|Location||San Diego, Southern California, United States|
|Introduction||Life's a constant challenge between doing what I 'should' be doing and doing what I 'want' to do, even if the 'should' thing is really something I 'want' to do. You know what I mean?|
|Interests||Science, Natural history, Quiltmaking, Bird watching, Surface design on cloth, Finance, the Arts, Animals, Surfing, Snow skiing, Travel(but not if I have to fly on an airplane), Fine wines, Ukulele, Cooking (I have my moments), Sewing, Zirc Ubu, Reading and auditing books|
|Favorite Movies||Some Like It Hot, Born Yesterday, Walkabout, Harold and Maude, Spirited Away, Rock and Roll High School, True Romance, Talk To Her, Shutter Island, True Grit (the recent one), Mean Streets, the wonderful Thin Man films, Five Dollars a Day, Blue Velvet|
|Favorite Music||Django Rienhart, Jeff Buckley, Billie Holiday, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, The Travelin' Wilburys, Eliot Smith, Anouar Brahem, almost anything Ukulele, Dave Alvin, Carl Perkins, X, The Pixies, Modest Mouse, early Rolling Stones, some Pink Floyd, Vivaldi, lots of opera, especially Puccini (yes, I'm basic), Verdi's Tosca, and Carmen, by Georges Bizet. Modern or contemporary operas I like include Peter Grimes and Messiaen's almost shockingly spare (in the North America premiere, at San Francisco Opera), "Saint Francois d'Assise."|
|Favorite Books||The Little Prince, Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali, Lucky Jim, Notes on a Small Island, Ada, Pricksongs and Descants, The National Geographic Guide to American Birds, 5th ed.|
Never mind the turtle. Don't you think you're sure to win?
Ummmm ... Of course I'll win: I've always liked The Turtles.