Central Carolina People@Work — Erin Leigh Beasley
NAME Erin Leigh Beasley
FAMILY: Husband, Josh Beasley; children, Cole, 12, and Lillian Kate, 4 (aka Princess Lillian Kate Ladybug Powerpuff Girl)
POSITION: Instructional assistant at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School
What are five most frequently-played songs on your iPod playlist? Lots of music, but top five artists would be Aerosmith, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, Maroon 5 and Blind Melon.
What is your favorite movie? "The Princess Bride"
What is your favorite book? I could NEVER choose one book!
Is there a hobby you can't live without? Reading
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? The original copy of a poem my great-grandmother wrote for/about me when I was a baby.
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? At home with my family
What was your dream job when you were a child? I have always wanted to be a teacher.
What are some of your favorite things? Family, books, chocolate, silly socks, state fair, elephants, laughing so hard I cry
What would be your last meal? Chicken 'n' dumplings, field peas and snaps, collard greens, cornbread and, of course, sweet tea.
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead) Stephen King, Lee Smith and Carl Hiaasen — three of my favorite writers
What is something interesting most people don't know about you? I am a member of the CCJC's
Ideal vacation spot: I would love to go to Scotland/Ireland.
Favorite professional sports team: I do not watch many sports. When I do, I pull for the underdog.
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a non-profit organization, which would you pick? Easter Seals UCP Stepping Stones Children's Center
What's the worst injury you've ever had? A nasty burn on my arm resulting from a dirtbike wreck ... muffler got me.
Ever had a brush with celebrity? Nope
What would you like to know about the future? Absolutely nothing
What's your favorite website? eBay
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? Nope
Do you have a tattoo? No
Any fears or phobias? Spiders inside the house
Ever been outside the United States? Many times in my imagination
Did you have a childhood nickname? They still call me Ernie.
Favorite kind of cookie? I do not discriminate against any cookies!
Favorite season? Fall
What's the hardest thing you've ever had to tell someone? Goodbye
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? Nope, not for me; I would rather it go to someone who could truly benefit from it.
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Sandra Bullock.
Biggest pet peeve? Bad table manners
What's your usual wake-up time in the morning? 4:30 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? I would love to be able to draw.
Ever seen a ghost? No, but I have heard one
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? I love The Simpsons ... still watch it!
Favorite band or musical artist? I love lots of different music, but my go-to band is Aerosmith.
Favorite dessert? Banana pudding still warm from the oven
Who's your best friend and why? My husband — he is an amazing person, hard worker, awesome father. We have been through a lot, and he has always been my rock.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog — beg forgiveness!
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? I always wished Anne Frank had survived World War II.
What's your favorite condiment? Hot sauce
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? One that says "the earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth."
How do you define success? By how happy and content you are with life at the end of the day
Ever wondered by Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? It's all about appearances!
Hamburger or pizza? Add some cheese and bacon, and I will eat either one!
Describe your life philosophy in six words or less: Always follow your heart.