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Occupation Homemaker, Student, Editor, Writer, Virtual Book Tour Host
Location Is-This-Land-Really-Free, United States
Introduction Profile Updated February 17, 2019. I am blessed with being a Mother and Homemaker. I co-teach a storytime/history/science class and I am in the process of becoming a Certified Classical Educator. I own about 5.5 thousand books and our family has around 8 thousand! I believe in life-long learning and can often be found glued to the screen in a MOOC course ... currently taking courses on evolution, genes and Mathematical Reasoning. I advocate for education reform. I am very interested in urban farming and self-sufficiency. Someday, I hope to make advancements in soil science and irrigation in terms of urban farming. Huge Douglas Adams and Roger Zelazny fan. Avid Armchair Traveler ... especially Italy. I like roadtrips and the goal is for our children to see a good part of every state before they turn 18. I am a professional reader.I have extensive editing and writing experience. I hope that something made you smile today.
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Interests acting, Asylum Ministries, Blade, BlogHer, butterflies, calligraphy, carbon offsetting, castles, Charlton Heston, Christopher P. Gardner, Cirque du Soleil, coffee shops, coloring books, comedy, digital photography, Elvis, embroidery, environmentally-friendly sports cars, film cameras, faux grapes, flair shows, Flash Gordon, flowers, folk music, Friends of the Viking Ship, ghost shrimp, golf, Golden Gate bridge, good champagne...hard to find, great women writers, grilled cheese sandwiches, guitar, guppies, Helen Hayes, Hellina (the comic), horses, International Women's Day, Jeb Bush, Judge Dredd, Little House on the Prairie, looking at motorcycles, Loveland Castle in Ohio, marbles, medieval, Metropolis Illinois, MIT OpenCourseware, MoMA, Munchkin, Munchkin Impossible, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Native American mound preservation, organizing, Persian rugs, poetry, Pol Roger, pro-life (almost always except in some very extreme situations), rainbows, ranching, rigatoni, running monologues, Second Life (my avatar is Thebluestbutterfly Writer), self-improvement, Shi, skateboarding, Starry Night by vanGogh (I have seen it in person), StarWars Magnolias (pretty pink), stock photos, strong female vocalists, The Last Temptation comic series, Top Chef, Snarf (Thunder Cats), St. Ignatius of Loyola (though his kind of meditation/prayer can be scary for me sometimes), Trader Joe's, urban farming, windchimes, woks, zoos
Favorite Movies Armageddon, Back to the Future...the Doc Brown & Calvin Klein parts make me laugh, Bad Boys II, Blade, Blazing Saddles, Bubba Ho-tep, Bubbleboy, Chaos Theory, Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (series), Children of Men, Coal Miner's Daughter, ConAir, Constantine, Disney's Robin Hood, Doom, Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story, Flash Gordon, GiGi, Gigli, Girl Interuppted, Groundhog Day, Gunshy, Heathers, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Inglorious Basterds, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Kate & Leopold, Man of La Mancha (with Sofia Loren), Misery, My Fair Lady, Pretty in Pink, Pulp Fiction, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rushmore, Scanners, Seven Years in Tibet, Shawshank Redemption, Shout, Sound of Music, Star Wars, The Breakfast Club, The Bucket List, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Fly Boys, The Hours, The Legend of Billie Jean, The Lion King, The October Sky, The Pursuit of Happyness, The Wizard of Oz, V is for Vendetta, Vanilla Sky, War Inc., We Were Soldiers, Wing Commander
Favorite Music Hotel California cover by Alabama 3, Abney Park, Adam Ant particularly the Manners & Physique album, Alice Peacock (I met her briefly and she encouraged my guitar-learning), Along Came Jones by Ray Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, Blank Slate by The National, Blues Brothers, Brobdingnagian Bards, Christopher Robin's Dead by Mas Rapido, classic INXS, Dark Valentine, "Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?", Dolly Parton, Edelweiss, El Shaddai, Elvis, Flying Chivaus, Grendel, Hank Williams Jr., Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (sung by Joan Jett), Hippy Hippy Shake, Interpol, Kumbia Kings, Leader of Men by Nickelback, Leaving On a Jet Plane as sung by John Denver, Lithium Flower from Ghost in the Shell, Maldroid, George Martin, Moonshadow by Cat Stevens, My Chemical Romance, My Fair Lady musical, November Rain, OOMPH!, Otis Redding, Rain on the Scarecrow-Mellencamp, Rammstein, Rasputina, Reba, Redemption Song by Bob Marley, Sean Michel, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Commitments, The Iroc-Z song, The Miracle of Love by Eurythmics, The Offspring, The Scientist by Coldplay, the song Shout, To Be with You by Mr. Big, Too Late for Goodbyes by Julian Lennon, Tough as John Jacobs (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster), Trouble by Pink, Video Killed the Radio Star, Wild World (cover) by Mr. Big, Wild World by Cat Stevens, Moxy Fruvous, Queen, Queen Live at Knebworth Park 1986, Warren Zevon, Within Temptation
Favorite Books 1984, The Salmon of Doubt, A Slob in the Kitchen, Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Canterbury Tales, Don't Bet on the Prince, Dr. Faustus, Henge by Realm Lovejoy, In Search of Stones by Scott Peck, Of Mice and Men, Shade of the Tree by Piers Anthony, Spirtual Excercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, Stranger in a Strange Land, Thank You for Smoking, The Bible, The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Last Defender of Camelot, The Lottery (a short story), The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, The Odd Couple (the play), The Princess Bride, The Tightwad Gazzette (Complete Set), The World According to Garp

What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding in a gingerbread house?

I would give up hiding & invite friends to eat the house. I might think twice about the destruction of this house if hiding from death/taxes.