Thursday Profile--Brandy L. Mathie

By Jo Mathis Legal News It's April Fools Day. What's the best trick you ever played? I helped one co-worker make her husband believe she was pregnant--with a positive pregnancy test from another co-worker. I don't think he's forgiven me or his wife yet! When and where were you happiest? First family vacation in five years in Florida--just before the police called to tell me my neighbor's son tried to break into my house! What is your greatest fear? Losing one of my children. Which living person do you most admire? I'm really impressed by a lot of people, but I'll say Michelle Obama. I appreciate her role as a supportive spouse and mother and, yet, she seems like she could take on the world. If you suddenly had an extra room in your house, what would you do with it? Game room! Without hesitation! Everything from video games to board games. What are your favorite games? We love Tall Tales, Yahtzee, and Life. On the Wii, we play Wii Sports, Whodunnit? And Mario Party 9. We play them as a family--keeps us close! What was your most memorable meal? The first meal in the hospital after the birth of my oldest daughter. My husband brought me carry-out from our favorite restaurant that doesn't do carry-out, but made an exception for the joyous occasion! If you could take back one thing you did ... Never. Everything you do makes you who you are and even when you do it wrong, you learn. What is your most treasured material possession? My iPhone. I feel naked without it! What are your favorite websites? keeps me entertained. Google, to help me find it. And the date and time calculator, for confirming due diligence period expiration dates. If you could have any car in the world, what would you drive? I'm currently in love with the VW CC--Turbo Diesel....nice. It's 7 a.m. Monday. How are you feeling? Chaotic! Running around trying to get my girls ready for school. What would surprise people about your job? That I've never been to court. What do you wish more people understood? The Constitution of the United States of America. Who is your favorite character of fiction? Emma--hence the name of my oldest daughter. Favorite words: Mukluk, blubber, gazebo..they're just fun to say! Favorite movie: The Princess Bride - Inconceivable! What's one thing you can do now that you couldn't do 20 years ago? Practice law. Favorite place to spend money: Amazon. It's got everything! What is your motto? Esse Quam Vederi. (To be rather than seem to be.) Where would you like to be when you're 90? Alive. Published: Thu, Apr 4, 2013