Vicki Brown

Published 10:48 am Saturday, May 28, 2011

Name: Vicki Brown

If Vicki Brown could own any pet she wanted, it would be a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Age: You’re on your own with that one
Occupation: Owner, Heave Ho Promos

Spouse: Ken

Children’s names and ages: Livingston, 16, and Rachel, 14

Church Affiliation: Episcopal

If I could change my name, I’d make it: Something rich and mature, like Elizabeth

Pet I’d like to own: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

People say I look like: Kirstie Alley, little kids used to say. I just look like my brother and sisters and Livingston

Favorite movie of all time: “Gone with the Wind”

TV show I never miss: “Criminal Minds”

The secret to happiness is: If I knew that, well…

I wish I knew how to: Knit, take photos, grow irises, sing, play piano and violin, bake petit fours, make perfect salmon, so many things to do

Song I’d love to sing karaoke to: “Where you Lead” by Carol King

If I had to eat only three foods for the rest of my life, they’d be: Pop-Tarts, crab meat and scallops

Three words that best describe me: Perspicacious, wiggly, maybe a bit sarcastic, maybe

One superpower I wish I had: Predict lottery numbers

Book on my nightstand: “The School of Beauty and Charm” by Melanie Summer (along with about 10 other miscellaneous titles)

My proudest achievement: Livingston and Rachel

My most humbling moment: Livingston and Rachel

My most recent trip: Topsail Beach, N.C.

My life won’t be complete until: Contrary to what my family believes, my life is complete. I continue to dream because it keeps me alive!

My friends think I’m: Versatile, energetic and have something interesting to say about everything

I really lose my cool when: People litter or destroy the English language

Favorite college sports team: I have to root for Carolina or Rachel would emancipate herself from me

Favorite Color: Pink, of course

What’s the best life lesson you’ve learned and who taught you? Bloom where you are planted was the lesson my mother wanted so much for us to remember

What’s the best decision you made in life? I am really hopeful it becomes my decision to start my own business

Local charitable or non-profit organization I wish more people would support: American Red Cross, especially blood drives

What gives me the blues: Lots of things. I tend to get a little blue and then I remember to breathe.

My best childhood memory: Backpacking the Appalachian Trail with Mrs. Jones, my fabulous Girl Scout leader when I was 13.

What’s your most recent venture? Every day’s a venture and an adventure.