Hi. How are you?
I was born June 6, 1972 (did I put my entire ass birthdate here so I don’t have to update this page every year? Yes, I did) not far from where I live now, but I didn’t grow up here. I grew up in Blaine, MN and went to college in Wisconsin. I like lilies, lemonade, pens with blue ink, &s, The Stones over The Beatles, Superman over Batman, and Peanut M&Ms over Plain ones. Also, the Oxford comma. Always with the Oxford. My preferred pronouns are she/her. I also answer to Chromes, Chromeyzone, and Aunt Jodi Rickety Rocks the Casbah.
I Will Dare is this website, named after my favorite song by The Replacements. It’s a bunch of words I felt like typing on the day I typed them. I talk about whatever is on my mind most of the time, often it’s books or music or that one person who did that one thing that one time.
This site blinked into being on July 31, 2000. It was super ugly and kind of annoying, but I loved it anyway. Not much has changed. I update whenever I feel like it. Mostly this whole thing exists purely for my amusement if you do not like that, you are free to contact the management.
I live in lovely Shakopee, MN home to me, Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and all of my stuff. Some call it a suburb of Minneapolis. I call it a small town south of Minneapolis. I live in a house I call Supergenius HQ with a trash goblin named Wendell. There’s also a lot of dust here because I hate cleaning, an ever-expanding record collection, and more books than anyone really needs.
Mostly because I wanted to. There is no better explanation than that. Also, I love writing and I have opinions. A lot of them. They have to go somewhere.
Magic, I suppose.