Karin B (Looking for Ballast)

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Teacher of ESL/EFL
Location Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Introduction From Denver, Colorado. Lived in Paris from 2008-2012. I am a long-time blogger, first here at Blogger, then on Yahoo! 360, and then on Multiply. I started in July of 2009 a Paris-focused blog on WordPress, An Alien Parisienne, and later attempted another blog, Do Overs in Denver. Now I'm Looking for Ballast (still. On WordPress).
Interests Books, Book Reviews, Information, Technology, Current Events, Hollywood Trash & Gossip, Being the Best Person I Can Be
Favorite Movies The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Trainspotting, Brazil, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Donnie Darko, Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2, Zhang Yimou stuff (especially the old stuff), Saved!, Bridget Jones's Diary, Hannah and Her Sisters
Favorite Music Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, David Gray, Dave Matthews Band, celtic stuff, Janis Joplin, Santana, Kate Bush, The Police and lots more (these are what I could think of now...)
Favorite Books Anything by Madeleine L'Engle (especially her grownup fiction), Tom Robbins, Diana Gabaldon, J.D. Salinger (Franny & Zooey is my favorite), Nick Hornby, Amy Tan, stuff about Chinese history, Bee Season by Myla Golberg, I Know this Much is True by Wally Lamb, White Oleander (okay -- someone gave me a bunch of Oprah books from the late '90s and early '00s. I have to admit a lot of them are really good), The Great Gatsby

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

It's not easy being green... But croaking on the lily pad sure sounds preferable to life as a human some days.