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Name: JoAnna Kai Cobb (formerly JoAnna Kai Hackney)
Nicknames: Jo, Joei, JoKai, JoBanna, Naner, Josephina, Zizzy, Miss H., Mrs. C.
Birthday: June 1
Location: Southern Indiana
Education: Bedford-North Lawrence High School (1997); Indiana University (2001, Bachelors in Education); Olivet Nazarene University (2005, Masters in Education)
Occupations: Bedford Middle School Math teacher, Team 7 North; web designer, JoKai CobbWebs; vocalist in Forever Gold; guest vocalist at regional country venues
Parents: Ken and Cathy
Stepsons: Sam and Mac
Pet: Super Yorkie, Abbigail Aynne Adams Hackney Weewax
Community Involvement: Bedford Middle School, Little Theatre of Bedford, Forever Gold, Law. Co. Junior Miss, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Let's Go
Hobbies: singing, running, geocaching, doing math, web designing, sitting in the sun, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, playing with Abbi, traveling, reading, watching golf, finding golf balls, crocheting, cross stitching, learning new things
Deficiencies: cooking, almost anything athletic, remembering that clothes are in the dryer
Abnormalities: Crohn's disease, dislocating joints, kidney stones, weak bones, no gallbladder
Proudest Accomplishments: Running the Kona Marathon, my first 26.2, on June 28, 2009; and running the entire course of the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, my first 13.1, on May 5, 2007
Favorite Color: yellow
Favorite Number: eleven
Favorite Day: Friday
Favorite Holiday: Independence Day
Favorite Season: Autumn
Favorite Foods: French fries, spaghetti, Won Ton soup, steamed vegetables
Favorite Restaurants: Applebee's, Grecco's, Empress Court, Mark Pi's, T.G.I. Friday's McDonald's, Pleaser's (which is no more)
Favorite Drink: water
Favorite Places: home; my parents' house and pool; my classroom; regional country music stages; Little Theatre of Bedford; Indiana University; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Coquina Beach, Florida; Hollywood Beach, Florida; Hawaii's Big Island
Favorite Games: casino, euchre, crazy eights, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, pool games
Favorite Sports: running, softball, and badminton (to play), golf (to watch)
Favorite Books: Lengthy, The Giver, To Kill A Mockingbird, Bid Time Return, the Twilight series, anything Harry Potter
Favorite Songs: "Samba", "Canon in D", "Long Monday"
Favorite Music Artists: Bond, Lowen & Navarro, John Prine, oldies artists, all my local/regional musician friends
Favorite TV Shows: American Idol, Law & Order, Numb3rs, Lost, Quantum Leap
Favorite Movies: Somewhere In Time, Sneakers, Signs, Babe
Favorite Actors: Christopher Reeve, Jerry Orbach, Ewan McGregor, Joaquin Phoenix
Favorite Actresses: Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon
Favorite Places To Spend Money: Venus, Wet Seal, Old Navy, Deb, Vanity, Carabella, Lakeside, Amazon.com, Bits And Pieces, Herrschners, Charlotte Russe
"It's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it."
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."
"You can't go wrong with 'Ooh.'"
"Rain is the ultimate humidity."
"And she said, 'No!'"
"Suck it up!"
"It's just like 'Louie Louie.'"
"Demolition—the ultimate closing."
"C on a c!"
"The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."
"When was the last time you laughed at a function? Functions aren't supposed to be
"We are leaving Smedley. And are in Salem. Which is Melas backwards."
|Singing "Stop in the Name of Love"|
|Cheesin' before Good Vibrations|
|Photo © Hudson's Photography|