Maura

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Occupation Writer, of sorts
Location Durham, NC
Introduction I was a manicurist/make-up artist/skin care special for 12 years. Now I'm a renegade housewife who smokes too much but tries to balance out skin damage by staying the hell out of the sun. I color my hair, but think women should age as naturally as possible. I believe it is our responsibility as grown-ass women to say "fuck you" to media who decide what's beautiful and what's not. I buy drugstore cosmetics and I'm not embarrassed about it.
Interests Cooking, food, entertaining, good stuff cheap, television good and bad, pop culture (whatever that means)
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Wizard of Oz, Private Benjamin, Shoot the Moon, Animal House, This is Spinal Tap, Splendor in the Grass, and lots more I can't remember right now.
Favorite Music Nothing will ever top Motown from the mid-60s. but I also love real country, good dance music and many other styles not involving Whitney Houston Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.
Favorite Books Handmaid's Tale, The Egyptologist, The World According to Garp, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Revolutionary Road, The Great Gastby.