ON STAFF SOAPS PROFILE
WHAT IS YOUR ASTRO SIGN? Pisces
IN WHAT STATE DO YOU LIVE? Ohio
MARRIED? Gratefully to my best friend and the nicest man I’ve ever met
CHILDREN? One with one (and probably, they tell me, two) on the way
FAVORITE TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD? WHAT DO YOU WATCH PRIME TIME? LAST BOOK YOU READ? The Partridge Family (I used to pretend to be Tracy) and I used to sneak watching Sonny and Cher -- I thought Cher was “cool”. Now I watch Friends, Angel, Buffy, Will & Grace and The West Wing. Last book I read was “The Corrections” and I must be the only person who hated it.
FAVORITE ALBUM? “Bat Out of Hell” by Meatloaf (runners up: “Born to Run” by Bruce; “The Best of Van Morrison”; “Rumors” by Fleetwood Mac; and in this century, anything by Bare Naked Ladies or the Dixie Chicks. I’m kind of all over the place.
FAVORITE NON-SOAP HOBBY? Reading. Playing with my daughter.
WHAT SOAPS DO YOU WATCH AND FOR HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU WATCHED EACH ONE? WHAT GOT YOU STARTED? General Hospital since 1977 on and off until a couple of years ago. The Young and the Restless since sometime in the mid 1980s. I started watching GH with my mom after school and watched whenever I could until I learned how to program my VCR. Sometime in the mid 80s I had mono and would have to set my alarm to wake up to eat meals and Y&R happened to be on around lunch time. Unfortunately I only watch it now when I HAPPEN to be home.
FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER FROM EACH SHOW ? GH: Luke, Old Lucky, Frisco (before he left and came back), Joe Kelly, Robert Scorpio, Faison, Zander, Jerry Jacks before they decided they he would make a good play toy for Bobbie.
FEMALE CHARACTER, SAME?
GH: Laura, Tracy Q, Leslie
(before she “died”), Lucy, Skye, Alexis, Helena. I’m
sure I’m forgetting someone.
FAVORITE STORYLINE FROM EACH SHOW YOU WATCH (PAST OR PRESENT)? Pretty much anything with Luke and Laura. I actually really got sucked into GH again on a regular basis during Liz’s rape. I thought RH and JJ were incredible and that it was handled very well, as well as Lucky’s confrontation with Luke on Laura’s rape. One of the greatest scenes I remember recently (in the past few years is when Lucky “died” in the fire and then showed up in Faison’s prison. I actually liked the idea of Stavros coming back but TPTB killed that.
LEAST FAVORITE MALE CHARACTER FROM EACH? Alan, Juan.
LEAST FAVORITE FEMALE CHARACTER FROM EACH? Amy Vining, Monica in recent years, Angel, old Sarah Webber and (please don’t hurt me) old Carly.
LEAST FAVORITE STORYLINE FROM EACH? Anything that’s happened since the beginning of 2001, most notably Fluke.