10 Things About Me

  1. My team at the Getty won a Webby award waaaaaaay back in 2002, for our exhibition site Devices of Wonder. I was specifically responsible for the non-Flash, html-only version of the site.
  2. I play pool. My partner and I won a company Scotch Doubles tournament when I still lived in Boston, and my current league team won first place in July 2014 at the BCA National Championships in Las Vegas, in the Women’s 8-ball Team Trophy Division. My mom used to tell people I majored in pool when I was in college.

    2014 BCA National Champions, Women's Trophy Division
    2014 BCA National Champions, Women’s Trophy Division
  3. There’s a character based on me in The Gathering Dark by Christopher Golden. (The character was killed horribly—the danger of being friends with a popular horror/dark fantasy author.)
  4. I love taking pictures, and I have two photos that have been published in books: Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? by Allyson Beatrice (my trifecta–I took the author picture, I’m in the acknowledgments, and I’m mentioned several times in at least one chapter!), and Inside the Getty (J. Paul Getty Trust) (which published my photo of a colleague at his desk—it’s actually a pretty boring photo, don’t go look it up).
  5. I got a D- in my very first programming class, Pascal, in college. I’d never touched a computer in my life, and I got thrown into the deep end of the pool my very first semester. It was a pre-req for Math majors, so I changed majors—which, by the way, is one of the greatest regrets of my life.
  6. I have blue hair, and have since Memorial Day weekend, 2005. And sometimes there’s even a little pink streak hidden under the blue.
    May 2015
    May 2015
  7. There’s a demon named after me in season four of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. (Thank you, David Fury!) Yes, I was (and still am) a huge fan of the show and used to post about it all the time on the internet, when it was still airing.
  8. I played Maria in a summer camp production of The Sound of Music, when I was 11. I couldn’t really act all that well, but I could sing, and I already knew all the songs.
  9. I love to knit and crochet. I find it incredibly relaxing, and makes me feel less guilty when I’m vegging on my couch watching TV if I have yarn and needles or a hook in my hands.
  10. I’m a geek. I dabble in all kinds of geeky things–genre TV, superhero movies, YA post-apocalyptic novels, board games, comic cons, cat memes, crafting–you name it, I’ve probably geeked out about it at one time or another. Me = big-ass geek. I don’t even bother trying to hide it anymore.

Whew! Finally made it to ten. And now you know what a dork I really am.

Me, myself and my work