We periodically profile a neighborhood resident who’s also a fan of our Facebook page. If you’re not a fan, become one now … we give away loads of free stuff, nearly every day. And, if you’re interested in answering a bunch of goofy questions and being featured in an upcoming profile, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in the subject line “I want to be a Facebook fan profile” and tell me what neighborhood you live in.
In the October issues is Kessler Park neighbor Cynthia Paine-Drennan, 38, a residential real estate specialist. She and her husband, Mark, have three dogs, Stubbie, Hurshie and Happie Drennan.
What’s a little known fact about you? I play a lot of poker.
What’s your most embarrassing moment? I went on a listing appointment on one of the most beautiful homes and the owner asked me if he needed to do anything as far as getting the house ready and I said the only thing I see is your floors are a little dirty and you need to clean them. He said, “I didn’t know how to tell you but you have been tracking something.” I looked at my shoes and I had dog poop all over them.
What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences? I love, absolutely LOVE, what I do. But if I could, I would love to be a personal shopper.
What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will? Be a contestant on “The Price is Right”.
What makes you laugh out loud? Ben Stiller in “Meet The Parents”.
What’s your most treasured possession? I have a crystal pitcher that survived a grand piano falling on it during the 1900 Galveston hurricane that my father gave me for my birthday.
What did you want to be when you grew up? An anesthesiologist.
What’s one question you think other Facebook fans could help you answer? What are some good iPhone apps?
If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be? Hattie’s in Bishop Arts, if I was guaranteed not to gain a pound!
How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland? Oak Cliff a.k.a. “The OC”, is one of the most beautiful areas in the DFW Metroplex with all of the hills, trees and of course the magnificent homes.
Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why? I am not allowed to go to the grocery store (apparently I spend too much money), but my husband goes to Kroger on Cedar Springs for the “manager specials”.
What brings a smile to your face every time? Watching my dogs interact.
What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago? I had more time back then to have children.
What do you love about the age you’re at now? I can still attend happy hours for the 20s and 30s crowd.
What are some jobs you’ve held in the past? I was the greeter at Tom McCann Shoes at Valley View Mall, and I set up appointments for Kirby Vacuum salespeople.
Do you have a favorite quote? “A square peg never fits into a round hole.”
If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be? Bill Gates.
Who is your hero and why? Jesus Christ! He saved my life.
Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not? No way!! If I got into big trouble with the law and needed jail time … well, they could send me skydiving instead (that would be worse punishment).
Do you have any benign confessions to make? I believed in Santa Clause until I was 18.