Thank you, From My Hart, for the challenge. I am definitely up for this, as it’s something fun and different from what I normally post, so thank you for getting me away of my regular posts.
Here are 5 Random Things About Me…
#1—I was totally obsessed with Mick Jagger and Some Girls as a teenager
I actually own two incarnations of this album: the one on the right was the first version the Stones put out with wigs and then cutouts with faces. They apparently used celebs without their permission and had to redo the cover. When they did, they took out the faces and put “not available” or left it blank (on the left). My friend, Lee, and I played the Stones over and over, pined over Mick Jagger, and drove all our friends crazy with Rolling Stones trivia. I finally saw Jagger and the Stones on back-to-back nights in my twenties at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
#2—I cry a lot.
A sad or touching Hallmark movie, a really good book, watching my kids do something amazing (Matt’s golf or Ellie’s dancing), a sentimental card or song on the radio, a sweet older person, beautiful poetry, a precious baby or toddler, writing a character, lost friendships…there are more, but you get the gist from these examples that…
I’m a total weeper.
#3—I am done with big-mouth celebrities.
For many years, I loved celebrities and the Oscars. I used to have an Oscar party every year, basically since 1993. Those days are done. I am tired of celebrities as a whole thinking they need to tell us what to think, how to act, and that they might know better than we do. I am tired of the mean-spirited posts on social media that I see.
My love affair with them ended a few years ago, but the past two years have made me pay no mind to them at all.
Do not hand me a copy of People magazine. I have no interest.
#4—I really love hats.
I wish hats were worn like they were back in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and even in the 1960s.
The best iconic hat wearers, in my opinion, are Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, and Michelle Dockery (Mary from Downton Abbey).
#5—I adore my family, my parents, and I think my in-laws are pretty fantastic, too.
This pic’s a few years old…but…
I consider myself blessed to have these wonderful people in my life. I am so lucky to have family who are loving, helpful, and are always there to lend an ear.
Stephanie Verni is Professor of Business Communication at Stevenson University and is the author of Inn Significant, Baseball Girl, and Beneath the Mimosa Tree. Along with her colleagues Leeanne Bell McManus and Chip Rouse, she is a co-author of Event Planning: Communicating Theory and Practice, published by Kendall-Hunt.