I live in Oakland with my husband, son and two cats. I love to paint, explore tidepools, identify birds (shore birds are best) and to look at cute animals. I love to create new things. I like to read other peoples words. I like to pretend. I go on mini adventures. I like to craft – sewing and building web sites have a lot in common. I can be grumpy and cheerful at the same time. I am looking for a balance between not taking things too seriously and taking myself seriously. I need caffeine. I like road trips, but not so much with a baby. I love shoes and volunteering with animals. I change my hair color often.