About Me


I don’t think I’m very good at these “about” things, but I always like to know about other people, so I should at least try to return the favor. Maybe a 100 things about me meme-ish deal could work?

  1. I have two masters degrees, an M. Litt. and an M.A.
  2. I don’t use either degree for my job.
  3. I dropped out of my Ph.D. program
  4. I’ll be paying off the student loans forever.
  5. I minored in music.
  6. I have played, at one time or another, the flute, oboe, piccolo, violin, french horn, and piano. I don’t really play anything these days.
  7. In choirs, I often sang alto because I could read music. I’m really a very high soprano, when my voice is in shape (which it’s not right now).
  8. I like Karaoke.
  9. My living room is painted orange. This was not my idea.
  10. I live with my boyfriend husband. The orange was his idea.
  11. Oddly, the orange looks really good.
  12. I love living in the city.
  13. I never want to move to the suburbs.
  14. I really really want a cat.
  15. My husband does not.
  16. I love my husband, despite the fact that he isn’t a fan of pets.
  17. My husband is over a foot taller than me.
  18. I’m 4’11”.
  19. My driver’s license says I’m 5′.
  20. For a few years, my drivers license said I was male.
  21. I am female.
  22. I want to learn how to knit faster.
  23. I want to learn how to knit continental.  I learned how to knit continental.
  24. I think the last two statements may be linked.  They are! I knit faster now. But still not as fast as I’d like.
  25. I bought a sewing machine on a lark a few years ago.
  26. I have no idea how to use it. I use it lots now! See my quilting posts.
  27. I love Neil Diamond.
  28. I love English church music.
  29. I live in the complex where one of the most famous scandals in American history took place.
  30. I have a pretty cool cityscape view from my apartment.
  31. I’m named after two of my great-grandmothers.
  32. I wish I were better at keeping in touch with friends.  I am trying harder to be good at this.
  33. The only bone I’ve officially broken is my skull.
  34. Yes, now you know what’s wrong with me.
  35. I lived for a year in Scotland.
  36. I’d move there in a minute if I could.
  37. I’ve lived in 3 states (NJ, KY and NY) and a District (of Columbia).
  38. Despite learning several times, I still haven’t mastered a manual transmission on a car.
  39. I don’t own a car.
  40. I don’t like celery, grapefruit, olives or parsley.  But let me tell you about the time I had all 4 in one dish.
  41. I’m asthmatic and allergic to pretty much any pollen or dander.
  42. I’m not allergic to foods, except hazelnuts and cottonseed.  Huh.
  43. I was a waitress once, for a single shift. I quit and never went back.
  44. I’d love to own my own business someday.
  45. I love a clean house. I hate cleaning my house.
  46. I have a tattoo.
  47. I’m a terrible swimmer.
  48. I took lessons when I was 26 at the Y.
  49. I’m still a bad swimmer.
  50. I’m afraid I lack focus.
  51. I hate going to the gym.
  52. I like to do yoga.  I don’t do it often enough, though.
  53. I like to run in cool weather.
  54. I will never run a marathon.
  55. I don’t know how I’d do if I lived somewhere without 4 seasons.
  56. This is problematic since my husband would like to live somewhere where it’s warm all year. (not so good for a knitter)
  57. I have an older brother.
  58. I wanted to have more siblings, until I realized I wouldn’t be the baby.
  59. It’s good to be the baby.
  60. If I had been a boy, my name would have be Jonathan.
  61. I never got detention in school.
  62. I have never seen Goonies.
  63. I love James Bond movies.
  64. I think I’m a feminist…depending on how it’s defined.
  65. I rarely wear makeup.
  66. Burts Bees lip balm is the best.
  67. I’m a Mac girl.
  68. Favorite breakfast food: Oatmeal with whiskey. Good on the coldest of cold days.
  69. I like to bake more than I like to cook.
  70. But cooking is not as onerous as it used to be!
  71. I’ve worn glasses or contacts since 2nd grade.
  72. I think there’s too much war and not enough looking for peace.
  73. I cry easily at TV shows and movies.
  74. I like to think I’m organized.
  75. I’m probably not as organized as I think I am.
  76. I work well under pressure…lots of pressure!
  77. If I could do anything all day it would be knit (and sew) and listen to audiobooks.
  78. And take a walk to get outside.
  79. I love a good thunderstorm (my husband doesn’t).
  80. I have bungee jumped.
  81. It was the worst thing EVER.
  82. I try to be nice to everyone, even to people I don’t like.
  83. It doesn’t always work.
  84. I feel absolutely awful if/when I offend anyone…it usually makes me cry.
  85. I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up.
  86. I was in marching band in high school.
  87. I secretly wanted to be a cheerleader.
  88. It doesn’t matter now, does it?
  89. I like pedicures better than manicures.
  90. I love to read.
  91. I am not so good at math.
  92. Political debates stress me out.
  93. I love dairy products.
  94. I love a good hamburger.
  95. My favorite poet is Rilke.
  96. I think I worry too much.
  97. I know how to snowboard, but not how to ski.
  98. I love giving and getting gifts.
  99. I hate it when people clip their nails in public.
  100. The Red Sox rock. (except when they don’t)