SReh26 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:13 pm
Hi everyone, I‘m Christina, Gen X, the daughter of two avid crossword puzzlers in pen, and I inherited this trait, or flaw, as the case may be, as well as the crucial familiarity with asps, ens and various German towns, most notably the otherwise unremarkable Essen. Discovering the wsj online crossword was the next level of addiction for me and I recently came to the point where even Thursdays and Fridays, and some Saturdays, are within my reach. The puzzle has been a godsend this past trying year. Very excited to speak with others who share this interest. My other hobbies are German literature and modern press, personal finance and yoga. Thank you for setting up this site!
I’m updating my intro now that I’ve been on the board for almost six months. I am a NYC native, grew up in Chelsea before it became fashionable and the West Village in a very small apartment. Riding the 1980s (90s and 2000s) opportunity wave, I also spent time for school and work in Chicago, DC, Finger Lakes area of New York, Geneva CH, Germany (a number of cities there) and London. I do not write poetry in any other venue, as should be apparent, but it seems to help with stress (mine, not yours).
I do have a job I like a lot but I’m getting a bit burned out and trying to figure out where to go from here and not get caught in the inevitable market downturn. I’m a First in my Family to do a lot of things, and also first generation American on one side, with few family connections, which is why I turn externally for guidance. Lately Ive been seeking counsel on Reddit, which seems to have no one older than 35. I’m not too good at these metas yet but I detect gradual - very gradual - improvement and I’m in it for the long haul as long as my health holds up.
And last but not least, this is an incredible community within which I’m proud to be tolerated.
Final note: Ive been to more than half the states in the Union (from Utah to Oklahoma to Mississippi and Louisiana to Seattle to SC and Maine) and Puerto Rico! Very thrilling to see so much of our regional variety in weather, landscape, customs, food and music! I’m a gulf coast fan and appreciate many other parts too.