Who in the world am I? Ah, that is the great question.
— Lewis Carroll -- Alice in Wonderland

Twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five things (and counting) about me . . .

  1. I practice and believe in kindness.

  2. I love roasted Brussels sprouts.

  3. I never considered myself an animal person, yet I have three dogs and a lot of cats. (The cats live outside and allow me to live in my precious world where no mice or rats (or snakes!) exist.)

  4. I read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in one day. It is 759 pages. Not one other thing was accomplished that day.

  5. I am a strong proponent of removing the stigma surrounding mental health.

  6. I do not like surprises.

  7. I think the serial comma should always be used. Always. Without exception. I will fight you on this.

  8. I believe people are inherently good.

  9. I got into computer design by taking an elective course (BIS 240, Intro to Desktop Publishing, for those of you taking notes) on Adobe PageMaker in the summer of 1995. I have never looked back.

  10. I have close friends who live in many locations across the country.

  11. When The Little Mermaid was released and was playing in the theater, I think I saw it no less than ten times.

  12. When my oldest daughter was a small child, we watched Aladdin non-stop for about a year.

  13. I love to sew.

  14. I have a vanity license plate.

  15. My thumbs are double jointed.

  16. I love watching language change. I mean look at these real, dictionary-listed, words: selfie, binge-watch, and photobomb?

  17. Please don't talk to me about sports. I can talk about them -- I just don't want to. I don’t sport.

  18. My superpower used to be knowing what other show that guy in this movie was in. IMDB has taken away the need for this superpower; I'm currently on the search for my true superpower.

  19. If given the choice, I'm pretty sure I would never wear shoes.

  20. I have really small feet. I think it's kind of weird too.

  21. I had a colleague once ask me if I ever fell over because my feet are so small.

  22. My family and I love dumb dad-type jokes. Ask me about my favorite joke.

  23. I love to drive through rain puddles.

  24. When I was a child, I helped teach my younger brother to read by recording myself reading the books for him.

  25. I consider myself an introvert yet I am very social.

  26. My favorite movies are Dead Poet's Society and Practical Magic. I love the magic of everyday life. Real or not.

  27. I also love Shawshank Redemption. And Pitch Perfect. And Moulin Rouge. And Legally Blonde. I can't pick!

  28. Please don't ask me what my favorite book is. It's like having to choose a favorite child. I love them all.

  29. Apparently my signature modeling pose is to raise my hands to my face -- jazz hands, no less -- and open my mouth really wide.

  30. I probably read that book you're reading.

  31. I probably read the book that movie is based on.

  32. Book first, then movie!