Southern Girl

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Industry Law Enforcement or Security
Occupation Nanny
Location Princeton, New Jersey
Introduction You know that scene in Shakespeare in Love where someone asks if the re-write is funny and the other guy goes, "I was a pirate king and now I'm a nurse. That's funny."? Well, my re-write is pretty funny, too. I was a lawyer in Alabama and now I'm a nanny in New Jersey. You know, just the average career change. So now, I'm kind of like a soccer mom, kind of like a stylist, kind of like a chef, kind of like...a rodeo clown? I do many, many weird (and sometimes wonderful!)things. And most of the time I love it. If you're looking for me, it's possible that I am immersed in either a really and truly excellent book. Or really and truly horrendous television.
Interests The Human Condition, what exactly it is that makes the South special, exceedingly bad television, obscure pop culture references that only my friend, Taylor and my sister understand, rather macabre historical incidents, my hilarious nephew and niece, watching my West Wing DVDs all the way through and then starting over at the beginning, football, fashion, reorganizing and neatly labeling the boxes containing my shoe collection, making fun of Ryan Seacrest, trying to figure out who did it before the detectives on Law & Order, tinkering with writing the next great chick lit novel
Favorite Movies Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dead Again, Soapdish, The 'Burbs, Sweet Home Alabama, 13 Going on 30, Rudy, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Clue, Hook, Sordid Lives, Legally Blonde, Lady Jane, Spaceballs, Sense and Sensibility, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Shadowlands, Stealing Home, pretty much anything Disney did between Snow White and Mulan, pretty much anything Pixar did EVER, all musicals. No really. ALL OF THEM
Favorite Music Elton John, Billy Joel, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, Harry Connick Jr., Broadway--but I'm pretty picky and snobbish about what I listen to, 80s--but I'm not picky or snobbish about it at all, classical, movie scores
Favorite Books Pride and Prejudice, everything else Jane Austen wrote, those cheeseball sequels to everything Jane Austen wrote, modern literature based on everything Jane Austen wrote--i.e. Bridget Jones, anything Stephen Ambrose wrote, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, Where the Wild Things Are, Dandelion Wine, Anne of Green Gables, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Littlest Angel, All kinds of stuff. I read all the time.