I ran across a “brief update” entry that toshpice.wordpress.com posted recently. Thinking it was a good idea, I decided to be not-so-original and post one for myself:

A short list of where I am now in my life:

 Job: VP Information Management (IT) and Chief Information Officer

What I like best about my job: Our mission is to improve the lives of the elderly – I love working for non profit organizations that have a people-oriented mission!

Born: 1963, Brooklyn, NY

Education: Yes! University of the Virgin Islands, American University and University of the District of Columbia – (yes I moved around a lot) but never actually graduated (that is hard to tell people)

Places lived: Brooklyn, NY; Parsippany, NJ; Dobbs Ferry, NY; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Richmond, CA; Washington, DC; Alexandria, VA; Springfield, VA

Favorite candle: Indonesian Teak from World Market – or Euphoria from Aveda

Favorite place to shop: Target, World Market or anywhere in San Francisco

Favorite Quotation: “Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.”
— J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999

Last good movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Last book I read: Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Like to watch: Top Chef, Ace of Cakes , Iron Chef America, (is there a theme here?), the Tudors, the Travel Channel

Favorite pig out food: Frankenberry cereal, Nachos, other appetizers, rice

Favorite music or artist: I go through phases with music. My top three genres are: Reggae, Alternative Rock, Real Jazz (coltrane, etc)

Person I admire: JK Rowling and my friend Chris

Three words that describe me: unconventional, giving, silly, pretty darn smart

Like to do in my spare time: read, cook, go on short adventures, laugh, and hug my kids

If I’ve learned something in life, it is: Now is the time