About Me

Stuff about me you might like to know. Or not.

Name: Christine, Chrissy, Chris … or Ms. Pink if you’re *nasty*.

Birthday: September 16th

Located: Dubuque, Iowa

Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa

Height: 5’11”

Weight: Don’t make me slap you.

Hair: Chestnut brown with natural gold and silver highlights

Eyes: Deep brown

Astrological: Virgo

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, writer, and muse

Siblings: 2 sisters, one older and one younger

Pets: Two cats; a male named Randle P. McMurphy and a female named Miss Maizey. 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: Chelsea Lately, Breaking Bad, South Park, Red Eye, 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

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: Chelsea Handler, 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! 👿