Every month we 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 September issue is Lakewood neighbor Angela Wolchansky, an executive assistant, part-time photographer and occasional professional belly dancer. She’s been married to her husband, Greg, for 11 years; has two step-daughters, Brady and Molly; and three Yorkshire terriers, Bob, Pig and Peanut.
What’s a little known fact about you?
I was an extra in Oliver Stone’s “JFK” movie.
What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
I couldn’t be happier than doing what I do now!
What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
Quit my job, sell all of my things, and set off to explore the entire world with my husband, dogs, camera, harp and piano.
What makes you laugh out loud?
Pranks that involve fake bugs and faux poop.
What’s your most treasured possession?
That would be my camera … the images I create with it bring me such joy.
What’s your strangest or most random Facebook friend connection?
An ex-fiancé …
What did you want to be when you grew up?
What’s one question you think other Facebook fans could help you answer?
Where’s the best hidden bike trail in our area to ride a mountain bike?
If you could eat at only one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
It would have to be Café Lago. I could relax outside on the patio with my dogs and sip sangria during the warm seasons. During the cooler weather, I’d sit inside savoring a glass of red wine and listening to some live music by Kerri Arista.
How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland?
An eclectic, friendly area with tree-lined streets, tasty neighborhood restaurants, a beautiful arboretum, and a wonderful man-made lake to kayak or sail on or to walk, jog, ride bikes or to drive around with pretty views of downtown Dallas.
Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
Whole Foods all the way! They have tasty organic and vegan options for me and lots of meat items for my husband, so we’re both satisfied. Green Spot is also a wonderful nearby place with good, healthy, basic items.
What brings a smile to your face every time?
When Bryce, my little 3-year-old neighbor friend, gives me a big hug and tells me he loves me and I am his best friend.
What item in your closet is most humiliating?
Beanie Babies – they are not mine but humiliating just the same.
What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago?
Absolutely nothing. I get better and better with age!
What do you love about the age you’re at now?
Now I am aware that every day I am only getting wiser and more skillful at living — not just existing.
What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
A professional belly dancer, an aerobics instructor and trainer, a restaurant hostess and a part-time model.
What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why?
LeBron James, so I could tell him all of the great reasons he should’ve come to Dallas and played for the Mavs.
What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website?
Do you have a favorite quote?
Absolutely — one that changed my life completely: “If you change the way you look at things, things you look at change.” —Dr. Wayne Dyer
What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally?
Clowns and regret, rationally; mimes and spiders, irrationally.
If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be?
Ludwig van Beethoven … I want some musical brilliance to help me play the piano and the harp!
Who is your hero and why?
My husband, Greg. When things go wrong he knows just how to fix almost all of them … he is magical.
Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not?
Of course! Life should be a daring adventure. That would be exhilarating to see beauty from above and soar right down into it.
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