What do you do for work?
I’m a medical reporter who sometimes strays into pop culture, and I’m a professor at the U of Delaware.
I love watching all kinds of dance, reading, and yoga. I foster kittens. I’m trying to learn how to swim. I thought the whole breathing underwater thing would come naturally. It does not.
Best relationship story?
I had a pen pal in England which started as a school project. We wrote for seven years before I moved to London and met him. I was terrified. But it was like .. magic. I’d never been pretty to anyone before. He held my hand in front of everyone. A few years later, after I’d moved back to the U.S., he met someone else. I still have all his letters, hundreds of them. They make me cry in the best of ways.
I’m the kind of friend who checks in to see how you are, remembers that you had a big presentation or a doctor’s visit. I love to give unexpected presents. Last year I got Cal Ripken to write my brother a letter because my brother had questions the interviewers weren’t asking.
I’m very quick to shut people out. I make snap judgments. I don’t have a lot of patience. It’s a long list.
What’s your biggest fear?
I’m living it. I’m losing the ability to walk and move, and I’m alone. It’s not fun. But I am glad I traveled so much while I was younger and had some fairly wild times involving dancing on pedestals at… The Tunnel? Club USA? Webster Hall? Limelight?
Why are you a Woolfer?
I like smart, passionate women who aren’t afraid to fight for what they want.