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 a “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.