10 Fun Facts

  1. I ran hurdles (Much later in life, I held the official stopwatch on the racer who eventually broke my school record!).
  2. I attended game 4 of the 2004 World Series live, watching the Red Sox make history!
  3. My kids are all named after ALIAS characters + baseball players.
  4. I was the only girl on the boys’ swim team for one year in high school.
  5. I also played softball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.
  6. I play the trumpet and piano (though neither very well anymore!).
  7. I enjoy any event that requires a costume.
  8. I don’t eat eggs (except in fried rice) or anything that looks like mayonnaise or ranch.
  9. I rarely rewatch movies or TV episodes.
  10. I’m 100 percent night owl and 0 percent early bird.

  On Stage

My third-grade teacher (a middle-grade author) introduced me to the love of theater (and obviously encouraged a love of books!). But from the age of ten to thirty-eight, other things crowded out that space in my life. Thanks to my son and the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, I found inspiration to dive back in after almost three decades. Here are some favorite moments from then and now.

2019–Mrs. Wormwood in “Matilda”
1988–Annie in “Annie Get Your Gun”
2018–“Hello, Dolly”
2019–Mrs. Wormwood in “Matilda”
With my inspiration, Jack (2018–Jeremy Potts in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”)
2019–Emily Hobbs in “Elf”
1989–Rosie in “Bye Bye, Birdie”
2018–“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”
2019–Mrs. Wormwood in “Matilda”
2019–Emily Hobbs in “Elf”
2019–War Paint
2019–Emily Hobbs in “Elf”

  Top 10 Things That Are 10/10

  1. Baseball (especially the Boston Red Sox)
  2. S’mores (as is or s’mores donuts, s’mores ice cream, s’mores truffles, you get the idea)
  3. Bright colors
  4. Board games
  5. Turkish food (followed closely by pineapple fried rice)
  6. Pixar movies
  7. Chai
  8. John Williams film scores
  9. The MCU
  10. Dr. Pepper

  My Favorite TV Shows of All Time

  1. ALIAS
  2. Arrested Development
  3. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  4. 30 Rock
  5. 24
  6. WandaVision
  7. This Is Us
  8. LOST
  9. Orange Is the New Black
  10. Dawson’s Creek
  11. I Love Lucy