Ok, here's the part where I tell you
all about myself...
if you still are curious after looking at my site.
I have been called a bookworm, a contrarian, a smart ass, and
'that bass chick', (among other things).
Among my interests
are music, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt...(okay, so how about "Ancient
Cultures"), words (written, spoken, and sung), Ireland, travel, pictures, the
out-of-doors (hiking, backpacking, etc.), computers, psychology, and thought.
hobbies, I think, read, write, play upright bass, electric bass, and guitar, argue, mess
around on my computer, stay up way too late, and sleep in way too late.
At the University of Dallas I played in enough groups that I've lost count.
There were Corrupted by Silver, the Bottle Blue Seven and it's
later incarnation the Jugheads, Every Night at the Improv,
a Grateful Dead cover band, and the Larry Mitnaul Project,
to name a few. I've played everything from classic rock to jazz to latin
to everything in between. The
first concert I went to was Neil Young, on his 'Solo' tour, when I was in middle
school (I saw him again with Crazy Horse on their 'Broken Arrow' tour).
started playing guitar when I was 9, electric bass when I was 13, and upright bass when I
Having spent the spring semester of 2000 studying
outside of Rome, a month in Israel working on an archeological dig, as well as
traveling when ever I had the chance, my current "country count" is up
to 14 or so countries. I'd have to say that Ireland and Italy are probably
two of my favorites, but all of my time abroad has made me appreciate the good
old United States of America even more.
I have a BA in Classics
(Latin and Greek) from the University of Dallas, in Irving Texas, and I am
considering going on to study Classics and Classical Archaeology in graduate school.
In the summers, I've been assisting with UD's Latin
in Rome (of which I'm actually an alumna), looking for archeological things
to do, and working at Adaptive Micro-Ware, Inc. in Ft. Wayne,
I am the
webmaster for all of kniskern.com, though
I admit I have not been a very good webmaster for the past two years but
hopefully moving the site to a new server will inspire me to get back to work.
I was just married in August to my wonderful husband Paul and we are now living
in Cambridge, England while he pursues his MPhil and PhD in medieval
history. I am currently looking for work but I may end up applying to
study at Cambridge myself next year.
the past, I've wanted to be an astronaut, a paleontologist, a rock star, an archaeologist,
a writer, a world traveler, a psychologist, a lawyer, and a photographer. All of
these still sound great to me, and as of right now, my vague plan for the future is to figure
out what's best for me in this world, do that, and be happy.