“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler. It meant he never gave me a fake smile because it's impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren't feeling twinkly yourself. A mouth-smile is different. You can fake a mouth-smile any time you want, simply by moving your lips. I've also learned that a real mouth-smile always has an eye-smile to go with it. So watch out, I say, when someone smiles at you but his eyes stay the same. It's sure to be a phony.”
― Roald Dahl, Danny the Champion of the World
Thirty-something-ish, mom to three small ones. Former engineer and wildland firefighter. Knitter, baker, appreciator of good beer and better music. Defender of public lands and pollinators.
I’m an introvert that loves a good story.
Thanks to that whole experience of “newborn twins”, I’m hard to rattle. My house is in an ever-evolving state of chaos and paper, kids and dirt. Don’t be a jerk, bring a good story (and possibly a beer), and I promise we’ll get along just fine!