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100 Things About Me

(in progress)

  1. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in computer science.
  2. I went back to school in 2000 and earned an associate degree in studio art from Georgia Perimeter College in 2002. It was great fun!
  3. I have a 30 year old son, who was a student of mine at GPC for four semesters.
  4. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate.
  5. I am allergic to cantaloupe.
  6. My favorite TV shows are CSI (Miami and Vegas but not New York for some reason), Mike & Molly, and Dancing With the Stars.
  7. I met my husband online through
  8. I like my steak medium-rare.
  9. I was always one of the last kids picked for sports teams as a child.
  10. Chemistry and physics were my worst subjects in school, but my least favorite subject was usually history.
  11. I did volunteer work for Good Mews, a no-cage, no-kill cat shelter, for a number of years.
  12. My favorite thing to do on vacation is take a class at the John C. Campbell Folk School or at Penland School of Crafts.
  13. My second favorite thing to do on vacation is go on a cruise.
  14. My first marriage lasted 23 years.
  15. I have been reading since I was three years old.
  16. I will read just about anything, including the backs of cereal boxes.
  17. I even enjoy reading trashy romance novels.
  18. My favorite color is purple, with blue and green close behind.
  19. I look awful wearing orange, so I don’t ever wear it.
  20. I am the only member of my immediate family who wasn’t born in Atlanta.
  21. I make the best pound cake in the world.
  22. My grandmother started teaching me needlework when I was seven years old.
  23. I was a weaver and spinner for over fifteen years before discovering lampworking.
  24. I belonged briefly to an small artists’ coop based in Clarkesville, where we did one or two shows/sales each year.
  25. I have kept a journal off and on since college.
  26. I love old cemeteries — the older the better.
  27. I used to ride my bicycle around the old Civil War battlefields near Petersburg, VA as a child.
  28. I worked in software development for six years before I started teaching.
  29. It took me six and a half years to finish graduate school.
  30. The only two things I’m really afraid of are heights and cockroaches.
  31. I am a total shoe slut — shoes are the only item of clothing I am willing to spend serious money on.
  32. I will never own a pair of Manolos or Jimmy Choos because I refuse to wear shoes that aren’t totally comfortable.
  33. My favorite color of Moretti glass is Dark Ivory (276) because it is so funky and reactive.
  34. I was named for my father (he’s Julian, I’m Julia).
  35. I never wanted to be a rock star myself; instead I wanted to be one of Tina Turner’s backup dancers.
  36. I first learned how to program computers back in the Dark Ages of punch cards.
  37. I got my first real computer in 1980 — an Apple II+ that cost $5000.
  38. Politically I’m probably best classified as a Libertarian, though I’m particularly hard to categorize here.
  39. I have delusions of being a gardener, specifically growing herbs.
  40. I have a strange love of modern-day Celtic rock music.
  41. I think Sean Connery was the best of the James Bonds, but Pierce Brosnan may have been the sexiest.
  42. Sometimes I would like to be a stand-up comic, but I really don’t have the nerve.
  43. I have two sisters, plus a half-brother and a half-sister.
  44. My first cousins are all male.
  45. I think it’s silly how some women, such as my sister, lie about their age.
  46. Some days I feel like a complete fraud.
  47. I have a bad tendency to procrastinate, but I’m going to do something about it…someday.
  48. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who take a hundred words to say something that could be said easily in ten.
  49. I’d rather vacuum than mop.
  50. Glasswise I am a “boro ho.” The dark side of glass is seductive!
  51. I prefer green olives to black olives.
  52. I wasn’t totally happy with any of the existing lampworking forums online, so I created The Glass Haven. It lived for two years, but when everyone left because it was drama-free, I shut it down. So much for people wanting a drama-free environment.
  53. I use Linux Mint (because Unity sucks) as my home desktop operating system, and Peppermint (also Linux-based) on my laptop. Both are surprisingly easy to install and start using!
  54. I only use Windows on someone else’s computer. Enough said.
  55. I take the NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) Challenge, to post every day for the month, every November. I usually don’t make it.
  56. My Myers-Briggs personality type is ISTJ.
  57. On the Enneagram, I am a Investigator/Thinker (Type 5).
  58. As of 1/27/2008, I had 130 RSS feeds coming into my Google Reader.? They were split about evenly between art and technology!
  59. I cried when Google shut down Google Reader.
  60. I refused to get into SMS text messaging until 2010. Then Andrea and I found out just how useful it was for communicating with each other…
  61. My favorite jump ring supplier is the incomparable Curt Dunaway of C & T Designs.
  62. Apparently I am a magnet for some of the more, ah, unusual students at GPC — they are often found hanging out in my office or classroom.
  63. Ravenclaw, of course.
  64. My Patronus? A Cat. Naturally.
  65. I took up bellydance at age 52.
  66. My age doesn’t stop me from dancing in public on occasion.
  67. I don’t suffer from Resting Bitch Face; I rather embrace it.
  68. I’ve been in a mosh pit exactly once. It was hell.
  69. When I buy clothes, I have to wash them before I can wear them, even if they are new, just in case.


    • Carol on February 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm


    I am not one of your students but I am looking for a student to help design a simple website for a jewelry business that I am starting.  I would be willing to pay them for their work, naturally.

    If you know of anyone that would be interested please email at or call 770 596 2994.

    Thank you.





    • Jerry on January 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I think you should leave it at 65 things in homage to facts 47 and 48.

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