I’ll admit, I’m not exactly certain what goes into an “About” page. So in lieu of the proper introduction, here’s a long rambling list of things you may or may not find out about me in a long conversation, or five.
I like to write, though I usually only do it during NaNoWriMo these days. I’m a big reader too… I like science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, but there’s also a special place in my heart for writing that does something new. I really love metafiction, for example.
I also enjoy cooking. What I make usually wouldn’t be eligible for a magazine cover, but it usually tastes pretty good. Notable exception? Polenta. I refuse to ever make polenta again. Also, for some reason rice ends in disaster about 50% of the time. I like to make bread, but I’m not much of a baker other than that. Also, though I’m not really a vegetarian, I pretty much only cook vegetarian dishes.
I’m a lesbian, though people are usually surprised to find that out.
For about a year, I was part of a roller derby league, and loved it. Then I had to move, and I’m not playing right now. I don’t know if I’ll ever join another league or not, but if not, then I’ll remember my year playing derby as one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
I have a cat named Skittles. She’s just under a year old right now, and the day she became mine also marks the beginning of a series of events that led to one of the worst times of my life. My mother suggested she came because the universe knew I would need her. I would have thought that if that were the case, she wouldn’t be such a trouble-maker, but I love her regardless.
My mother was the person in my life that I was closest to. She passed away August 13, 2008, after more than 11 years fighting breast cancer. I’m mostly okay, but I miss her terribly.