I've always been a bookworm, a language person, and a grammar nazi, so an undergraduate degree in technical writing and now my academic antics in linguistics suit me perfectly. Despite a great degree of hesitation on my part initally, LINGUIST List now feels like home. I wear so many hats I can barely keep track, but somehow I find in between the SQL, Cold Fusion, Flash, and project management tactics to learn more about my subfields of interest--pragmatics, discourse and sociolinguistics. In my infinitesimal amount of spare time, I enjoy fielding just about anything life can throw at me. I can be found watching ESPN, playing tennis, devouring fantasy novels, puttering on craft projects, and other things I manage to squeeze in.

"Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages."
-Terry Pratchett