Where I live

I live and work in Seattle, Washington. Seattle's a great place, most of the time. I like it best in the summer. Unlike many Seattleites, I like the sunshine.

Jason and I live in a 1911-vintage bungalow on Beacon Hill. We bought the house in June, 1996. It's our first home and we're pretty darned happy with it.

I'm currently in graduate school working on a Master's in the Humanities.

What I do for fun

I am the sysop of Slumberland BBS, up since March 7, 1991 and accessible via telnet. I have played/sung in a few bands. I enjoy skating , net.surfing, playing with my Macs (currently a 21" iMac and a 13" MacBook), travel, painting, music, and reading. I used to spend a hell of a lot of time in the newsgroup alt.society.generation-x, but I don't do this so much anymore. I do drop in occasionally to relive old times. I maintain many mailing lists about a variety of topics, including music and sleep disorders. I enjoy genealogy, and have spent a lot of time working on my family tree (Dunlap, Simpson, Fulton, Fox, Bell, Drew, Fourtner, Turner, Price, Wallbridge and other surnames included). I also enjoy costuming (but my costuming page is out of date now).

Last but certainly not least, I spend time with my wonderful husband and co-conspirator in Slumberland projects, Jason (Waxed) Simpson. We've been together for more than 18 years now, and we finally got married on December 27, 1996.

My 15 minutes of fame

Our wedding web site was featured in the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald in February, 1997, and won an award from "Way Cool Weddings of the Week." Seattle, The Emerald City (my FORMER day job, back in the dinosaur age of the Web) is also an award-winning site; it was a Seattle Times "Best of the Web" winner for 1996. A long while back I was mentioned in a newspaper article about the "Digital Nation," in the Houston Chronicle and other newspapers. (Unfortunately, they've removed the article from the Chronicle's web site, so you can't read it any more. Sorry!) My web page was featured in a book, Net Chick, by Carla Sinclair and published by Henry Holt. I'm also mentioned briefly in Loser, The Real Seattle Music Story by Clark Humphrey.

Other stuff

I'm a graduate of Seattle Central Community College, The Evergreen State College, and Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.