My name is … Jen Frederick, although I’m called Jennaphr at work when I’m in trouble. My mom is Welsh, and she tells me it’s a Welsh spelling.
I live in … a constant state of crazy.
If you want to annoy me … tell me how tired I look on TV.
The hardest thing about my job … is that I’m never off the clock. I could be in Target scolding a child when a person comes up to me with an amazing story.
My parents taught me … not to tell on my twin brother. I was a tattletale. The number one rule at the dinner table wasn’t to use the right fork or wipe your mouth; it was no tattling. I never listened.
The farthest I have been from Philly … was Taipei, Taiwan. I lived there for a very sweaty, humidity-filled summer in college while my dad was there trying to sell a nuclear power plant.
The Main Line is … a place to send your kids to school. It’s also a place where you can wear Old Navy sweatpants and so long as you drive a fancy car, no one asks about them.
If you ask me my age … I will lie.
When I was 16 … my parents hated me. I dyed my hair blue, and I informed them that I was not going to college because I could make plenty of money working at a beach bar.
People would be surprised to know that I … speak Spanish fluently, a little Greek, a little Italian, and a little Mandarin Chinese. I can also speak enough Russian to impress the cabdrivers. The other thing is that I am not rich. TV people are not wealthy. Well, maybe Jim Gardner is.
The last concert I saw live … was either Madonna, Britney Spears or the Spice Girls.
My secret food craving is … plantain chips and Bobbi’s jalapeño hummus. My husband buys three tubs at a time at $5.79 each. Do not settle for anything less.
To stay in shape … I go outside. I paddleboard, snowboard, wakeboard, run, ride a bike, chase children. I do push-ups at the playground.
The best movie ever made is … Fargo.
My fondest childhood memory … is learning how to water-ski in my backyard pool. My dad ran around with a rope all the way beyond the fence. The neighbors asked him, “Can you teach my kids?” And he said, “Hell no.”
The neighbors think … I am way too loud. I was told twice last summer to turn my radio down in the backyard.
When I need to just chill out … I fire up the kitchen party. The girlfriends come over, we drink cheap champagne and feed the kids chicken nuggets and maybe carrots, and just let them run around and scream.
The hardest thing about being a transplant … is that I don’t have any family here.
My favorite pair of shoes … is a pair of bright red rain boots. I have fancy shoes, but they hurt too much.
The best part of my body … is my butt. My booty is cute, and you never get to see it. But I love it. It’s small and perfect and fits into children’s clothes.
If I weren’t doing this … I would have a really, really, really boring life.