Originally, I'm from San Diego and have a blind combat vet marine father. Reading and describing things to him as a kid taught me how to write. My mom is hilarious and could give a shit. She taught me how to be funny. In high school, I was one of the Top 25 Sassiest Girls in America. At Northwestern University from 1993-97, I placed twice as a finalist in the Hearst Journalism Awards and served as entertainment editor of The Daily Northwestern. In 2006 I placed first in the inaugural New York's Funniest Reporter Contest as part of the New York Underground Comedy Festival. In 2007, I was a semi-finalist in the Funniest Stand-Up in New York through the New York Comedy Festival. My writing has been published in The Village Voice, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and Playgirl. I believe in love, joy, honesty and lap dances set to the theme song from "Titanic."