|Los Angeles, CA
|Age is a state of mind :)
background is physics, applied math, chemistry (and dance). My
entire adult career was devoted to military/government projects:
|Current projects: for Dark Angel Medical, LLC I've
been organizing their TacMed tips and adding my own knowledge when I
can and photos: click
I try to face my fears which is why self-defense is important to me,
but if anything will describe what I'm like, it's this: (click)
Arts supporter, acting (sample 2),
(20+ yrs), self-defense( Shodan in Gosoku-Ryu karate from Tak Kubota
and Ben Otake, some Judo, some Iai-Do, some Shinshin
Mugendo) and firearms
instructor/competitor/hobbyist (tactical/defensive/precision long
range). Archery (I've competed
and bowhunted), cooking, Eating out (all styles!),
Making dinner and watching a good DVD with someone
Not necessarily in that order! Foreign languages (near-fluency
French), Science/Engineering all types (applied math, neurophysiology,
etc), advanced first aid, CLS,
reloading, ballistics, (I
sometimes enjoy reading math/science in French click), Military
(esp Vietnam and after) - I bond with animals
(especially dogs) quickly :)
A work-in-progress, some of the early influences of my current
LAST BOOK READ:
| starting Hunger
Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Actually the last book I
read is too esoteric to mention here.
LAST MOVIE SEEN:
Columbiana, Real Steel, Knight and Day, 13 Assassins.
I am looking forward to seeing Hunger Games and Ridley Scott's
a prequel to his first "Alien"
(I love all genres)
|click for some of my favorite
is kinda a random, incomplete, and stream-of-consciouness list.
My favorite movies span genres from B movie to film classics:
Shawshank Redemption, What Happens in Vegas, The Lake House, Iris, The
Notebook, Bruce Almighty, Tears of the Sun, Blood Diamond,
Somewhere in Time, Shakespere in Love, Sense and Sensibility,
Cyrano de Bergerac (Depardieu), Anything
by F. Veber starting with Le Diner des Cons, Anything advised
Accuratus Ballistics (Heat, Ronin, Replacement Killers etc),
Neverending Story, Harry Potter, LOTR, Fifth Element, Blade Runner,
Blade Trinity, The Hurt Locker, Blackhawk Down, Shooter, Hamburger
Hill, We Were Young Once, Baghdad Hospital (HBO documentary), Aeon
Flux, Resident Evil tetralogy,
Being There, anything by Tim Burton, Orange County, Dude Where is My
Car, Dead Man on Campus, The Bourne franchise, Man on Fire, Manchurian
Candidate, Enemy of the State, I Am Legend, ad infinitum ... (way
too many to list here)
ps - one of my interests is guessing which movies have the best
technical advisors and have actually made a really good friend that way
off in the UK - hey Pete! :D
really. Food Network, Discovery, Dance and Singing
competitions. Figure Skating during Winter Olympics.
mostly enjoy watching DVDs. <ahem> Military
where my keys were this morning
Los Gatos, CA <2004
- re-learning subtleties of precision pistol and
getting more consistent at long range rifle.
- Pete (click) wrote a
wonderful reference for me!! (click)
- Tested the 1W laser on my AR (click)
- Built a Class IV 1300 mW 445nm laser in a 6P style
- Completed the MossieTactics Carbine 2 Low-Light
course (click for cert
- I made my own room lamp using a 1000 lumen LED array
- Received a Bar-Sto barrel for 9x19mm for my Sig P229
- Originally .40SW and .357Sig, Now 9x19mm too!
- old production Sig Sauer P229
- no rail, CTC grips, factory SRT/trigger group mods
- vetted to get a restricted tac training course yayy!
- being asked by DARK Angel Medical, LLC to
work with them :D THANK YOU KERRY AND LYNN - this made my year!!!!
- Finding and being able to incorporate my dad's
medical bag into my Adv First Response Medical Kit
- Inserting a Nasopharangeal Airway on myself!! (click)
- Upgrading both my tactical defense and medical skills
- Beginning to master 1000 yd shooting (click)
- improving and upgrading my sidearm and M4 skills
- Teaching a young lady about
things defensive and tactical
- Getting Certified in Executive Protection (click)
- Updating my firearms skills
- July 2011 - trying to get in-shape again
- May 2011 - taking ballet again!
- Took a FCC sample Technicians Radio License exam
without studying and got 70% (not passing)!
- Asked to join a modeling/actor's agency
- Submitted as an actress/stuntwomen for an
action movie in pre-production
- Being asked if I could be the armourer for an
- Getting credibility from people who are proven
experts and performers of a field in which I've had a
- Gaining more confidence in
myself. Starting to Blossom socially again!!!!!
- Continuing to review mon pauvre
français malgré je l'ai oublié presque
tout ce que j"ai appris!
- Getting out of my shell and finally making new
friends here in SoCal .
- Making new friends in Hawaii while I worked for
a software startup Summer 2007. A virtual reality engine.
- Doing some professional acting classes and did
extra work down here.
Always wanted to take acting classes but I was intimidated.
Meet tons of great people doing the film Balls of Fury.
- Helping train a young figure skater
line and musicality who recently made
Nationals. Having her skating coach see the difference in 3
Having her thank me for making it possible.
my âme-soeur Marcie
create, build, nurture a 5000
sqft quality Pilates and Ballet Studio in Los Gatos, CA, something
which she could take
over and really call it her own. The proudest and happiest
times in my life.
dancer, Ballet . Studied Jazz and some Modern.
both Harry Potter
and the Chambre of Secrets and The Universe in a
Nutshell, Stephan Hawking in French.
scientific/engineering geek stuff in my history...too boring to place
WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
enjoy people and want to be remembered as decent and kind when
I'm gone. Someday, it would be nice to be able to
use my background in science and the arts. To
gain the courage to be comfortable in life. To learn to be
to myself and family. To keep growing and learning
in all of my interests. Discovering new passions.
comfortable and effective in my new life in LA. I would like
find out if there's
actually another soul-mate out there to share my happiness
with as it was with M. I've always found tremendous reward in
a trail of good in your path through life." me
you look in the mirror don't be so critical, pretend that you're
trying to give words of encouragement to your best friend."
Larisa Sklyanskaia, San Francisco Ballet Staff and retired
King Leonidas' answer to the Persian envoy's request for surrender at
I take no pleasure in the act itself. I do not hunt in order to kill,
but kill to have hunted. I hunt because I am a hunter".- Finn Aagard
Gurkhali!" The battle cry of the Nepalese Gurkha
the enemy touch your skin and you cut into his flesh; let him cut into
your flesh and you pierce into his bones; let him pierce into your
bones and you take his life!' " Araki Matayemon, founder of the
Yagyu sword style as quoted in the Hagakure
jûgiri.” Literally, it means “one cut, ten cuts.”
will Support and defend the Constitution of the United States against
all enemies, foreign and domestic.
"...it means 'Never
without my permission'"
This is what drives my interest in small unit military
makes it possible for normal
people to operate sanely, correctly and bravely in frightening and
people. I'm a sappy romantic. Eclectic interests.
Fear of speaking
crowds but not of performing in front of an audience.
while protecting loved ones but timid on dates. Artistic yet
analytic. Thoughtful and
observent yet also an airhead.
Pasionate love of friends,
arts, people and
I don't drink often, I get migraines!
Classic Margarita, a nice champagne, Mojitos,
The "Elivs Presley" Chocolate Martini at the (?) bar in Old Town
I am not much of a drinker.
Yes, I love dogs and Nelson is the best one I've ever had! Ready
for some solo night practice in a really remote place.
Ballet 25+ yrs