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Name: JoAnna Kai Cobb (formerly JoAnna Kai Hackney)

Nicknames: Jo, Joei, JoKai, JoBanna, Naner, Josephina, Zizzy, Miss H., Mrs. C.

Birthday: June 1

Location: Southern Indiana

Education: Bedford-North Lawrence High School (1997); Indiana University (2001, Bachelors in Education); Olivet Nazarene University (2005, Masters in Education)

Occupations: Bedford Middle School Math teacher, Team 7 North; web designer, JoKai CobbWebs; vocalist in Forever Gold; guest vocalist at regional country venues

Husband: Ed

Parents: Ken and Cathy

Stepsons: Sam and Mac

Pet: Super Yorkie, Abbigail Aynne Adams Hackney Weewax

Community Involvement: Bedford Middle School, Little Theatre of Bedford, Forever Gold, Law. Co. Junior Miss, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, Let's Go

Hobbies: singing, running, geocaching, doing math, web designing, sitting in the sun, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, playing with Abbi, traveling, reading, watching golf, finding golf balls, crocheting, cross stitching, learning new things

Deficiencies: cooking, almost anything athletic, remembering that clothes are in the dryer

Abnormalities: Crohn's disease, dislocating joints, kidney stones, weak bones, no gallbladder

Proudest Accomplishments: Running the Kona Marathon, my first 26.2, on June 28, 2009; and running the entire course of the 500 Festival Mini Marathon, my first 13.1, on May 5, 2007

Favorite Color: yellow

Favorite Number: eleven

Favorite Day: Friday

Favorite Holiday: Independence Day

Favorite Season: Autumn

Favorite Foods: French fries, spaghetti, Won Ton soup, steamed vegetables

Favorite Restaurants: Applebee's, Grecco's, Empress Court, Mark Pi's, T.G.I. Friday's McDonald's, Pleaser's (which is no more)

Favorite Drink: water

Favorite Places: home; my parents' house and pool; my classroom; regional country music stages; Little Theatre of Bedford; Indiana University; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Coquina Beach, Florida; Hollywood Beach, Florida; Hawaii's Big Island

Favorite Games: casino, euchre, crazy eights, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, pool games

Favorite Sports: running, softball, and badminton (to play), golf (to watch)

Favorite Books: Lengthy, The Giver, To Kill A Mockingbird, Bid Time Return, the Twilight series, anything Harry Potter

Favorite Songs: "Samba", "Canon in D", "Long Monday"

Favorite Music Artists: Bond, Lowen & Navarro, John Prine, oldies artists, all my local/regional musician friends

Favorite TV Shows: American Idol, Law & Order, Numb3rs, Lost, Quantum Leap

Favorite Movies: Somewhere In Time, Sneakers, Signs, Babe

Favorite Actors: Christopher Reeve, Jerry Orbach, Ewan McGregor, Joaquin Phoenix

Favorite Actresses: Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon

Favorite Places To Spend Money: Venus, Wet Seal, Old Navy, Deb, Vanity, Carabella, Lakeside,, Bits And Pieces, Herrschners, Charlotte Russe

Favorite Quotes:
"It's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it."
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."
"You can't go wrong with 'Ooh.'"
"Rain is the ultimate humidity."
"And she said, 'No!'"
"Suck it up!"
"It's just like 'Louie Louie.'"
"Demolition—the ultimate closing."
"C on a c!"
"The glass is twice as big as it needs to be."
"When was the last time you laughed at a function? Functions aren't supposed to be
"We are leaving Smedley. And are in Salem. Which is Melas backwards."
Singing "Stop in the Name of Love"
Cheesin' before Good Vibrations
With Abbi
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