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Gender Female
Occupation clinical social work and social science research PhD
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction Not here to treat anyone, please understand. So no matter how it might feel or look, I can't be your therapist. If someone tells you that you need it, however, do as my dream license plate suggests, Get Therapy. Community mental health centers can be great, and they're easy on the wallet.
Interests Music, culture, history, advertising, videography, television, (not just any television), blogging, Torah, people people people, people, people, an occasional furry animal or lower level genus
Favorite Movies Any Christopher Guest movies, most chick flicks, musicals (Singing in the Rain and Sound of Music, obviously, and DreamGirls yes, Phantom, no) action that isn't too graphic (Lassie and Beethoven) I'll walk out on movies, no problem. I liked Legally Blond, In Her Shoes, Charlies Angels (One and Two), Jean de Floret, Cinema Paradisio, The Illusionist, Look Who's Talking. My Best Friends' Wedding, Nothing sad, thank you. The movies that have couples fighting are usually good, and when I think of the names I'll let ya' know.
Favorite Music Puccini anything, especially La Boheme and Madame Butterfly, and Rossini, The Barber of Seville, old Paul McCartney/John Lennon, early Beatles, one-hit wonders, all of them, and lots more that i can't name. Hate the Monkeys, don't know why.
Favorite Books One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, the best thing I've read in years; Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace-- this will take you awhile; Secret Life of Bees; The Help; Eat, Pray, and Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón; Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer; Not Me by Michael Lavigne, The Pebble and the Avalanche by Moshe Yudkowsky; anything Terry Pratchet, anything with pictures, anything my friends recommend; The Idiots Book of Yiddish. Don't Tell Me Words Don't Matter, by Joel Pollack.