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An ice chandelier hanging above an ice table at the Icehotel.

Winter is i-cumen in—/ Lhude sing 'dagnabit!'

Who Am I?

I'm quizzical smiley - huh. I was born at a very young age, survived a rambunctious and somewhat misspent childhood, and arrived, despite my best efforts, at adulthood. Random likes, dislikes and observations:

  • One is never too old to have a happy childhood.
  • If I were stuck on a desert island, I would hope to have a copies of Tao Te Ching and Good Omens (T. Pratchett and N. Gaiman). And the complete works of J. S. Bach. And food. Food would be good.
  • Actually, if I were stuck on a desert island, what I would most like to have is a boat.
  • 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality by not dying.' - Woody Allen
  • I smiley - love birds.
  • Woman does not live by chocolate alone, but some of us sure try.
  • One can never have too many books.
  • Favourite sport: figure skating.
  • Favourite activity: curling up in a comfy chair with a good book, a pot of tea, and my pet cockatiel on my shoulder (not that I get much reading done with the bird demanding my attention).
  • Current reading: everything by Robert Rankin.
  • I'm a blonde. smiley - boing (Don't tell anyone.)

In addition to being a Sub-editor, I write a column for smiley - thepost called 'Running with Scissors' and produce a few poems and cartoons from time to time.

Who Are You?

We just love meeting new people! You can leave a message here (blonde jokes are fine): ...

Stuff I've Written

Death browses the Obituaries page

Entries I've written or contributed to:

  • Oxford, Ohio, USA
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
  • WOXY - 97-X Oxford, Ohio, USA
  • Surviving Hot Weather
  • The Buzzards of Hinckley, Ohio, USA
  • How to Make a Milkshake
  • The Gadfly
  • Snow Rollers
  • Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  • 'WKRP in Cincinnati' - the Television Series
  • Blue Ball, Ohio, USA
  • The Joy of Cornhole
  • The Dortmunder Novels of Donald E. Westlake
  • Grooming Tips (collaborative entry)
  • Great Horror Movies (collaborative entry)
  • Stories from World War II (collaborative entry)
  • The Key to Getting a Balanced Diet (collaborative entry)
  • Currently being edited:

  • Nothing at the moment
  • Currently in Peer Review:

  • Nothing at the moment (hangs head in shame).
  • Interesting Places Hereabouts


  • Peer Review - where entries that aspire to 'Edited Guide' status are reviewed by other Researchers
  • Alternate Writing Workshop - where entries that don't meet the guidelines for the Edited Guide find an appreciative audience
  • The Post - the H2G2 weekly newspaper
  • The HooToo Atelier - good conversation
  • The Circle - more good convesation
  • The Cathderal of Terry Pratchett - he da man
  • 42

    U216391 --> 2*[(2+1+6+3+9)*1]=42

    Penguins in Antarctica


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