25 Random Things About VaNessa Duplessie

by VaNessa Duplessie on June 11, 2012 · 20 comments

So this is one of those silly question and answer things. I cannot help but like to do them sometimes.

I did this one a while back and thought I’d share it here as a fun way or starting the week.

1) I am a proud member of Phi Sigma Sigma and love my sisters/friends dearly, even though we don’t see each other often. I am known as the Amy Keach of the West, which is an honor ;-)

2) I have a sand phobia – most of the time it just makes me want to cry to get sand between my toes. Unless it is a white sand beach in the Caribbean or Mexico…then I can deal with it.

3) I do not know how to swim – yet we have a boat. Yes, I wear my life jacket

4) My favorite color is Green.

5) I am a hopeless romantic, love romantic movies and romance novels.

6) Most important thing in life is Family. Followed closely by helping others.

7) I am officially a political junkie. I love all things politics.

8) I am not the only one in my family to run for political office. My cousin has run for office in CA.

9) I love to nap. Really, it is one of my favorite things to do, ever since I was a kid. Yes, my children would never nap if I let them get away with it.

10) I do not like mushrooms, Tuna or most fish – it’s a texture and smell thing.

11) I gave up drinking caffiene. It has been 5.5 years and I’ve only had it a few times at an event or something where I didn’t want to be rude. Totally wired me. Instead I drink decaf coffee because I miss the flavor.

12) We’ve got a little vineyard planted in our yard so we can make wine.

13) I move to the NW because of the weather. What was I thinking? ;-)

14) I am a personal development and business coach, helping people discover their life’s purpose and/or helping them grow their business.

15) I am passionate about Children’s issues. Our children really are our future.

16) I knew how to speak Spanish before I knew English. Although I am very rusty these days I can understand completely, just get stuck on the reply – I’ve lost the vocabulary words.

17) I liked English class but always hated Math – yet I ended up working in Finance for 10 years. Go figure.

18) My degree is in Entrepreneurship and I finished school before Entrepreneurship degrees became popular. People were like, “what are you gonna do with that?” At the time I was already self-employed and said, “What do you think?”

19) I met my husband on Match.com in the late 90′s when Match.com was barely heard of. 12 years and 2 kids later – I don’t think we did too bad.

20) I love Italy and cannot wait to go to Paris one of these years.

21) I love to watch weather reports and the weather channel. I should have been a meteorologist. If only science classes weren’t involved. Sigh.

22) My favorite movies are the Back to the Future and Indiana Jones series.

23) I have read all Harry Potter books and cannot wait to read them to my son.

24) I am addicted to American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance and have been to at least the last 4 concerts of AI and went to Last Years SYTYCD show in town.

25) I Tivo way too many shows but use them when I want to decompress and have mindless entertainment.

Wow – I am happy I got to number 25. I think I am tired now. I hope to find out more about you.

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Dr. Bob Clarke June 11, 2012 at 8:26 am

From one fellow mushroom hater to another… what a fun post!
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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:28 am

Awesomeness…no mushrooms for either of us next time we get together for dinner!

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Beverly Monical June 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

We have many similar things about each other. We both love the same TV shows.I can swim enough to be in a pool but not a lake.I also would wear a life jacket.My favorite color is green too. I might do a post like this too. A fun idea.
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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

Love it Beverly! Lots in common….very fun! If you do a post like this be sure to let me know!

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Michaela Kennedy June 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Wow, V, that’s quite a list! Let’s see… my first official job was a swim teacher at the age of 16 – want to learn how to swim? Would love the challenge of helping with that sand phobia too – it’s one of my favorite sensations, lol.

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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

One day maybe I’ll get over my swim and sand challenges…we’ll see. Just one of those things! Favorite sensation? Eeek! Good for you Michaela. You can balance me out then.

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Melodie Kantner June 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love the idea of a list like this. I am also addicted to American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.
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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

I’m personally thrilled Phil Phillips won this year but everyone was so talented. I’m behind on Dance right now and need to get caught up! Don’t tell me what’s happening please!

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Joany June 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Hola VaNessa, aprendi mucho de ti, me alegra saber que entiendes español y que hayas tenido exito con match.com. Nunca e conocido a alguien con un degree en Entrepreneurship! Quiero saber, siempre pones la N en mayuscula en tu nombre o solo en la firma?
Un placer en conocerte!

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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hey Joany,
Yah, I always put the N in my name, not just my signature. Something I started doing when I turned 16. I always wanted a fancy signature and that helped me get it. My plan was to be a film director and I needed my autograph to be cool :-)

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Gavin Mountford June 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I love the idea of 25 random things about you… I might do the same on my blog! I love to nap also :-) when I wake up I feel alive again and ready to crack on with being creative…

The sand phobia is interesting. My daughter Lottie seems to have a disliking for grass at the moment. Hopefully that will pass. We are NOT drawing it to her attention, we just continue as we would normally.

Thanks

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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

I love meeting fellow nappers…napping is truly in my top list of things to do. (My son went through the grass phase – he got over it!)

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Johnnie June 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Thank you for sharing, VaNessa, always great to learn more about you and from you.

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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

I’ll look forward to some neat things I learn about you and Pat too!

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Shawn Sparks June 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I like it. I think everyone should do one of these kind of posts.

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VaNessa Duplessie June 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Thanks Shawn….let me know when you do one ;-)

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Sonia June 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

I loved this…I will have to “steal” this idea for a post. I found many things about you that are exactly like you. I don’t swim a lick! You know blacks can’t swim..HA HA! And I love anything Italian..especially men.

Napping is good for your body and the soul…helps give you the much needed rest we need and a great way to clear your mind during the day. I try and sneak one in with my doggies on Sunday afternoon. This was so fun and nice Vanessa and thanks for sharing more tid-bits about you!
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Adrienne June 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

I love this post VaNessa.

I can relate to a few of these but not all. I don’t drink caffeine at all. Haven’t for over 22 years now and I don’t drink coffee. Never have acquired the taste for that stuff.

I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance, it’s one of my addictions. I love watching those kids dance and like you, I DVR everything and watch it when I have time. Usually very late at night or on a Saturday or Sunday night. I do need my time to myself.

Thanks for sharing, I love these types of posts. We get to learn more about you.

~Adrienne
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Jaxi July 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

political junkie too :)
but love tuna – eat it daily
you are historical – re: match.com they should use you as a spokesperson! :)

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John Rollow August 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

VaNessa — What a great post. I can’t believe we are opposites on so many different things, and yet I admire what you do and like how you do it.
There are some commonalities: that bit about NorthWest weather, and “helping people discover their life’s purpose and/or helping them grow their business.” (This last one is new for me, and I’m still getting to know it.)
I’d never thought about a “25 Random Things” list (or 50 or 100). Since I’m trying to discover and define just who I am, maybe this would help.

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