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[about the author]

i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish, eh?

i work crossword puzzles in ink.

i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie izzard. can't decide, really.

i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really good aunt.

i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.

i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.

i never play dumb. never.

i am way too hard on myself.

i am a change agent.

i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.

i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.

i am militantly pro-choice.

i am pro-adoption.

i know a little bit about alot of things.

i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.

i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it. hard.

i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.

i have been known to hold a grudge.

i have hips.

i am not my sister.

i am lousy at forgiving myself.

i am an indoor kind of gal.

i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.

i am 32 flavors. and then some.

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marching to the beat of dead andy gibb's drummer
i recently joined the ranks of the cool kids and got myself an ipod. even had it engraved*...although i think that makes me less one of the cool kids rather than more one of them.

at any rate, i was walking through the bustle of union station, my ipod in my coat pocket, my ipod remote clipped jauntily on my lapel when frou frou's let go came on.

my stride found cadence with the song, and the crowds around me seemed to move in time with the rhythm...sort of like that volkswagen commercial. you know...that one...where they're driving down the street...and it's raining...and the windshield wipers keep time with the song [but not like in that eddie rabbit song. i hate that eddie rabbit song.] and then some kid bounces a basketball and the bouncing is in time with the...oh, never mind. you either know the commercial or you don't.

it was like that commercial.

and i was thinking how much i love that song, and how perfect this scene was, and then i thought that it really was like a scene...like something right out of a movie and how cool that was.

and then i realized that, at that precise moment, there were probably no less than 250 other people listening to the very same frou frou song on their very own ipods and thinking that this moment in their life was like something right out of a movie and how perfect that song is.

so, i switched over to my "guilty pleasures" playlist, and walked on...confident that, at that moment, no one else in the world was walking in time to andy gibb's shadow dancing and feeling like a badass.

i'm such a rebel**.

*lest you think i had my name and/or phone number engraved, my ipod has the following inscription: "go confidently in the direction of your dreams." that is the first part of a quote from thoreau, which is a personal touchstone...a mantra, if you will: "go confidently in the direction of your dreams! live the life you've always imagined." but, alas...the whole thing wouldn't fit on my ipod. way to go, apple. way to keep me from having my personal touchstone engraved on my ipod. nice.

** and, speaking of being a rebel...the answer to our recent pop quiz was i. which means that none of the items did not happen. this double negative is, of course, proof positive [name that movie reference] that all of the things did happen...and there are at least a couple of stories to tell as a result. stay tuned for the story of "my hoo ha needs a bigger towel."

[ed. note: the tequila mockingbird world tour will be making a stop in my former stomping ground of atlanta in the next couple of weeks to meet up with a tragically hip group of folks. any readers in the atlanta area interested in hanging out and/or buying me a celebratory birthday drink -- can feel free to drop a line for details.]
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