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Patricia Ivanisevic. Photo by Can Türkyilmaz.

Patricia Ivanisevic. Photo by Can Türkyilmaz.

This month, meet 46-year-old Preston Hollow resident Patricia Ivanisevic, a support team supervisor and handmade goods business owner. She lives with her Bengal cat, Sam. Her favorite quote (see below) is a really good one.

What’s a little known fact about you?
Few people know that I do not know how to ride a bicycle.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
When I was probably around 5 years old, I stole a little item from a store. My father discovered and took me back to the store to give the item back and apologize to the owner. I was embarrassed and ashamed.

What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
I would change a few things along the way, but the path would be more or less the same.

What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
Play the piano, but I may do it some day — who knows?

What makes you laugh out loud?
A good dirty joke

What’s your most treasured possession?
My cat — everything else is just stuff.

What’s your strangest or most random Facebook Friend connection?
Actually most of them are random because I play Mafia Wars so there is no telling who is going to connect. I find this very entertaining.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A full time knitter/crocheter/craftswomen completely independent from the corporate world

What’s one question you think other Facebook Fans could help you answer?
I do not look for answers in Facebook, I mainly think the site is for connecting people — not at a deep level, which can happen anyway, but more like reaching out. In the process, you may find some answers.

If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Without doubt, Texas de Brazil, but I’m not sure if that one is considered neighborhood restaurant. So for a second choice I will say De Tapas in Addison.

How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland?
I like this neighborhood. It is quiet, well located, [and] close to the highways so you can get everywhere from here.

Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
Whole Foods and Tom Thumb. Whole Foods has good quality groceries, the prices are more competitive, [and] I can find healthier choices. I shop on Tom Thumb because it is convenient.

What brings a smile to your face every time?
The smell of rosemary in my hands — every morning on my way out for walking I rub my hands on a rosemary plant so I can smell it.

What item in your closet is most humiliating?
If I really knew what it is inside my closet I could tell you, but there is one thing I’m not proud of… a pair of sandals. They are falling apart but I still wear them. They are very comfortable — do not ask me to take them off. The soles are just awful.

What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago?
Absolutely nothing. I think life gets more interesting as you grow older.

What do you love about the age you’re at now?
The experience it brings, which translates into more clear thought and a focus on what you really want your life to be.

What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
Data Entry, freelance developer, bridge teacher.

What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why?
I’m really not very big on celebrities, but if I have to choose somebody I will say Mel Gibson. I’ve like the guy for as long as I can remember, even before he was famous.

What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website?
regretsy.com — and if you go there to check it out, proceed with caution. Some stuff is way out there.

Do you have a favorite quote?
This one is stuck in mind for a while now: “Vision without action is daydreaming. Action without vision is a nightmare.”  —Japanese Proverb

What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally?
Syringe needles, I hate them.

If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be?
Bill Gates. This dude knows how to build a business.

Who is your hero and why?
Jane Austen. She was one of the first women to stand up for her rights, and in the process created wonderful novels (including the concept of a novel).

Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not?
Oh yes, I would love to. I never did it but I think it would be exhilarating.

Do you have an benign confessions to make?
I really like to watch Oprah, even if some people think it’s cheesy.

When did you realize you were no longer a child?
Probably when I was around 16 and I was on my way to college already.


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