About Mindy Kroll

Apparently most blogs also contain a gratuitous “About Me” section. Since this feature “came with the frame,” I decided to populate it. The gist: I’m a 39-year-old writer from Livonia, Michigan. I’m married to Steve, and we have two dogs and zero children. I work for Plante Moran, one of the largest accounting, tax, and management-consulting firms in the nation.

In case that’s insufficient, I decided to answer a few of the questions from the Proust Questionnaire and “Inside the Actors Studio.” If anyone else feels like taking it and posting it to one of my blog comments, I’d love to read your responses.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Family, friends, and food.

What is your greatest fear?
Death. Failure is a close second.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Discomfort with technology

What trait do you most deplore in others?
Arrogance

What is your favorite word?
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (just kidding). There are so many words I love…mellifluous, gallimaufry, tchotchke, cornucopia, veritable (preferably preceding “cornucopia”) J

What is your least favorite word?
Again, lots: utilize, moist, turgid, cache, slang such as “Imma” or “amaze-balls”

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Awesome, Really? F-

What sound or noise do you love?
Waves crashing on a beach

What sound or noise do you hate?
Children throwing tantrums

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
It’s not so much that I’d want to attempt another profession but that I’d like to attempt it in a different industry. (I’ve always wanted to write for Rolling Stone.)

What profession would you not like to do?
Anything in the medical profession