Date Joined: October 9, 2013
Last Online: July 17, 2015
Birthday: February 23
Country: United States
I am a 44YO redhead, married with 2 daughters (20 and 10). I work as an admin assistant at a scientific research facility. My husband is in scientific statistical analysis. We have 4 permanent resident cats, an old orange tabby boy and 3 that are about 3 years old - a tiny little tortico girl, a tuxedo boy and an enormous grey tabby boy.
My entire family is involved in volunteering at a local no-kill cat shelter, where we do office work, give meds, socialize the cats, and foster cats/kittens in our home. Current fosters: a 18-year old torti girl, and calico we are in the process of getting ready for adoption.
I also volunteer at the Shakespeare Tavern every month, and we all volunteer at the children's games at the Stone Mountain Highland Games.
I like purple, blue and green - bright or dark, no pastels. I prefer silver to gold. I'm a big fan of peacock feathers, Celtic knots, Art Deco, mandalas, spirals, henna tattoos, snowflakes, and scrollwork. I like Kuromi (hello kitty), but none of the other characters. I like Disney villains, Dr Who, Loki, and Ruby Gloom. I like cats, fairies, witches and mermaids. I am fascinated with history of the British Isles. Favorite artists include Gustav Klimt, Arna Baartz, Georgia O'Keefe, and John Waterhouse. I love silver-wire-wrapped jewelry.
I REALLY don't like orange and yellow (REALLY!). I don't like Disney characters (except the villains). I don't like "cute" or country themes. No religious items, please.
I listen to Spotify all day long at work, and usually in the evening, too.
I am completely obsessed with Muse right now...
Otherwise, I listen to everything from Journey to Neko Case to Carolina Chocolate Drops to Best Coast to OK Go to Iron & Wine to The Black Keys to Collide to Throwing Muses to Yeah Yeah Yeahs to White Zombie to Thievery Corporation to Dishwalla to The Xx to Silversun Pickups...
I love to read! Right now I'm reading a book about the Salem witch trials. When I'm not carpooling, I like to listen to audiobooks, mostly mysteries.
Favorite Authors: Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, A. Lee Martinez
Favorite Books: Good Omens, Storm Front, The Snow Queen
Favorite Audiobooks: Night Circus, Stephanie Plum series, Divine Interventions, The Red Necklace
Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, Agents of SHIELD, Elementary, Game of Thrones Sherlock Dr Who Torchwood
My daughter and I love to watch Chopped and My Cat from Hell together.
I like action movies. Lots of explosions, special effects, fantasy, sci-fi, plot twists, cult movies... No chick flicks or rom-coms, thanks.
Favorite movies: Ocean's Eleven, Thor, Thor 2, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Avengers, Italian Job, The Big Lebowski, Galaxy Quest, Star Trek (new reboot)
Big fan of Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Ewan MacGregor, Gerard Butler, David Tennant.
I spend a lot of time with my 10YO daughter. We are making friendship bracelets from embroidering thread right now.
I am a Planner Addict. Love color-coding, small stickers for my planner, washi tape, Sharpie pens, labels, post-it notes. I have a black Verona Daytimer Desk size planner and a black Filofax Holborn zip personal size that I use as a wallet.
I am working on The Documented Life project, so scrapbook paper, vellum and ephemera for scrapbooking/art journaling are welcome. I would love to have stamps and stencils for background texture. I need stamp pads that are earth tone colors. I would like to try some spray inks, preferably blue/purple/green tones.
A recent discovery is the art of Zentangle. I am really enjoying this process. I would love to have some Zentangle tiles.
I like dark chocolate - plain or combined with salt, caramel, chili, orange, almond, raspberry, cherry, marzipan, bacon...
I don't like white chocolate, or the combination of mint with chocolate. I have a mild allergy to walnuts and pecans.
I like all kinds of tea. Most often, I drink Earl Grey, mint, blueberry, citrus, or gourmet chocolate tea I was lucky enough to receive as a gift.