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About me

Industry Tourism
Occupation Whipping Boy
Location The Wild Wild West, United States
Introduction "I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away." - Nancy Mitford
Interests Food- eating and cooking, reading, the supernatural and unexplained, alcoholic beverages, music, politics, history-- particularly the Civil War and WWII.
Favorite Movies The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Dr. Zhivago, The Insider, Master and Commander, Good Fellas, Out of Africa, Lawrence of Arabia, It's A Wonderful Life, Sense and Sensibility, The Best Intentions, Amadeus, Mrs. Miniver, The Deer Hunter, Hannah and Her Sisters, Being There, Band of Brothers (not really a movie, but what the hell-- it's a series).
Favorite Music U2, Crowded House, INXS (with Michael Hutchence, thank you), Finn Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, The Temptations, Aretha, The Kinks, The Who, The Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Diana Krall, Pretenders, Mozart, "Pictures At An Exhibition", "The Planets", Beethoven, Faure's "Requiem"-- the list goes on and on.
Favorite Books "Jane Eyre" (the Alpha and Omega of my fave books), all Salinger, the Mitfords, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", "Harriet the Spy", "Music For Chameleons", "In Cold Blood", "A Moveable Feast", "Cold Mountain", "Tender is the Night", "Charming Billy", "The Time Traveler's Wife", "Meditations", "My Antonia", the "Little House" books, poetry of Teasdale, Yeats, Donne, St. Vincent Millay, Auden, and many others.