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 Margaret Atwood. For a couple of years, my husband and I watched (via Netflix DVDs) the old Dr. Who episodes! And I love the new Dr. Who. Finally one I can call sexy without feeling like a pervert! Plus, I’m convinced this one is also “on the spectrum”.
Music, however, is my passion and favorite hobby. I play flute/piccolo/alto flute, Eb/C/Bb/A/Alto/Bass clarinets, and soprano/alto/tenor/bari saxophones! I also play oboe and English horn, and now the bassoon! I enjoy playing in the pit of musicals, jazz bands, concert bands, symphonic music, and chamber music. If pressed, I’d have to say that pits are my favorite, but in all honesty, a “classical” gig takes higher priority than any pit gig. I have played with the Metrowest Symphony, Wellesley Symphony, Salem Philharmonic, North Shore Philharmonic, and Lowell Philharmonic.
I also maintain a website Corn Allergens, which is for my specific food allergy, and try to maintain a tutorials website as well.
So, as you can see, I’m a very busy gal! Not that I mind. If I didn’t do all of the above, I’m sure I’d find something else to fill my time. According to my husband Vin, I don’t know the meaning of the word “relax” and have no concept of “down-time”. But I’ve been like this my whole life, and I’m not gonna stop now!