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