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Gimme the MIKE!

Allison Dunlap

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Nickname:    Ringo (There's a story behind that. My best friend in High School used to introduce herself as "George". It wasn't a Beatles reference or anything, she was just being silly. One day, she said to someone "Hi, I'm George," so without missing a beat I said "Yeah, and I'm Ringo." It stuck. Funny thing is I was Ringo long after she stopped being George. I have friends from High School who still call me Ringo.)

Occupation:   Church Childcare Provider, Phone Interviewer for a research company

I Am From:  Hillyard

High School /College:  University High School/Eastern Washington University

Favorite Flavor of Ice Cream: Strawberry Cheesecake

Worst First Date:     I ended up on a date with a really cute guy. Problem was he spent most of the date telling me that women don't find him attractive and thanking me for going out with him even though he wasn't good looking. It was kind of sad, because I really thought he was cute. It just goes to show, let other people make up their own minds about you. Just be yourself and let yourself shine. Don't make up your mind in advance about what people think or are going to think. You might find someone likes you just the way you are.Favorite Bad Song:    Snoopy and the Red Barron.

The Song That Always Gets Stuck In My Head:    There are a lot of songs that get stuck in my head, but a majority of them are by ABBA. I haven't figured out why yet. "Daaaaaancing Queeeeen..."

Where Someone Would Most Likely Catch Me Singing:     I love karaoke. You can see me sometimes at Charlie's on Monroe.

Movie Line that I can't stop Repeating:   "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government" or "Your mother was hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries." Both from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There's also one from "The Hudsucker Proxy" that I love that goes "Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."

Motto For Life:   Question everything, but deny the possibility of nothing.

Pets:    I have three cats and a dog. The cats are Stephanie, Pietro, and Grantaire. The dog is Annie. Grantaire has a disability and has seriously impaired balance and coordination. Pietro has six toes on each paw. I love odd animals.

The First Time I Knew I Wanted To Sing:  I've sung my entire life. The first time I realized I really wanted to do it was when I was about seven. One of my music teachers wanted me to sing "Tomorrow" for her recital, so my mother took me to the mall to get an accompaniment tape. The man who worked there put me in a sound booth and had me sing along with the tape to see if it was in the right key. I didn't know anyone could hear me, but it was being played over the speakers outside the store. When I stepped out of the booth, all these people were there clapping. I was also in a children's choir in Texas called "Peppermint Factory". We used to sing in malls and hotel lobbies and stuff. We even performed "We are the world" on the steps of the state capitol once, and Willard Scott was there. At least that's what my parents tell me, I don't remember.

Superstitions, Rituals, or Good Luck Charms:  I have a good luck piece of jewelry. It's a little silver moon with a cow jumping over it. "Only thing to do is jump over the moon..."

Finish the sentence:  Voters should Gimme the Mike because I hope they will like my type of singing and enjoy.

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