"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." -Buddha
It's kind of hard to explain all that encompasses who I am, but I will try. (May the powers that be help you all!)
Religion has always played a big part in my life. Now. I am learning to just not give a fuck any more.
I used to be aggressive when it came to politics. I am still stubbornly liberal when it comes to social values, but am not as obsessed and vocal about it. I do, however, still tend to voice my views when need be. This side of me comes out around my like-minded friends and around election times when the opposers come out of the woodwork.
I'm in my twenties and still have no idea what I want to be "when I grow up." I've been to three colleges. The one thing that is holding me back is having to take a basic math class. I am so unbelievably bad at math, nothing computes past basic arithmetic. 1 + 1 = 2, right? See? I is sometimes smart. =P
I consider myself a freelance writer. I write mostly articles and blog entries but have also branched out and tried my hand at fiction. I self-published my first novel, a NaNoWriMo novel, Let Me Out, in 2010. As long as I'm writing, I'm happy. I also like editing. This came to be when I started helping out my WAY FORMER best friend with editing his incredible serial killer novel, The Daileys. I eat, sleep, and breathe linguistics. Perhaps, if I can get past math, I will get a degree somewhere in that field.
While teased by some about it, I am a paranormal show enthusiast. I'd love to go on an investigation one day, but will settle for learning from shows and friends until then. That and I want to protect myself. Additonally, I am slightly empathic. You can ask me about it. I don't mind.
My taste in music, movies, television shows, and books all have an interesting range.
My favorite bands are The Beatles, U2, Muse, and Queen. I also enjoy local music, even if my taste has evolved from emo and hardcore since my high school days. My favorite local musician is Micah Jared Stone.
My favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls. I still proudly watch the re-runs. I like an eclectic variety of shows, including cop dramas and serial killer shows, to moronic comedies. I've been known to throw myself into catching up on shows in time for new eps, such as The Office, Dexter, True Blood, The Big Bang Theory, and The Inbetweeners.
My most favorite book is Catcher in the Rye. I am incredibly sad that J.D. Salinger died. He will be missed. If I ever have a kid (which will take Hell freezing over), I will name my son Holden Caulfield.
I'm also very brutal when it comes to sports-- namely baseball. I am an avid Yankees fan, and I cannot stand the Red Sox. Ever. At all. Some of my closest friends are Sox fans, and well, they're lucky I love them.
I am a fan of some Internet reviewers and contributors. This started when my best friend introduced me to the TGWTG community. My favorites are Mike "The Birdman" Dodd, Shades, Sean Fausz, and Matty Jay.
I'm not really content with where my husband and I are living right now, but eventually, we'll get out. To remain somewhat sane, we shop, dine out, and hang out with our true friends (which are hard to find these days.) My other escape, to keep my sanity, is talking to my best friend online, who lives 200 miles away. Anyway, I'm not sure where we'll go, but "anywhere but here" seems like a great destination.
I have a hard time trusting people, so if you want to get to know me, be real. No backstabbing or gossiping. If you have a problem with me, tell me to my face. If I have let you in, you know you've done something very right.
That's about it. I am who I am. Love it or leave it! ♥
- Lynchburg, VA
- LGBT rights, pen palling, Swap-Bot, television, music, open mic, poetry (the angrier, the better), organizing, makeup, collecting DVDs, costuming, reading, procrastination, humor, dining out, coffee, autumn, nail polish, sleeping, cats, theatre, politics, shopping, online shopping, stationery, hating the Red Sox
- Favorite noveling music:
- U2, Muse, The Beatles, Alanis Morissette
- Favorite books or authors:
- Catcher in the Rye, The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello, Diary of Anne Frank, J.D. Salinger, Paulo Coelho, Nicholas Sparks, Sara Shepard