always intrigued me, I love the idea of taking a concept, planning how you can make it “visual,” writing it, shooting it and editing it to make a complete story. Writing has always been something I was interested in and I’m a pretty outgoing person. So, it seemed only natural to choose a profession that blended storytelling and performing!
What’s your favorite place you’ve visited?
In the US, San Francisco. Amazing food, great weather and beautiful scenery.
Internationally, Thailand. We went for our Honeymoon to Bangkok and Phuket. Such a blast! Plus it gave me the chance to visit family there and see my grandmother once more before she passed away.
What was your first job?
Babysitting the neighborhood kids. I also worked at a doctor’s office with my best friend doing data entry, not the most exciting job, but we had a so much fun doing it together.
How did you and your husband meet?
We met on the first day of 9th grade! I remember it was our Biology class and there weren’t enough desks in the classroom for all the kids. So, they put some of us at a lab table in the back. He sat right across from me at the lab table and we talked the whole class. Been friends ever since <3 Started dating in college.
Are you a morning or night person?
Morning person all the way! I like to wake up a couple hours before everyone else in the house so I can do… well, whatever I want! I drink my coffee, catch up on my shows, fold laundry and clean the house. Yes, I’m crazy, but I actually enjoy that peaceful “me-time” in the morning and by the time the kids wake up I’m ready to concentrate on them and have a fun breakfast together without anything weighing on me. I don’t like cleaning, but I do love a clean house.
What’s something many people don’t know about you?
I can NOT handle blood or anything to do with blood. You know the scene in Scary Movie, toward the end, when the guys keep stabbing each other? Yeah, that actually makes me physically nauseous. I cut my finger once while cutting lemons at a restaurant where I was a server. It took about 10 seconds before I passed out right there in the kitchen. In fact, I’ve passed out while donating blood, when someone stepped on my foot and it started bleeding, and also once when I was volunteering at a veterinary clinic during a cat surgery.
What motivates you to be successful?
It’s funny how our definitions of “successful” change so much over time. Of course, you want to make decent money and be proud of what you do day in and day out. But nowadays I’m all about expanding my skill set. One thing that’s so great about working in television is that there’s a record of everything I’ve done. It’s so cool to be able to go back to my first few interviews or read scripts I wrote back in the day. It gives you a rare chance to go back in time and SEE what kind of improvements you’ve made professionally and where you can still get better. Now I’m always in the mode of thinking, “How can I do this differently? What have I not done before?” It’s good to keep challenging yourself and keep things moving all the time.