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Less Known Facts About Me
    1. I keep Articles of Piracy in my kitchen.
    2. I maintain that all Koala Bears really want is a hug, but tend to be stuck up in            some lousy tree.
    3. Jer Bear is my snuggle kitty. (Ok, this one is pretty well known.)
    4.
I observe Olives as being the 5th food group.
    5. It is one of my life wishes to sing like Ann Wilson of Heart. (Not gonna happen...hehe)
    6. I agree that one cannot solve a problem with the level of thinking that created it, so when faced with a difficult problem, I tend to change levels. I mix it up by climbing trees, sitting in closets, hanging upside down, or nestling into the "leg room" on the floor in a car. This usually changes my thinking on the problem or creates an entirely new one!

Favorite Movies
Cold Comfort Farm, Practical Magic; Love and Other Disasters, Tombstone, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, I Heart Huckabee's, The 13th Warrior, The Magnificent Seven, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, both Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movies, Labyrinth, Amelie, Top Gun, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Pirates of the Caribbean I, & III, V for Vendetta, Thank You For Smoking, The Devil Wears Prada, 300, Wall•E, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Top two: Cold Comfort Farm and 300. Try reconciling that into one person. ;)


    "Silence is the virtue of fools."
-- Sir Francis Bacon

    "Morality is the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike."
-- Oscar Wilde

    "A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally."
-- Lillian Day

"You don't give a monkey a latte!!!."
-- Ted, The Man In The Yellow  Hat,
in the film Curious George (2006)

    "All fighters are pig-headed some way or another: some part of them always thinks they know better than you about something. Truth is: even if they're wrong, even if that one thing is going to be the ruin of them, if you can beat that last bit out of them... they ain't fighters at all."
-- Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris,
in the film Million Dollar Baby


"I'll stop being my own worst enemy when I find a more worthy opponent!"
--Llana Grossman, 2009