Just for Fun

Getting to Know Alyssa


Were you named after anyone?
Yes! My middle name, Jean, comes from my maternal grandmother. My sister and I are both named after our grandmothers from both sides. When my sister Ashton was born, my parents already had the names “Alyssa Jean” and “Ashton Gloria” picked out, so they flipped a coin in the delivery room to decide which name they would use first, and destiny had it that she became Ashton Gloria and I became Alyssa Jean. Our grandmothers were both very proud.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
If I HAD to choose a favorite flavor of ice cream I would choose vanilla, but I am really a huge frozen yogurt fan and could talk all day about the many flavors of “fro-yo” that I like.

What shoes from your collection do you wear the most?
My absolute favorite kinds of shoes are boots in the winter. I love my many different comfy Ugg boots, but I also like my high-heeled “dress boots” that I can wear out to somewhere nice. You have to pull me away from Nordstroms around wintertime because I go crazy on the boot purchasing.

What is your favorite fast-food chain?
I am in love with Chick-fil-A. I could literally eat it every day. Their waffle fries and chicken nuggets/chicken minis in the morning are worth every calorie!

Do you have any hidden talents?
I have heard that I am good at imitating people, but it has to be in the moment!

Red or pink? 
Pink!

Do you collect anything?
I’m not quite sure if this would qualify as a “collection,” but I have kept every single card or note from friends/family since I was a little girl. I have a huge box full of cards from past birthdays, Christmases and even just random notes me and my friends used to pass to each other in middle school/high school. It’s a lot of fun to go back and read them now.

Apple juice or orange juice?
Orange Juice

Sweet tea or soda?
Soda, preferably Coke.

Have you ever been addicted to any video game, computer game or phone game?
I love to play Angry Birds! I’m not sure why, but that game is definitely addicting.

Do you have any pets? 
I have a precious Papillion puppy named Little Panda. She is just over a year old and doesn’t even weigh four pounds. She is the first dog I have ever had and I love her so much.

What kind of sandwich did you take to school as a child?
My mother used to pack me a PB&J almost every day. I still eat them all the time, and when I do, I cut them into four pieces like my mom used to do.

Who is your all-time favorite band?
My all-time favorite artist is and always has been Michael Jackson! I grew up listening and dancing to his music, so all of his songs bring back great memories from my childhood.

Have you ever been out of the country? If so, where?
The only place I have been to out of the country is Mexico and that was a long time ago. However, I have been to Disney World many times, so I like to think of Epcot Center as my travels around the world! (Ha ha)

Would you rather watch a scary movie or an action movie? 
I am horrified of watching scary movies, so I would MUCH rather watch an action movie.

Comedy or romantic movie?
How about a romantic comedy?

Are you clean or messy?
To the naked eye my room might appear messy, but I like to think of it as an “organized mess” because even though there is stuff everywhere, I know exactly where everything is.

What was your high school’s mascot?
Panthers

What was your childhood dream job?
My childhood dream job was to be a doctor!

Are you a morning or night person?
I am definitely a night person. I can get up in the morning when I have to, but I would much rather stay up late and wake up late as well.

If you HAD to change your name, what would it be?
If I HAD to change my name I think I would go for something like Sophia because it sounds like a name from a Disney princess movie or something.

What was your favorite TV show as a child?
I used to love to watch Barney as a child. We have quite a few home videos of me in my Barney pajamas doing theBarneymarch to the show introduction music.

What is your favorite TV show now?
I don’t think I could pick an absolute favorite. It’s definitely a tie between FriendsGrey’s Anatomy, and Law & Order: SVU!

What are three things that most people don’t know about you?
1. I have to have Chap Stick on all the time or I go crazy, nothing bothers me more than having chapped lips.
2. I come from a big family (three sisters, one brother), and as of right now, we are all still living under the same roof!
3. My dream job is to work as an ER nurse at Parkland Hospital in downtown Dallas.


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