What was your first 'real' job?
Well, if by real you mean I did work and got paid, then my first profession was as a babysitter. I started when I was 11 and I had a toddler and an infant. I was paid $1 per hour per kid.
The first job I had where some guy named 'FICA' was involved, was Burger King. I got a work permit when I was still 15 and had to take the bus. I made $2.75 an hour and wore a uniform.
I worked for a couple of different Burger King's and eventually got fired. I hated my job and stopped reporting for my shifts on time...like hours late.
But not a lot of people consider fast food a 'real' job, so I guess the next one was retail at Fashion Bug.
I liked it and I got a discount. Trouble with that one was, they didn't promote from within. Every time a new manager would be brought in, I had to train her. There's something very wrong with that.
Soup: Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Anywhere!!! I'm really into trees right now...I find myself wanting to pull over and take photographs all the time. Sometimes, I actually do! Here's an example of a tree near my house, I took this last week before all the leaves fell off and blew into my doorway!
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when...
I am embarrassed when my nephew 'eats my pretzel'. Let me explain. I have tattoo on my left ankle of a peace sign. When he was very young, all on his own, out of the blue one day, my nephew says "I gonna eat-eat you pretzel, Aunt BeccA!" His mom an I just looked at each other with a puzzled look and then he proceeded to get down on the floor and pretend eat my peace sign tattoo. It's precious and funny and somewhat embarrassing for some reason! I'm so glad he only does this at their house LOL I think it's totally funny! He still does it even though he's older now, but now he grabs my entire foot (even if I'm walking) and makes this chomping noise too. Sometimes he's so excited he kinda uses his teeth a little, but he does not bite me. It's just funny! I don't know why it embarrasses me, but it does a little. I always 'yell' at him, "Ahh! Don't you eat my pretzel, that's my pretzel!!" But of course that just gets him more excited to do it! Kids....
What values did your parents instill in you?
Well, my father was/is a bit on the racial side, so I won't bother repeating his values.
My momma on the other hand, thank the good Lord up in heaven, is a woman of God and the best thing she ever gave me was working very hard and sending me to Christian private school during 1st through 5th grades. The foundation I received from that time has lasted my whole life through! Thanks mommasita!
Name 3 fads from your teenage years:
1. Big hair...it came in many forms: Mall hair, rock n' roll hair....
2. Tight rolled pant legs, just fold a flap over and roll at least twice!
3. Concert T-shirts and jeans. Of course, this shall never go out of style!!!