Name one thing you absolutely cannot live without:
Even though I'm trying to break the habit, I cannot live without my hairspray. I used to be the Aqua-Net queen, and I'm starting to use less and less of it now. I also cannot live without chocolate; homemade chocolate-chip cookies out of the oven are one of the best things ever invented. A good cup of coffee is something I have no problem spending five bucks on at Starbucks. Gee, that's three things — sorry about that.
Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
I think I've had many tremendous influences on my life. Each career move I've made, as well as people I've met along the way, has made a difference in how I view the world and my life. I've had wonderful teachers and fantastic friends that I can call upon whenever I need advice or guidance. Naming just one person would not be possible since I have such a wonderful network of friends and family that continue to provide me with support and encouragement.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Ottawa, Canada. Love the hockey.
Name your favorite author and/or book?
Pat Conroy is my favorite author. "Prince of Tides" is my favorite book. I also have a fondness for "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was one of those books that I re-read after high school and bought my own copy of.
What was your first car?
Toyota Corolla. It was the first car I learned how to drive, and I took it with me to Houston, Texas when I moved there. Had those wheels for close to 15 years — I'm a big fan of the Toyota product.
Your favorite movie of all time?
I have to admit now that I'm a weather gal, I have a fondness for "Groundhog Day." I adore Bill Murray. I can also recite scenes from "When Harry Met Sally." I could watch that movie over and over.
What is one thing viewers would never guess about you?
I still sleep with a teddy bear...but don't tell anyone ok?