Starting in our June magazines, we’ll have a new section called “On Advocatemag.com …” In it, we’ll expand on popular blog posts and let you know what the top posts of the month were, give notice of upcoming web-related contests (and there are some really great ones coming up), profile Advocate bloggers, run great reader comments and more.
This month, we kicked off the new section by profiling a Facebook fan from each neighborhood. We couldn’t run all the questions we asked them — and there were some great answers we had to cut for space reasons — so we thought we’d run each interview in its entirety here on our blogs.
If you want to be the subject of a future Facebook fan profile, go to our Facebook page, fan us if you haven’t already, and just post “I want to be a Facebook fan profile.” We’ll take it from there.
And now, our inaugural Facebook fan profile:
Leslie Clay lives in Lake Highlands with her husband of 26 years, Jeff, and she has two sons, Alex and Will. She’s chief development officer for Hope Cottage Pregnancy & Adoption Center, despite childhood aspirations to be either a TV reporter or orchestral arranger.
What’s a little known fact about you?
I was voted Class Grouch of my high school class, as was my father and my brother. My mom says it is a genetic defect from my father’s side of the family.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
It’s embarrassing – why would I tell that?
What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
Either an opera singer or a rock star.
What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
Be a good dancer.
What’s your most treasured possession?
I drive a black two-seater Pontiac Solstice convertible that I have nicknamed the Batmobile. I am young, thin and blonde in that car. If the sun is shining and it is above 40 degrees, the top is down!
What’s your strangest or most random Facebook Friend connection?
I actually started a Facebook page called “I Once Lived in Hobbs” (am Dallas born, but raised in Hobbs – a small town in southeast New Mexico). Anyway, through Facebook I have been able to get back in touch with kids I babysat for, former teachers, etc.
What’s one question you think other Facebook Fans could help you answer?
What is the appeal of all those games like Mafia and Zoo?
If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland?
A lot like a small town and a lot warmer than Newfoundland.
Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
Sam’s. Because I have raised two boys and sometimes you just need to buy in bulk. Tom Thumb for the rest of the stuff and Central Market for specialty items and their BREAD!
What brings a smile to your face every time?
Driving the Batmobile, top down and ’60s music or the “Glee” soundtrack blaring on the radio.
What item in your closet is most humiliating?
My mother would probably say that the state of my closet should be the most humiliating thing!
What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago?
My trimmer body.
What do you love about the age you’re at now?
Being over 50 (cough, cough), you get sort of a liberated feeling — the kids are grown, you don’t have to cook supper if you don’t want to, only have to consider my husband when making plans. Girlfriends — some of whom I have known since I was 3 — are more available for fun.
What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
Lifeguard for a family whose kids were aged 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 11 (and some of those kids are Facebook friends now), movie gopher, training director for the computer systems at InterFirst Bank. Sales assistant at a fabric store – and I can’t sew a lick. I also worked for a clothing store – pretty much just turned my paychecks over to them.
What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website?
Shoes.com, except I don’t feel guilty at all for shoes. A girl’s feet gotta look good!
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Always stay sober, you never know who you are going to run into.”
What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally?
Snakes and heights, though I figure both of those fears are rational
Who is your hero and why?
My parents. They did OK raising my brother and I — and believe me, it wasn’t an easy job.
Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world?
Why or why not? Are you kidding – see the fear question!
Do you have an benign confessions to make?
I have known for several decades that chocolate just HAD to be good for you. I stand vindicated!
When did you realize you were no longer a child?
I always wanted to be an adult, even as a child, so I never noticed childhood slipping away.