Things we have been talking about...
(Well, not quite 20, but here are a few I was asked to answer for my DJ page...)
Growing up I always wanted to be: An actress/singer/dancer, or marriage counselor
Nicknames I’ve had: Lala (from the family) and Chaka in high school when I had some BIG hair
I have always wanted to try: sleeping for 8 hours in a row, I hear it's heaven. :)
I would love to have lunch with: The Dalai Lama, Simon Cowell, Barack Obama, and Prince
My favorite TV shows are: The Sopranos (I can't stand violence and I still LOVE this show!) and American Idol..can't help it!!!
3 things I can't live without: My son, music, a way to learn something new
When I am not at work I can be found: running around doing Mommy stuff
The best thing about my job is: talking with people about things that really matter in their life, who they love, who they can't live without, how they see the world and why. And of course,,,playing music. :)
Favorite artists or group: Prince, Chaka, Patti LaBelle. This is always the hardest question for me, because my list of what I love could go on for days!!!!!
Favorite quote: "Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground" Jalauddin Rumi
What's in your CD player: Either "The Time" Megamix from Michael Erickson or A "Music Together" CD from my sons music class. I cant remember which one.
Favorite vacation spot: At the edge of the ocean anywhere or in a grove of redwood trees.
Things that annoy me: People who are oblivious to how their actions affect others
I've always loved music. When I was little I used to tape my favorite songs off the radio and played them for anyone who would listen. In 1987, I got my first job on the air. Two years later I got my big break at KMEL in San Francisco. I am especially proud of the work we did to bring awareness to the Stop the Violence movement.
My favorite part about being on the air is playing dedications. I love to help create memories.
My greatest joy is my son. I can't believe how fast he has grown already!!!
My son when he was 2 years old
People who have inspired me... Rev. Cecil Williams by his work in the community and his ability to bring people together. My high school drama teacher, Dave Motroni who gave me a safe place to make mistakes.
Trivial facts about my high school days...
*I knew all of the words to "Roxanne , Roxanne"
*I saw Purple Rain at least once a week while it was in the theaters
*I was voted Most Dramatic in my senior class (I'm still wishing for that Academy/Tony award any day now...)
Musical Quote: "Making love and music's the only things worth fighting 4" Prince
There are a couple of websites I find myself going back to year after year. The first one,,,you may be familiar with their "Turkey Hotline"
If you are in the middle of things, and need some assitance, you can always call 1-800-Butterball and they will walk you through it.
They have videos that show you how to roast, baste and slice. Plus their FAQ's include questions about where to stick the thermometer,,, (not in any part of your irritating relatives anatomy, just so you know...)
I use this next one year round, but they are especially helpful for side dishes you might only make once a year so you can't remember a certain ingredient. I like the recipe reviews people give, because they tell how it worked, how difficult it was and how they might have modified the recipe. (Click the logo to go to their webpage)