Hey my name is Marianne. I am an Italian with blonde hair and blue eyes. I'm all about giving people a laugh, even if it's at my expense. I look for the good in people and stay away from negativism (haters). I consider very few people genuine friends. I appreciate the ppl in my life that have stuck by me through difficult times. I am a widow with a little boy named Alfred (aka "Freddie") who is 8 yrs old. He's the love of my life. What inspires me in life is this crazy part of my brain which usually takes over. I am the a drama queen. Life is never boring. - I'm grateful for many talents and a lot of surviving experience. I also have education under my belt, including the school of hard knocks, but I don't believe that a diploma qualifies a person for their occupation. I also don't judge people by the amount of money they have/make. Dancing is my passion. Art and music are up there, too. I also enjoy garage sales and thrift stores... When I'm feeling lazy I tend to spend too much time on the computer. Being Italian, I naturally enjoy feeding people. Gardening can be cool. I use it as an expression of who I am. Animals are amazing, especially dogs "woof! woof!" :) I am a lifetime member of the Animal Welfare Society (involvement including Pet-A-Pet Animal Therapy Program) and also active with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I've been working on a manuscript for many years. It's entitled THE ELEMENTS. There are four parts: 1.Earth (poems about friends and family) 2.Wind (recreational) 3.Fire (Burning sensations in society - ei: feminist, political) and 4.Water ( philosophical poems). I draw all my own illustrations. I have sold a couple of things and had some stuff published. Needs polishing. If I could rap, I would have a lot to rap about