A Closer Look With…

Shawna Smith — 2007 | Baton Rouge


What do you need more of?
8-week-old baby kittens.

What’s the best thing to happen to you this year?
Well, it’s bittersweet, but I watched my son move out on his own this year. Sad that he doesn’t need me anymore, but so proud he’s out there on his own!

What’s something new you recently learned about yourself?
I can still play racquetball!

What TV show(s) have you binge-watched?
The Haunting of Hill House and The Big Bang Theory.

Karaoke: yes or no?
There are not enough margaritas in the world…

What is something people do you feel is the equivalent of playing Russian roulette?
Ordering something online that you need by a certain date.

What is your most used phrase?
I need more coffee.

What do you need to learn to make time for?
Cooking.

What trap do you keep falling victim to?
Buy more and save.

What would be your dream car?
Bugatti Divo.

If the world had an apocalypse, could you hunt for your own food?
Absolutely not. I’d be a goner.

What was something you dreaded doing that you ended up loving?
Going to the gym.

Lynette Bass — 2011 | Baton Rouge


What do you need more of?
Time…especially to spend with my grandbabies.

What’s the best thing to happen to you this year?
My grandson, Jameson Wolf, was born.

What’s something new you recently learned about yourself?
I’m a lot stronger than I thought I was.

What TV show(s) have you binge-watched?
The most recent show would be This is Us. When my granddaughter, Rowen, comes over, it is Paw Patrol or Shimmer and Shine.

Karaoke: yes or no?
I was talked into singing karaoke one time. I’m sure I gave everyone a good laugh.

What is one question you hate to ask?
“I wasn’t speeding, was I, officer?”

If you had to design a playground for adults, what is one thing you’d put on it?
A full bar.

What TV show really annoys you?
Although I love watching “reality” shows, I just can’t handle The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

What are most people afraid of that doesn’t scare you?
I’m not sure if many people are really afraid of this, but I have always loved horror movies.

What aroma or smell makes you feel alive?
Fresh brewed coffee first thing in the morning.

What do you do when you’re stuck in traffic?
Either practice for karaoke in case I get the nerve up again or listen to audio books.

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