So what exactly does the Author do
when she is avoiding her homework? She turns her efforts towards quiet,
pursuits: reading, music, gardening, playing with the dogs, putting her
hapless Sims into unfortunate housing and relationship situations...the
list goes on and on.
"Hmm... it seems like I should be doing something else right now..."
The Sims are singlehandedly
responsible for more lost productivity in the Author's life than all
other activities combined. She just can't bear the thought of her poor
little Sims stuck in suspended animation while she enjoys the benefits
of her ex silico life.
Vacations and other Forays
There can be no joy as complete as that known by our Author with her nose planted firmly in a book. Learn a bit about the authors she likes best, and peruse a list of her recent literary conquests:
Gardening (indoors and out)
It's not an obsession. Really.
The Author is the founder (and currently the only member) of Houseplant Addicts Anonymous, a support group for people incapable of leaving a store without buying a plant. One of the warning signs of a houseplant addiction is making web pages about houseplants.
Gone are those innocent days when the Author waited for a passing rock band to discover her as she sang along with the stereo. After a stint with the internationally-renowned Alma College Glee Club, she now prefers to listen to the music of others, and is a sucker for guitars and baritones with gravelly voices. Bands and performers that make her go weak at the knees include REM, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gov't Mule, and The White Stripes. For lighter (but still incredibly talented!) fare, check out Da Vinci's Notebook. The Author has also taken guitar classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music here in Chicago, and has achieved a level of skill that does not make Eddie Van Halen worry about his job security. Good on-line guitar sites: Tabcrawler and Wholenote.
which white stripes song are you?
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The Author's virtual home-away-from-home since 1992: HoloMUCK. It's hard to explain; you'll just have to visit. Log on, say hello, and see her house on River Street, the doughnut shop on Main, and Looking Glass Land in Snark's house. And remember, TANSTAAFL!
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