I'm a Libra. I am a student of life and strive for balance. In addition to required curriculum, I studied State and Federal Constitutional Law as well as Federal Indian Law at University of Montana School of Law. I received my undergraduate degree in International Relations – French Area Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was born October 20, 1969 and grew up in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, Troll Capital of the World (thanks to my grandma). I speak, read, and write French but am fluent when immersed in a French-speaking environment. I enjoy my road trips throughout the U.S. and have studied and travelled abroad. Countries I have visited include Canada, England, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Morocco, South Africa, and Mozambique, but there is so much more to see and do, so I am always up for travel. I would love to visit Ireland and Scotland and take a cruise (never have been) on the fjords of Norway. I love the mountains but would love to spend time on a beach (haven’t done it except a brief moment in San Francisco…brrrr). But I also love to stay at home, quietly by myself or with friends and loved ones, listening to music, playing games (indoor or outdoor), reading, taking walks, and taking care of plants, animals, friends, and loved ones. I’m a nurturer by nature. I’m a pretty happy-go-lucky kinda gal always up for an adventure (quiet or rockin’ - the Libra in me), and I enjoy my own company. I grew up on country music and some old time rock and roll for my dad was the lead singer and guitar player for country western, rock and roll band and I always loved waking up to hear my mom playing some of her favorite country music records. My favorite jobs have included being a tour guide at Little Norway (Blue Mounds, WI) for 12 years and arranging flowers for a woman to sell at the Farmer’s Market. I love to sing and dance for music of all genres brings me great joy.
Biking (with peddles); swimming; reading; dancing; walking/hiking; writing; playing music and singing; baking; playing games (board, cards, and kick the can); spending time with friends and family; shooting hoops; watching sports (live or TV); some cooking and learning about it more; organizing :)
My list contains those that have influenced my soul, but only Kid Rock has saved it. No lie. Gradual process until BOOM, May 13, 2012. Stephen Wolf, Rick Springfield, UB40, Indigo Girls, Alan Jackson, Ryan Adams, Elvis, Natalie Merchant (solo), Annie Lennox (solo), Eurythmics, 10,000 Maniacs, Keith Urban, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams (Sr. & Jr.), Waylon Jennings, Emmy Lou Harris, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Clint Black, Randy Travis, Erasure, Madonna, Nora Jones, Free Hot Lunch, Sonia Dada, Chris Plata, Patsy Cline, The Country Drifters (my dad's band), The Monkees, The Beatles, Zac Brown Band, Randy Travis, Wynonna Judd (solo), The Judds, Billie Holiday, Peter Gabriel, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, The Beastie Boys, The Eagles, Bob Seger, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Church Hymns, Iz, VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's (what memories & scary:) ), Queen, Marshall Tucker Band, Duran Duran, K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Styx, Journey, AC/DC, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Genesis, Wilson Phillips, Prince, Shinehead, John Denver
I don't twitter. Sue me:)
Favorite Concerts You've Been To:
Eagerly awaiting my first Kid Rock concert. Biding my time with dancing to his beat. Can't imagine the bliss of a whole show!?!?! Rick Springfield, UB40, Indigo Girls, Alan Jackson, a mosh pit band whose name I cannot seem to recall :) (I think I remember - I think it was Korn) Norske Vise Trio (long story :) Natalie Merchant, Sonia Dada, Chris Plata, Paul Lekakis