My name is something I haven’t disclosed on this blog, but if you were born in the late 70’s there were certainly a few of us in your class. I have one of those kinds of names. It has the vague ring of cheerleader about it, but I was never the cheer-leading kind. I turned out to be the writing class/flag girl kind. I married my beautiful wife three years ago and last August she gave birth to our son Yogi. I am a social psychologist turned stay-at-home Mom who aims to continue to stay home and write fiction. It’s something of a long shot, but you never know. My wife FINALLY completed her training (at 33) last August and joined the medical faculty at the university in our city.
FIFTEEN RANDOM FACTS
- In elementary school I told everyone who asked that I wanted to be a child psychologist. This is printed in some 5th grade graduation pamphlet that my Mom still has. By middle school I wanted to be the person who names lipstick and paint colors. Big dreams.
- I have a mild (maybe moderate) obsession with Virginia Woolf, both her writing and her life.
- I am “kicky” by nature. I get on lunch or breakfast kicks that last months during which I eat the same thing day after day. I have had a spinach/banana/milk smoothie every morning since December.
- My wife loves to push mow the lawn and I find this incredibly hot. I call her my “yard boy”.
- I have serious fear of hospitals and illness/disease. I cannot fathom how or why people watch medical dramas for fun. It is truly a joke of the universe that I married a doctor.
- I LOVE a stripe.
- When I listen to audio books read by Indian narrators I crave Indian food even more than usual. I also think that is the most lovely accent.
- I’m only 5’7″ but if you ask me I’ll tell you I’m 5’8″. It just comes out. I really really wanted to be 5’10”.
- Fall is by far my favorite season. Fall means leaves changing color and corduroy and weekends in the mountains and back to school. I love all of it.
- Big groups of people (really anything over about 5) is usually more than I am able/willing (?) to easily deal with. I can get into a pretty good one-on-one with just about anybody, but when the numbers get so big that I can’t really focus in on individuals I get overwhelmed and tune out.
- I have a small collection of signed books by authors I love (Dorothy Allison, Jeanette Winterson, Nikki Giovanni, and Leslie Feinberg) that makes me happy. High on the “grab in case of fire” list.
- I love the idea of tea, but I’ve never gotten into the habit.
- My collection of Bare Minerals eye shadow borders on the obscene. Certainly more than one person could possibly need.
- I had originally hoped for a girl, but now that we have Yogi I’m hoping for another boy.
- In my next life I hope to come back as a black cat.
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