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Location Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Introduction I still own the film rights, and I'm working on the sequel.
Interests my children, reading, buying books, buying more books, overpriced skincare products (crazy expensive? outlandish claims? sold!), Catholicism, religion, politics, movies, swimming, friends
Favorite Movies In no particular order, Office Space, Fargo, The Sound of Music, The Trouble with Angels, The Philadelphia Story, Trading Places, Witness, Rocky, Rocky Balboa, (none of the intervening Rockies...), As Good as it Gets, Meet the Parents, Goodfellas, Something about Mary, The Godfather, The Godfather 2, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, Dr. Zhivago, The Matador, Almost Famous, To Kill a Mockingbird, Rushmore, Miss Congeniality, Best in Show, Legally Blonde, Election, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, Michael Clayton, Little Miss Sunshine, Up in the Air, Juno, The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids, Goodbye Lenin!, Winter's Bone, Goodbye Mr. Chips, Ninotchka, Star Wars (all but Episode 2, which was an abomination)
Favorite Music REM, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, Alanis Morissette, Neil Diamond (my mom's influence), Annie Lennox, the Beatles, Counting Crows, Beyonce, Elvis Costello, Everclear, Gavin DeGraw, Johnny Cash, Madonna, Paul Simon, The Killers, Patsy Cline
Favorite Books David Copperfield, Little Women, The Group, A Good Man is Hard to Find, Everything that Rises Must Converge, The Thinking Reed, Bridget Jones's Diary, In Cold Blood, Muriel Spark, P.G. Wodehouse, Persuasion, Emma, The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Red Tent, Infinite Jest, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Lucky, Merrill Markoe, Sandra Tsing-Loh, Anne of Green Gables, Death Comes for the Archbishop, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Open Boat, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, G.K. Chesterton, Brideshead Revisited, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Parched, Redeemed, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength, 1984, Bleak House, The Gulag Archipelago, The Sword of Honor Trilogy, Then We Came to the End, Curtis Sittenfeld, The Hiding Place, so many others

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

I'd fool Toad into believing that spring had arrived. Then we'd eat far too many cookies.