21 Things About Andria

21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Andria


  1. I was a chiropractor before I became a stay-at-home mom.
  2. Nordic Ware’s Bundts Across America was my first cooking competition and I won.  I made a white chocolate lemoncello cake with mascarpone cream and fresh berries.
  3. I’m a terrible speller. When I write, they’re, their and there are interchangeable.
  4. Bruce Willis is my favorite actor. I’ve seen Armageddon thirty-two times.
  5. Gerard Butler is my second favorite actor. I’ve seen Olympus Has Fallen twelve times.
  6. I went to Catholic school from pre-school through high school, which is why I have no fashion sense and I need help putting outfits together.  However, I can rock a mean Peter Pan collar and pleated plaid skirt.
  7. Bacon fat is my favorite secret ingredient.
  8. I’m afraid of clowns and vampires.
  9. I love to sing and I sound awful.  My husband said that when I open my mouth no note has a chance.
  10. In 2008, my cat ran away from home and moved into a house around the corner.  She pretends not to know me when she sees me walking around the neighborhood.
  11. I love bacon cheeseburgers.  My last meal would consist of a burger made with ground dry-aged ribeye, prime rib and brisket, sautéed onions and mushrooms, smoked gouda, Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce on a Kaiser roll with a side of hand-cut fries and two ice cold Coors Light.
  12. I’ve won the gold, silver and bronze medals in the National Cornbread Cook-Off.
  13. When people visit my house they don’t want to leave.
  14. My favorite movie scene of all time is Jack Nicholson’s court room scene in A Few Good Men. Sometimes I can recite it verbatim.
  15. My husband once caught me drinking Pepsi and eating pretzels while riding on a recumbent bike in my home office.
  16. In college I was an athletic trainer for the Wake Forest University football team, and on several occasions I got hit in the boobs with out-of-bounds passes while standing on the sidelines.
  17. If I ever met Eddie Murphy I would thank him for making me laugh after my dad died when I was a kid.
  18. I love going to the movies by myself.
  19. I was an honor student throughout my academic career.
  20. When I was a kid I wanted to be an actress and a race car driver.
  21. I love old-school hip hop.  Eric B. and Rakim, Public Enemy, Snoop Dog, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, DMX, NWA.  The list goes on and on.  When I turned 40 I gave myself a rap name—Suburban Gangsta aka Sub G.  Needless to say, I’m a complete embarrassment to my kids.