I am a southern girl transplanted around the country. I moved to
Dallas in June, 2010, and then to Denton in 2012 to pursue my PhD
in psychology. I'm always looking for new stuff to do, though. I
got my SCUBA
certification in 2011, and I passed my concealed handgun licensing
class and test last year. I took my first flying lesson this past
summer, but I don't think I'll be pursuing a license. I'm big on
cooking (and more recently, some molecular gastronomy
stuff such as sous-vide and transglutaminase, though only on a
limited scale). I like to make things grow. Right now I have
Spanish lavender, rosemary, mint, wildflowers and a lovely bonsai
tree. I love to travel (although I have yet to see East Asia,
Australia or Africa--there's much to do!). I started up with a Yoga
class again for 2013, which is nice because I used to do it every
day but I haven't been able to find a good studio since i left
Chicago. I would like to learn more about dancing, so that's my
next step, I think.
I love big cats
am wary of very small dogs. I have a wonderful black cat named
Roland (named for both The Gunslinger series and a favorite Warren
Zevon song...that and he comes when I say "Roland," so I guess he
likes it), and a red tabby named Olive. I love dogs, too, but I
don't have the space or time for a dog right now.
I like the mountains (hiking up them, not falling off of them). I
read a lot. I'm really into movies. Netflix is not one of the six
things I couldn't live without, but it's damn close.
I think (almost) all drinks taste better through a straw, and I use
one whenever I can. I love to travel and want to do more of it. I
believe in getting as much out of being alive as possible.
I just started my PhD in Psychology. While I could practice with my
MA and license, I wanted to do something more academic and I want
to be able to teach. Wish me luck!