Your Turn

Your Turn/Jamie McAllister

Posted: Jun. 18, 2017 12:01 am

WITH JAMIE MCALLISTER

When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... anything that involved "pushing buttons." To me that meant working at Wal-Mart, the post office or the movie store.

What would you rather be doing right now? I would rather be sitting outside reading a book by the pool or beach watching my daughter play.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I cannot stand worms. They completely disgust me.

Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? Finishing college with a master's degree.

It really stinks when ... people stick their bare feet on or near me.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? Planner.

I always laugh when ... I am with my friends and family.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My mother, Princess Diana and Michael Jackson.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... go to the gym, take a walk and snuggle with my daughter.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... a good mix of my two older brothers who are complete opposites.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... Adam Wainwright. I was shaking the entire time I got my picture with him.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go to the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... move away from my mom.

America should be more concerned about ... the amount of hate in this world. I do not understand why everything has to be so divided and people this day and age fear to even walk outside. Think of how great America could actually be if we could figure out why people become bullies or why some see different colors or why people hurt other people.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... clothes.

When I'm on the internet, I always go to ... my bank account because I am an accountant and anal about money.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? "When you go to work, be at work. Perform over the top, do what is expected of you ... even if you hate the job, work your (a**) off to prove yourself." -- Steve Aughenbaugh, my uncle.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... '80s rock or country.

I always get sentimental when ... there is anything sad (or happy) to do with animals.

The older I get, the more I realize ... everyone has their own story. Never judge.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... have enjoyed every single second of my childhood and made it easier on my parents. You never know the love they have for you until you become a parent yourself.

My favorite item of clothing is ... my Pike County Home sweatshirt. It shows my roots, and I am proud of where I came from.

If I've learned anything at all ... Time goes so quickly.

Jamie McAllister, 31, was born and raised in Pittsfield and currently lives there with her husband and 2-year-old daughter. She is employed by Farmers State Bank as an accountant and spends most of her time working and with her family.

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