Super Soul Sunday
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Meet the Team: Heather McGinley
Posted: Thu 08/23/2012 10:30 AM
Name: Heather McGinley
Education: I hold a BFA in Production Management from The Theatre School at DePaul University (say that three times fast!)
How long have you worked at Harpo? I am coming up on my 9th anniversary at Harpo. I started out as a Runner for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which is a fancy term for the person who runs all over Chicago to round up the random and crazy things that a television show might potentially need.
Who would play you in a movie? Shaun White. He understands the daily emotional trauma inflicted by my unruly red hair.
Favorite SoulPancake episode: I love, love, love “Heart Attack.” Everyone needs a random act of kindness and love sometimes!
What music do you listen to in the car? Built to Spill is my favorite band – “Carry the Zero” is probably the best Built to Spill song ever in the universe, but my personal preference is “You Were Right.” One time, my husband took me to a concert where – upon arrival – I unexpectedly found out Built to Spill was opening for the main band. Cue sudden, uncontrollable sobbing. I still haven’t lived that one down, trust me.
If I’m not at Harpo Studios, you’ll most likely find me: At the gym, trying to learn to swim for the 2012 Chicago Triathlon! Operative word: “trying.” Is there such a thing as chlorine poisoning? Because I probably have it.
Claim to fame: Over the course of my wedding, I was a blogger under the pseudonym Ms. Snapdragon over at a popular website named WeddingBee. More than a great place to write, they’ve got a great group of gals over there, too!
Hidden talent: I can run a marathon slower than anyone you’ve ever seen! To date, I’ve completed two full marathons and three half marathons. Endurance running is pretty tough for me, but I like to challenge myself to do the things at which I am the least talented. I suppose this also makes me a masochist, but that’s beside the point.
What movie have you seen more times than any other? I’m a “one and done” sort of person when it comes to movies. However.... I have watched the entire Arrested Development television series at least fifty times! If you want to laugh for a half hour straight, AD will do you right.
Best lesson learned from a Super Soul Sunday episode: A common theme throughout many of the Super Soul Sunday episodes is to pay attention to the present moment. Yesterday already happened, tomorrow isn’t promised –It’s so easy to let life pass us by, so live life right now!
If you could only have three apps, they would be:
What’s next on your reading list? American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. I’ve never read Gaiman before, and I want to see what he’s all about!