I am the final Nerd in our “Meet the Nerds” series, and it is really hard to interview myself! I’m happily and proudly married to the chief Nerd, Darrin, and joined Rent-A-Nerd on a part-time basis in the fall of 2013, when we realized I had a lot of ideas that we wanted to implement. I focus on our online presence and business development. Be sure to read my article about working with your spouse here!
So, here are my responses to the “fun facts” questions:
What’s your Favorite local restaurant: It depends on my mood, though I am always in the mood to go to Martinique and Ralph’s on the Park. For special occasions, I love Clancy’s and Patois. I think a casual breakfast at Satsuma is perfect. I love Sobou for light snacks and wonderful drinks.
Star Wars or Star Trek: Star Wars (I own the entire series on DVD except for Episode I, which someone must have borrowed long-term.)
What’s your favorite Mardi Gras Krewe: I should say Orpheus, since Darrin rides in that parade. But I really love Muses and Nyx is quickly catching up!
What’s your dream vacation location: I have two—Seychelles for a tropical vacation and Istanbul for a cultural experience.
PlayStation or XBox: I haven’t played a video game since Atari. Back in the day, I loved Frogger!
Android or iPhone: Android
Favorite Saints player: Marques Colston (I am an uber-fan. I won second place in a Crazy Saints Fan contest at Morten Anderson’s Champions back in 1991. I consider that proof of my fandom. And although I didn’t go to Miami, I have been to various out-of-town Saints games and have to be really, really, really sick to miss a home game. It has happened once.)
City Park or Audubon: Audubon Park
Best poboy shop: Parkway Bakery
Do you have any pets? Three cats: Louis, Polly and Edward Scissorpaws. This is Louis. He’s a mamma’s boy, big time!
Favorite phone app: Facebook (Yes, I am addicted. I use work as my excuse.)
Microscope or Telescope: Telescope—If I had time (or maybe just planned better), I’d love to take some astronomy classes. I think this makes me a Nerd! (Also, I majored in engineering for half of my undergraduate career.)
Favorite book: The Awakening by Kate Chopin.
Bonus Fun Fact: I’m a published writer/author, with a book coming out this May, entitled Glimpses of Heaven on Earth.