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9 Fun Facts About...Grammar Girl

QDT is pulling back the curtain to reveal fascinating facts about each of our experts. This week, 9 things you didn't know about Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty.

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QDT Editor
May 1, 2014

One thing you don’t know about me is…

I founded the Quick and Dirty Tips network

The weirdest reader/listener email I’ve ever gotten was…

A request to include a marriage proposal in my podcast. (She said yes!) 

My favorite food or restaurant is…

The Crow's Nest at the harbor in Santa Cruz.  

My favorite songs are...

It depends on my mood, but for writing, I often listen to "The Monster" by Eminem & Rihanna (a new song on my playlist), "I Don't Wanna Stop" by Ozzy Osbourne (when I'm kicking it), "Boom Boom Ba" by Metisse (when I'm in a more mellow mood), or "Outta My Head" by Fastball (when I've been writing for hours, I change the lyrics to "Was I out of my head? Was I out of my mind...[thinking I should write a book?]"). I tend to listen to one song on repeat when I'm writing.

If I wasn’t Grammar Girl, I would be…

A novelist. 

A weird phobia I have is…

I'm afraid of ducks. 

The book I’m reading right now is…

Water for Elephants 

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is…

Check Twitter. 

My guilty pleasure is…

iPad games. I play Candy Crush, Triple Town, Plants vs. Zombies, and Kingdom Rush. 

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Tune in next week for another installment of this series when we'll learn the 15 things you didn't know about Everyday Einstein, Dr. Lee Falin.

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