I often remember the wise words my grandma once shared with me: "Take hold of your destiny. It's right there in front of you. No, to your right a little. Your OTHER right, Einstein! Grab it, you STUPID IDIOT!" Perhaps you could be my destiny?!?! I've been told I have a big heart and a great sense of humor. I'm a big fan of football (Giants & Northwestern!) and sports in general, bacon, sneaking in an extra 10 minutes of sleep, crossword puzzles, spending time with my family and friends, fishing, and people who make me laugh without trying. I’m a simple girl, really. No... seriously. I’m just a Pert Plus kind of gal... really easy to get along with. OK, maybe I have a few quirks. Like I can’t go to sleep without having a glass of water on my nightstand. I have trouble to this very day getting the straw into a juice box. I’m a pen-chewer. I prefer plastic utensils to real ones - in part because I'm extremely accident prone. My goals for the future include -but are not limited to - reaching a position of such awesome power that people will utilize the term "abdicate" when I eventually retire. Nyquil actually keeps me awake. I can’t pack a suitcase with anyone watching. I’m completely and utterly addicted to chapstick. More often than not I will just swallow my gum instead of spitting it out. I go for the first parking spot I see no matter how far away it is. I have to change into a dark shirt prior to eating anything with red sauce, as it will undoubtedly end up all over me. And, of course, I have to purell my hands after touching animals, subway poles, money, bathrooms, fast food, strippers, or public mailboxes. Simple, right?