Stuff about me you might like to know. Or not.
Name: Christine, Chrissy, Chris … or Ms. Pink if you’re *nasty*.
Birthday: September 16th, 1961
Located: Dubuque, Iowa
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Weight: Don’t make me slap you.
Hair: Chestnut brown with natural gold and silver highlights
Eyes: Deep brown
IQ: Varies drastically between 55 and 168, depending on the circumstance
Status: Married to Agent J. since August 15th, 1981
Kids: Nah, I’m content with being an evolutionary cul-de-sac.
Education: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa … Master of Arts (MA), The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa … Master of Fine Arts (MFA) The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Occupation: Artist, jewelry artisan, scribbler
Siblings: 2 sisters, one older and one younger
Pets: Two cats; a male named Randle P. McMurphy and a female named Zoe. Also one mourning dove who lives in our backyard and appears to be in love with me
Favorite color: Any and all shades of pink
Favorite flowers: Blush pink roses, small white daisies, lily-of-the-valley and lilacs
Tattoos: Nope. None. Nada.
Piercings: Two in my right earlobe, one in my left
Do you have an accent? Not until I leave the Midwest
Do you believe in miracles? I believe in myself, and I am a miracle.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes
Are you a tease? Nope. If I’m flirting, I mean business.
Are you shy? Not so much shy as introverted. I happily mix with other people but it’s exhausting and often times I’d just rather be alone.
Phobias: Fear of heights… and of course The BoogieMan
Worst habit: Naively assuming that other people always tell the truth
Favorite movies: Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Made In Heaven, Brokeback Mountain, Wings of Desire, Five Easy Pieces, The Deer Hunter, In The Bedroom, Coming Home, Dr. Zhivago, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Favorite TV shows: Breaking Bad, South Park, old reruns of Seinfeld
Favorite authors: Joe R. Lansdale, Joan Didion, Charles Baudelaire, John Gregory Dunne, Laurie Notaro, Truman Capote, Tawni O’Dell, Miguel Ruiz
Hobbies: Making jewelry, writing, reading, photography, heirloom embroidery, and people-watching.
Favorite music: 60’s-70’s classic rock; Classic and some Contemporary Country, Chicago & Delta Blues, soul and old Motown stuff
Favorite male musicians: George Strait, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Barry White, Jeff Buckley
Favorite female musicians: Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Nicks, Eva Cassidy, Christine McVie, Diana Krall, Carol King, Carly Simon, Rumer
Favorite visual artists: Willem de Kooning, Anselm Keifer, Hans Hofmann, Arshile Gorky, David Smith, Lee Krasner, Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, Alice Neel, Frank Auerbach
Favorite animal: Buffalo – I see them in my dreams all the time
Religion: I am God and so are you.
Political: Conservative Independent; I’ve never voted a straight party ticket.
Car: Old pink Cadillacs, Dodge Chargers, muscle cars, vintage Checker Cabs
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro, Heath Ledger, Joe Pesci, John Waters, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins
Actresses: Katherine Hepburn, Pam Grier, Sissy Spacek
Comedians: Dennis Miller, Lewis Black, Dave Chappelle, Ron White, Bill Hicks, Chris Rock, Lisa Lampinella. Basically, any witty smartass who speaks his or her mind.
Sport: Ice hockey, especially at the rink.
Team: Chicago Blackhawks!
Holiday: St. Valentine’s Day
Big city: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Small town: Lake City, Iowa
Favorite Memory: Spending the day at the beach in New Buffalo, Michigan on my 39th birthday
Main dish: Prime Rib au Jus, medium rare
Dessert: My homemade cherry pie with freshly whipped cream
Ice cream: Hagen-Daz chocolate
Board game: Chess, although I have been known to play a badass game of Candyland in my day.
Favorite rainy-day activity: Mischief!