I’m the youngest of seven children. I have five sisters and one brother. I also have 17 nieces, 13 nephews, 11 great-nieces, eight great-nephews, and two great-nieces or -nephews on the way.
My mom passed away in May 2013 and it’s still hard for me to realize that she’s not a phone call away anymore.
I’ve been married to my husband Corey since March 1998. We don’t have any kids, but we do have cats. Their names are Cassinova Felix (Cassie), Tigris Euphrates (Tigger), Cloecatra Sebastiana Neferkitty (Cloe), Daxius Cattius (Dax), Eddypus Thai (Eddy), and Isabella Valentine (Izzy). Cassie, Tigger, and Cloe have all passed away and we miss them dearly.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at 16, but I had symptoms as early as nine. I was also diagnosed with Dysthymic Disorder (Clinical Depression) at 16. I have also been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, General Anxiety Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asperger’s Syndrome). I also have OCD tendencies and I suspect I have ADHD.
My favorite books are Dune, the Harry Potter series, the Twilight Saga, the Infernal Devices trilogy, the Mortal Instruments series, The Hunger Games trilogy, Anna and the French Kiss, the Graceling Realms trilogy, Cinder, The Night Circus, the Everneath trilogy, Stitching Snow, Not in the Script, My Lady Jane, The Dark Divine trilogy, You Are Special, and Fox in Socks.
My favorite bands are Muse, Coldplay, Green Day, Lady Gaga, System of a Down, Linkin Park, Weezer, and New Kids on the Block. I also love Enya and Michael Crawford. And, I love listening to my brother-in-law, Brett Raymond.
I also love movie scores. My favorite composers are John Williams, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, and Danny Elfman.
Favorite Celebrity Crushes
A picture is worth a thousand words, and here are 15 of them. 😍
Just in case you don’t know who any of these actors are: (first, left-right) Tom Hiddleston, Matt Bomer, Ewan McGregor, James McAvoy, and Robert Downey Jr.; (second, left-right) Chris Hemsworth, Ryan Reynolds, Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, and Aidan Turner; (third, left-right) Gerard Butler, Tom Mison, Chris Gorham, Theo James, and Matthew Goode. 😘
My all-time favorite movies are How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2. I think they’re brilliant in every way! I ❤️ the Star Wars Saga. I adore every single movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and frequently have MCU marathons with Corey.
I also love the Indiana Jones series, the Back to the Future trilogy, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the Men in Black trilogy, Down With Love, Moulin Rouge, Lilo & Stitch, Clue, The Emperor’s New Groove, Galaxy Quest, Far and Away, Jurassic Park, and So I Married an Axe Murderer.
Favorite TV Shows
My favorite current TV shows are Poldark, Sherlock, Shadowhunters, Face Off, New Girl, The Queen, Stranger Things, and My Little Pony. I also watch Criminal Minds, Legion, and Colony. I’m still in mourning over the end of White Collar. 😭 I’m obsessed with LOST and its characters and make my way through it every few years. I also ❤️ Futurama and I’m part of an Internet campaign to bring it back. Again.