Like an early pioneer headed out west, our Featured Contributor – Luvhistory2010 – has been busy clearing paths and forging ahead on Answers.com. Her contributions, charismatic attitude and overall presence in the community are remarkable and humbling. When asked how and when she discovered Answers.com, Luvhistory2010 reported: “I actually discovered Answers.com quite a while before I joined. I think I typed a question into Google and Answers.com was one of the first search results to come up. When I finally joined it was to clean up grammar errors I saw that I just couldn’t let go. Within weeks or maybe a month or so, I was a Supervisor and the rest, as they say, is history.”
Let’s find out more!
Do you have any pets?
I don’t have any pets at the moment. My cat passed away on Valentine’s Day and it is too soon in the grieving process for me to get another one. I would like to get a cat or kitten at some point in the near future though. I’d love to have a long-haired cat. They are more work, yes, but they are oh so beautiful!
Where did you grow up and do you have any special memories of your childhood?
Most of my special memories are of the summer days spent with my grandmother. Those memories are all the more special to me now since Nanny (that’s what we called her) passed away in October. Both of my parents worked and so Nanny was my babysitter and a good one she was. I loved spending time at her house and I can safely say that she loved having me.
What educational information would you like to share?
I have an Associates degree from Columbus State Community College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University.
What are your key areas of knowledge, interests or expertise?
I love history, early American history and military history being my key areas of interest. I also love animals. My favorite class my senior year of high school was zoology. I remember we had to make identification cards with different animals from different generas on them. Art is admittedly not my forte (my brother got those genes) but I enjoyed making those cards immensely. Fair warning to all who read this, I love being asked questions about animals and once you get me started, it’s a little tough to get me to stop. lol I also love Ohio State football, cats and spending time with friends and family.
Do you have any collections or hobbies?
Books! I love books and I love to read and re-read them. My collection seems to be ever growing but unfortunately the amount of space I have to put them is not. I have learned, out of necessity, to limit the number of times I allow myself to go into a bookstore because undoubtedly I will leave with at least one new book every time I go. I also love music. My MP3 player gets good use, believe me. Music tends to keep me going during the day and will sometimes bring me up if I’m feeling down. And, of course, Answers.com. I had no idea how addicting the site would be when I joined but it’s a good addiction.
What are a few random facts about yourself?
I am the youngest child to my parents (my brother is ten and a half years my senior) and was (I say “was” because all of my grandparents have passed on) the youngest grandchild to both sets of grandparents. There are definite advantages to being the “baby.” I used to be afraid of cats believe it or not and I have always had a fear of dogs. The fear of cats went away pretty quickly but the fear of dogs is still there although it’s gotten much, much better as I’ve gotten older. It only rears its ugly head when I encounter a loose dog I do not know. Otherwise, I’m fine and I’ve actually learned to like dogs, particularly the larger breeds. I also enjoy doing meticulous things, like for instance, untangling tangled Christmas tree lights. I know, odd.
What accomplishments are you proud of?
I have a BA in history from the Ohio State University. I had wanted to attend Ohio State from the time I was a child and knew I wanted to go to college. After spending four years at a local community college, that dream was finally realized when I started attending classes at OSU in fall of 2008. My first week or so on campus I kept thinking, “You’re actually here! You’re actually realizing this dream!” I graduated (finally!) in spring of 2010 and I was immensely proud of myself for finally making it that far.
How would you describe yourself or personality?
The first word that came to mind when I read this question was tall. lol I am 5’11″ which is pretty tall for a woman in my family. Many of my female family members are under 5’5″ so I tower over them. I enjoy being tall; I always have. As far as my personality goes, I would describe myself as quiet and reserved until you get to know me and then I can be outgoing and silly. The first thing that most of my friends and family say when asked to describe my personality is that I am “sweet.” I am also compassionate and I love, love, love to help others if I can.
What is your favorite Answers.com activity?
I enjoy doing a few different things. I like answering questions in some of the categories I supervise, especially Taxonomy, I enjoy unflagging questions flagged by DingoBot in the categories I supervise and I enjoy recategorizing questions. Oh, I also enjoy correcting spelling and grammar in questions I find in Recent Site Activity.