Full Name: Crystal Joy Abel (Clark is my maiden name)
Nicknames: Laness-Yasani-Jedesh: my Andalite name (If you've read the Animorphs book series or watched the tv series you should know what an Andalite is), Dolphin Fina Moon (Finamoon for short), Joy, Crissy, Cher, C.J.
Birthday: May 10, 1979. I believe you are never too old to do anything!! Follow your dreams!
Three Words To Describe Myself: Smart, leader, pretty (my opinion!)
My Style: I have a very natural style. I dislike a lot of makeup and too formal dress. I love to wear jeans, corduroy, long skirts, ribbed shirts, sandals, hair kerchiefs, glitter, chandelier earrings, etc. I love to fix my hair with clips, beads, etc. Although I normally just wear it down long below my back.
Special Skills Or Talents: I was learning horse back riding while living in Ohio. I love to play my violin and sing. I am also good at acting, writing stories, decorating, photography, and drawing people.
Favorite Colors: Aqua, blue, purple, green, and silver.
Favorite Restaurants: Applebee's, Chipotle, Baja Fresh, Columbus Fish Market, First Watch, IHOP, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Papa John's Pizza, Garlic Jim's, Rainforest Cafe, and Romano's Macaroni Grill.
Favorite Food: Seafood, Oriental, and Pasta!! I love cast iron cooking!
Least Favorite Food: Liver
Favorite Beverage: For Soda Pop I would have to say Fresca, Squirt, Black Cherry, or Creme Soda. For Cold Drinks it would be 100 percent juice drinks, milk, or my husband's well known smoothies. For Hot Drinks it would be herbal tea, hot chocolate, non alcoholic wassil, and hot apple cider.
Least Favorite Beverage: Anything Alcoholic...I've never tried the stuff and never plan to!
Favorite Ice Cream: Edy's Girl Scouts samoas cookie, Blue Bunny's monster mash, Breyer's Almond Joy, Butter pecan, maple nut, butterscotch, coconut, apricot, and peach.
Favorite Candy: Mounds, Almond Joy, Toffee and Almond Kisses, Rolos, Cordial Cherries, Gummies (like bears, worms, and sour patch kids), Hot Tamales, and Bottle Caps.
Parents: Jerry and Susan Clark
Siblings: Melody Rose, Jennifer Marie
Children: Delbin Zachary, Jaedan Wyatt, Tatiana Nai'a, Teela Katarina
Things That I Regret Doing: Fighting with my sisters!
Best Friend(s): Brian (my husband), Delbin (my son), Jaedan (my son), Tatiana (my daughter), Teela (my daughter), Amy, Ana, Stacye, and all my e-mail friends!!
People Who I Share The Best Memories: My friends and family!
Most Influential People: My mom, God, my friends, many characters in books, and authors that simply taught me how to write my own stories that I would someday like to publish.
Things I Look For Most In The Opposite Sex: Christian (preferably LDS), smarts, a sense of humor, a good heart, and cuteness. I am more attracted to nice, caring guys with dimples, great smiles, big thoughtful eyes, and nice hair...which sums up my husband perfectly :o)
First Thing I Notice In A Person: I try not to focus on looks too much, what counts is what is on the inside, not what is on the outside!
What Annoys Me: movies with a lot of cussing or excess violence, and some people I'd rather not mention, my little sister - Jennifer (Just Kidding Jen!)
Things I Collect: Anything that will help me learn more about midwifery, being a doula, and natural/organic ways of doing things; anything whales, dolphins, or porpoises; My Little Ponies (Esp. Sea Ponies and Fancy Mermaid Ponies), some Beanie Babies, seashells, sea glass, and rocks.
Best Advice I Ever Heard: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page ~ St. Augustine. Don't let weeds grow up around your dreams! ~ Unknown. Always make your day as bright as the Lord's light ~ Me.
Words Or Phrases I Overuse: "Sweet!", "Donk!", and "Eep!"
Words Or Phrases I Hate: The overuse of cuss words, swear words, or anything negative!!
Dream Car: One of those Shamu Cruisers. JK :o), seriously and practically...a diesel van with tow package...maybe with a dolphin airbrushed onto it. Hey, we did have a 2001 silver Honda Civic we named the "Sea Pony".
The Great Outdoors...
Favorite Things To Do In The Summer: Being outdoors, swimming, surfing the net, creating webpages, reading books, listening to music, riding my bike, going to the beach, camping, being lazy, traveling, hanging out with my friends, celebrating my birthday in May, taking pictures with my camera, etc.
Favorite Things To Do In The Spring: Playing in the rain, seeing and smelling all the beautiful flowers, taking pictures with my camera, taking long walks in scenic parks, hiking, reading, etc.
Favorite Things To Do In The Fall: Watching the leaves turn colors, drawing pictures, reading, listening to music, taking pictures with my camera, eating Thanksgiving dinner, etc.
Favorite Things To Do In The Winter: Playing in the snow, sledding, ice skating, drinking hot cocoa, hot tea, hot apple cider or eggnog; taking pictures with my camera, decorating the house for Christmas, etc.
Favorite Day: Friday and Saturday!!
Favorite Months: May (my b-day), June (my anniversary), and December (Christmas)!!
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Languages I Have Learned: English, some Spanish, and some American Sign Language
What I Want To Be: A Cetacean Biologist (studies whales, dolphins, and porpoises: a.k.a. Cetologist), an author, an artist, and a traveler!
I am Already: A wife, a mother, a teacher, an environmentalist, a friend, etc.
Future School: I don't really know...something that offers a good program in Art Design (mostly in mosaics, stained glass, pottery, collage, photography, murals, stamps, natural dye, paper making, etc.), Cetology, Natural Healing, Veterinary Science, and/or becoming a Doula/Midwife/Lactation Consultant, etc.
Favorite Subject: Science - particularly Astronomy, Oceanography, Geology, Cetology (study of whales, dolphins, and porpoises). I also love Art!!
Least Favorite Subject: Math - although I might not dislike it if I learned more about it.
Best Excuse Line: Always live your dreams. Be happy with who you are, what you are doing, and where you are. Dreamers are the people that can and will succeed in life. They are those individuals that have the whole universe within their grasp, but never put themselves above others. I have just been daydreaming about the answers. What are you going to do?
Favorite Book(s): Animorphs and EverWorld by K.A. Applegate, the Wizardry series by Diane Duane, William Sleator books, Madeleine L. 'Engle, Megan Barnes, Bruce Coville, and Susan Bethpfeffer. These are only a few of my favorites. I love to read science fiction, mystery, and adventure stories. I also love to write stories. I am a member of the Science Fiction Book Club.
Favorite Comics (Characters): Fathom (Aspen Matthews), Aquaman (Dolphin), and X-Men (Jubilation Lee).
Favorite Part Of The Newspaper: Comics
Animals, Insects, etc...
Favorite Animals: Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), seahorses, and horses
Pets & Their Names: Curry (cat)
Favorite Toy: My pink elephant I got when I was a baby from my Grandma Cryer.
Tv, Movies, and Theater...
Actresses people have told me that I look like: Claudia Black
Favorite Actors: Richard Dean Anderson, Ben Browder, Christian Bale, Pierce Brosnan, Owen Wilson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Morgan Freeman, Jim Carrey, Sean Connery, James Spader, Patrick Stewart, Alan Rickman, Antonio Banderas, Val Kilmer, Vin Diesel, and Mel Gibson.
Favorite Actresses: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julie Andrews, Liv Tyler, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie, Jane Seymour, Julia Roberts, and Judi Dench.
Favorite Movies: I have many. These are a few: Batman Begins, Sahara, Bruce Almighty, Bulletproof Monk, Spiderman, Matrix, Dune, Children of Dune, Newsies, Princess Bride, Hook, Zeus and Roxanne, Star Wars Trilogy, Harry Potter, Far and Away, The Saint, and James Bond (the ones with Pierce Brosnan).
Favorite Tv Series: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Farscape, Boston Legal.
Favorite Animated TV Series: Kim Possible, Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favorite Theatrical Show: Finding Nemo on ice, Odyssea at SeaWorld
Music & Art...
Favorite Textiles and Art Media: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Wool, Fleece, Silk, Wood, Rock, Shells, Sea Glass, Tile, Clay, Pottery, Bamboo, etc. Anything Organic and Natural from the earth, sky, or sea. I love making mosaics and beachcombing.
Favorite Artists: Eric Carle, Anne Geddes, Lisa Jane, Christian Riese Lassen, Robert Wyland, etc.
Favorite Music Groups/Vocalists: Aha, Avril Lavigne, Carlos Santana, Clay Aiken, Cranberries, Corrs, Deana Carter, Deep Forest, Dixie Chicks, Duran Duran, Enigma, Enya, Evanescence, FloEssence, Jewel, Lonestar, Moby, No Doubt, Phil Collins, Sarah McLachlan, Savage Garden, Sixpence None The Richer, Shakira, Sting, and U2. You can see I like a variety of music.
Favorite Composer: John Williams
Favorite Hymns: A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief, and If You Could Hie To Kolob
Musical Hobbies: I love Swing dancing, Folk dancing, singing, and playing my violin.
Involvement (Clubs, organizations, etc.)...
I also am Yahoo! group list manager/owner of LDS Nurtured Family, LDS Rosicrucians, Oregon Parents of Blind and Visually Impaired Children, and Parents of Totally Blind Children. I adopted a Humpback Whale named Scratch from the International Wildlife Coalition. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Places I have Traveled...
All over the United States
*Curacao, Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles Island, (went February of 1998)
Lived in Alaska, Washington, Utah, Ohio, Oregon, and Florida
* means Eclipse Trip (Saw the Total Solar Eclipse while I was there)
Well, I think I have babbled on about me too much!! E-mail me if you want. I love letters!!