I was born with hydrocephalus and I've had 17 brain surgeries, the first one when I was three weeks old, the last two in the summer of 2004. I was born in Chicago, my family moved to Houston in March '84. I have a younger brother; he lives in Austin and works in the computer industry. My father's retired, he used to be president of a financial consulting firm. My mother's a retired elementary-school music teacher. I got married 3/12/05. Three cats, no kids (hysterectomy 1/14/04).