STATS FOR SUZANNE LANOUE:
Married: 29 years (married 1982)
Born: Fairfield, CA
Grew up in: San Diego, CA and Carlsbad, CA.
Live in: Columbus, GA
Have also lived in: Guam (as a baby); Long Island, NY (82-86); El Paso, TX (86-87); Normal, IL (87-89); Riverside, CA (89-97); Lubbock, TX (97-01); and Tuscaloosa, AL (01-10). We have moved a lot due to my husband's job.
Maiden Name: Suzanne Marie McGlone
Siblings: 3 brothers (Pat, David and Stephen)
Parents: both deceased
Schooling: I went to many different colleges. I graduated with my B.A. in Liberal Arts at University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987. I briefly worked toward getting an MA in music and an education certificate, but I didn't finish either.
Job history: I worked at many restaurants, stores, and fast food places during college; then I was a teacher for two years 1989-1991; I also did many temp jobs, substitute teaching, and office work.
My best job was at Ask Jeeves (also known as Ask.com). I was hired by founder and friend David Warthen to help develop the database and web site. Later, I was the "Voice of Jeeves" as their only customer service person, answering questions via email. I worked there until the end of 2000 when the company had financial problems and laid off 1/4 of their workers.
I started my own company while I was at Ask Jeeves, The TV MegaSite, Inc. It does not make a profit but pays for the site's expenses. It is more or less a hobby, although I work on it full time. I enjoy working at home.
Personal history: The first 25 years of my life were not great, but the last 25 have been wonderful!
My family was very poor when I was growing up. My dad was an alcoholic that was seldom around. My mom died when I was 10. I was in a foster home during my teen years, and then I was on food stamps for a while after I moved out on my own. I married my high school sweetheart in 1982. We moved to New York for college then.
Notable: My family helped start the San Diego Comic-Con in 1970, which is now a huge media event. My three brothers were on the original committees and my mom helped type up the first program.
Hobbies: Spending time on the Internet, webpage-making, music, karaoke, collecting, reading, watching TV and movies, traveling, playing with our dog, drawing and more. Singing is my passion! I've been online since 94 and I've been singing since childhood (plus I had many years of voice lessons).
What I do: I spend a lot of time on the computer - mostly working on my sites, answering email and social network. I don't have a lot of time to edit suzann.com. I am usually working on The TV MegaSite.
I try to walk a mile or more every day. We travel quite often for fun and for his work conferences. I love karaoke, but my goal is to be in a local rock band. So far, that hasn't worked out. It's hard to find reliable band members.
Politics: Liberal Democrat
Heatlh: I am diabetic; I have IBS, many allergies, a bad back (2 herniated disks) and RLS. Perpetually dieting! I lost 25 lbs. in 2008 and have kept most of it off...more to go!
This page updated 9/15/12