"I am addicted to knowledge."
"My mind seems, at times, to be incapable of slowing down, constantly jumping, churning, processing, racing - just rarely ever calm."
"I found out from an early age that counting balances, grounds and calms me."
"I read cookbooks like some people read novels."
That part about cookbooks - I just had that conversation on Goodreads the other day with a friend.
Gal even has an industrial, except in the opposite ear. Interesting. Very very interesting.