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Introduction I'm a nerd who will probably never grow out of swinging at the park and running through sprinklers. If I ever accidentally grow up, I want to be a professional taste tester/author/editor/Spanish translator/college professor/librarian/caterer/food researcher. More than all that, though, I want to be a good wife and mother. I am full of useless trivia. I love old movies, old books, and old music. I am passionate about anything having to do with words, particularly grammar. I never want to stop learning and going to college. My life ambition is to build a time machine, go back to 1960, and see the Beatles’ first visit to America. Oh, and I am obsessed food; I am famous for eating and spilling. I love the written word. For me, writing and reading are like eating and sleeping--crucial, daily and revitalizing.
Interests Reading, writing, editing, music, Spanish, food, classic movies, health and exercise, religion, wifery.
Favorite Movies The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, Random Harvest, You Can't Take it With You, The Devil and Miss Jones, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, It's a Wonderful Life, The Quiet Man, The Best Years of Our Lives, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, A & E's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kenneth Branaugh's Hamlet, Enchanted April, Great Escape, Somewhere in Time, LadyHawke, El Dorado (the John Wayne version), Singin' in the Rain, Hitch, Sergeant York, The Court Jester, Band of Brothers, Last of the Mohicans (edited), Much Ado About Nothing, Roman Holiday, Monkey Business, School of Rock, Finding Forrester, Sneakers, The Village, Ghandi, Ben-Hur, African Queen, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Touch of Evil, Sabrina (Humphrey Bogart version)...
Favorite Music Counting Crows, Kurt Elling, Mana, Juanes, Frank Sinatra, Cars, Billy Joel, Beatles, Glen Miller, Journey, Matchbox Twenty, Les Miserables soundtrack, Aquabats, Bobby McFerrin, Cake, Chris Merritt, Hootie and the Blowfish, Lifehouse, Nicho Hinojosa, Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, Queen, Shakira, Smashmouth, Supertramp, U2, Elvis, Five for Fighting, Grass Roots, ABBA, Jack Johnson, LFO, Maroon 5, The Platters, Jon Schmidt, They might be Giants, Yellow Card, Snow Patrol, Everclear, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, BNL...
Favorite Books Les Miserables, Hard Times, Northanger Abbey, House of Mirth, The Hiding Place, Beauty, Catch Me if You Can, The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way, The Book of Mormon, The Holy Bible, The Pearl of Great Price, The Doctrine and Covenants, Calico Captive, Gilead, Believing Christ: the Parable of the Bicycle and Other Good News, The Shipping News, Love Medicine, Little Women, The View from Saturday, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Farenheit 451, 1984, A Brave New World, Jurassic Park, Next, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, French Women Don't Get Fat, Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, The Working Poor, the Harry Potter books, Ender's Game, Blink, David Copperfield, The Sound and the Fury, The House on Mango Street, Shakespeare's plays, Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl, To Kill a Mockingbird, Speaker for the Dead, Where the Sidwalk Ends, Calico Captive, Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Bronze Bow, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the King, Dared and Done: Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., By Myself and Then Some, Tis Herself: a Memoir, Make the Connection, Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way, The Canterbury Tales, Volpone, David Copperfield, Martha Washington, Dolly Madison.....and any historical biography.