So if you've clicked on the "About" link you obviously want to learn more about me or read just what it is that I have to say about myself. So here goes:

First things first: read above. That's the foundation of who I am, but not who I am...entirely. I lean to the liberal side of politics, but becoming an "Independent" more each day. I fight for the underdog, not for the system abusers. I have heartfelt compassion for people with missing children, fallen heroes and those whom suffer from things that most could never comprehend.

I think child molesters are incurable. Murderers should live, for life, in prison (no easy outs!). Women abusers are pathetic. Rapists are despicable. Child abusers sicken me. In short I have no sympathy for people who inflict harm on others.

I don't have a "It will never happen to me" mentality. I have a "It's better to be safe than sorry" mentality.

I am the nicest person you could ever meet & one to never cross. I'm not afraid to stand up for myself, family or friends. I am well aware of what a friend is and who acquaintanceships wish they could be.

I forgive, but I never forget. I will bite my tongue until I've had enough. When I've had over.

What I say about a person I will say to them. I own my actions and my words. I don't like mind games and being manipulated ticks me off.

I am faithful & devoted to those who I love and love me in return. My heart is consumed with love for Alexis, Steve and my Mother. They are my constants.

I'm a volunteer on my Aunt's 501(c) non-profit organization called the Missouri Military Memorial Foundation. Her daughter (my cousin) SGT Amanda Pinson was killed in action on March 16, 2006 in Tikrit, Iraq. It broke my heart the day we lost her. So I'm carrying on by playing my role in making certain they are not forgotten & always honored. The biggest lesson she taught me in her lifetime was: "It's not about you". I think less of me and more about others.

The man who was finally strong enough to capture my heart is Steve. I actually met him because of Amanda. She replaced him when she arrived in Iraq. I'm a firm believer that life has a funny little way of working out and that my cousin made certain to send someone to treat me as wonderful as he does.

I'm a Girl Scout Leader. I always wanted to be in Girl Scouts when I was little and now, through my daughter, I get to experience it. I recommend it to any parent of a little girl.

I used to be a Police Dispatcher. I left after one year because I realized it wasn't for me. My last call was a priest who was sobbing as he just watched his secretary being decapitated. I wish I were kidding.

I was an honor student at my college for Composition. I love to write.

I believe we all have a story to tell and I'm no stranger to that. I've endured more than a lot of people I know, but I've learned that whatever I have had to endure only makes me stronger. I live by two sayings:

1. Damaged people are dangerous because they know they can survive.
2. Live.Laugh.Love.

Life is entirely too short.

I used to be a publicist for numerous rock and metal bands. I retired a few years ago. I love all music to some degree and can listen to everything from metal, rap, jazz, classical, r&b, etc. If it's therapeutic and I can relate to it I'll be hooked in no time.

I love to write - pure, plain & simple.

I have a passion for photography and I feel I'm more than moderately creative. I'm internet savvy and know how to build web sites & make graphic designs. I learned on a WebTV; I kid you not.

I speak my mind, but I tend to use the most tact that I can muster up out of respect for others.

I RARELY drink and I don't do drugs. I'm not concerned with the fact that you may. My life is my business, your life is your business and as long as it's not affecting me or someone I love... it remains your business. Just don't bring it around me.

I LOVE the color PINK. I drink Diet Coke like water.

I've almost died...twice.

I am a Mother; proud of the life that I have created. A Mother Bear to her cub, I will protect her with my life. She is part of the package in any relationship I may partake in. Like it, lump it or move on.

I mold well in various surroundings although I admit to being a giver of unsolicited advice who worries about people more than I should.

As much as I love and live for my daughter, I love my 'me time'. I'm always adapting to life and I'm always re-evaluating it. .

I am a human being; prone to make mistakes & bad decisions. I try to learn from them. I try to treat others the way I wish to be treated. Generally, that backfires on me, but not always. When I love, I love. When I care, I care. When I am pissed off, I am pissed off. In short; I feel every emotion immensly. I am honest, sometimes brutally. I often size someone up before I befriend them. Generally, I have a good judgement of character. Sometimes, the character I judge is not what I thought it was at all. I believe eyes are the window to a persons soul. However, sometimes those windows can be tinted & extremely misleading. I don't trust easily, I have been hurt one to many times. I'm cautious, but sometimes not cautious enough.

In short - I'm human.

I'm a talker. I'm opinionated. However, I prefer keeping things on the tactful side; unless provoked. So this is where I'll be entertaining some & amusing others. Enjoy.

Most that know me, know I <3 taking pictures. Stay tuned as I start adding a gallery of my favorite photos from random places, random times and of random people.

There's nothing that I love more than Ted Drewes frozen custard, rock 'n roll and fabulous customer service! You'll find a list of my favorite things, recommendations and the like in this section. Enjoy!