We periodically 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 crobinson@advocatemag.com. Include in the subject line “I want to be a Facebook fan profile” and tell me what neighborhood you live in.

In the October issue is Kristi Kay Singletary, 45, a single “mother, writer and idea-maker.” She has two children and a cat.

What’s a little known fact about you? I have been a closet singer for years.

What’s your most embarrassing moment? It happened in first grade. I peed on the floor waiting for the teacher to come in the room so I could get permission to go to the bathroom; I didn’t make it. And I was sitting next to my boyfriend.

What would your career be if you could do it all over again without consequences? I would be an actress and study in New York.

What’s the one thing you wish you could do but are reasonably sure you never will? I would travel the world like a hippie.

What makes you laugh out loud? When I hear good jokes.

What’s your most treasured possession? My Bible.

What’s your strangest or most random Facebook friend connection? The date offers I get. It has become a online dating service, ha.What did you want to be when you grew up? I never want to grow up.

What’s one question you think other Facebook fans could help you answer? Why do we live in Dallas?

If you could only eat at one neighborhood restaurant for the rest of your life, which would it be? El Fenix.

How would you explain your neighborhood to someone living in, say, Newfoundland? I live in a very wooded area surrounded by little cottages, with trees and a bridge over the streets like a country road. I am surrounded by a wonderful mixture of neighbors. It is a village of artists and we live near the very beautiful White Rock Lake, which has the most amazing view of downtown Dallas.

Whole Foods, Central Market, Kroger, Tom Thumb or somewhere else — where do you grocery shop and why? I shop at Albertsons in Casa Linda. We have made many friends there, like Nora the cashier and Billie our sweet friend who always gives us a cookie in the bakery. I indulge myself at Whole Foods when I can.

What brings a smile to your face every time? Knowing that I am saved by the blood of Jesus puts a smile on my face.

What item in your closet is most humiliating? My size 4 jeans that I will never have on again.

What do you miss about the you from 10 or 20 years ago? I had no fear of relationships, the dentist, doctors … these phobias have hit because of mistreatment. Which is sad.

What do you love about the age you’re at now? I love being 45 years old because I have survived 45 years and I have been able to see God’s work in my life. I have history now!

What are some jobs you’ve held in the past? I have been a serial job-hopper. I worked at McDonald’s for my first car, I’ve cashiered at Minyard, clerked at Dillard’s, modeled, worked as a law firm receptionist. I’ve even been a stripper.

What celebrity would you most like to meet for coffee and why? I want to meet Barbra Streisand. She is brilliant and talented and amazing. I love her.

What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure website? Facebook. I always spend over an hour on it.

Do you have a favorite quote? “Let go and let God.” Simple but powerful.

What are you afraid of, rationally or irrationally? I am afraid of bees and spiders.

If you could import the brain of any person, living or dead, into your own noggin, whose would it be? My dad’s.

Who is your hero and why? Jesus, because without him I would have nothing.

Would you skydive in the most beautiful place in the world? Why or why not? No. My fear would keep me from enjoying the view.

Do you have any benign confessions to make? I don’ t have to be perfect and I have learned from my past … and my past was colorful.


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