"I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli." (George Bush, former U.S. president, 1990)
That may be the only thing George Bush and I ever agreed on. My name is Yvonne, but I've been known online since the late 70's as Butterfly. When I'm not working I spend most of my time reading or corresponding with friends in farflung places via e-mail and IRC. I love to have visitors, and will gladly put aside whatever I ought to be doing to play cook, chauffeur and tour guide.
Other interests include motorcycling, singing with a women's chorus, volunteering with Scare For A Cure, collecting camels, playing the piano and other instruments (including the balalaika, mountain dulcimer, recorder, and doumbek), bellydancing, cross country skiing, sewing, home brewing (beer, mead, and cordials), and fostering retired racing greyhounds.
Before moving to New Mexico in 1995, I spent eight years working as publications director and network administrator for the National Center for Farmworker Health. Moving gave me a chance to work for several years as a freelance communication specialist, doing technical writing, graphic design, grant writing, and web development for non-profits and small corporations. One of the clients I connected with via an online friend was a web design company in Chicago called Imaginary Landscape. They were so much fun to work with that when my Imaginary friends invited me to become a full-time telecommuting employee in May 2000, I gladly accepted the opportunity to join their diverse and talented team.
After nearly 12 years in New Mexico, we made a brief stop off in Claremore, Oklahoma, before finally making it back home to Texas. We're delighted to be back, and hope never to leave again!