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From Pensacola, Florida USA
Age 59
Joined Thursday, August 9, 2007
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Mom. 2 children. 1 of each. Very ordinary life, but ordinary is good. Married to a career Naval Officer. We split our time between Pensacola, FL and Millington, TN. I prefer the beauty and quiet of the Gulf Coast, although Millington/Memphis has excellent BBQ! Home, of course, is wherever the Navy takes us.

My ordinary life setting is BEAUTIFUL Pensacola, FL. My profile picture is the back of a Fish Rock Prayer Token my 7 year old made to honor the creatures of the Gulf that were destroyed because of the Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe. As of this date, August 2011, are beaches are clean, the tourists have returned, and our fisherman are back on the water. However, the long term impact from the amount of oil released and the chemicals used to disburse it, remain to be determined.

Here are some interesting facts about my area of world taken directly from our Chamber of Commerce:
-City of Five Flags. Since 1559, Pensacola has been ruled by Spain, France, England, the Confederacy and the United States, bringing cultural diversity to our architecture, cuisine and celebrations.
-Cradle of Naval Aviation — All Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviators start their training in Pensacola.
-We’re also home to the world-famous Blue Angels and one of the world’s largest aviation museums, the National Naval Aviation Museum.
-Best Beaches. Our beaches have been ranked among the best in the country by TripAdvisor, Dr. Beach and the Travel Channel. Our Gulf Islands National Seashore is the longest tract of protected seashore in the country.
-Western Gate to the Sunshine State. Pensacola's location in the western corner of Florida means we’re the first city to welcome our neighbors from the west.
-USS Oriskany. This retired aircraft carrier was sunk off our shores to become the world’s largest artificial reef and a hot spot for scuba diving.
-Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. At 1,471 feet, it is the longest pier in the Gulf of Mexico.

2011 Reading List (*from the TBR pile)

The Golden Present Daily Inspirational Readings by Sri Swami Satchidananda (ongoing)

South of Broad
Between the Tides*
The Nanny Diaries*
An Ocean Between Us*
Body Surfing: A Novel*
Smokin' Seventeen
Sizzling Sixteen
Where the Heart Is*
The Appeal
The Associate

2010 Reading List

The Golden Present Daily Inspirational Readings by Sri Swami Satchidananda (ongoing)

Plum Pudding Murder
Santa Clawed
Wicked Appetite
Plain Truth
Harvesting the Heart
Plum Spooky
The Pact
The Shop on Blossom Street
Fashionably Late
Finger Lickin' Fifteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 15)
The First Deadly Sin
The Case of Lucy Bending
Little Altars Everywhere
The Russian Concubine
Gods in Alabama
American Wife
The Life of Pi

2009 Reading List - read & attempted. :)

The Golden Present Daily Inspirational Readings by Sri Swami Satchidananda (ongoing)
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
Eat, Pray, Love - Bookring
Plum Lovin' (A Stephanie Plum Between-the-Numbers NOVEL)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 14)
Eleven on Top (Stephanie Plum, No. 11)
The Broker
Knitting Under the Influence (gave up after 46 pages)
The Testament
To The Nines (Stephanie Plum, No. 9)
Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, No. 8)
The Partner
Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, No. 7)
Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, No. 6)
High Five (Stephanie Plum, No. 5)
Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, No. 4)
Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, No. 2)
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1)
Three to get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, No. 3)
Twelve Sharp (Stephanie Plum, No. 12)
All over but the Shoutin'
Love in the Time of Cholera (couldn't finish it)
Nineteen Minutes
A Salty Piece of Land
The King of Torts
The Street Lawyer
Playing for Pizza: A Novel
Almost a Goddess
The Discipline Book (ongoing reference)
Under the Tuscan Sun
Conversations with My Cat (with my children)
Motor Mouth (Alex Barnaby Series #2)
The Purrfect Murder (A Mrs. Murphy Mystery)
Nada Yoga
Getting It Right with Children (ongoing reference)

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