I grew up in Bellevue, Washington, where I attended an all girls Catholic school. Given the choice to attend a public or private high school , I chose public school, whereupon her parents replied “wrong choice.” It was the smartest decision I never made since at the time, my fondest desire was to live in a commune. After graduating, I attended Washington State University, earning a B.A. in Speech and a Graduate Degree in Audiology—fields that proved to be particularly useless in my future endeavors as a humor writer.
Over the years I held a wide variety of jobs, which provided excellent fodder for my writing, if not excellent wages. I failed to make my mark as a strawberry picker due to my languid picking style and flipping burgers left me feeling greasy. I also worked as an ‘under’ maid to the rich and famous in a resort town where I served appetizers at secret service-staffed cocktail parties and picked