Once a month, we like to give our readers the chance to get to know one of our team members by shining the spotlight on them. Here’s our spotlight for this month.
1. When is your birthday?
September 10th. What’s up my fellow Virgos?!
2. What has been your favorite birthday party to date?
Probably my third birthday because I had three birthday parties in one year. Barney in Warren, Ark., Chuck-E-Cheese in Memphis, Tenn., and Lion King in Morgan City, La. all in one year!
3. What is the best birthday gift you’ve ever received?
On my 16th birthday, my parents gave me a Nikon D40. Not only did they give me the really nice camera, but they got all of the accessories I could have imagined. I still have and use it to this day.
4. Do you have any birthday traditions? If so, what are they?
My family always goes to dinner. Our tradition is that whoever’s birthday it is, gets to pick the place without anyone else complaining. I’ve picked Nagasaki Inn every year for as long as I can remember.
4. Have you ever had a surprise birthday party?
I’ve had two. I’m not entirely sure why though, because I hate surprises… but my friends (with the help of my Mom) threw one for my 18th and 21st birthdays.
5. Are birthday celebrations important to you?
Being able to celebrate, big or small, is important! Your definition of celebrating is key. Another year of life should always be something worth celebrating though!
6. What is your ideal birthday like?
From start to finish… sleeping in, lots of coffee, reading with a side of pet snuggles, maybe throw in some cheese fries or cotton candy (not both, though!), then dinner with my close family and friends.
7. What do you want your birthday to be like next year?
I don’t have any huge expectations, but I will be turning 28 so I’ll expect the following year to be fantastic. I’ve always had the idea in my head that 23 and 28 are supposed to be really great ages and I guess I never let go of the idea.