The Official Version
I have been a Certified Public Accountant in private practice since January 2010.
Before that, I worked in finance in a wide variety of industries: as a Staff Accountant for a manufacturer of non-woven fabrics; as a Registered Representative for A.G. Edwards; and as the Financial Manager of a large cooperative grocery store.
The Better Version
- I wasn’t born a “numbers person.” In fact, my Bachelor’s degree is in English.
- If you look up INTJ in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of me.
- Travel, both domestic and abroad, is my very favorite pastime.
- I never watch mainstream news, but I do love me some HBO and AMC. Oh, and sports, especially NFL football. Anything but politics. I despise politics.
amused to be a devoted road cyclist. I still ride my mountain bike a lot, but now I prefer backpacking over two-wheeled activities.
- I have always driven a white Ford pickup truck.
- The first album I ever bought was Moving Pictures by Rush. I was 12 years old. I really miss the BEST part of buying actual albums back in the day: when you ripped off the plastic, it was like Christmas to discover all the awesome art, pictures, and lyrics inside. Remember this? I do! (And it used to give me nightmares, lol.)
- A great sense of humor is the most exceptional human quality, imho. (To see what I find funny, go here.)
- My next favorite human quality is a sense of adventure. I don’t believe in “can’t,” “afraid,” and “hell no.” My partner The Shrink would tell me that people who lack a sense of adventure are merely dealing with their own death anxiety. I would just say they’re joyless and boring.
- When I was a teenager, I visualized myself as the next Eddie Van Halen, but I never bothered to learn to play guitar.
- An even earlier musical fantasy involved impersonating Elvis Presley, complete with sequined suit and scarf.
- I received a GoPro for my 42nd birthday, and I can’t stop myself from using it. Friends are endlessly subjected to, “Would you do that jump again?”
- I think the fact that Ultraman was my favorite show as a child speaks volumes about my future nerdery as an adult.
- For example, how many other middle aged women do you know who has a level
8590 druid, a level 7590 death knight, and a level 5694 warlock on World of Warcraft? (Having all those high level characters might suggest that I play WoW constantly. Not true. They’ve been accumulated over a decade of intermittent play.)
- I love where I live. In the 18 years
that I’ve lived here, I’ve watched Asheville’s transformation from a small, semi-boarded-up mountain village whose grandeur had long since faded, to the artsy/outdoorsy/beer-crafting mecca that it is today.