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Your Turn with ... Julie Louthan

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When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a teacher because I always liked school and admired many of my teachers. So naturally, I wanted to do what they did. I received an elementary education degree but decided to pursue a career in the restaurant/catering business instead.

What would you rather be doing right now? Lounging by the pool or working in my yard.

Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I love show tunes! And '80s and '90s rap/rock. And Carpenter's Christmas music ... I know, a strange combination.

Other than your wedding day and the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? When my husband and I were baptized.

It really stinks when ... I wake up before my alarm goes off.

What word in the dictionary would your face be next to? When I asked my kids, they said, "awesome." I'll accept that.

I always laugh when ... when my daughter re-enacts the "Mr. Tickles" Geico commercial.

Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? My husband and two children, because we don't eat dinner together as often as we should.

At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... sit on my patio or watch "Survivor" with my family.

People who knew me in high school thought I was ... fairly quiet/shy.

My most unforgettable brush with greatness was with ... Shaq and Charles Barkley in OKC.

I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... go somewhere tropical or go shopping with my girlfriends.

If someone gave me a million dollars, there is still no way I would ... get rid of my dog, Chipper.

America should be more concerned about ... our health.

I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... hair products!

When I'm on the Internet, I always go to ... Facebook to catch up with friends/family, Amazon/Ebay etc. to shop. So much easier than running around trying to find the right thing.

What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? The greatest gift I can give my children is the marriage to their father.

When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... talk radio, classic rock, or some kids movie in the background.

I always get sentimental when ... I look at pictures of my kids when they were smaller.

The older I get, the more I realize ... how valuable the relationships with friends and family are and the importance of forgiveness.

If I had one "do-over," I would ... take better care of myself when I was younger.

My favorite item of clothing is ... a good pair of pajama pants.

If I've learned anything at all ... life is unpredictable, so don't sweat the small stuff.

Julie Louthan, 39, was born and raised in Quincy, moved to Oklahoma City, where she met her husband, Jimmie. They have been back in Quincy for 10 years and own and operate JJ's Catering and Cafe J. They have two children, Clara and Mark.

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