New Writer Alert: Get to Know Madeline Doherty

I'm incredibly excited to welcome our newest writer, Madeline Doherty, to the Power K fold! Madeline is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, majoring in Communications, and to help you get to know her, I came up with a few Power Questions. Enjoy

West Coast Bureau Chief Nick Lawson and I brainstorming at the company retreat (welcome to the family, Madeline)

West Coast Bureau Chief Nick Lawson and I brainstorming at the company retreat (welcome to the family, Madeline)

1.    What do you want to be when you grow up?  
What do I want to be when I grow up…if only I had the answer?  Thinking about my future is a daunting task.  My parents always taught me to dream big, and I have wanted to be everything from a mermaid to a singer (which would be possible if my voice didn’t sound like a dying dolphin).  On a more practical note, I would love to have a career in writing. Knock on wood one day I will.
 2.    Why did you choose to attend the University of Kentucky?
For me, the South always seemed like a different world. Being from Chicago, I figured four years without the sick joke God plays on us every December, aka winter, was a great deal. Determined to only apply to southern universities, choosing the school was difficult, especially considering the awesomeness of Alabama and my naïve love for Ole Miss ever since I watched the movie The Blind Side.  However, when the admissions rolled in, Kentucky seemed to be the best fit.  My mother played a huge role in my decision as well, as she went to UK way back in the day (PowerNote: ouch), and she loved it. Since it was apparently unusual for an Illinois woman to be in the South, the Kentucky natives used to call her “mafia princess” (true story). 
I wanted to go somewhere different, meet new people, and have an overall adventure.  Long story short, the University of Kentucky has overwhelmingly been the best decision I've ever made.
The guy on the left was famous when Madeline's mom and I were growing up. His name is Gordon Bombay, coach of the Team USA Mighty Ducks, and, yes, he's Charlie Sheen's brother. 

The guy on the left was famous when Madeline's mom and I were growing up. His name is Gordon Bombay, coach of the Team USA Mighty Ducks, and, yes, he's Charlie Sheen's brother. 

3. Did you play sports in high school? 
 Yes, if any of the readers could see my bulky shoulders and broad build they might be able to guess, I was a swimmer.  I’ve loved the water ever since I could swim, like I said I wanted to grow up and be a mermaid. I also was a phenomenal softball player, not to brag but I could throw a ball like no ones business, I guess big bulky arms did come in handy. Playing sports all my life, I have true respect for athletes and love watching any and everything from Michael Phelps swimming, Patrick Kane scoring goals, or the Steelers kicking ass.
 4. Who is your favorite non-UK athlete (past or present)? Who is your favorite UK athlete (past or present)?
Two words: Patrick Kane. Kaner of the Chicago Blackhawks, for those who don’t know, has to be the best thing to hit the Hawks' rink since Bobby Hull. The Blackhawks rule, end of story.
Credit: Chicago Blackhawks (best sweaters in hockey)

Credit: Chicago Blackhawks (best sweaters in hockey)

My favorite UK athlete would be Anthony Davis. He has what my family likes to call the “Doherty curse” which indicates you have a severe eyebrow look. This is due to my father’s extensive family, whom all got the thick, dark, eyebrow. I think thick brows are great, and Anthony Davis brought the eyebrow look back, back hard.  Along with the obvious fact he is unbelievable to watch in my opinion
5. How much can you bench press? 
I don’t need to bench press, like I said I already have big, bulky, strong arms (unfortunately).
 6. Who are your favorite sports teams?
The CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS, and I would say the bears but we all know they suck.  My Second favorite: Pittsburg Steelers all the way, sorry Bengals fans, but I’m not sorry.
 7. What is your least favorite movie?
My least favorite movie would have to be anything futuristic or Sci-Fi; Star Wars is a snore fest.
8. Should we recognize Canada as sovereign country OR should we invade it and plunder all their natural resources because gas ain't free, ya know?
No comment.
Power Note: Ooh, so close. We were looking for invade it and plunder their natural resources. Gas ain't free, ya know?
9. You get one free groin kick on any person, living or dead. Who ya kicking and why?
I would kick the prick that called me a whale in 8th grade.  (Who’s laughing now big guy)
Power Followup: Well, today's your lucky day, Madeline. What you don't know is that we here at Power K have an in-house security team (no, it's not Tommy St. Randy), and we tracked this guy down. Check it out below
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10. Without googling, what is your best guess at how fast an average-sized female hippo could run? 
Is 40 miles per hour a weak answer?
I mean, I don't own a zoo

I mean, I don't own a zoo

11. On a scale of koala bear to Edward Cullen, how many hours do you sleep in a day? 
First of all, that’s an awesome scale. As far as sleeping, let's just say if I could hibernate all year and eat Reese’s I would.  
 12. Finally, and perhaps most importantly: without googling, what is the name of the villain in the movie Back to the Future? 
Biff?
Power Note: Yes? 

Once again, welcome, Madeline, we're excited to have you on board. You may want to explain that "way back in the day" comment to your mom now. 

Now that you've read that, read this: POWER K BALLAD (if you don't laugh I'll give you your money back)