My husband and I are raising our two daughters in a Midwestern college town. I teach high school English (and no, that does not mean you have to watch your grammar around me), and I’m kidding myself that I’ll ever finish in the process of writing my Master’s thesis. I believe sloppy joes and chardonnay are a perfectly acceptable food-beverage combination. I try to make compassion my guiding principle when relating to people. I like to talk movies and music. I prefer cooler weather to hot days. I like my caffeine piping hot. If I would have joined the band in grade school, I would have been a drummer. My pet peeves are dirty laundry, doing laundry, folding laundry, putting away laundry, and the word “snot.” I like to go fast. I may or may not be a superhero in disguise. When I was a kid, I believed that all my friends, every single one of them, were truly remarkable. Now that I am adult, I feel the same way. I have been described as 3 parts Pollyanna and 1 part evil, which is probably accurate. I have also been described as discombobulated, which is extremely accurate. I don’t know why anybody ever puts up with me.