Starting in our June magazines, we’ll have a new section called “On Advocatemag.com …” In it, we’ll expand on popular blog posts and let you know what the top posts of the month were, give notice of upcoming web-related contests (and there are some really great ones coming up), profile Advocate bloggers, run great reader comments and more.
This month, we kicked off the new section by profiling a Facebook fan from each neighborhood. We couldn’t run all the questions we asked them — and there were some great answers we had to cut for space reasons — so we thought we’d run each interview in its entirety here on our blogs.
If you want to be the subject of a future Facebook fan profile, go to our Facebook page, fan us if you haven’t already, and just post “I want to be a Facebook fan profile.” We’ll take it from there.
And now, our inaugural Facebook fan profile:
Lilly Neubauer, 24, is an account coordinator at a non-profit marketing agency. She lives with her husband and a Maltese-poodle mix named Little Child.
What’s a little known fact about you?
I lived in Quito, Ecuador as a child and fell in love with the culture. Dia de los Muertos is still one of my favorite holidays.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
I was sitting in a stool at the Dallas Art Fair this year, passing out information about one of my favorite Dallas spots, Dallas Contemporary. I had been sitting in the stool so long that when I tried to get up, my foot was asleep and I went crashing to the ground. I tried to grab the table next to me for support but it was on wheels and fell on top of me, spilling papers all over the polished concrete floor. Four hours later Gary Cogill came up to me and asked how many fingers he was holding up. At least I made an impression!
What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
I had a radio show in college and would love to have a talk show. I listen to the Ticket at work and daydream about sitting between Rhyner and Corby one day.
What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
I’m lucky that i haven’t dismissed any of my dreams yet. On the list: natural childbirth, international adoption, starting my own non-profit and opening a bakery.
What makes you laugh out loud?
Stand-up comedy! My husband and I are huge advocates of its health benefits. The Addison Improv will occasionally release tickets for free to shows that have undersold and we jump on it. Favorites we’ve seen live are Robert Klein, Jimmy Fallon and Jerry Seinfeld.
What’s your most treasured possession?
I call my husband “my greatest Earthly blessing.” I also have a scar on my right knee from a college accident I refused to get stitches for that is pretty awesome.
What’s your strangest or most random Facebook Friend connection?
I’m friends with Gambino’s bakery in New Orleans just so their drool-inducing Kings Cakes appear on my newsfeed for a few weeks every year.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A talk show host, a travel/hospitality journalist and, in high school, a religious art broker for places of worship.
What’s one question you think other Facebook Fans could help you answer?
What are the best cheap activities for young couples for different holidays? As a young couple trying to create some new traditions, we have a hard time finding things to do besides brunch and movies. One gem we did discover: Tuba Christmas at Thanksgiving Square every Christmas Eve!
If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I’ve spent an insane amount of time at the new Gattitown. The bumper cars are amazing! They even helped me throw a benefit night for a family friend whose daughter is fighting Leukemia.
How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland?
Emerging but old fashioned. All the convenience of living in a big city with a small town feel.
Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
Whole Foods. As a vegetarian family, they have an incredible selection of produce and food staples.
What brings a smile to your face every time?
Childhood photos of my sister and I.
What item in your closet is most humiliating?
I still have my Ursuline cheer leading uniform in my closet, even the bloomers with the bear paws on the rear.
What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago?
How much time I got to spend with my grandfather. He was an incredible human who taught me about the power of generosity.
What do you love about the age you’re at now?
Coming into my independence. Every time I do something new for the first time I have to call someone — even just doing my taxes!
What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
I worked in the marketing department at the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, taught art in inner-city schools through Dallas Contemporary’s Art Think program and spun pizza dough at a Domino’s in Lubbock — where I met a collegiate delivery driver who is now my husband.
What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why?
Soleil Moon Frye. Punky Brewster was my childhood hero, and now I look to Soleil for her great example leading an organic-focused family and advocating for important issues such as Alzheimer’s awareness.
What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website?
Locally, styleswoon.com. I also am addicted to the home tours on apartmenttherapy.com!
Do you have a favorite quote?
“For me there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats.” – Pablo Picasso
What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally?
Irrationally, turkeys — I am terrified of turkeys!
If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be?
Audrey Hepburn. She was so gentle-natured that her pet fawn would nap with her, but her voice was so powerful that many came to know UNICEF’s work through her.
Who is your hero and why?
My younger sister. She has an infectious positive spirit, a great sense of adventure and stays focused to her goals and responsibilities. She is also an incredible moral compass and judge of character. I often forget that she’s the younger sister of the two!
Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not?
It seems thrilling but something that would emit a lot of pollutants for one person’s gain. Maybe I would hike the beautiful place instead!
Do you have an benign confessions to make?
I mooned my entire class at my Ursuline Senior Retreat. And despite the many apologies I had to pass around once I got back to school, I am in no way remorseful or ashamed of my actions.
When did you realize you were no longer a child?
I hope I never realize that I’m not one!
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