I don’t know what to write here or how to describe myself anymore. So I thought I’d paste in the responses to a Facebook question where I asked people to share a random memory of me.
- musical budgie carer
- Fantastic flutist!
- I remember you coming out to visit me in Boston at a restaurant after I had been hiking the Appalachian trail with a bunch of brits! I was so happy to see you!
- You played a song on the oboe for chapel that brought me to tears.
- We had coffee at genuine joes and talked about encaustic and our local member group. I really liked visiting and thought we should do it again.
- First meeting you on livejournal and discovering you know German.
- We met at a birthday brunch and you were very kind to me. I was the only person who didn’t know everyone else and you went out of your way to keep me in the loop. It meant a lot to me.
- We met in Kansas City on a VoxMeet – you came from MN and I came from NY.
- We met at the Encaustic Conference in Santa Fe. We both had volunteered to hang the group show. I remember everyone being tired as it was late at night and their was much chaos happening. When we very first met, I declared with I hope was not a too forward approach, that I wanted to lead how the work would be hung. You graciously gave way and we hung the show in record time. I just wanted to get to bed. But we did a great job and it looked great.
- College, REM and youthful misanthropy.
- Well, there was that time on Christine’s graduation
- Being invited to a party with your old Christian college chums and sneaking out with Rob to smoke a lot.
- that time in nam
- I saw you at a freshman orientation, signing in the new people (me included) and I thought, “She is so cool, I hope I get to hang out with her again…” Imagine my delight when you found me later and invited me to sit with the Corner Table crew…
- I remember having delicious Indian food with you and Meta in Boston and being in awe of your cool mindvox personas.
- Training for track with a mutual friend. I wasn’t kind with my comments, and I am sorry about that, but you should know she gave me a real good ass chewing. She’s a real friend to you.
- That one author you had who was SO POMPOUS AND SELF-IMPORTANT. I think we were both pretty professional but you much more so than me.
- those funky stretch pants… LOL
- Well I should pick something further back, but I have to say it was the little music performance you gave at my last birthday party. I really liked it!
- Elementary school floor hockey. You rushed in with stick flyin’
- IRC. Something about a giant breast sculpture on the ceiling.
- I remember the connection I felt to you, and the attention you paid to understanding the world.
So what have we learned about me here? I have budgies and I love them very much. I play music; started on flute in high school and then switched to oboe in college, still playing oboe today. I am an artist who has painted with encaustic. I like coffee. I speak German. My internet lineage can be traced back to Mindvox. I once lived in Boston. I once ran on the track team. I worked in publishing once.
I am from Minnesota, now living in Austin, Texas. I am 46 and have been married for 18 years to the smartest person I have ever met. I have a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies with a minor in New Testament Greek. Never actually did anything with it and have a resume full of data entry jobs and a brief stint in college textbook publishing. I’ve been a barista at various coffee shops for the last ten years. I am considering going to seminary for an MA in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care to become a hospital or hospice chaplain. I have bipolar disorder and it has shaped my life for better or worse. My three parakeets are awesome and the Best Pets EVAR. I am an amateur genealogist and was lucky enough to travel to Germany to trace my family to their homeland.
Those are the basics. Welcome.