Raised by my father as an only child in a very modest, single parent home, Hamburger Helper, Shake n' Bake and reconstituted mashed potatoes were frequent guests at our dinner table. As I grew older, I vowed to push my culinary boundaries and those old 'friends in a box' have made me the foodie I am today.
I'm a straight shooter with a very low tolerance for bullshit and I expect the same from the people in my life. My friends say I'm witty, loyal, extremely dependable, honest to a fault, level-headed, and realistic. Throw in snarky, a little bit naughty/a little bit nice, and hopeless romantic and you'll start to see my personality traits. I'm an independent woman who knows what she wants and can take care of herself. However, this doesn't mean I'm opposed to being pampered or being the pamperer.
I'm curvy, and no gentlemen- this does not mean fat. I'm not completely satisfied with my weight but it's continually a work in progress. I don't necessarily like working out but I love the rush I feel when I'm finished. When the weather is too beautiful to be at the gym, I enjoy walking around Minneapolis' lakes.
My astrological sign is Capricorn the SeaGoat, and my inner mermaid finds complete solace and unfettered joy in a relatively deserted and unspoiled Caribbean island I discovered many years ago. Through the years I have made it my mission to escape from the hubbub of modern life and disappear on this island jewel for a week each summer.
Two of my major hobbies are cooking and baking and I'm fond of throwing dinner parties for friends. I love movies. I'm partial to foreign and independent films but there is nothing wrong with a good old American blockbuster to break things up. In addition, I have a penchant for creating animations.