I'm sixteen for a moment, caught in between ten and twenty,

and I'm just dreaming, counting the ways that there are.

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claire Introductions- Sheila - A music aficionado who loves finding new bands and songs, finds song lyrics scribbled on receipts and in margins to remember, and who loves making music but has only dabbled in violin and piano and drums (taeko, Japanese) and guitar and singing and has never really settled down with one of them for too long.
A sixteen year old whose concerns and efforts towards getting good grades and into the right college exceed normality.
Speaks Spanish (“dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres”) and attempts speaking Portuguese (“deus ajuda a quem cedo madruga”) and signing American Sign Language.
Loves crime dramas, film noire, mysteries and dark stormy nights.
A vegetarian, wanna-be vegan and animal-rights activist.
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Books- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Teasing Secrets from the Dead by Dr. Emily Craig, Child of My Heart by Alice McDermot, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, The Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene, The Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Shows- CSI, Dexter, Law & Order: SVU, Bones; and occasionally New Amsterdam, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Life.
Films- The Silence of the Lambs, Gone Baby Gone, In the Valley of Elah, Man on Fire, The Painted Veil, Walk the Line, Million Dollar Baby.
Music- The Perishers, Cat Power, Johnny Cash, The Weepies, She & Him, Belle & Sebastian.
People- Barack Obama, Liev Schreiber, Johnny Cash, Cat Power, Mariska Hargitay, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Jorja Fox, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall.

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