Hello Flea Market Style friends! Our weekly team member profiles are appearing in no particular order (though Ki generously suggested I hit the lineup early to coincide with the launch of my web site and blog. More on that later!)
So here I am, splayed bare by the details!
HOME BASE: Minneapolis
FMS JOB: Blogger, contributor, project-builder, utility player.
"FROM": Williston, N.D.
BEDSIDE READING: A pile of Wall Street Journal clippings and "Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity" by Michael Lewis. Ex-business journalists like me never die, they just shift their interest to nighttime reading."
WOULD SAVE IF THE HOUSE WERE ON FIRE: "Besides family and pets? The door jamb that charts our daughter's growth!"
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Sanding deglosser, E-6000 glue, western boots and beautiful fabrics.
ON iPOD: "This presumes I can operate one. I am still trying to prove myself worthy of my smart phone."
FAMILY: Husband, Terry, and daughter Beret Claire, 16, both notably fabulous.
PETS: Rescue cats (Tony) Oliva, 23, and (Joe) Mauer, 17, both notably lazy. (Details for the curious: Yes, Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer was not in the major leagues when this cat was born. They were renamed from the dubious monikers 'Skittles' and 'Misty' when adopted.")
FAVORITE NONPROFIT: Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME: In the woods during tick season.
GUILTY PLEASURE: Old Law & Order reruns with a glass of Chardonnay.
DAILY UNIFORM: Jeans and boots/grown-up clothes for meetings with decor clients.
STARTS THE DAY: With startribune.com and two fingers of French roast.
NEVER LEAVES THE HOUSE WITHOUT: iPhone, tape measure, paint fan decks, rope and a list of estate sales.
NO ONE WOULD GUESS: "I am a sub-par seamstress. Oh wait, everybody knows that! No one would guess that after a great ride as a working journalist on metropolitan dailies for almost three decades, I am having even more fun now."
FAVORITE QUOTE I TRY TO LIVE: "There are two kinds of people. Those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group. There is less competition there." -- Indira Ghandi.
Thanks for reading! Stand by for more profiles! And remember, the spring edition of Flea Market Style is only three months away!