About Me

“I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.”

–  Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote pretty much sums me up. I tend to throw my whole heart and soul into things, until the next shiny new idea distracts me and sends me in a different direction. Some people may call this flakiness; I call it exploration.

I’ve been outside of the country two three four times.  Once I went to Quebec for lunch.  Once my dad took me to Vancouver and I drooled over the spot where they had filmed an episode of The X-Files.  I had a BIG thing for Mulder.  I went to Mexico. I went to London and learned a lot.

I used to row on my college crew team.  I have since tried getting up at five a.m. to work out, but it turns out that is much harder to do when you don’t have seven other rowers and a tiny, temperamental coxswain counting on you to do so.

I want to be healthy.  I also want the freedom to eat whatever I want, whenever I want.  My therapist says that this is known as having conflicting goals.  Apparently I have to pick just one.  I haven’t decided whether she’s right.

I love to cook, but I hate writing recipes – it takes the fun out of it.

I hate admitting defeat.

I want to be a writer.  Well, I guess I am a writer.  I want to be a successful, paid writer.  There, Universe, is that specific enough for you?

I don’t like walking around in bare feet.  I have socks on almost constantly, even in the summer.  As a result, my feet are super-sensitive, which makes it really interesting when I am forced to walk around sock-less.

I will find the humor in any situation.  I am sure this bothers some people.  But I just laugh it off.

On a similar note, my boss calls me Big Pun, because wordplay is my mind’s constant companion.  That, and I like listening to 1990’s hip-hop while I’m at the office.