We have some great new employees to the Velocity team and we want you to meet them!! What better way to get to know someone than to put them on the spot and have them answer a series of random questions that have nothing to do with anything? Yea, we though so too.
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
S: I gather groceries…?
K: I gather hunters and then kick back
H: If I had to define myself by these terms, I would call myself a gatherer. I always compare a “gatherer” type individual as one who has a very motherly type disposition. I’m also a lover not a fighter if you wanted to know!
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
S: Turquoise – it’s the color of mermaids and everyone loves mermaids. (Ariel was my favorite princess)
K: I can’t tell, I’m colorblind. *He actually is. It’s hilarious.*
H: If I were a new addition to the crayon box, then I would be the color periwinkle. It’s the perfect mixture of blue and purple (two of my favorite colors), yet is beautiful, calming, and peaceful. Periwinkle is the color of one of my favorite flowers, the hydrangea.
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
S: How awesome I am singing whatever song is playing and why am I not famous yet?!
K: Can anyone see me singing along looking like an idiot?
H: While I’m driving in my car, I’m usually thinking about what I need to do once I get to my destination or my schedule for the day. It depends on where I am driving, if I’m in bad traffic I’m usually praying that nobody side swipes/ rear-ends me or wishing that I had taken a detour.
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
S: “Wannabe” – Spice Girls
K: Space Jam
H: My favorite 90s jam would have to be “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. I vividly remember watching Titanic for the umpteenth time and singing along to this song with my sister, we even made up a dance to go with it! Anytime it would come on the radio, we let out one of those “squeals!”
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
S: A dog, because they get free food and they can sleep all day *GOALS*
K: My spirit animal is an eagle, but I’ve always felt more like a jungle cat
H: If I could be any animal in the world, I would be a lioness. Protective of her cubs and full of strength, wisdom and tenacity; many people of the world don’t have these qualities.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
S: A candle from Fleurty Girl
K: My dad turned 63 so I got him a nice fanny pack
H: The last gift I gave someone was to my little sister Mary Edna, who just turned 17. I gave her a 3-month subscription to IPSY, a monthly”bag” full of fantastic make-up samples. If you’re a female who loves makeup and beauty products, you’re missing out if you don’t already have it!
What were you like in high school?
S: I was one of the smart, honors class kids but I had a lot of friends. I hung out with all different types but had a core group of best friends. I was also on Dance Team and voted “Wittiest” in my senior class.
K: Long hair, tight pants
H: I was very social, an athlete, on the student council and the dance line. I was the girl who always dated older guys who were out of high school, which I think made the boys my age a little intimidated. Is that the right word? Lol, I guess I will find out the answer to that soon, as my 10-year reunion is coming up this year.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
S: On Netflix: Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead. It’s about how terrible Americans eat and the obesity epidemic in the US. I’m hoping it scares me aware from eating all the chicken McNuggets.
K: Kill Bill, because I’ve seen like 6 movies ever and I gotta get the classics out of the way.
H: The last thing I watched on TV was the morning news on WDSU (NBC) when I was getting ready to work. I watch it every morning, but this morning in particular I was keeping an eye out for any updates on the police shooting in Baton Rouge that killed three police officers.
Any advice for your previous boss?
S: Not really
K: Try harder dammit
H: Show your employees that you appreciate them. If an employee goes above and beyond and excels within your company, acknowledge it and give him/her a raise. Don’t string your employees along for years while purchasing matching Porsches and taking trips around the world. If they come to you with something, don’t ignore it. It may have taken a lot of guts for them to walk into your office. Don’t let your anger manifest until you blow up in the office. It is unprofessional and it creates a toxic workplace. Do not play favorites with your employees, they all deserve to treated equally based on their work and merit.
Tell me something about your last job, other than money, that would have inspired you to keep working there.
S: Bring your dog to work day!
K: I was serving tables and I genuinely like people, so being able to have conversations for money is cool, I can work with that.
H: If management would have been better, the commute not so long, and the workplace more pleasant, then I may have been inspired to stay.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
S: Getting pooped on by the birds at the Bulldog
K: I ran over some kids playing Pokemon Go in the street… and stole their Pokemon, nerds.
H: I had to explain to my step-son that our dog Clotile is not a horse and why she cannot be ridden as one!
What do you want to be when you grow up?
S: Successful & Happy
K: I haven’t thought that far, I’m still working on the growing up part.
H: The best mother I can be.
What’s your favorite word?
What would your theme song be if one played every time you walked into a room?
S: “Get It Ready” – DJ Jubilee
K: FREE BIRD.
H: “Rise” by Katy Perry
What’s your personal motto?
S: Karma’s a bitch.
K: I’ll try anything once.
H: Don’t fear the future, run at it with open arms and a full wallet.
Who is your personal hero?
S: I don’t have one.
K: on a serious note, that would be my father
H: I would consider my mother to be my personal hero. She is the strongest, most resilient woman that I know. Not only has she raised 7 amazing kids all while being a working mother, she has encouraged and pushed each of us to peruse our dreams, instilling in us that anything is possible as long as we put 100% into everything we do.
LOVE, MARRY, KILL: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Satan.
S: TBH: they’re all terrible and don’t deserve my time or attention
K: love satan, never marry, kill myself
H: KILL, KILL, KILL. I despise them all!