Sherri Moore Weiler

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This is the page where I'll tell you about the things I'm passionate about...or just plain crazy about.

Some of my favorite hobbies are knitting and reading...and watching TV (if I must be truthful). But I usually watch TV while knitting, so it's not quite so detrimental to my health. In fact, it increases my sense of well-being, and that's worth a lot. I've knitted lots of socks and hats for others, and scarves, tanks, and tees for myself. I prefer small projects to huge ones, because I need to see the fruits of my labors sooner rather than later.

More info to be added soon!

The Weiler family aboard the Island Princess, New Year's Eve, 2008

Odd Facts About Me

When I was a tiny baby, a lizard ran right over my bare belly as I lay on a blanket kicking my legs in a public park.

I've lived in Greenville, SC; Kansas City, KS; Oklahoma City, OK; Dixon, CA; Atascadero, CA; Fresno, CA; Gastonia, NC; Sumter, SC; Jacksonville, NC; Seneca, SC (Clemson); Cincinnati, OH; Golden, CO (Denver); Macedonia, OH (Cleveland); Katy, TX (Houston); Anchorage, AK; Tallahassee, FL; Rome, GA; New Port Richey, FL

At the age of 5 I rode my bike every day to practice the piano at the Methodist church where my mom was organist. One day a huge bird landed on my pony-tailed head and scared me to death! It's been suggested that that event traumatized me about memorizing music, which I'm not very good at....

I was a star softball pitcher in neighborhood games when I was growing up!

I have 3 siblings, all younger than me. My next youngest brother is a biomedical engineer for Duke Hospital Systems in Durham, NC. My sister is a CPA currently raising three teen-agers in Charlotte, NC; my youngest brother has a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from Cornell and is an M.D. who is Medical Director of Molecular Pathology with Bay State Health in Springfield, MA. He is also a clinical assistant professor with the Tufts Medical School. All are happily married and have children--I have 8 nieces and nephews on my side of the family, and 4 on my husband's side.

When I was 12 years old I apparently conducted the junior choir at First Southern Baptist Church in Fresno, CA--I actually have no memory of this, but everyone in my family seemed pretty impressed that I had no fear to stand up and do it!

I've only had 3 months of formal piano lessons. My mother was a church organist most of her life and I learned everything I know from her on a daily (sometimes hourly...) basis. While raising us four kids she would shout out my pianistic mistakes from the kitchen, or the laundry room. I hated this (can you imagine?) and would shout back, "I don't care, I'm doing it MY way!"

I accidentally drowned a squirrel that I rescued when it fell from a tree when I was 14. I was trying to give it a drink of water, not realizing that I was actually holding its NOSE in the glass, and not its mouth. I cried piteously when I realized what I'd done.

I don't like frogs or toads. I got lost in Yosemite National Forest when I was 11 and while sobbing, sure I was going to die, I stepped on a frog as I walked in a stream. I used to play with them in my kiddie pool before then. It's been suggested that what I actually have is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Oddly enough, black snakes were in abundance around our house in Florida this summer and they didn't bother me as much as I thought they might. After my trip to Costa Rica (summer 2009) I don't even notice flying insects smaller than 2 inches long. But keep those toads away, please...and you can keep the mice, too.

I just became a mother-in-law, or as one friend put it, mother-in-love! I do adore my new daughter-in-law and expect to have a terrific relationship with her, to mirror the great love I share with my own mother-in-law. My son chose well when he married Sarah Elizabeth Connell on May 30, 2010, in Hampstead, NH.

Dr. Sherri Weiler
Associate Professor, Performing Arts Program
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates