Batavia resident Lizanne Canal, 43, was at the community supper at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia when she answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Des Plaines
Pets? Two dogs, Joedog, a rescue who is a Gordon setter, and a cockatoo called Popcorn.
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Meryl Streep, because she can pull off anybody.
First job? Baby-sitting. Then I did accounts payable right out of high school at Siemens Gammasonics Inc. in Des Plaines. And then they moved to Hoffman Estates.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to get my degree in education, but I always wanted to have a big family, and I do. I have four children. I have a degree in education, but I’m going back to school, working on becoming a certified nursing assistant.
A movie you’d recommend? “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”
Favorite charity? Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia
Favorite local restaurant? Tusk Thai in Batavia
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I met my husband on the Internet in 1992, when the Internet was new. He is from France. We got married in 1995. We bumped into each other on the Internet and started writing letters. He came to Chicago, and shortly after I met him, I knew.