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Sep. 10th, 2011

Me and Erika SSW 2008

Writer's Block: American idol

What is the one song you must sing at karaoke?
My girls from London and I always sing Madonna's Like a Prayer during Karaoke. We sang it for the first time at the Manor pub in Eastcote, London, UK, and each time we karaoke, we sing it!

Feb. 8th, 2011

ErikaEmmys

Writer's Block: The start of something wonderful

What is your favorite opening line of a book, and why?

Definitely, absolutely, without a doubt the first line of Pride and Prejudice! "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." That sets up the entire novel, and starts an unforgettable journey into the world of Jane Austen, and her heroine, Elizabeth Bennet.

Sep. 26th, 2010

ErikaEmmys

Writer's Block: Boldly going

Which fictional world would you choose to visit, and why?


If I could visit any fictional place, it would totally be the lovely world of Star Trek the Next Generation. Or seaQuest. Yeah, I'm a total sci-fi loser.

Apr. 18th, 2010

ErikaEmmys

Writer's Block: Turn and face the strain

What is the biggest major life change you've made in the past five years? Do you think it was positive, negative, or neutral?

The most major life change I've made in the last five years is definitely moving to Florida and I feel like it was a negative change. I feel like the last two years of my life have been wasted, in a place I can't stand, in a job that is okay, but so far from what I want to do with my life. It's all stagnant, and I think it's time for another major move.

Mar. 13th, 2010

ErikaEmmys

Writer's Block: Kids or child-free?

Whether you've chosen to have children or live child-free, how and when did you (or will you) reach this decision? If you're in a relationship, did you (or will you) decide separately or together?

I've always seemed to know that I don't want children. It wasn't that my childhood was horrible, or that I hate kids, I've just never felt the need to have them. It is a decision that is continually challenged by my background because no one in my family has ever made that choice, and my religious background is very fixated on getting married and producing children for the church. I don't know why I decided to not have children, or even when. I just always knew it was not something for me. Even my list of things to accomplish by the time I'm sixty doesn't include having children.

Nov. 13th, 2009

Classic BnB

Writer's Block: Here's looking at you

What is your all-time favorite, romantic movie scene? What about it speaks to you?

In honor of the anniversary, which is today... I would have to say my all-time favorite romantic movie scene is the last scene of An Affair to Remember. When Cary Grant finally realizes why Deborah Kerr couldn't make it to the Empire State Building, he breaks down and she breaks down. It's so unbelievably heart wrenching and tender. There are two people who love each other more than anything and they think they can't be together. Then, in those last wonderful moments, they come back together and you just know they lived happily ever after...

Makes me cry every time.

Sep. 7th, 2009

ErikaEmmys

Writer's Block: Top of the Charts

What's the most-played song in your music library?
The most played song, according to my iTunes library, is John Denver's "Leaving On a Jet Plane." I love this song, apparently. LOL.

Actually, it doesn't really surprise me that this is the most played song in my library. I love John Denver. His music makes me nostalgic and sad, but at the same time, fills me up with...peace.

Sep. 2nd, 2009

ErikaEmmys

Writer's Block: And the Apple Goes To

Who is/was your favorite teacher in school?
I have two. The first is Mrs. Nurek from elementary school. She taught me that reading was fun and showed me how passionate I am about it. I have a degree in English and am currently writing my novel because of her.

And the second is Coach Koenings. She absolutely one-hundred percent changed my life and I wouldn't be who I am without knowing her. She is still my favorite person in the entire world and even though it's been over a year since I've seen her, I know that when I do get to see her again, nothing will change. She is my "therapist," my friend and always, my Coach.

Aug. 15th, 2009

Me and Erika SSW 2008

Writer's Block: Confidence Booster

What do you wear to feel confident?
I wear hats. I love them. They make me feel pretty and it's hard to not smile whenever I wear one!

Aug. 9th, 2009

Me and Erika SSW 2008

Writer's Block: Unlikely Benefactor

Congratulations! You won a million dollars but you have to give it all away. How will you distribute the money?
All of it would be separated for three charities:

1. Save the Manatees
2. William Holden Wildlife Foundation
3. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer research

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