About Mel

Greetings! My name is Melanie Ann Sisneros (Sisneros with an "S", and no relation to the politician Henry Cisneros) -- and this here is my website. I was born the second of three daughters and raised in towns large and small in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico). I graduated from Rio Grande High School in Albuqueque, NM in 1990, and then cum laude from Pomona College in 1994. Having majored in dead languages, namely Latin and Dead Greek, I spent my four undergraduate years as a slave to Liddel and Scott under the wise tutelage of Professor Richard McKirahan. I even managed to study abroad in the College Year in Athens Program in Athens, Greece, where I got my classixx geek jollies in frolicking through ancient ruins and attempting to apply my dead greek skills to the much-changed modern language.

I had such a great time at Pomona, that I found it very hard to leave the warm safe womb of my dear alma mater, so I stayed in sunny sunny Southern California, land of sun sand n surf. My meagre paychecks are now derived from the Pomona College IT department.

But all work and no play makes Mel a dull girl. I love music, particularly music featuring loud, assaultive guitars, thundering bass, and pained screams (aka heavy metal), although I have a nostalgic soft spot in my heart for classic rock and those old synthesizer-driven pop hits from the 80's. Regardless, I positively love music!

I'm such a concert-bunny; In the quarter of a century I've spent on this little blue planet, I've been to over a bazillion concerts without significant hearing loss or permanent injuries. Check the Moshking's Southern California Metal Concert Update to find where I'll be next!

Fortunately, I do have other, quieter hobbies, such as doodling, writing fiction for my own jollies, movies, worshipping my cats, comic books, rollerblading, watching cartoons, jaunts to Disneyland and Magic Mountain, and of course, heavy computer geeking.

You would think that after so many years after college, I'd've figured out what I want to do when I grow up, but I am still happy to just enjoy today. I live for love, friendship, and the warm companionship of a good cat... or two... or three... or fifty....



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