I’m RA, and I’m a word nerd. I love precise language, lament the state of the abused apostrophe, and relish learning new vocabulary. By day, I’m a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry. In these parts, I write about my pretty ordinary life, and my posts sound almost exactly how I talk.
I met my husband, JG, during freshman year at the University of Delaware — go, Blue Hens! He teaches high school math and computer science, which is why I don’t use our real names or include pictures of him here. We got married in June 2005, and 4 months later, we bought our house in lovely Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In July 2007, we brought home our Westie puppy, Ted. Since then, I’ve changed jobs a few times, but everything else has stayed basically the same, which is just fine. When I’m not typing furiously fast around here, I like to read, bake, and take pictures. I also write at Style All Over and post nonsense on Twitter.
People have called me “RA,” pronounced as the initials, since high school, and I still answer to it and sign e-mails and cards that way. There are lots of things that RA stands for (like resident assistant, reducing agent, radium), but my tagline stems from the occasional click from some poor person searching for information about rheumatoid arthritis, and I just want to get it out of the way that, sorry, no such information will be found here. At our house, whenever we see one of those commercials for drugs to treat this condition, we joke that JG suffers from severe RA. (Not that rheumatoid arthritis is a laughing matter! No, it’s very serious and not a joke at all.)
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