Writing a Living Epistle {Center Stage}

20140415-161951.jpg Adrienne Gilbreath – Writing a Living Epistle
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Instagram – Pinterest

Adrienne is a native Oklahoman living in the heart of Arkansas Razorback country and married to one too, no less.  She has been married for ten years to Bart, an electrical engineer who tells horrible jokes.  She is currently living her dream as a stay-at-home-mom to her (almost) two-year-old daughter she calls Ladybug, a sweet and loyal Lab/Golden Retriever mix named Dorothy Gale they adopted from a rescue in Kansas, and a sweet but crazy princess of a Golden Retriever named Lucy they purchased in a K-Mart parking lot before they learned that’s not a good way to get a dog.

She is a child of God first and foremost.  She considers a new Bible every year to be the best Christmas present.  She secretly wishes she could be a mixture of both Julia and Suzanne Sugarbaker.  She has been called blunt, and was once complimented in college for being “really real,” but is learning that sometimes it is better to have a softer tongue without being false.

Are you are morning or night person?
I’m more of a mid-morning to late evening person.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Photography, reading everything from classic literature to trashy fan fiction, listening to music, studying history, watching college sports, and enjoying spending time doing things with my family.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why?
We are planning to visit Prince Edward Island this summer as a tenth anniversary trip, because I fell in love with it reading the works of L. M. Montgomery, especially the Anne of Green Gables series.

What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your lifetime?
Some day I hope to write a grand historical novel spanning an American family throughout history.

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Cheese and chocolate.

What is that one thing which makes you different?
My horribly crooked nose?  No, honestly I would say my sense of humor.  I manage to find humor in almost every situation.

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without?
The hope and promise of Jesus Christ.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?
I just want to be myself.  I’m happy with who God made me, and honestly wouldn’t want to be anyone else.

What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Pay off our house, and get one that is somewhat bigger.  Other than that, tithe and put in savings.

What’s your favorite album to listen to over and over and why?
Steven Curtis Chapman’s Deep Roots.  I love listening to all of the songs I heard growing up in church.  I also love listening to Ladybug sing “How Great Thou Art” with it.

Would you like to know the day you’re going to die ahead of time? Why or why not?
I don’t know.  I think it’s best we can’t choose.  I lost my dad suddenly when I was ten years old.  That was horrible and a shock, but I would hate to live my life just waiting for that certain day to come.

What one thing are you most proud of?
My daughter. I can say that honestly.  We tried for almost four years to have her, and she’s becoming an amazing person.  That I am having a part in molding her is the greatest privilege of my life.

What is your favorite way to waste time at work without getting caught? (we won’t tell)
Back in the days of working in an office, I would read horrible Jane Austen based fan fictions when things were slow.  They were often slow.

You were just given a yacht. What would you name it?
Schrodinger’s Cat.

If a movie was being made of your life and you could choose the actor/actress to play you, who would you choose and why?
Oh, I don’t know.  Natalie Portman?  We’re close in age, and I like her hair most of the time.

What do you keep in the trunk of your car?
A first aid kit, baby wipes, and reusable Walmart bags.

Tell something that nobody knows about you.
I sat on a pair of scissors in the eighth grade, and they lodged in my backside.  I had to pull them out on my own.  Then I passed out.  The rest is a blur, since it was twenty years ago.

Name the most famous person you’ve had a face to face encounter with (“brush with greatness”).
Oh, that dude with the gray hair who won American Idol serval years ago….  Taylor Hicks.  Oh, and John Oats from Hall and Oats.  I met a great many people during my five and a half years working at a local TV station.  I honestly can’t remember most of them.

If you could be any animal in the world for 24 hours, which animal would you be? Why?
I would be one of my dogs, because they live a very posh life.

What is your favorite quote?
“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” A. A. Milne

What’s your favorite sport?
It’s a toss between college football and college baseball.  Then there’s curling.  I really like curling.  Bart and I learned all the teammates on the 2010 Women’s Olympic team.

If you could plan your ultimate vacation, where would you go?
Again, we’re going to Prince Edward Island this year.  That’s pretty ultimate for me.

If you could meet anyone from history, who would you meet and why?
The list is too long.  There’s Theodore Roosevelt, because I think he’s just about the most interesting president we ever had.  Richard III, because I want to know what happened to the Princes in the Tower.

If you could meet anyone from the Bible who would it be and what would you ask them? (Besides Jesus)
Hannah.  I prayed Hannah’s prayer many times.  I would just ask her to tell me about Samuel and watch the joy in her eyes.

What is the craziest (or stupidest) thing you have ever done?
You read the thing about the scissors, right?

If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
All the queso and chips I could possibly eat and fried ice cream.

What do you think?