25 Things You Don’t Know About Me…

1. I think the world would be a much happier place if everyone ate like I do. Come on...how can you NOT be happy if everything you eat is covered in frosting and/or sprinkles?

2. I am so competitive and simultaneously so dysfunctional when it comes to watching my daughter struggle that I actually caught myself helping her cheat on her eye exam.

3. My dirty little secret is that I’m addicted to sappy 70’s/80’s love songs. Yes, I am the one crying on the 405 while belting out Eric Carmen’s classic, All By Myself.

4. I may have a master’s degree in spiritual psychology, but the words that bring my soul the most joy are still, “Welcome to Burger King. Can I take your order?” Namaste.

5. I always feel like something big is just around the corner...I really do.

6. With all due respect to my friends who are cat owners, I am not a fan of the species in general. I need the co-dependency that only a dog can offer.

7. I am very grateful for the life I’ve created.

8. I over-react to small things and under-react to huge things...Great to have around when you’re experiencing chest pains – not so much fun when the waitress tells me they are out of the brownie sundae.

9. I am the proud mother of a hairless guinea pig named Phil, whose star quality is undeniable.

10. I am an out of the closet air drummer.

11. I am also out of the closet regarding my love of Bon Jovi and other Jersey hair bands of the 80’s.

12. I still have aol but, hey...in the words of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Imma take your grandma’s style.”

13. I am terrified of the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. TERRIFIED!

14. On a recent road trip with my daughter, I voted Adam Levin the celebrity I would most like to wrestle. I think his underarms would smell nice.

15. I have never eaten the following: (this is only a partial list) – broccoli, cauliflower, hummus, pears, beets, a knish (just think that’s a funny word – but also have never tried one) most items on a sushi menu...I could go on all night – but you get the idea.

16. I have no practical life skills, so please...eat me first if we are stranded on an island. With all the preservatives and red dye number 6 in me – I should be quite a tasty treat!

17. I believe I discovered ASMR 30 years ago while listening to my Philosophy professor speak. Was the only class I willingly attended.

18. Finding the time to meditate totally stresses me out...Hmmm

19. If I could have any one super power it would be teleportation. I keep asking my friends who work for Aerospace where we are with that...they always falsely assume I am joking.

20. I still find myself quoting Seinfeld episodes more than 20 years after the fact. Why, just the other night “I dipped, I took a chip, and then, I dipped again!”

21. I’m also the proud mother to a pug named Ceelo, who still blames me for Doug the Pug stealing his spotlight.

22. Turns out, I’m a bit over-animated when playing charades...sorry to those of you who have found out the hard way.

23. I am dedicated to becoming a better person today than I was yesterday. Fortunately, the bar has been set fairly low.

24. I never knew bats were real until I went to grad school for acting and saw one in a rehearsal hall. I honestly thought they were fictional – like vampires. Wait a minute....vampires too???

25. I may or may not exaggerate slightly when telling a story. While I will admit to enjoying dramatic effect...I did, in fact, break my knee while projectile vomiting on a small Cuban woman. Can’t make up that kind of gold. Gold, Jerry...pure gold...(please see number 20 if this reference is in question.)