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Occupation Full-time mama and student
Location Salem, OR, United States
Introduction I'm a mother, reader, writer, and an open-minded Democrat. I'm funny, but have said my share of regrettable things in life. I admit my mistakes, and expect the same of others. I fail at getting out of hammocks. I can detect and deflect facades. I make friends easily and when I listen I REALLY listen. I always remember your aunt Clara and her cats. I'm approachable and genuine, willing to do anything to help, be it moving a piano on my back, making you laugh when it feels impossible, cleaning, and have dressed in drag to make someone smile. I will accept/succeed at 99% of dares. I'm a picky grammarian, but I'm not perfect and you don't have to be either. I draw the line at vicious behaviour, flakes who don't even offer plausible or amusing excuses, thieves, bitches, bitch-face, and people who choose to believe what they know to be false. I don't like sci-fi, the words "nother," "prolly," nor "irregardless." I will not abide ANYONE who would harm a child with their words, bodies, actions, inactions, or indirectly. I will fight for any child, and I will go Dexter on your ass if you threaten my child. I'm more fun than not.
Interests teaching/kissing/laughing with and learning from my kids, reading, MUSIC, writing, cleaning, politics, psychology, multi-tasking, over-scheduling, Jane Austen, Scrabble, vintage rarities/curio, Barack Obama, mama photography, blogging, the Kennedys, good grammar, exceptional movies, road trips, Europe, capitals, European capitals, the Windsors, honesty, academia, theology, baby names, fitness, simplifying, legalizing vigilante justice.
Favorite Movies Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Pride & Prejudice (see the trend?), The Family Stone, Mean Girls.
Favorite Music Brandi Carlile, the Dixie Chicks, Paul Simon, P!NK, Vivaldi, Tracy Chapman, The Cure, Train, U2, Elton John, Hanson (yep), David Gray, Indigo Girls, Train, Van Morrison, ABBA, Jack Johnson, Mamas & the Papas, Neil Diamond, Florence and the Machine, a trillion more...
Favorite Books Sense & Sensibility, An Unquiet Mind, Dry, Naked, Animal Dreams, Grouchy Grammarian, The Color Purple, 84 Charring Cross Road, Operating Instructions, Grace, Manic, The Stranger, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, Little Children, Pigs in Heaven, to name a few.

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