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About me

Gender Female
Location Indiana, United States
Introduction After a decade of marriage, we decided to disrupt a life of ease and have three children (long after our parents had given up hope). The first of our quirky spawn arrived in 2005- followed on his heels by a meteorological tornado, and in 2007 by a metaphorical one. The children officially began outnumbering us in 2010. Despite a prototypical 1990s-era college slacker attitude, I've filled my calendar with everything from river cleanups to square dancing to leading a local ESL group. My previous incarnation as an academic advisor at Ball State's Honors College (truly the world's best job) left me with an instinct for offering advice that could easily overwhelm and annoy friends and relations. To keep my smarty-pants bossiness in check, I blog.
Interests reading, simple living, games, recycling, soup night, using research to combat evil, public libraries, sewing, food, travel, learning in adulthood how to cook, driving, kayaks, kick scooters, swimming, water exercise, thrift stores, knitting, successful problem solving, netflix, sleep
Favorite Movies The Imposters, John Carpenter's The Fog, Galaxy Quest, Funny Bones, The Chocolate War, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, The Snow Walker, Tremors, The Vanishing, Living in Oblivion, Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage, The Donner Party (PBS American Experience), Avalon (Barry Levinson), Devil's Playground, Six Degrees of Separation, Delicatessen, Shallow Grave, Shaun of the Dead, Con Air, Princess Bride
Favorite Music Domestic Science Club, They Might Be Giants, Flying Pickets, the Nylons, Dan Zanes, Sara Hickman, Keb Mo, Chris Smithers, Lyle Lovett, the Waifs, Some Girls, Justin Roberts, ABBA, Moxy Fruvous, Sam Bush, Nickle Creek, Cheryl Wheeler, Indigo Girls, Patsy Cline, Violent Femmes, Rene and Jeremy, Nora Jones, Jason Mraz, the Kingston Trio
Favorite Books Kindred, Bellwether, Franny and Zooey, Death Comes to the Archbishop, Them: Adventures with Extremists, Zarafa: A Giraffe's True Story from Deepest Africa to the Heart of Paris, Bad Land: An American Romance, Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Homesteading by Percy Wollaston, The Underpainter, True History of the Kelley Gang, Three Martini Playdate, Outliers, NutureShock, Stumbling on Happiness, 253, Was by Geoff Ryman, Latitudes of Melt, Catching Cold, The Power of One, Glory Lane, Malcolm Gladwell, early Louise Erdrich, Project X by Jim Shepard, Dave Sedaris, Snow Crash, Bimbos of the Death Sun, The Moonstone, The New Nuts Among the Berries, The Victorian Internet, Into the Wild, Griffin & Sabine, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church, When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, The Tipping Point, In a Sunburned Country, Maxed Out, World War Z, The Dollmaker