Well it should come as no surprise to anyone that Iâ€™m not from this area. Â I am a native New Yorker, and unfortunately along with that comes a host of â€œunsouthernâ€ character traits. Â Iâ€™m rough around the edges, and afterÂ several years Iâ€™m still trying to acclimate.
I generally work a 10 hour day, not because I have to but because I love my job, and there is always some work to do. Â When Iâ€™m not working, I am generally studying.Â I work in a field that is always changing. Â In an effort to keep up, I take classes and workshops all the time.Â
Contrary to popular belief, I do have some. Â I love rubber stamping, Iâ€™m a fan of gaming, and Iâ€™m a collector. Honestly, Secondlife hasÂ quickly engulfed all ofÂ my other interests.Â
- Books â€“ historical and biblical fiction
- Music â€“ Gospel (contemporary) and R&P
- Food â€“ all of it? I love ethnic foods, but in all honesty â€œCheeseâ€ was my first word
- TV â€“ Star Trek, Procedurals, HGTV and Food Network
- Movies â€“ Musicals, Sci-Fi and Adventure
- Color â€“ Blue (to wear) and deep reds for decoratingÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â
People who insist on being cheery in the morning.Â I am a night owl, and I donâ€™t like mornings. Â I donâ€™t think people should try to force others to smile and be nice first thing in the morning â€“ some of us need time to adjust to beingÂ awake during the day.Â If you want me to smile then come back after 9:00am. Just remember it’s best not to poke the bear…
People who insist on talking to me when they can see that Iâ€™m busy. Â This happens a lot when I am on my way into or out of a building. Â Folks seem to think that just because they see me that I have time to talk. Â If I am on my way somewhere and you stop me â€“ generally that means that I am going to be late. Â Now why would you want to make me late?
My name.Â Iâ€™m really picky about how people address me.Â Call me â€œDr. Ruthâ€.Â Thatâ€™s what I prefer.