Did you know that we don’t have games this Sunday? Well, here’s someone you might not know, Tia Lendo, this week’s feature of Know Your Neighbor!
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I really love UNC and the Tar Heels.
This is my annual UNC Halloween pumpkin.
Profession: I work on the Google for Education team. We try to get educators and school districts to use technology well to improve teaching & learning. I used to be a teacher and have had a lot of different roles in education, but this one has crazy scale, which I love.
Favorite BTSH team other than the Riots: The Dark Rainbows #Obvi.
Random BTSH Fun Fact: At her very first BTSH game (2013 with Cobra Kai) her nose was broken by a ball someone shot. She still doesn’t know who it was. Luckily, 6 days later, she went to DC and saw her friend who is an ear, nose and throat plastic surgeon. They had a few drinks, she asked him to look at her nose, and then suddenly, without warning, he popped it back into place. Talk about dinner and drinks. Later, she had an X-ray and the doctor told her her friend did a perfect job.
Favorite memory this year at Ocean City: My favorite memory was watching Coach run into the ocean around 4am Saturday night. He tried to run in gracefully, as a sort of rallying point for all of us on the beach. The problem was he forgot about the 4 foot vertical drop. He fell, but bounced back up almost immediately- kind of like Chevy Chase in Vacation–still smiling. Amazing. He deserved the trophy he got.
Favorite NHL team: Flyers
What celebrity stole your identity:
I have been told that Toni Collete is my celebrity doppelganger. And she did do a good Philadelphia accent in The Sixth Sense. So I’d say her.
Nobody likes this question, but it’s the best one. If Sigmund Freud analyzed your game play, what would he conclude:
I think he’d say that I play best when I’m a bit angry. He’d probably say this means I have some deep-seated issues. But then I’d take him to Ace Bar for a beer and he’d realize I am a nice person and take it all back.
What makes the Rainbows so dark: We wear pink, but we’ll rip your face off if we have to.
If Noah cruised to Tompkins, what two BTSHers would you put on his Arc (excluding yourself):
First I’d send John Walker on the ark, so we could all get some more playing time during Thursday scrimmages. I’d also put Tompkins the hawk on. Whenever he flies during our games we lose so I need to get rid of him. Look how mean he is:
Favorite NYC bar: I like any bar that is outdoors.
Mets or Yankees: Ewwww. Gross. Phillies.
Tia and the Phillie Phanatic, demonstrating early indoctrination to Philadelphia fandom.
Current Aspirations: In addition to mastering the electric kazoo so that Lime Walker can work some ELO into our set list, I’m also trying to get better at comedy. I am on a few improv teams and doing some comedy and writing courses. My dream job would be to write for Inside Amy Schumer.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be: Ghostbusters. I discovered their firehouse the other night when I was out downtown and I got really excited.
Would you ever have married Freddie Norblatt, given the chance: I don’t know who that is, and I am writing this on a plane so I can’t Google it right now.
What the BTSH media will begin to overhype you about: I feel like I am already over-exposed after earning a star for my kazooing.
If you found one of your teammates at the end of a Dark Rainbow, who would it be and what would he/she be doing: I think that at the end of the Dark Rainbow you’d find all the former Rainbows who betrayed us. Like Dontolevich. He’d probably be there just rockin’ out.
Happy Labor Day, BTSH!
Why do you hate Rich Glanzer so much: Awwh, that’s not nice!
All right, this interview is over.