STATS FOR SUZANNE LANOUE:
Married: 32 years (married 1982)
Born: Fairfield, CA
Grew up in: San Diego, CA and Carlsbad, CA.
Lives in: Honolulu, HI
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); Tuscaloosa, AL (01-10) and Columbus, GA (11-13). 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
Pet: BugsDog (deceased now)
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. I enjoy working at home. It has lots of perks like getting me free DVD's and letting me interview celebrities!
I now have a second job as a professional singer a local rock band. It's a lot of fun, and we get some extra money. It's called the All Natural Band, and we do oldies from mostly the 50's and 60's. We've had a few concerts this summer, and we're still working on improving and developing our songs. We lost our drummer in September, so we're trying to figure out what to do right now. Stay tuned!
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.
I come from a dysfunctional family of scifi and comic book geeks. I'm a direct person but have learned over time, thanks to my husband and some maturity, to have better social skills.
Hobbies: Singing in an oldies band, webpage-making, karaoke, collecting, reading, watching TV and movies, traveling, 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). I've sung in many choirs and done tons of karaoke, and have wanted for years to join a rock band. Now I finally have a band!
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 or go to the gym. We used to travel quite often for fun and for his work conferences.
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 11/4/14