These blog posts are just for fun! I have loaded them with lists (yes, I have OCD) and have spouted my opinions everywhere (yes, I’m on the autistic spectrum too). I have a great family, so there may be a lot of bragging and show-casing going on.
To start, a bit about me. I graduated from Salem State College in 2003 with a degree in Computer Science, and from Endicott College in 2010 with a Master’s of Science in Information Technology. I am a freelance web developer specializing in web programming and databases; I have my own business, White Wave Designs. I got involved in web design when my then-12 year old wanted to make a web page (and the smarty pants learned it all much faster than me)!
In addition to computers, I love to read. I used to prefer non-fiction over fiction, but that has slowly changed the past couple of years. I love Ruth Rendall/Barbara Vine, but have seriously gotten into Neil Gaiman, Robin Hobb, Katherine Kerr, and George RR Martin, including (finally!) the Game of Throne books. Most recently, I’ve been reading a lot of my husband’s science fiction and Stephen King books. For the past couple of years, my husband and I have become Netflix-bingers. We have watched Stranger Things, all 19 seasons of Midsomer Murders, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and probably a lot of others I can’t recall now. (I know, who thought I would EVER become a couch potato!!)
Music, however, is my passion. I play all the woodwinds: flute/piccolo/alto flute, Eb/C/Bb/A/Alto/Bass clarinets, soprano/alto/tenor/bari saxophones, oboe/English horn, and even the bassoon! I have played in the pits of musicals, jazz bands, concert bands, symphonies, and chamber music ensembles. If pressed, I’d have to say that pits were my favorite, but “classical” gigs are much harder to come by. Some of the orchestras I have played with include Metrowest Symphony, Wellesley Symphony, North Shore Philharmonic, and even the Salem Philharmonic and Lowell Philharmonic! I probably won’t be playing in orchestras anymore other than MSO, as I really want to focus on musicals.