Bahar M. Jaberi
My name is Bahar M. Jaberi, and I was born in Tehran, Iran in 1967. My mother named me Bahar because I was born two weeks before the new year. I don't have a nickname, although my mother has been known to call me KhAleh Sooskeh, after her favorite heroine from an Iranian Fairy Tale "KhAleh Sooskeh va AghA Moosheh." Of course my brother just had to be AghA Moosheh.
Much to the chagrin of those who cared, I received My B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature in 1990. I shattered the dreams of those who were looking forward to calling me KhAnum Doktor or KhAnum Mohandess. After much deliberation and starting in programs which were dismantled because of budget cuts, such as architecture, I finally decided to continue with my original interest in literature and am now working toward my M.A. in English Literature.
For the past two years I've been working on that great Iranian-American novel, but I've been stuck on chapter six for one year. I can't seem to get any further because I'm either working or studying. I guess I need to buy lottery tickets.
My interests are reading, writing, crocheting, knitting, drawing, painting with acrylics, and birdkeeping. I have seven budgerigars (also known as parakeets), two parrotlets, and two zebra finches who keep having babies. They fill my life with joy and happiness and a lot of seeds on the bottom of my feet.
I have an ecclectic taste in music, from European Classical music to British Heavy Metal and whatever that falls in between. I love the pre-revolution popular music of Iran and listen to those on occassion. My favorite is classical guitar and Spanish guitar music and I seek out as many recordings of that type as possible. My favorite movies to date are: Victor Victoria, The Hairdresser's Husband (French), and Latcho Drom (French).
My dream is to be able to travel around the world and visit historical architectural sites and museums.
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