Today’s interview features one of our columnists, Marnie Bii. Marnie has been writing for PeKu since April of 2014. In this time she has covered a number of topics for us, including pets, travel, fitness, shopping, and home decor. I have found her articles to be both inspiring and informative. In fact, on many a Monday after reading her bargain article, I have gone in search of these shopping steals!
Rather than embarking on a list of the fashion buys I’ve bought, let me introduce you to Marnie!
MPK: When you aren’t writing articles, what do you like to do with your free time?
MB: As a mom of two young kids, I don’t have a lot of actual free time. Luckily, I love taking them to the park, doing crafts, playing games, helping with homework and teaching them how to cook. Whenever possible, I like to go on road trips and attend local races and car shows. I spend the late evening hours catching up on my favorite TV shows, playing video games and reading books.
MPK: You write for a handful of our publications. Do you have a favorite?
MB: As an anthropology major, I absolutely love to write about venues and events found throughout the world for Good Life Review. The research and writing process gives me a glimpse into those locations that I would not have enjoyed otherwise. With each new article I write, I add another venue to the long bucket list of places to visit as soon as traveling becomes a possibility. Feathers, Fins and Fur is a close second because I love helping people care for their companions.
MPK: You write about pet products and caring for a variety of pets. Do you have any pets in your home?
MB: Yes, we have one black cat named Rocket. Since we nursed him back to health from four weeks on, he thinks he is more people than cat. He loves to curl up in the kids’ arms like a baby and play chase games throughout the house. When the kids are not home, he slowly stalks through the house alternately calling for the kids and pouting on his cat tree.
MPK: In your bio, you note that you enjoy the automotive and gaming communities in Seattle. Are you a gamer?
MB: When time allows, yes, I love to play video games alone and with the family. Since I’ve recently turned my attention to the games we have for our consoles, I have uncompleted PC games piling up from the last few Steam sales. I am also slowly working my way through the Pokemon world on my 3DS. I am excited to start up Fantasy Life as soon as I complete the main story on Pokemon. As a family, we frequently build new worlds together on Space Engineers and Terraria.
MPK: What fun facts would our readers be surprised to learn about you?
MB: Just a few things:
- For the last year, I have closely followed the LCHF keto diet to improve my health.
- I enjoy the challenge of piloting RC cars on pavement, dirt and grass surfaces.
- I recently obtained a couple new RC cars, a HPI Sprint 2 Drift 350Z and Tamiya XV-01 Lancia.
- I have only been to two states, Washington and Michigan, and never out of the country.
- I am planning to go back to school for my Master’s in Library Sciences degree in the near future.