I started this blog in June 2003 as a personal journal. The title comes from a line from The Simpsons, when Lisa Simpson, stoned on the water from an amusement park water ride, declares in sonorous tones, “I AM THE LIZARD QUEEN!” Like Lisa, I’m probably so booksmart that I can easily talk myself into doing foolish things. Like Lisa, I’m passionate about what I believe in. And, like Lisa, I’m an idealist at heart.
On a less Simpson-esque note, I’m an English professor at a local community college (Rufel F. Ramos, PEEE AITCH DEEE), a writer, a divorced single mother to one little boy, an aunt, a big sister, an oldest daughter (as well as the oldest child), an adopted kid, and an Asian-American (half Chinese, half Filipino, but raised to be all-Pinay, in a US Navy household). I’ve been a student, in one fashion or another, for more than half of my life. Considering that my 50’s are nigh, that’s a LONG DANG TIME to be in school.