"There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure He doesn't dress like that." Captain America
Sewing, quilting, crocheting, and birdwatching. My chickens, cats, and garden could be counted as hobbies but they're really just part of farm life!
Best advice I ever received
From Dean Slatkin during my first academic appointment: Concentrate on what you're doing - not what others are saying. (paraphrased).
My undergrad alma mater
If I weren't a professor, I would
In graduate school, I was headed to big pharma to work in drug discovery / development when I volunteered to teach my advisor's class while he was away. When he returned from his conference I declared that I loved it and wished I could teach every day! So I changed tracks and here I am still loving to teach almost 20 years later.
My husband calls them books du jour. I re-read Pride and Prejudice annually and love the Harry Potter series. But my favorites change depending on whether I like what I’m currently reading.
Marvel's Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, etc.
Freshly ground Guatemalan coffee beans make the best cup of coffee for my morning wakeup! I also enjoy treating myself to an occasional flavored latte - mocha praline, cinnamon shortbread, gingerbread, or pumpkin spice, etc.
Nobody knows I
We don't buy bread at my house - I make it from scratch once a week.