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Oh, you want to know about me? Well, I'm sorry you're that bored!

But seriously (okay, so I was being serious about the bored part), I don't find myself to be all that interesting. I come from a rather normal household; my parents did a pretty good job raising me with as few hang-ups as they could manage. I have one brother, who is 11 years younger than me. I moved around quite a bit while growing up, but I've always lived in the South. I've pretty much split my time between Florida (where I am now), North Carolina, and Texas, though there have been a few other places in between.

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin a couple of years ago with a Bachelor's Degree in Government. Haven't done much with it, though. After graduating, I worked for about nine months for the Space Academy program in Huntsville, AL, which was a lot of fun. And now I'm in Florida (Pensacola, specifically), where I can be closer to my family.

As for interests, I'm pretty much a nerd. I spend way too much time on the computer. I fanatically watch Xena and Buffy, and try not to miss the Star Trek shows and Babylon 5. My favorite authors are Mercedes Lackey and Jennifer Roberson, and I like to read fantasy anthologies. On good days I aspire to write more consistently and would eventually like to get a short story published. Of course, that means I would have to actually write and revise some! :)

I'm probably what many would consider a feminist, and I'm concerned about what we're doing to our environment. I think Greenpeace is a wonderful organization. I wish all animal shelters were able to have a no-kill policy. I believe all pet owners should spay and neuter their pets. I adopted my dog Cheyenne from an animal shelter, even though when I got a dog I really wanted another Sheltie like I had while growing up. And I spoil Cheyenne more than anyone probably should.

I deeply regret that I have very little artistic talent. I would love to be able to draw something and have it look like what I want it to look like. That's why I love folks like Moyra and Linda, who are so kind to share their gift with the world. Because of them I do try to "play nice" when it comes to things like trademarks and copyrights. And yes, I've been bad about such things in the past, but I try much harder to behave myself now!

I believe people should be tolerant of each other's beliefs. But, perhaps a bit hypocritically, I have no patience with people who try to force their beliefs on others, or refuse to acknowledge that another way of thinking is just as valid as their own.

I guess that's about it. If you still want to know more, take a look at some of the places in the Grove that maybe you haven't looked at yet, or just do some surfing from my links page. You would probably figure out more about me that way than by anything else.

Many thanks to Moyra of Moyra's Web Jewels for providing the background and graphics of this page. Please do not take the images from this page! Go to the Web Jewels and read Moyra's terms of use for any of her sets!