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In the August issue is East Dallasite Holly Morgan, 39, director of communications at Planned Parenthood of North Texas and a board member of the Humane Society of Dallas County. She has three cats and a “newly adopted mixed-race pup, Robert the Bruce.”

What’s a little known fact about you?
I was terribly, sporadically shy until a college internship forced me to talk to strangers.

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
Oy, that’s a longer story than there’s room for.

What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences?
A trillionaire philanthropist who commands a covert ninja army of animal-abuse avengers. I haven’t decided on a name for them yet, but I’ve designed their uniforms and logo. That, or a comedienne.

What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will?
Become a veterinarian. I’d love to be able to care for animals, but don’t have the stomach for handling the tough parts. It’s why I volunteer at the Dog & Kitty City Shelter. I do what I can and leave the rest to the professionals.

What makes you laugh out loud?
So many things, luckily. And my boyfriend tolerates it when I cackle too loudly at “The Soup,” “Stepbrothers” every time I see it, Dave Chappelle and Kitty Wigs.

What’s your most treasured possession?
Oh, I could go totally Gollum over several items I have, but primarily a couple of Marni purses I scored on eBay. I lurrrve them.

What’s your strangest or most random Facebook Friend connection?
I confess to several — okay, more than 10 — FB friends who are dogs. Canines, I mean. Plus a costumed ferret named Flipsy McDoodle, and a cat named Gravy B. Moore, and Lee Harvey’s own Bacon Lee Harvey. But they’re all legitimate pals whom I have actually socialized with, so it’s totally not weird or anything.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
At first Cher, then Wonder Woman, then the Bionic Woman, and finally Amy Sedaris.

Holly as a wee one

If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be?
I hope this is in the ‘hood limits — Mai’s or Vietnam.

Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why?
All of the above! Depending on my mood, how much dough I want to spend or save, and what exactly I’m looking for. If anyone knows where one can purchase Williamson Lifeboat Tea in this crazy town, please let me know.

What brings a smile to your face every time?
John C. Council.

What item in your closet is most humiliating?
An overflowing collection of shoes. I loathe being a female stereotype, I really do.

What do you miss about the “you” from 10 or 20 years ago?
I miss wrinkle-free eyes, but the rest of it — insecurity, not yet knowing what I wanted out of life, a lack of grown-up confidence, a lack of basic life experience — those you can keep.

What do you love about the age you’re at now?
I’m more content and comfortable with life now. I wish I could have felt this way in my 20s, but then that’s the reward of getting past that excruciating decade of one’s life.

What are some jobs you’ve held in the past?
I was a babysitter, then a yogurt-slinger, and a cub reporter at my university newspaper. Later I was an assistant media buyer flunkie, a publicist for the American Heart Association cookbooks, and PR Specialist for the Dallas Museum of Art.

What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why?
I’d like to meet with Dave Chappelle and ask him what the deal is and why he’s hiding his light under a bushel these days when the world needs him so badly.

What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website?
Dlisted.com, CuteOverload.com, TextsFromLastNight.com

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” — W. H. Auden

What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally?

Opossums, they totally freak me out, the little beasts.

If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be?
Everyone’s, just like the end of the Highlander movie (the first one). I want it all.

Who is your hero and why?
Wayne Pacelle is my hero. He’s President of The Humane Society of the United States, and he is a rock star, for real.

Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not?

Nope, never. Because I want to live, LIVE, DAMN YOU!

Do you have any benign confessions to make?
Yes. I have tried, Lord knows I’ve tried, but I just do not like Brazilian music. THERE! I said it.

When did you realize you were no longer a child?
I’ve never really been able to make that concept compute. I’m afraid it would fry the parts of my brain that keep me hopeful and sane.


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