+Name: Melissa Patterson
+Country: Sierra Leone
+Ethnicity: Scottish-Ukranian-Polish Mutt
+Have Children: No
+Want Children: Yes.
+Last great book I read: A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
+Most humbling moment:
While having a drink on the beach a UN helicopter flew twenty feet over my head, driving home the severity of post-war Sierra Leone.
+Celebrity I resemble most:
Apparently I look like the girl in Titantic to the Chinese people. I get Juliette Binoche sometimes or Neve Cambell. And Vanessa says that, strangely enough, I look a little like Joan Riverís daughter.
+Best or worst lie I've ever told:
Iím a bad liar. (Get it?) [note from Vanessa: she's not a bad liar. Watch out!]
+If I could be anywhere at the moment:
Right here (but with a cooler breeze).
+Song or album that puts me in the mood:
Anything by Van Morrison. Norwegian Wood.
+Five items I can't live without:
A really big purse
My camera when I travel
Vanessa's accessories and clothes
+Fill in the blanks:
UNDP workers are sexy;
UNDP workers with high-speed internet are sexier.
+In my bedroom, you'll find:
A mattress on the floor. Thatís all. Really. I might get a plastic wastebasket soon. If Iím very lucky. (And if Iím luckier, a UNDP worker, see above.)
+Why you should get to know me:
Because if you donít youíll just think ďwhoís the mute girl?Ē
+More about what I'm looking for:
A UNDP worker with high-speed internet access. Hell, anyone who speaks English.