I am married. Michael and I eloped at the end of 2007, and everyday my life just gets better. He is kind, intelligent, generous and hilarious. Marrying him was the smartest thing I’ve ever done.
I work as a voice actor. In case you’re not sure what that is, Webster’s definition is, “the voice of an offscreen narrator, announcer, or the like.” For me, it was an easy transition from stage and film acting to voice. I love telling a good story, so voiceover has been a great fit for me.
I lived in NYC for 5 years and loved it. The novelty that I lived in one of the most famous and exciting cities on Earth never wore off. I always looked around and felt grateful for being able to live there. When my dad called and asked me to move to South Carolina to help him run his business, I thought the idea was crazy at first, but I made the decision to move and I’ve never looked back. While living in NYC was great, I’m happier now than at any other time in my life.
I enjoy reading books. Goodreads.com is a great resource if you’re looking for a new book to read. You can list all the books you’ve read (and rate them), and then you’ll get recommendations based on your list. Its also fun to look over the list and remember the stories you’ve enjoyed.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness. If you’re not sure how to forgive, pick up a Course in Miracles. It will change your life.
I’m a baker. In other words, I’m not a “cook” – but I know how. The difference, in my opinion, is people who are “cooks” just know instinctively what to do, how much to add, how long to cook, etc… where I need to follow at least a loose recipe. Even then, I’m often disappointed at the outcome. Luckily for me, my husband always tells me how delicious something is, even if it isn’t.
I have a mother, father, step-mother, step-father, a brother, a half-sister, 2 step-brothers, 5 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law, 5 cousins (and their children), 7 step-cousins (and their children), 3 aunts, 3 step-aunts, 1 half-aunt, 3 step-uncles, 1 half-uncle… and lots of second-cousins… because of this, if you’re somehow related to me, I don’t bother with the extra title. In other words, I don’t have any “sisters-in-law” – they are all my sisters. It makes for a much warmer family dynamic.
In 1999, I went skydiving. I’ll never forget it. It wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be exhilarating; that I would land and shout something like, “WOO HOO!!”… but… at least for me, it was more of an overwhelming experience. Afterwards, I just wanted to sit and contemplate my belly button.
In case you’re not sure, maple syrup should be watery. My grandfather built a sugar shack on his property up in Vermont. I won’t go so far as to say making maple syrup was a family industry, but I will say that he knew how to make it correctly.
I don’t have any tattoos. I’m not against them; some of the finest people I know are covered in them. I just have never felt strongly enough about a symbol to permanently have it on my body.
I used to own a Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic motorcycle, and thanks to Barry Evan’s father, Skip, I know how to operate one.
In 2003 and 2004 I won the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), hosted by http://www.nanowrimo.org. They host a challenge every year during the month of November for you to write a novel. It doesn’t have to be good, no one reads it for proof (the contest is honor-based) – but you have to write 50,000 words in one month (the definition of a novel). It’s a great and challenging exercise, even if you’re not a writer.
I think pizza may very well be the world’s most perfect food.
I used to be very interested in politics. While I still have my opinions, I’ve come to realize that it doesn’t matter. I’m more interested in relationships.
Michael and I agreed to be child-free. We have many friends who have children and insist that if we did have them, we’d never regret it. I believe they are sincere, but the thought of having a child just doesn’t fill me with joyful anticipation.
I sing in the car. Loudly. I’m that woman you see on the highway, belting out tunes as if she were on stage somewhere and blissfully unconcerned that other people on the highway can see me (and just as glad that they can’t hear).
For a short period in my life in New York I studied Kung Fu and Tai Chi. I was looking for a martial art to study and chose Kung Fu because it was pretty and it wasn’t about strength – it was about leverage. Now, years after the fact, I’m grateful for the sense of balance I still have.
I love roller coasters. The more twisty-turny-upside-down-back-and-forth-hair-raising, the better. In fact, if I ever have more money than I know what to do with, I’d like to travel the world, visiting every amusement park.
I think pickles should be outlawed as a omnipresent garnish. I mean, if they were dry, I could see using them, but they’re not. They’re wet. And that wetness always finds its way to your food. Its gross.