Talk About it Tuesday: Geri Dreiling

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Photo courtesy of Geri Dreiling.

Lawyer, writer, professor. She’s done it all. Geri Dreiling is an adjunct communications professor at Maryville.

In her spare time, she likes to be outside, garden, travel and spend time with her husband. She travels to Spain with her husband, who is from Spain, and she recently traveled to San Francisco for spring break.

We asked Dreiling the following questions as a part of Pawprint’s take on a “What’s Up Wednesday” interview.

Photo courtesy of Geri Dreiling.

What are you up to?

What are you eating?

Avocado toast. I tried it at Blue Bottle Coffee in San Francisco and just loved it.

What are you reminiscing about?

My spring break trip to San Francisco.

What are you loving?

Homemade salads with a simple lime juice and olive oil dressing. This is a take on salads from Spain.

Tiny houses. I love the idea of a tiny house. But I fear I would need several tiny houses.

And backyard chickens. I want two.

What have you been up to?

Taking travel photos and editing them on Snapseed.

What are you dreading?

Cleaning the house.

What are you working on?

I’m getting a graduate certificate in digital media marketing. I plan to complete the six-course program in two semesters.

What are you excited about?

Setting aside some time to overhaul my websites.

What are you watching?

I just finished “The IT Crowd.” Now I’m binging on “Parks & Recreation.” I’m excited to see that “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is now available on Netflix.

What are you reading?

I just finished the entire “Miss Fisher Murder Mystery Series.”  I love the Phryne Fisher character.

What are you listening to?

When exercising, Epic Music Mix 2012 on YouTube. When grading, the Spanish Guitar and Cool Jazz stations on Pandora. I also like the soundtracks from “Amelie,” “Pride & Prejudice” and “Night Train to Lisbon” for grading. For fun, 80s music makes me smile…and I see Depeche Mode is launching a North American tour.

What are you wearing?

Black jeans, blue shirt from Ann Taylor and a colorful necklace that I received as gift quite some time ago.

What are you doing this weekend?

Grading and working on my garden.

What are you looking forward to next month?

In slightly over a month, I’m looking forward to my son’s graduation from the University of Tampa.

What else is new?

Hopefully, I’ll convince my husband soon to get backyard chickens. I’m obsessed with them!


What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite movie?


What is your favorite dessert?

Anything chocolate

What is your favorite TV show?

Right now, “The IT Crowd”

What is your favorite season?


What is your favorite hobby?

Walking and hiking

What is your favorite time of day?


What is your favorite board game?



How do you take your coffee?


How long have you lived in St. Louis?

28 years

How do you spend your days off?

Chores, watching movies, gardening and playing Xbox with my husband.

How do you order pizza?

Thin crust. Supreme.

Photo courtesy of Geri Dreiling.

How would you spend your perfect day?

Taking a long hike or wandering an urban area, taking pictures and writing.

How would your friends describe you?

Funny, disciplined, caring and passionate about social justice.

Would you rather…

Read on a tablet or paperback book?

Paperback because I spend so much time in front of a screen.

Travel by car or plane?

By car to see more, but plane for efficiency.

Vacation in Hawaii or Alaska?


Travel to the past or the future?


Facebook or Twitter?


Coke or Pepsi?


Lose your sense of sight or hearing?


Chocolate or white cake?


Milk or dark chocolate?



Name three people, dead or alive, that you would have dinner with.

Voltaire, Ghandi, Benjamin Franklin.

Where would you go to dinner?

They’d come over to my house so we could relax, talk and debate late into the night.

What is the farthest you have been from home?


Do you bake?

I bake salmon a few nights a week.

What is one thing that none of your students know about you?

My first real job was working as a cashier at Long John Silver’s.


Check back next week for Chris Reimer’s turn in the hot seat. If you have an idea of someone you would like to have interviewed tweet us @MvillePawprint!

*Photos courtesy of Geri Dreiling 
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