Sizzlin’ Singles Rockin’ It!

Sara Espinoza, 35 (shhhh),

Foster Youth Specialist

Sara Espinoza
Sara Espinoza

Favorite local cause: Epilepsy Society.
Favorite local event: Mud Volleyball (been playing since 2008!), except this year…due to the water shortage.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile first; if you can brighten the room with your smile then your brain will be even brighter! Although…some nice arms are always nice to rub, too!
Worst habit: Addicted to Snapchat.
Best trait: Smile…with my dimples.
Pet peeve: People who cut in line.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Laughter, honesty, and trust.
What are you most grateful for? Having an amazing career!
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Text first, and if those conversations are easy and can make me giggle then a real conversation will happen soon after.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? I think a mash up of Pretty in Pink and Dream a Little Dream.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Can I make up my own? I would have to say Happy.
Dancing or karaoke? DANCING!!
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? False.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. “Lt. Dan, Ice Cream!”
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Beer Pong!
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Backyard BBQ.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Gangnam style, as I complete this survey.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Baby sitter mode, cook, clean, and DRIVE.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? The place where you fall in love.
Tell us your best/worst knock-knock joke: 1. Knock Knock, who’s there? Boo. Boo Who? Don’t cry it’s just a joke.
2. Knock Knock, who’s there? You. You Who? You who who make my eyes feel good!!
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: To ride the best roller coaster in every state.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: Ok, so I totally JUST researched this and the most interesting to me is two former U.S. Presidents lived in Bakersfield. They are fellow East Siders!


Shawn Jallo, 49,

Firefighter/Engineer, City of Bakersfield

Shawn Jallo
Shawn Jallo

Favorite local cause: Fill the Boot (Muscular Dystrophy).
Favorite local event: Village Fest.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile, for sure.
Worst habit: Procrastination.
Best trait: Sense of humor.
Pet peeve: Too much makeup.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Chemistry, physical attraction, amazing kissing.
Kids; pets; kids and pets; or “Hell NO”? Kids and pets.
What are you most grateful for? My kids.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Real conversation.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Dirty Dancing.

Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Happy.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? True.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Backyard barbecue.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Break dancing…last wedding I attending.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Massage therapy, cleaning, bartending, invitation and thank you card writing skills.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Sitting across from me, staring into my eyes.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Travel to all 50 states.


Shonda Abercrombie, 46,

Gas Principle Business Analyst, PG&E

Shonda Abercrombie
Shonda Abercrombie

Favorite local cause: Military & Veteran Support.
Favorite local event: Veteran’s Day Parade.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Smile.
Worst habit: I interrupt spontaneous thoughts!
Best trait: Optimistic person.
Pet peeve: Mean people.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Honesty, humor, affection.
What are you most grateful for? Independent, well-rounded daughters.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Real (but sometimes due to work and proximity text is “fun”).
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Valley Girl.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? I had to look up the list…LOL Happy!
Dancing or karaoke? Both (simultaneously).
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? Is a coat ridiculous? If not, then no.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Nacho Libre.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Ping-Pong.
Dinner party or backyard barbecue? Backyard BBQ.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? I never thought the “chicken dance” would make the list…but I just did it June 20th.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Make the best coffee, and deliver it before I got out of bed!
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? Friday Night HS Football game (and cocoa is a MUST).
Tell us your best/worst knock-knock joke: Knock knock. Who’s there? interrupting cow. Interru….MOO!! (because I interrupt.)
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Scotland is on my list…it’s where my family tree is rooted.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: I tell people that the agriculture from this valley feeds the country (but I’m not sure if I’m completely accurate…my trivia is sometimes like a fish story).


Spencer Kelly, 24,

EMT

Spencer Kelly
Spencer Kelly

Favorite local cause: Bakersfield Police Activities League.
Turn on: smile, brain, or build? Brain. Talk nerdy to me.
Worst habit: Gambling, if I’m losing. If I’m winning, it’s my best.
Best trait: I can cook minute rice in 50 seconds.
Pet peeve: When people look at me weird when I dip my bacon in maple syrup…you know it’s delicious.
Three things you look for in a relationship: Daddy issues, pro-choice, rides horses.
Kids; pets; kids and pets; or “Hell NO”? Genetically modified half-child, half-puppy.
What are you most grateful for? Justin Bieber.
Do you prefer email, text, or real conversation? Shhh…no words. Just emotions and touching.
If you had to pick one ’80s movie to summarize your overall view on love, what would it be? Gremlins.
Which of the Seven Dwarfs do you relate to the most? Doc.
Dancing or karaoke? Dancing.
True or false: making pets wear ridiculous clothing embarrasses them? False. They love it.
Name the best celebrity impression you can do: Stephen Hawking.
Is it ping-pong or table tennis? Beer pong.

Dinner party or backyard barbecue?
Dinner party.
What has been the best dance craze to ever hit pop culture and when was the last time you did it? Daggering…every time I hit the dance floor.
You have the chance to create your own robot. What are its special capabilities? Telling the perfect Mitch Hedberg joke for any situation.
What is the most romantic spot in Bakersfield? My mustache…when I grow it out.
Name one item that’s on your Bucket List: Go treasure hunting with Nicolas Cage.
Tell us your most impressive bit of Bakersfield trivia: Obama’s birth certificate is in a secret vault under the Crystal Palace.

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