All about Angie
Currently living in Charlotte, NC, I spent many years living abroad in London, England, and in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC before returning to my accidental home four years ago. I was born and raised in Central Illinois, and have an aversion to most things Southern, except for Charleston SC, biscuits and sweet tea.
I believe in love. I believe in reading great books and cooking great food. I believe in cozy homes, bubble baths, and pajamas. I believe in a glass of wine at the end of the day. I believe in honest expression. I believe in taking lots of photos. I believe in helping others. I believe in making memories. I believe in seeing as much of the world as I possibly can. I believe in making others happy. Mostly, I believe in being happy.
I am an educator who works with children of all ages. I adore my career, though it can be very challenging (and exhausting!).
I sponsor a child who lives in the slums of Kolkatta, India.
In my spare time I am a loving dog owner and animal advocate, a volunteer, a voracious reader, photographer and avid traveller.
I have an inner hippie, that I used to keep locked up more than I currently do. I love to garden. I take photos of just about everything and everyone. I eat real food. I speak my mind. And I travel the world, whenever possible.
- my boyfriend/life partner (since May 2006!)
- systems analyst for a locally owned small business.
- D&D (and the like) addict, and a bona fide geek
- sarcasm personified
But most importantly, he is my partner… in crime, in travel… and my best friend.
(He looks at me a little strangely when I stop to photograph my plate before sitting down to dinner, but that’s okay).
Our beautiful puppy, (Lillith, aka Lilly)… who is part Australian Shepherd/part Border Collie and ALL fun! (I think the Aussie in her is stronger than the Collie). She is currently in her “adolescent, testing her boundaries” phase, and is a year old as of November 2010. (Her oft-mentioned partner in crime is Bella (my parents’ dog, who is the same age), and they love and fight like siblings even though Bella is nowhere near Lilly’s size).
We adopted Lilly in February 2010 from our local Humane Society, and it was the BEST thing that Tristan and I have done together. (So far…)
We like to say that Lil is confused about her species… as she has cat qualities AND human qualities, as well as her canine instincts.
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