I'm 32 years old. I'm a first-time mother to a multiracial (50% Chinese, 25% Irish, 25% German) daughter born in April 2010. I love cats and dogs. I'm allergic to cats and we once had five cats because cats don't belong in kill-shelters. Add on 1.5 dogs (ask me about it). I used to be a marine biologist (we don't all work with sharks or dolphins) but now I just teach it to high school students. I love playing the piano but only when nobody is around. I read too much. I laugh too loud. Traveling is my passion. I believe in aliens, ghosts, God, heaven and hell, and good horoscopes; but I don't believe in love at first sight. "Stubborn" is the single word used most often to describe me. Clowns scare me.