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Occupation Struggling Freelance Writer, and Gentlewoman Gardener
Location Adelaide, SA, Australia
Introduction I'm an American expat, living in South Australia with my Aussie husband and our young daughter. I spend most of my time deeply involved in gardening, writing, hiking the coast, travelling, dreaming up house plans, cooking, watching movies with my hubby to recover from all the rest.
Interests organic urban homesteading, baking bread, growing fruit trees, landscaping, chickens, South Australian produce, China, Chinese language, finding the perfect dog, music, educating folks on healthful and balanced living, "out there" cultures and food, singing, genealogy, bleeding-heart pinko-commie politics, photography, cultural anthropology, the reason behind religion
Favorite Movies Nightmare Before Xmas, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mary Poppins, Princess Bride, Chocolat, Bridget Jones Diary, What Dreams May Come, Enchanted April, Under the Tuscan Sun, Joy Luck Club, Saw, Saw 2, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Forbidden Zone, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, the Harry Potters, and so many more!
Favorite Music Oingo Boingo, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Mammas & the Pappas, major musical theater, (Les Mis en francais being my fave), 20s and 30s hit parade, 40s and 50s torch and swing, Canadian odd-rock, The Birthday Massacre, The Tea Party, anything "retro 80s, 90s grunge, hippy music
Favorite Books The Song of Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce, the Hannibal Lector books by Thomas Harris, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, any books by Amy Tan, anything William Faulkner ever wrote, touched, or looked at sideways, and any story that can push me into another time and place.

You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?

I start in my back yard! Though, hubby and I discussed that though it, in fact, appears I'm digging a hole to China, I'm actually probably digging a hole to South America (most likely the Rio area), since China is north of here, not straight through.