I am well-known for my obsessive organization, constant effective multi-tasking, odd behavior, strange interests, and extreme eccentricities.
The CA Bay Area
Mom filled with complete adoration for her baby girl, professional daydreamer, world-renowned sleeper, certified bookworm, oh and a devoted high school English teacher.
For everyone I love (including my furry children) to live until the same day and all of us die instantly (living forever would suck) so that none of us would have to live through losing anyone.
Completely Reasonable Wishlist:
A full life for my daughter filled with enough challenges to help her grow and appreciate the good times and enough good times to get her through the challenges as well as a life filled with love, passion, magic, and all the wonderful amazing things she had brought to mine. A transforming yellow Camaro with the personality and speed of Bumblebee. A big house on a beach that is never in danger of hurricanes with houses surrounding mine for all my friends and family members. Enough money to never have to worry about being able to afford necessities. My own ice arena. My own private plane to be able to fly my students around on “field trips.” Biological genius that will allow me to cure cancer and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (what my kitty Shadow has). The ability to eat whatever I want and never gain weight. Enough stock in the television networks to prevent them from cancelling my favorite shows.
Spending all of my free time with Ladybug, my precious and amazing daughter. Playing with my four furry children: Buffy, (tiny, fluffy Maltese/Shih Tzu dog) Shadow,(gigantic, handsome tuxedo cat), Ronan (enormous white german shepherd), and Kara (sleek black lab/shepherd/rescued mutt of some kind).
Reading, writing, listening to music, gardening, re-watching movies I love, and sleeping.
Muse, Radiohead,Coldplay, The Fray,Foo Fighters, Weezer,Dashboard Confessional,Fuel, Garth Brooks,Alicia Keys, Beyonce….
Favorite TV Shows
All-time faves: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, the Gilmore Girls.Current faves: Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time, and Orphan Black. Things I watch when there’s nothing else to watch: Disney channel and Baby First TV for Ladybug.
Shakespeare In Love, Labyrinth, (Jim Henson’s, not Pan’s) The Bourne movies, Transformers, 50 First Dates, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Pretty in Pink, sappy romances, comedies, and action movies, science fiction, but never horror movies.
Harry Potter(all 7), Sunshine and The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, Setting Sun by Osamu Dazi, Hiroshima by John Hersey, Walsingham by Mary Robinson, Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe, Oroonoko by Aphra Behn, and Hamlet by Shakespeare.
“To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child a garden patch or redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” –debatable, but commonly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” —Arthur Miller
“Now, it is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be more than sufficient to get you through your examination, which, after all, is what school is all about.” –the brilliant educational mind of Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix