Life’s Playlist……St. Elmo’s Fire by John Parr

st-elmos-fire

Life’s Playlist……St. Elmo‘s Fire by John Parr

Tuesday 10 ~ Amy Woods

TuesdayAmy Woods is a writer’s writer.  With a vast record of great work, she has documented many of the area’s most important stories and events.

In my line of work, one of the best compliments you can give a reporter is to say they are “trusted.”  Amy Woods is a “trusted” reporter.

Documenting what’s important, what’s fun, what’s happening and what you need to know, Amy Woods is one of the best around.

Check out Amy’s latest work at her site www.northcountycurrent.com

Thank you Amy Woods for taking part in the Tuesday 10 and for your dedication to the profession of journalism.

1)Excluding family members, who inspires you?  Architects and nature photographers: They manifest the world around us and provoke our humanity.

2)What is your guilty pleasure?  Sex and the City re-runs.  316624_2302755255693_1348533503_n

3)If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say?  The late, great Capt. Tony Tarracino, for giving a 21-year-old ingénue respect, courage, thick skin and freakin’ awesome quotes.

4)What is your favorite sandwich?  Tomato.

5)What is the best professional advice you ever received?  Write what you know.

6)As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story?  “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.”

7)Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for?  Michael Dukakis.

8)What is the one career achievement you are most proud of?  Interviewing Clarence Clemons at his home on Singer Island.

9)If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?  Ernest Hemingway, for the sake of probing his brilliance as a writer and re-living his incredible experiences in Key West.

10)What is the best meal you ever ate?  The old-school, kitchen-table, felt-like-I-was-10-years-old again one with my parents the night my father died.

Tuesday Ten ~ Melissa Montes

TuesdayMelissa (Mel) Montes appeared in my life almost three years ago.  It was by circumstance that we were put together as she was the Advertising Account Rep my company was using when I was hired.   Mel and I hit it off immediately.

At our first meeting I noticed the tattoo on her wrist, Phil 4:13, the scripture read at my mother’s funeral just a few months earlier, from that moment Mel had a place in my heart.

Mel left the agency we use for advertising almost a year ago, but she continues to be in my heart.  While we don’t talk as often as we used to, I will always have her back and I know she has mine, we keep up through Facebook and Blog posts.

Today it is my pleasure to feature my friend, Mel Montes as the Tuesday 10 respondent….

1)    Excluding family members, who inspires you? My friends. All for different reasons. I know amazing fathers, ambitious mothers, hard-workers, risk takers and people of faith 183496_10150200379878332_2522993_nand all of them inspire me in their quest to find fulfillment.

2)    What is your guilty pleasure? Us weekly mag, reality TV and re-reading 50 shades (I know).

3)    If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say? I couldn’t pick just one- so I would say “my village” bc everyone that is in my life plays a vital role in me accomplishing my goals.

4)    What is your favorite sandwich? Turkey and swiss on wheat with yellow mustard.

5)    What is the best professional advice you ever received?  No job defines you and no position is going to be the perfect position. Learn what you can and move on when it is time.

6)    As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story? I had a children’s bible with beautiful photographs that we would read from- amazing!

7)    Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for? Bush. Sigh.

8)    What is the one career achievement you are most proud of? Starting over after being laid off.

9)    If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why? Edward Cullen, Christian Grey or Dex Thaler. All fictional men from my fav chick lit books!

10) What is the best meal you ever ate? The lobster and asparagus omelette at the Bellagio. YUM