In a parallel universe, Mela is travelling and writing full-time. But in this dimension, she is a thirtysomething with a demanding job that allows her to go somewhere interesting once or twice a year. So she makes do and writes about her neck of the woods in-between. Mela is a mood-dresser who likes Monty Python, red Gatorade and museums. She dreams of being on Jeopardy and winning.