Q: Shelly, before the birth of your baby, you were on the news and were wearing a gray and black outfit with the most beautiful necklace, it had white beads as well as black ones and I think a flower was there also, please tell me where you got that necklace, I like you style of clothing and jewelry. Thanks a bunch, Pat
A: Pat, I make almost all of my jewelry. I was too poor in my first job to buy anything. I could only afford to buy 5 suits, but I changed it up everyday by wearing necklaces! So now I make them for myself. It’s really easy and fun. I love going to the bead shows, it’s like being in a candy store!
Q: Are you single or married? I hope you are single because I would love to date you.
A: Married for four years!
Q: What did you think about Gordon Keith's segment about drive-thru viewing of the deceased? I thought his idea was tacky and disrespectful of death.
A: Gordon didn’t come up with that idea, he was mocking the fact that people do it. He, too thinks it’s disrespectful, and in his sarcastic way was trying to say it’s a crazy idea. Sometimes his humor is hard to interpret! I don’t like the idea either. Death is a time to stop and show respect, not drive through.
Q: Why do most reporters and some others refer to the year as ;Twenty-eleven; or next year as Twenty-twelve; when most people, including some of the same reporters, refer to the year as & Two-thousand eleven; and & Two-thousand twelve? I have never heard a person in real life say the year is Twenty-eleven.
A: Someone else told me this really bugs them, too. To be honest saying twenty twelve is just a lot easier on air. It rolls off the tongue nicely. I say it both ways, and I’ve heard it pronounced both ways in real life. I think it’s just a matter of preference, because on TV, we don’t always choose the most grammatically correct way of doing thing, we go for conversational. (Sometimes to a fault if you ask me!)