Blog Post

In The Hot Seat: Jadah Hill

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

You can’t always be perfect; but you can always try.  When you come up short of perfection, at least you know you’ve given your best.

My first car was a 1997 GMC Jimmy. 

The craziest thing I’ve ever done will never be put in writing, anywhere!  But I will share one of the “boldest” things I’ve ever done…I was flying from Philadelphia to Los Angeles for business.  I was one of the last people to enter a completely sold out plane; at least in coach.  As I stood waiting in the long line backed up to the front of the plane, I glanced over and noticed several open, welcoming seats in first class.  I decided to give it a shot – I bravely sat down and waited for the request to see my ticket.  While I sat there I came up with a few reasons as to why they should consider allowing me to stay without purchasing an upgrade.  The steward approached me and asked to see my ticket.  I politely explained I didn’t have a ticket for first class, but was traveling alone and since the plane was jam packed and there were open seats here, would it be a problem if I stayed in first class as long as the seat remained not taken. He looked at me stunned and in moments I was summoned to the front of the plane where a very large, stern looking steward stood with his arms crossed demanding to know what was going on.  I politely explained the situation…after a few minutes of speaking his demeanor changed.  His face softened, his attitude lightened, and before I knew it was being escorted back to first class.  An older woman behind me was appalled; it was obvious she thought the scenario would play out differently.  Her husband quietly, yet firmly, told her to settle down and to mind her own business and he gathered his belongings and moved his seat to the row in front of her.  It ended up being one of the greatest plane rides, filled with good conversation, lots of laughs, and even a complimentary bottle of wine as I exited the plane.  Lesson learned?  Never, ever be afraid to ask. 

My greatest disappointments in life were realizing you simply can not change people!

If I won the lottery I would give take care of my closest family and friends so they could live comfortably; donate money to my vet so they could open up a larger facility to rescue more dogs from high kill shelters; pay off any and all debt, take a nice vacation with good friends, set up a trust for my daughter, insist on a housecleaner, consult a financial advisor and invest the remaining amount of money; and then live life as I do now.  I could not, not work – life would feel so unproductive!

If money was no object and I was guaranteed to be successful, my career would beto open up a facility for kids/teenagers with unfortunate upbringings.  Teach them to learn from their past, not let it determine their future, be positive, set goals, and achieve them. 

If I could have dinner with any person, past or present, it would be Angelina Jolie.  I admire her humanitarianism and determination to try to make a difference in the world. 

The worst purchase I ever made was a ridiculously expensive pair of Derek Lam shoes that are THE most uncomfortable pair of shoes my feet have ever walked in!

If I could have any superhero power, I would choose the ability to fly.  The amount of time I would save traveling and the luxury of being anywhere instantly would be priceless!

Every morning I snuggle with my dog, tell him how wonderful he is (yes, I know I’m ridiculous) and then make and consume coffee.  It’s my lifeline!

I can’t go without lip gloss.  I usually carry it in my hands or it is around me at all times.   It’s not for cosmetic reasons; I’ve always had to wear some form of chap stick/lip gloss since I was little.  I was told it is a vitamin deficiency. 

If I could travel in time, I would visit the age of the dinosaurs.  To see them in real life and try to figure out their purpose would be fascinating.

My favorite movie is Oceans 13.  I don’t know why, but I can watch it over and over and not get tired of it.  That is so not like me – in general I am not a big t.v. or movie person, at all!

In high school I was knows for my funky outfits and for never wearing the same thing twice.