The Business of Blogging – Backstage

Hi, SMPers! I’m Melissa, the Membership Coordinator for our lovely Little Black Book and the newest addition to the fabulous SMP team. Seriously, everyone is awesome, I couldn’t be luckier to work with them all. To all of our crazy talented LBBers out there who are reading this, I’m your gal. I specialize in those fun spotlight features you see popping up on the LBB blog and getting to know you is what I do. So, it’s only fair that I share a few fun tidbits about me! xo


1. Call me Scuba Steve. I am a certified scuba diver, like legit. I didn’t do a fun 2 day course in the warm Caribbean waters. Oh, no, I did it Gloucester style, in freezing cold New England waters, in the fall. But hey it paid off, now I get to dive for lobsters and we steam them up right on our boat.

2. I sit on the accident prone throne. I’ve never broken any bones, besides my big toe (knock on wood) but I am known to spill a drink, I always seem to be wearing white on spaghetti night and I’m the worst nightmare of pretty glass Christmas ornament. Gotta own it—it is what it is.

3. I grew up listening to rock, so naturally, Aerosmith was my first concert and ever since I can remember, my favorite band. I met guitarist Joe Perry when I was 16 in my grocery cashier line and still remember that he got vanilla Häagen-Dazs and bok choy.

4. Don’t worry, be happy. I will never get sick of reggae music. As much as I love rock, you can find me jammin’ out to reggae on Pandora most of the time, whether I’m working, cleaning the house or enjoying a cocktail on the porch or our boat in the summer.

5. I make a mean crepe. I have like 98% French Canadian blood running through these veins, so you can be sure that I learned from the best. Bon appetit!

6. The other 2%? I do crave mexican food at least once a week, I put jalapeños on everything and my cocktail of choice is a margarita. It will forever be a mystery.

7. I would eat ice cream every day if I could. In a cone, cups are no fun. In fact I have four favorite flavors and I sometimes request one of each scoop on the cone: black raspberry, chocolate, coconut and pistachio. Best thing ever.

8. My worst fear? A tsunami. Ok, I’m sure a tsunami is scary to everyone, but I have nightmares of big waves coming at me on a regular basis. Movies like Deep Impact or more recently, The Impossible, scare the daylights out of me. Ironically, I can’t imagine living anywhere but on the coast.

9. I can recite the alphabet backwards in 5 seconds. Don’t ask me why, it serves no purpose, but I can.

10. Despite #8, my happiest days start with a sunny walk at the beach with our two year old pup. There’s nothing like sand between your toes, the crashing of waves and a happy pup.

5 Responses to “Ten Tidbits: Melissa”

  1. michelle says:

    These are great! Reverse alphabet reciting?!! Too funny. Love the Arctic Scuba bit. Really glad I’ve never experienced that one!!!

  2. Kari says:

    1. I hear Hawaii is AMAZEBALLS for scuba
    2. I live far enough up the mountain that my house wouldn’t be swept away in a tsunami.

  3. Melissa says:

    Hahaha Kari… we’ve always wanted to dive in Hawaii! It’s on the list and you’ll be the first person I call when we book it ;)

  4. Allison says:

    You’re my kinda gal…crepes, mexican, and margaritas! Yum!

  5. I love that you scuba + can’t imagine not living anywhere but the coast… yet your biggest fear is a tsunami ;) These are great!

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