I s'ppose I have a "follow the beat of your own drum" life philosophy. This June, I returned from living in Algeria for a year. I'm an ethnomusicologist (music anthropology). The last ten years, I've been working and living in North and West Africa, doing what I love most: learning music of other cultures (particularly the Sahara Desert region), traveling, and writing. Before that all started, I worked in multimedia as a music editor and composer.
Despite (or maybe because of ) being in the world of academia now, I keep playfulness and humor at the center of my life, including regular mischief and harmless pranks (thank you, Trigger Happy TV for the inspiration).
I'm quite young for my age (I really am 40); I'm an active and energetic kid at heart. The outdoors have been a big part of my life, having grown up near the mountains. I've spent many a year backpacking, mountaineering/climbing, and some sea kayaking for kicks. While I love being physically active, getting dirty in the outdoors, I very much enjoy nights on the town, a date for the "theeatah,"darling, live music, etc.. In other words, I'm not IronWoman. I'm also sensitive and cuddly and try to be available to others, making time to relax, ponder life, be creative, have genuine connections with people, and enjoy a 12-year old single malt curled up on the sofa.
My weakness? I have a strange and unexplainable love for submarine films