Welcome to another episode of Staff Spotlight here at Linden Public.
This month we’re featuring a lovely new addition to our social media team her name is Alixandra Gallegos. She allowed me to sit down with her while at LP and drill her (not really) with weird annoying questions and this is what I got, get to know her
How old are you?
Whats your zodiac sign?
A: Pisces, on the cusp of Aries, but most definitely a Pisces
How long have you lived in Long Beach?
A: I’ve basically lived here all my life. I am originally from Long Beach, but lived in Santa Cruz for 5 1/2 years, and I just moved back in February
Where in Long Beach are you from?
A: Westside, off of Willow and Santa Fe Avenue
What time do you normally wake up?
A: 8 AM
What do you wanna be when you grow up?
A: As a kid, I initially wanted to be a teacher, because I love kids but at this point in my life I would love to go into something pertaining to arts and design
What are you known for?
A: I’m pretty funny and artistic. My mom would say I’m the most adventurous out of her 3 kids
If you could pick another decade to live in and leave today which one would it be:
A: Early 1970’s
If you could choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Cold Blooded Woman by Ida Maria. It makes me feel very powerful, but maybe not EVERY time I come in the room, I feel like that might drive me a little crazy *laughs*
Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
What do you think of our current social media efforts? What could we be doing better?
A: I think we could have more user friendly content, we could ask customers for feedback, and get their opinions
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
A: Teal. I’m drawn to greens lately but more of the bluer side of green
What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
A: ’90’s jams are my go to karaoke choices. I’d say something by No Doubt, Tragic Kingdom album
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
A: A house cat. They get to watch everything, silently judge, and take naps all day
What are your 3 favorite social media accounts on IG?
A: @thedailyhunch (They do personalized astrology and the write about how the placement of the planets is affecting the current energy of the world) — @ladymisskai (My favorite tattoo artist that was originally in Santa Cruz, but moved to Hawaii before I could get a piece by her)—– @sdupreebemis (Lead singer of Eisley, who has two really cute little girls. I actually follow a lot some mom accounts because I’ve always wanted to be a mom.)
What is the funniest thing that has happened while working at LP?
A: So we get some interesting people walking through the door at Linden Public. On one occasion there was this lady who walked in to look at the Natalie Portman painting we had on the wall at the time. I welcomed her in, but she was fixated and beelined her way to Natalie. Later, I saw her again outside, where she proceeded to ask me a series of random questions that I had trouble following. Before I got the chance to answer any of them, she finally asked me, “Who’s Kevin Hart?” Confused, I answered, “A comedian.” With a straight face she looked into my eyes and asked, “Does it look like I’m laughing?” then turned around and walked away.
Definitely one of the funniest interactions I’ve had during my time here.
How would you respond to negative comments on LP’s social media? Would you engage?
A: If it is their own post, I would reach out through a private message to make amends and offer them something better.
What do you like to do in your free time?
A: ART. Watercolor is typically my medium, but I have also started to embroider on paper again. It’s tedious and careful work, but I like the results.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
A: I had made a watercolor painting on canvas for my best friend as a housewarming gift.
How would you rate your memory?
A: Between a 7 and 8 , but I’ve noticed it’s gotten worse. I’m much better with faces than names
How many pennies would fit into this room?
A: I’ve never been great at math. A trillion?
Describe the color yellow to somebody who is blind:
A: A bright warmth.
If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S., which would it be and why?
A: I haven’t seen enough of the U.S. to decide on a state I would get rid of. I would like to travel more
How would you convince someone to do something they didn’t want to do?
A: I would offer to do something for them in return.
What’s your favorite activity in Long Beach?
A: The donation based yoga hosted by Yogalution. Everyday at 11 AM, an instructor teaches an hour long yoga class outside at Bluff park overlooking the beach. It’s right off of Ocean and Junipero, just a bus ride away from my house so it’s really easy to access. Plus, fresh air!
Teach me something I don’t know in the next five minutes.
A: *Teaches me a handshake that turns into a heart* I learned that from a boy I liked in high school, so of course when I learned it my heart melted *laughs*
If she asked me to do that handshake today, I wouldn’t be able to due to my memory being on the lower end of the spectrum but next time you’re at Linden Public or at yoga on the bluff say hey to Alix!
See you next time on Staff Spotlight! We are very lucky to have such an amazing staff