wHooligan feature! LuAnn Braley

Today our wHooligan feature is the grrrrrrreat LuAnn Braley! She is also active on Twitter

LuAnn is a super-involved writer, reader and book reviewer. She's participated in loads of blog fests and seriously, you should go check out all the reading challenges this lady is participating in. How does she have enough time to do all that reading and be an excellent blogger too? I dunno, but I'm lucky to have her on my side this April!

Each of my wHooligans is answering some of the questions posed to the A-Z Co-hosts over at the A-Z blog and here are LuAnn's responses!

If you were a contestant on the CBS show "Amazing Race" and could pick ANY movie character to be your partner, who would it be and why?
I would pick the character of John Patrick Mason from "The Rock".  Or maybe Armand from "Interview With the Vampire".  They are both bad-you-know-whats with whom I would not mind running around the world (and/or hiding from the cameras).  ;)

What makes life worth living?
My family, my faith and the possibility that I might one day be able to visit Scotland.

What is your "Thing". i.e. do you have a non-professional hobby or a particularly acute preference for something that you feel defines a large part of who you are?
I love to act in live theatre.  I've done everything from Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde to Susan in "No Sex, Please, We're British" by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, to Winnie in "Happy Days" by Samuel Beckett.  I haven't done so since before my first child was born in 1996, but would like to get back to it at some point.  Of course, I'd probably  have to go to a city, and this gal is happy in the country.

When was the last time you were slapped, and what did you do to provoke it?
A couple of years back, I was working with adults who have MR/DD (mental retardation and developmental disabilities).  One day, I was assigned to work with a woman, whose favorite method of getting what she wanted was to physically attack the people she believed could get it for her.  She was non-verbal and mentally and medically really could not be held responsible for her actions.  Before I met her, it has been said she used to climb up onto an overhang in the doorway to her room and jump down on people - although I never experienced that personally.
So that day, I would not let her run amok in the kitchen, and she proceeded to slap me at least 40 times on the right forearm.  There were so many h-a-r-d slaps that a large, swollen palm mark appeared on my arm.
Still, today, if I were to see someone abusing this woman or any of my other charges, I would jump in the middle of their you-know-what.

If you could sing any song with the artist who wrote/performed it, what would it be and with whom?
"Amazing Grace", sung a capella by Patsy Cline.

Thanks for stopping by, LuAnn!