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Location Maine, United States
Introduction I'm a recovering Couch Potato, struggling with such weighty daily decisions as: eat ice cream or eat an apple? Sit and watch TV or go for a walk? Spend endless hours at the computer or go to the Y and swim laps? Why is it often so hard to choose the right one? My goals are to lose a total of 130 pounds and complete a sprint triathlon someday. Don't laugh. It could happen.
Favorite Movies Always, The Princess Bride, The Pursuit of Happyness, National Treasure, Finding Neverland, The Notebook, The Lake House, The Guardian, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Around the Bend, Sophie's Choice, Tristan & Isolde, The Last Samurai, Armageddon, Shine, Muriel's Wedding, Cosi, 50 First Dates, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, Pearl Harbor, Men in Black I and II, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Ray, Frida, Serendipity, Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch, Rabbit Proof Fence, Whale Rider, The Endurance, The Education of Little Tree, The Snow Walker, Empire of the Sun, House of D, Just Like Heaven, Truly Madly Deeply, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Broken Bridges, Rocket Gibralter, This is My Father, Mozart and the Whale, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, Away From Her, In Her Shoes, Dreamer, Seabiscuit, Eight Seconds, The Illusionist, Akeelah and the Bee, Dear Frankie, Saint Ralph, The Chorus, Hope and Glory, My Left Foot, The Pianist, Schindler's List, The Hiding Place, I Am David, An Unfinished Life, Double Jeopardy, On Golden Pond, Dances With Wolves, Jeremiah Johnson, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Murphy's Romance, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Running on the Sun, to name just a few :-)
Favorite Music Meredith Andrews, Big Daddy Weave, Third Day, Kutless, Mercy Me, Building 429, Ten Shekel Shirt, Todd Agnew, Jeremy Camp, Rich Mullins, Jewel, Nora Jones, Lyle Lovett, Eric Clapton, Arlo Guthrie, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Credence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Beatles
Favorite Books Currently re-reading: Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follet. Other faves: A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry, All the Charles Martin books, Also: No Need for Speed, Slow Fat Triathlete, Anything by Maeve Binchy, or Rosamunde Pilcher, Any book about sailing: Fastnet Force Ten, A Hard Chance, All of the Seraffyn books by Lynn and Larry Pardey, Three Cups of Tea, Mountains Beyond Mountains, The Secret Life of Bees, Mermaid Chair, Anything by Joe Coomer, especially Pocketful of Names, Love in the Driest Season, Angela's Ashes, The Glass Castle, Half Broke Horses, Ambulance Girl, some of Fannie Flagg's novels, the NIV Bible, and a very battered and ancient Hymnal with all my favorite old hymns

The love potion you made tastes terrible. How will you drink it?

With chocolate syrup, of course!