Jenn "Rook No. 17"

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation High School Culinary Arts Teacher
Location Pacific Grove, CA
Introduction Culinary Arts Instructor, Cakesmith, Aesthete, Nostalgist; Maker, tinkerer, traveler, dreamer, collector and merrymaker. Bibliophile, Anglophile, Turophile & Retro Nerd. Mother of four, and "Mo" to many.
Interests Travel, Reading, Creating, Teaching, Baking, Cooking, Decorating and Celebrating Life.
Favorite Movies Hugo, Big Fish, Toto Le Heros, Babette's Feast, Il Postino, Stand By Me, Shawshank Redemption, The Princess Bride, Amelie, Stand by Me, Something Wicked This Way Comes, My Mothers Castle, My Fathers Glory, Is Anybody There, Old Agatha Christie movies, Fred Astaire Movies, Danny Kaye Movies, and Bob Hope Movies. Legend, Clash of the Titans, The Usual Suspects, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Arsenic & Old Lace, Portrait of Jenny, Little Lord Fauntelroy, Captains Courageous, anything with Shirley Temple, Franco Zefirelli's Romeo & Juliet...geez, this could go on for days, but I'd be remiss if I left off Star Wars.
Favorite Music The Beatles, Green Day, Gorillaz, Hush Sound, Lily Allen, old Cure, Depeche, Duran, & Smiths. Dubstep, Old School Rap, Classical, and Bluegrass. Love me some Jackie Greene and Devil Makes Three! At Christmastime it's Dean Martin and Burl Ives all the way.
Favorite Books The Book Thief, Hugo Cabret, The Night Circus, Candide, Water for Elephants, Bitter With Baggage Seeks Same, The Poisonwood Bible, The Tigers Wife, The Hare with the Amber Eyes, The Watermelon King, The Great Gatsby, The Fruit Hunters, Mr. Timothy, Cutting for Stone, Inside Out and Back Again

You moved the pot before the coffee stopped brewing. Do you smell the mountains or the burro?

Juan Valdez is a personal hero, and Conchita, his mule is my spirit animal. Hence, I'm going to have to go burro.