I hail from the Capital of Old-Time Mountain Music, where an annual Fiddler's Convention is held every year during the 2nd week of August...AND, I attend yearly. Any outsider might say I stick out like a sore thumb. For me, it's just Homecoming/Reunion time. Besides that I like to say I travel with the Norwegian ski team since 3 of my childhood besties are at least 5 inches taller than me and blonde.
I graduated from The College of William & Mary in May 2003. I was a double major in Kinesiology and History...I know the two go hand-in-hand...riiigggght...
I am entirely family-oriented. I would say I come from a unique African-American family; my parents have been married for over 40 years and I grew up in the same house that my parents built in 1972 until I left for college in 1999. I have two siblings; I am the "Jan," middle child. I have the best family on the planet. My brother gave my dad a kidney in November 2009. They are hands-down the two most important men in my life until I meet "my one."
When I said I am entirely family-oriented, I mean family is #1 though my career runs a very close second---this doesn't mean I can't/won't fit you in IF you're worth it!. Please note however that this does not mean my family rules me or that I seek approval before making any decision, as I am very vocal with them --sometimes "the black sheep"---and they understand my free-spirit and independent thinking---or rather know they have to tolerate it because they do love me.
I tried out for American Idol Season 5 (Carrie's season), when they came to DC for auditons in 2003...the good thing from it was the experience of making some really good friends.
I am a pretty OCD about cleaning up my house and I just know my week is gonna be shitty if I don't clean, especially vacuum on Sunday nights.
I consider myself a cultured individual, who is always looking for more culture/branching out. I listen to all genres of music. I have a diverse network of friends, all down for having a good time.
I feel naked without my W&M class ring and especially my charm bracelet (which I have had since I was 16).
I know lots about Pop Culture, movie trivia, and history...you might not want to test me....
One of my pet peeves is incorrect usage of homonyms (words that are identical to other words in pronunciation, while differing from them in meaning and usually in origin), e.g. saying their rather than they're; two instead of too; your instead of you're, etc, etc....The list could go on and on but those are the most common blunders...d'oh! That is a MAJOR turn-off!
I am hard-working, very blunt to a fault from time to time, sincere, and at times boisterous!