I am the east coast representation in this operation (I’ll try not to let you down but no promises). I moved to Connecticut last summer for a job I would place in the dream job category of things. In moving here I left behind one of the coolest cities I have ever experienced. Nashville, duh! But I always promised myself that I would go where the opportunity was, geography be damned. So here I sit, freezing my ass off. I lived in downtown Nashville for one awesome year, within walking distance of the Mother Church (The Ryman Auditorium) and the madness that is Broadway. Prior to that, I lived in D.C. for nearly two years while I attended Georgetown for my master’s degree.  D.C. is a great city but I knew it wasn’t for me so I handed in my last paper on a Monday and split that Friday. Deuces. Before all of this bouncing around, in it what seems like no time at all, I lived for 23 years in South Carolina. My undergraduate years found me at the University of South Carolina during which time I found Jess and Ash (thank God!). My childhood was spent in a rural, one-stoplight town about 35 minutes from Columbia. I still have all the love in the world for that place but to say I suffered severely from gotta-get-out-anywhere-but-here syndrome would be a grotesque understatement. With that being said, there is a peace that comes with the warm familiarity you find when going home and I wouldn’t trade that feeling for anything in this world.

Quick Trivia. . .

Kim in three words: Sassy, So sassy.

If you could live anywhere in the world right now where would it be: After a trip to London last fall, living there at some point is all I can think about. The idea was always there but now it’s even more front-of-mind. However, I do feel that at some point life will take me back to Nashville. Here’s hoping. It might be just to retire and die but I’ll take it.

Dream Destination: How much time do you have?? If I have to pick just one I would say Thailand. Oh! And Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya.  That’s technically two but I am hoping everyone can just deal. Narrowing it to just two was a struggle in and of itself.

Favorite Book: All things Harry Potter and Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (If you haven’t read it, you must!!) The urge to not list hundreds of options here was a strong one to resist.

Favorite Television Show (s): My obsession with Gilmore Girls runs deep.

Favorite Movie: Again, all things Harry Potter but my single, all-time FAVORITE movie is Steel Magnolias. Hands Down. No question. The range of emotions and the true, raw representation of southern women are unparalleled.

Favorite Music Genre: Country. While I love the new stuff there is nothing like the classics. I see you Loretta, Dolly, Johnny and George! (Lynn, Parton, Cash and Jones respectively for you country music neophytes. I’ll convert you. Just watch. Or should it be listen??)

Favorite Food: Call me basic if you must, but there is no greater food on this planet than pizza.

Favorite Quote: To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.  –Reba McEntire (Yes that was my senior quote in the year book. It was damn good then and it is damn good now! Reba is QUEEN.)