Hey, y'all. Welcome to MAB LIBS. My name is Melissa Ann Brobeck. (MAB? So clever, I know.) I'm a voice teacher and recovering singer-actress who's living the dream in Athens, Ohio. My husband, Brian, and I used to live New York City, but then we had kids, so we moved to where the living is easier, cheaper, and the people are nicer. (Sorry, New Yorkers. It's a fact. I love you.) Here at MAB LIBS, I'm working on maintaining sanity while I'm in music therapy school and my husband is in medical school.
I am a 30-something Libra vegetarian. My sisters Emily, Lauren, and Sarah, are my three best friends. I'd really like to be better at yoga and parenting. I plan to live to 100, possibly on sheer stubbornness alone. And just in case you're wondering …
Who was your favorite celebrity as a child?
Julie Andrews, of course.
What type of pets do you have?
A totally neurotic 11-year-old Chihuahua named Zoë and an awesome orange tomcat named Stanley. I love them.
What is your favorite color?
Gold. Does that count as a color?
What word describes you best?
Candid. Or maybe just plain crazy.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Easy: Scarlett and Leo.
What drives you every day?
The desire to improve myself and to learn more than I did the day before. And coffee.
What is your favorite food?
Bread. Any kind of bread. In fact, I believe my last name is derived from "bread baker" in German, so it's likely baked right into my DNA.
Whom do you admire?
People who live unabashedly and unapologetically as themselves. It's harder than you think.
How do you want to be remembered?
A loving, fun, happy woman who lived her life to its fullest, or a comic genius.
If you were on an island, who would you want to be with? Why?
Brian. Obvious reasons.
Have a question you'd like to ask me? Don't be afraid. I'd love to hear from you! And thanks again for reading MAB LIBS. I'm happy to have you here.