While previously from good old Amory, MS, I’ve since been living in Oxford (and working for the Lafayette County Library) since 2011.
Now, in case you didn’t know, Amory is a small town in Monroe County. There is not a lot to do there unless you drive to Tupelo. So, lots of the kids do outdoor country style kinds of stuff over in Wren. Although I didn’t ever consider myself a mud-ridin’ kind of kid (I liked Star Wars), it was nearly impossible to ride in the mud and not get a little on you. You know what I mean?
Anyway, my youth was filled with ramping over busy roads in Chevy Silverados and returning home to eat pizza rolls, reflect, surf the internet, and learn French.
I rode my way through high school, making good grades, thinking about being a Computer Scientist, and planning for my career!
After having Computer Science fall deeply down the abyss of forgotten goals, I found something I REALLY wanted to go to school for: LINGUISTICS.
The University of Mississippi said to me, “Hey, we will give you some money to take Linguistics classes here if you come,” and I said, “ok.”
I also went to school in France for a while to learn me some Français. I loved the people, language, and countryside of the place but decided I liked Freedom of Speech better, so I finished my program there and came on back to the USA to finish up my degree.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Linguistics and have since committed myself to a Master’s degree in the same field. That’s what I am currently up to when I am not working at the library.
I also recently bought a suit the other day. I have never really had a good one so that’s a cool thing. It’s grey.