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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Fundraiser
Location Chicagoland, Illinois, United States
Introduction I'm living out in the 'burbs with my adoring husband. I pass the days working in a fundraising department for a national organization. In the evenings and on the weekend, I have time to read and knit. My weekends are also spent lounging and becoming cultured at the symphony and opera. I also adore food...fancy schmancy food (Charlie Trotter's, Moto, Avenues, Blackbird, Frontera Grill, Grahm Elliott, Schwa, Lockwood, Topolobampo, etc.). Did I mention I enjoy knitting?
Interests being crafty (Knitting, Sewing); reading Fiction and Magazines (Allure, Bust, Elle, Glamour, Interweave Knits, Lucky, Marie Claire, Vogue Knitting); seeing musicals and operas; watching tv (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Bones, Chuck, House, Law and Order SVU, Scrubs, and of course PBS); attending wine tastings; shopping at Woodfield Mall and the Aurora Outlet Mall (gotta love the Coach Outlet!); listening to Slate Magazine, NPR podcasts, and Radiolab
Favorite Movies Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Spanglish, Harry Potter (1-5), Lord of the Rings, Matrix Trilogy, Mallrats, 40 First Dates
Favorite Music Alanis Morisette, Amy Winehouse, Ani DiFranco, Beastie Boys, Beck, Beyonce, Bikini Kill, The Bird and The Bee, Bjork, Blur, Bratmobile, Britney Spears, Cake, The Clash, Coldplay, The Darkness, The Donnas, E. Town Concrete, Erykah Badu, Feist, Fergie, Franz Ferdinand, Flight of the Conchords, Fugazi, The Fugees, Gorillaz, Gwen Stefani, Har Mar Superstar, The Hives, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Lady Sovereign, Le Tigre, Lilly Allen, Lisa Loeb, Liz Phair, Madonna, Motorhead, Nelly Furtado, No Doubt, OK GO, Pavement, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Queens of the Stone Age, The Raconteurs, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Rammstein, The Ramones, Rihanna, Rilo Kiley, Sahara Hotnights, Selby Tigers, Shakira, She Wants Revenge, The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Stars, The Streets, System of a Down, t.A.T.u, Telepopmusik, Thom Yorke, Tori Amos, Violent Femmes, Weezer, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Favorite Books Harry Potter Series, Queen of Babble Series