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Industry Education
Occupation Educator
Location Fullerton, CA, United States
Introduction I'm a California native who teaches English at a state university, has been married nearly 30 years to an amazing Egyptian dude, raised an awesome daughter, and lives with a brain fart that the medical community calls Chiari Malformation. I had brain surgery in February of 2006 and for the time being at least, my brain is now peacefully coexisting with my spinal cord in the cramped quarters of my spinal canal. With an honest to goodness hole in my head, I am now free to continue the pursuit of life, liberty, and good coffee -- in between headaches, nausea, dizziness, and seizures, of course!
Interests reading, teaching, politics, travel, cats, documentary films, medieval history, Renaissance Literature, research, world religions, iPhone, Arnold Chiari Malformation, good coffee
Favorite Movies Peace Propaganda and the Promised Land, Occupation 101, Taxi to the Darkside, Raise the Red Lantern, Shakespeare in Love, Pulp Fiction, Al-Aragooz, Hope Floats, South Pacific, Pillow Talk, Iphigenia, Stephen King's The Stand, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Goonies, Raising Helen, Ella Enchanted, 13 Going on 30, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favorite Music Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Rockabilly, The Eagles, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Alabama, Irish Tenors, Bob Wills, The Beatles, Brad Paisley, The Bee Gees, Marty Robbins, Rod Stewart, Loreena McKennitt, Ray Price, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dwight Yoakam, Leona Lewis, Trisha Yearwood, Simon & Garfunkel, Rascal Flatts, John Denver, Willie Nelson, Jim Croce, Johnny Rodriguez, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Sarah Brightman, Stevie Wonder, Dixie Chicks
Favorite Books Harry Potter, Awlad Haretna, Children of the Alley, The Children of Gebelawi, anything by Naguib Mahfouz, Wuthering Heights, Great Expectations, The Kite Runner, King Lear, The Stand