Intro form

EstairM at EstairM at
Thu Dec 9 04:26:02 EST 2004

Name:  Esther Maclin 

Living in:  Israel

Age: 43

What I do when not playing here:  Chaotic home management, accounting for 
spouse's business

Married/partnered/?:  Yes

Offspring (human variety):  Eight (aged 3 to 15), do I win a prize for 
quantity?  (I refuse to brag about the quality.)

Offspring (non-human):  Cocoa, an 11-year old mutt we found as a small pup.  
He considers me his mother, but I refuse to be a parent to someone older than 

First DWJ/when: I bought three books at a used book sale back in 1978, MofC, 
Pof3, and Dogsbody.  I think I read Dogsbody first.

Favourite DWJ (Why am I doing this to myself?!):  Lots of them, Fire and 
Hemlock, Archer's Goon, Howl's Moving Castle, Deep Secret, Derkholm books, 
Dalemark books... most of them!

Least favourite DWJ:  The short story about the wolves.  Please someone who 
likes it try to show me what I'm clearly missing!!

Other favourite authors/books:  Too many to get really into, but some of the 
most re-read are L.M. Montgomery, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Early Autumn 
by Robert Parker, early Robin McKinley, Josephine Tey, Anthony Trollope, C.S. 
Lewis children's (except the first and last books), a few select Warwick 
Deeping books, Dave Barry, Miss Manners ...

Music: Old time rock and roll, Jim Croce, Bob Seeger, some Elvis (the King, 
not Costello), Tehillim (Psalms) set to music, Israeli songs from the sixties, 
Yehoram Gaon.. 

Currently reading: Unknown Ajax, Agnes Grey

Movies:  The Court Jester, His Girl Friday, Casablanca, Me and the Colonel, 
Groundhog Day, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Salah Shabati, Ushpizin, It's a 
Wonderful Life...

After exposing my taste like this, I feel compelled to add a

Favorite quote:  "Despise me if you dare."
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