Meet Zaidlin!

Meet Zaidlin Braillard

Zaidlin is the latest talent to join the Law Offices of Torres & Haroldson.  She, too, is a paralegal and joins Angie in our “Power” room greeting everyone who comes in through the doors or calls on the phone.  More importantly, she signed on to take over the role of wrangling Peter and helping him outshine other attorney’s in court.

Personal Background

As you can probably guess, Zaidlin has never been able to find her name on a key chain at any vacation spot she has visited.  She is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA.  And, she attended Renton Technical College and received her AAS degree and Certificate in Paralegal studies earlier this year.  Although her previous experience is in personal injury, Zaidlin likes to branch out and try new things and is very excited to apply her skills in our Family Law practice.

When Zaidlin is not working, she enjoys spending like to go to Green Water and drive her Jeep or go shooting.  If you’re curious, yes, she bought a Jeep Wrangler to join the “Jeep Wave” club.

Serious Q & A

We sat down with Zaidlin to see if we could dig deeper and get to know her a little better.  Here’s what we found out . . . .

Q:  On average, how many times a week do you hurt herself trying to dance in the shower?
A:  Depends on the song, if I hear anything from the early 2000s hip hop/pop I am willing to bust a hip to bust a move.

Q:  What’s the most money you’ve ever drunkenly spent at McDonald’s?
A:  It hasn’t happened yet but something to look forward to.

Q:  On a scale of 1 to 10, how intolerable do you find baby pictures on Facebook?
A:  It depends, are we talking about throwback baby pictures or current photos of someone’s baby?

Q:  How many bowls of cereal do you eat every single day and why aren’t you eating more?
A: One bowl but it really depends on the cereal. I mean are you really going to look me in the eye and say you are having more than one bowl of Cheerios or Raisin Bran?

Q:  Who would you let punch you directly in the face?
A:  Keanu Reeves hands down.

Q:  How many days have you gone without showering?
A:  3 days, I think.

Q:  How old were you when you realized Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny probably never actually new one another in real life?
A:  Today.

Q:  Can you fit your whole fist in your mouth?
A: No but nice try almost getting me to try it.

Q:  What’s your favorite flavor of Skittle?
A:  They all taste the same.

Q:  How many sandwiches have you eaten off the floor?
A:  Five second rule.

Q:  How many bottles of wine have you finished without ever actually pouring any of the wine into a glass?
A:  None, I have a fancy glass I always use. Pinky up.

Q:  Who was your favorite Power Ranger?
A:  I wasn’t a Power Ranger fan.

Q:  What did you do the night Whitney Houston died?
A:  Most likely sleeping.

Q:  How many donuts are you capable of eating in one sitting?
A:  Hmm, let’s go with 3.

Q:  Who was your favorite Spice Girl?
A:  Posh Spice.

Q:  How violently did you have to fight the urge to scream when you hear the ice cream truck coming?
A:  The mental and visible eye roll is seen from everyone.

Q:  Say there’s like a whole box of Teddy Grahams in a room all by themselves. Say I left them there and told you not to eat any until I got back. How long would it take you to disobey my wishes?
A:  I need context clues. Is the box already opened? Are they the chocolate, honey or regular ones? Have I seen you not wash your hands and reach into the box grabbing a fist full before leaving the box with me?

Q:  How many Taylor Swift songs do you actually listen to every single day?
A: If it comes on, I will listen but I don’t actively seek it.

Q:  How long after you feel full do you keep eating for?
A:  3-4 minutes.

Q:  How many hours after getting paid does it take you to spend your entire pay check?
A:  It takes me awhile, I am a saver when it comes to money.

Q:  Do you agree that Harry Potter was a huge a-hole and probably the least exciting character in the entire series?
A:  Yes! I will never recover from Cedric Diggory’s death because of Harry, I mean come on Harry get it together.

Q:  How many people do you fall in love with every day?
A:  One person.

Q:  How many friendships have you ruined because you refused to play a game of Monopoly mercifully?
A:  Friendships and family is included in this one, the Braillards are born with a competitive streak and make no exceptions regardless of age (I mean you Grandpa).

Q:  What do you do when a baby just stares at you in public? Like, doesn’t even blink, just maintains intense, aggressive eye contact with their baby face. What do you do?  WHAT DO YOU DO IN THIS SITUATION?
A:  Automatic staring contest.

Q:  What is your favorite kind of cookie?
A:  Tate’s Chocolate Chip.

Q:  How long do you wait after finishing your first plate of food before getting a second plate of food?
A:  I will take a look around the room to gauge the plates of everyone else before planning my next round.

Q:  When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
A:  One.

Q:  What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever unintentionally vomited?
A:  Outside of the entrance to Burlington Coat Factory in Lakewood.

Q:  What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever intentionally vomited?
A:  My dad had decided to take a winding backroad along a cliffside on our drive to Disneyland and I felt the need to be sick but there wasn’t anywhere to pull over as we were in a one way. I looked over and vomited in the cupholder of our rental car because I knew I didn’t want to ruin the carpet…. My dad still mentions that 11 years later as he had to clean it.

Q:  If I gave you $10 bucks to go buy me chocolate milk, and it only cost $3, would you bring me all the change or would you tell me it was actually $10? Because I’ll know. I’ll know chocolate mile doesn’t cost that much.
A:  I would bring the change back with the receipt.

Q:  How many seconds would it take you to eat this entire block of cheese?
A:  I couldn’t eat a whole block of cheese.

Q:  Have you ever found the image of a biblical figure on a piece of toast?
A:  No, but I’m still holding out hope.

Q:  How long does it take you to scroll through Facebook before giving up?
A:  Generally, about 5 minutes.

Q:  Who do you just hate the most?
A:  I don’t hate him, but something about Russell Crowe throws me off and I tend to never like his characters.

Q:  Do you think Zac Efron is really nice in real life or does he just walk around with his abs out telling people to go fetch him vegetables?
A:  I think he’s nice in real life, but if he asked me to fetch him some vegetables I would.

Q:  What’s your favorite thing to order from the Olive Garden?
A:  Spaghetti and meatballs.

Q:  How many times does it take for you to listen to a song that you love before you actually hate it instead?
A:  It takes me a couple days of listening to it multiple times in a row.

Q:  Do you ever stop and think about the number of soiled diapers in the world? Like. Whoa. Am I right?
A:  No, are you okay?

Q:  Have you ever started petting a really fluffy dog and just gotten very overwhelmed by how fluffy this dog is?
A:  Yes. I have a picture to prove it when I was getting frozen yogurt and just had to pet this dog who looked so fluffy.

Q:  Finally, and this one is important, so please pay attention. What do you think cats dream about?
A:  World domination.

And, there you have it everyone.  Now, we all know Zaidlin just a little bit better!  In all seriousness, we at Torres & Haroldson are lucky to have her and enjoy her being part of our team.

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