1. Attorney, specializing in criminal appeals, a job I love. 2. I enjoy walking along the lakefront, reading, traveling, swimming, ethnic food, Shedd, Art Institute, concerts at Ravinia and the Botanical Garden, and Maui in the winter. 3. Financially comfortable. 4. Kind and mild-mannered. 5. I hold two degrees from fancy schools-- but, believe, sadly, that academia is the next bubble. 6. I like animals, but don't have one at the moment. 7. I enjoy watching sports, but do not understand why I should care who wins and who loses. 8. I play a fearsome game of scrabble and a mediocre game of chess. 9. I have never voted Republican.