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I spent 2009 beating cancer. After 9 long months I am officially in remission. Yeehaw! This year has been the toughest, scariest thing I have ever been through, but with the love and support of my incredible family, friends and my Grobies, I am looking forward to getting on with the rest of my life. So stuff about me? Um, I love writing, theatre, music, tennis, scuba diving, sky diving, travel, drinking great wine, live gig, movie nights and sing alongs around the piano (usually fueled by a couple of wines). Wow I managed to make that sound like I am on some cheesy dating website?! What else? I dive in shark infested waters and I jump out of planes, it lets me know I'm alive! I flew my first plane in 2008 and am totally addicted. I would love to get my pilots license. I laugh all the time, it makes me feel good! I'm passionate about life... as corny as it sounds, its not a dress rehearsal. We do it once, so do it well. When it comes to Josh, I managed to sum it up pretty well in a thread and I probably won't be able to do so again eloquently, so I will just quote myself : Most of my friends don't seem to get it, but that's ok. They can have their Brad Pitts, I am more than happy with my Josh. I can't quite put my finger on what it is. I don't think its any one thing that he does.. sometimes, its his music and voice ...other times, its his sense of humour and his personality that rocks my world. Guess he gives me faith that there is a man out there for me, who can go to a Tool concert one week and Les Miserables the next. He's a wonderful anomaly.
Favorite Music:
Air, Beastie Boys, Ben Folds, The Sleepy Jackson, Cake, Fleet Foxes, MGMT, John Butler Trio, Xavier Rudd, Keane, Sublime, Muse, Faith No More, Kings of Leon, Death Cab for Cutie, Tom Waits, Josh Groban (obviously), Ben Lee, The Postal Service, Gomez, Beck, Chet Baker, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Great Lake Swimmers, The Black Seeds, Tool, Alice in Chains, The Killers, The White Stripes, Disturbed, Georges Brassens, Rufus Wainwright.... the list goes on. I joke to my friends that my ipod contains everything from Mozart to Metallica. And it does!
Favorite Movies:
Monty Python - The Holy Grail, The Meaning of Life, The Life of Brian and anything made by Terry Gilliam. Stay, Jaws, Good Will Hunting, Half Nelson, ET, Lars and the Real Girl, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption, West Side Story, Stranger than Fiction, Dodgeball, Aliens, Remember the Titans, Anchorman, Braveheart, Two Hands, Sweeney Todd.... too many to choose from really.... bit of a movie buff!
Favorite Quotes:
"Life is what happens whilst you are busy making other plans" John Lennon "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference" Sir Francis Assisi "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination" Nelson Mandela "Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you're really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I've got a few missing. It's ok though, because I've got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who's an 8-color type.. I'm like, hey girl, magenta! and she's like, oh, you mean purple! and she goes off on her purple thing, and I'm like, no - I want magenta!" John Mayer

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Me flying a plane in Wanaka, NZ. Amazing experience!
Me and my friend Kat, skiing at Cardrona, South Island, New Zealand...way too much fun!

Sky diving in New Zealand... absolutely awesome. Everyone should do this at least once in their life!
The man who brings a ray of sunshine into my life everyday. Sigh... wish he wasn't famous...


Places to visit before you turn 100

Lake Wanaka, sunrise Jan 2008image
Fox Glacier, New Zealandimage
Cardrona Pub, South Island, New Zealandimage
Hong Kong, my home (originally)image
Stunning Lake Wanakaimage
Mt Cook, NZimageimage

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