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Feb. 5th, 2016

Summer

evilgrins

Rush Job

Been meaning to post this a few weeks but keep not, which fits my LJ habits in general the last few years.

I've been on LJ close to a couple decades, on some account or other, and while I used to post to communities and my journal an insane amount of the time daily... nowadays it generally more like monthy, and even then mostly to my own stuff.

Said stuff being my communities, I used to maintain about 100 of them and while they're not at all active anymore... they're still there.

Got a Twitter. I'm a twit. What I post to my journal doesn't goto it, because what gets tweeted goes to my journal. Handy way for others to see what I'm doing in my communities that friended me but haven't joined them.

Anybody welcome to friend me. I'll probably friend you back at some point... gives me some more people to reply to.

Oh, I'm a huge goofball and a bit of a slut. Don't take that last bit wrong, I'm a guy. Read the forward to The Ethical Slut sometime, it'll all make sense.

Feb. 4th, 2016

Make Love Not Water

taketimetoshine

(no subject)

Hello, I'm Megs and I'm a recent returnee to LJ. Most of my posts so far appear to be about books, but then again I'm a complete bibliophile so it makes sense really.

I'm 30 and planning on stay that way for the forseeable future. I might even start going backwards, I haven't decided yet. I'm female, heteroromantic asexual and owned by a cat called Cookie. I'm English and work as a receptionist/admin assistant, which is exactly as exciting as it sounds.

I loves reading, writing, music, watching films/tv, psychology, sociology, religion, spirituality, politics, cooking, gardening, the colour blue, lapis lazuli, cats, 80s cartoons, vampires, zombies, fantasy, horror, magic, chocolate, caffeine, crosswords, wordsearches and many other things that you'll learn about as you get to know me :)

Feb. 3rd, 2016


royalkees

New Here.

Hi,

I am new here. I am a published author who writes poetry. I am working on my third book of poetry.

My family and I live in the beautiful state of Alaska where the spirit of animals and men roam free.

I enjoy writing, reading, blogging, social networking, I enjoy listening to Jazz music.
My favorite holiday is Christmas.
My favorite Authors are: Julia Cameron
Natalie Goldberg
Wendy Alec
Joyce Meyer

I am a Christian.
candle

suffoco

new journal, new life

Hello there! I'm by no means new to LJ (I made my first account in 2005 or so), but this particular journal is brand new. I have written in Finnish for years and made some amazing friends, but with the Finnish "LJ scene" dwindling away, I had two choices: either say goodbye to LJ and move on to a public blog on Blogger or Wordpress, or make a new journal and start writing in English. English it is, then!

English is not my first language, so I make mistakes and use words in odd contexts. Sorry about that.

Let's cut to the chase! I'm Iia, a 25-year-old INTJ person from Northern Finland. I live in a small-ish apartment with my husband and our furbabies, a Siberian husky and a mixed breed cat. I'm currently on rehabilitation allowance/temporary disability due to a plethora of psychiatric diagnoses. While they're definitely a part of my everyday life, I make a point of trying to avoid writing only about them. There was a time when all my entries were about being borderline/depressed/anxious or having an eating disorder, but I'm a bit better now, I have other things in my life.

I write a lot besides LJ, too: I write horror and erotica, most of the time I combine the two, and I role-play, and I blog. I also use Photoshop, I mostly make signatures for a forum I RP on. I also photograph: nature, our pets, and my husband being my main targets, but the photos aren't your usual family album stuff. I want to find new, interesting angles and play with colors. I love reading, but I tend to get bored with books, so I'm currently reading seven books to keep myself interested (I almost always finish the books I start, but it might take time). My favorite fictional books include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter books (nothing can quite make me feel as much as they do), Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult.

I sometimes write about politics. I'm a left-wing feminist, a social justice warrior, an anti-racist, LGBT+ rights activist... you get the point, don't you? (Currently I'm worried about the rise of far-right groups in Finland, so that's what I'll probably be writing about.)

Please comment here or on my Friends Only post if you want to be friends! Don't just go and add, I might not add you back.

Feb. 2nd, 2016

° low tide and high tea

likesealight

it's that time again;

hello again, livejournal.
I will admit to being very bad at updating for the past year or so, but despite that I actually get on livejournal and read my friend's page every day. I'm trying to find more journals to read, and in exchange I will try and update more myself.

I'm Dania, 26, spent the last year in Southern California and only just recently returned to my hometown in the Seattle area. I've worked in pharmacy for the past six years, despite being against the drug industry and not actually taking any (prescription) drugs myself. I guess I'm just a sell out, though it gives me lots of interesting stories. ;)

I've been on LJ for about 14 years and I've posted in this community several times throughout those years, to the point where I'm not sure what people would like to know about me to see if they find me interesting. I'm a little bit of everything: I don't have a religion at the moment, but I definitely see why some people do. I put metal and pop songs on the same playlist. I love horror and fantasy. I think with my mind and not my heart (Gemini). I'm very bad at empathizing with people, but I do like to get into people's heads and see where their thoughts are coming from (mostly I am obsessed with personality types and how they work together). I have an opinion on everything. My favourite thing in the world to do is travel.

I love music. Grunge, rock (classic and alternative), metal (melodic death, symphonic and viking), industrial, punk, folk, pop, Tori Amos, Placebo, Alice in Chains, Depeche Mode, Adam Lambert, Tokio Hotel, The Cure, Pink Floyd, Queen, my love forever David Bowie, The Smiths, etc. Seriously though, music is great.

I'm looking for journals about anything! Life, stories, pictures, fandom, whatever. The only thing I can't handle is people who state their opinions as facts without backing them up, and people who unfairly blame the world for their problems. Other than that.... that's it. this was long, oops.

Jan. 31st, 2016

books-girl hugging

wicked_garden

(no subject)

Hello, I'm a 34/f from Michigan. I have found quite a few good friends from add me communities over the years so I thought I would try again.

I am trying to move on to a whole new stage in life, sobriety. I have gone back and forth with this for over two years but I'm on new medication now and I'm hoping it will help get me back on the right track. I have depression and anxiety and I deal with alcohol addiction, something I know I shouldn't do anymore because I'm taking medication. I also talk about other health issues that I'm trying to work out now that I have health insurance.

I have been with my fiancee for six years, we got engaged last year and we've lived together for over four years now. No kids or pets, yet.

I am only working part time retail right now, I used to work as a care aide. I'm still trying to discover myself again and decide what to do with the rest of my life, so this journal will be really focusing on that these next few months. We are going to be moving into a house with his mother and brother by June, hopefully, so I'm trying to get myself together before that happens.

I used to dream of being a writer. I am interested in tarot, astrology, all kinds of music (I'm addicted to songpop2 right now and Spotify), comedy tv and drama/horror movies. I read every day but I tend to re-read books a lot. I would list more of that stuff but I more wanted to give a warning about my issues I'm dealing with so if you aren't interested in that type of journal, I understand. I'm hoping for it to become a positive journal about rediscovering myself and I would love to meet more new active lj friends.

I am very open, honest, frank, and I can be vulgar.

Please leave a comment or a message if interested :) x-posted.

s_swords_jr

Looking for new friends.

It's been a long time since I've been on LJ. Trying to make a comeback as Facebook is feeling a bit empty.

I am a 32 year old male. Married, with 2 children. I am a Department Manager at a Walmart in Ohio. My journal posts will hopefully consist of daily overview posts at least. I have a love for photography so I will have a healthy serving of photos as well. Just looking for some people to interact with.

Jan. 30th, 2016

norton

cirquels

Hello.

im jay. 33. in florida.

ive had this lj since 2004 and have been trying my hardest to be active like i once was. sometimes i fail. sometimes i over do it. you know the story.

im looking for more interesting people to befriend. and read. and comment on.

i mostly post about random daily happenings with my two new drama-filled roommates. also, loves and losses. movies, pets, music. intricacies of the mind. trials. tribulations. and happy endings. (not the asian massage kind, you dirty person)

so just comment here, or go ahead and add me. id love to meet you.

Jan. 28th, 2016

Jayden & Ayana 001

ayananana

(no subject)

INTERESTS: My son & boyfriend, photography, drawing & painting, my dog, graphic design, web design, piercings & tattoos, friendships, love & sex, tv series.
PERSONALITY: Kind, stubborn, sweet, introverted, creative.
LOOKING FOR: New friendships.
LJ HISTORY: I used to be very active on LJ up until 5 years ago, I left but now I'm back, hoping to re-create what I missed.

radiant_red0107

Love talking to others

HIYA! I'm new to the community and a re-starter of Live Journal after many many years. I use to post constantly back in my early 20's but then Marriage and kids happened and that all stopped. Now that the kids are older - and currently my husband is on deployment, I decided to pick it back up!

So I was looking over everyone's post - and I saw that most of you did an "About Me" sort of post, so I decided to put together my own lil' thing:

1. What is your favorite  song? Buddy Holly by Weezer (and going to see them June 11th YAY)
2. What was your favorite nursery rhyme? I'm not sure I have a favorite but lately my kids and I have been reciting "Little Jack Corner" because we find it extremely odd and hysterical that a little boy would stick his thumb in a pie pull out a plumb and think that makes him a good boy!?
3. What was  your favorite subject in school?  I loved Art Class and English Class... in High School I took a creative writing class and enjoyed that also! Another reason I got back into journaling - because I use to LOVE to write - and hate that I stopped.
4. What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans? I'll eat a jelly bean if it's in front of me... sometimes but I do not have a favorite nor would ever buy any. My kids tried that Bean Boozled game - where it's rotten nasty flavors... like Skunk Smell and Poop... I nearly vomited from the smell alone. EW!
5. Which flavor of ice-cream do you prefer? Coffee flavored with Heath bar - but I had gastric bypass a little over 5 years ago - and eating sugary milky things doesn't sit well with me... so it's rare that I do have ice cream.
6. What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? I'll answer both - I think my best feature is my hair - it's very red and VERY curly (not in profile pic) and my best characteristic is I'm a people person. I love talking to people, making them smile, laugh etc...
7. What is your strongest talent? My strongest talent is my culinary skills. I am an awesome chef. I love to cook - it's my vice. relaxes me.
8. Do you play a musical instrument, if so which one(s)? Sadly I have never played a musical instrument but have much respect for those that do.
9. What do you usually do when you have leisure time on your hands?  Sadly - I drink. But I'm looking to change that. And not like I'm an alcoholic or anything - just I enjoy the taste of vodka as weird as that sounds. And I have a bad time relaxing - so it helps.
10. What is your favorite season and why? Fall. Because it's not too cold not too hot (even though living in Louisiana and Texas it's basically always one temperature... HOT) and I love the colors of fall.
11. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? New York - Italy - Ireland - England.
12. What is your favorite color? Orange :)
13. Who is your best friend and how did you meet? My best friend is my husband, Edward, and we met online actually.
14. What is your favorite home cooked meal? Either my homemade gumbo or my homemade red beans & rice.
15. What is your favorite grab and go meal? Good question - that one is going to have to take some thinking on.
16. Do you prefer to wear pants or dresses? Pants.. only because I am SHORT and have SHORT legs and I'm PALE
17. How many siblings do you have? 2 older brothers.
18. What is you favorite snack?  Hmm... it's not healthy at all and that needs to change too-but I love me some chips.
19. When do you usually do your homework? I graduated college and am done already - but I do kids homework with them around 5 pm.
20. What is your favorite electronic device? my iPhone
21. If you could be any animal which one would you prefer to be and why? I'd be a cat - because they're cute and lazy and get lots of love.
22. What kind of vehicle do you usually ride in? I'm driving a 2000 Ford Focus Black. But when my husband drives back from deployment we share a 2016 Toyota Sienna, Grey Blue color.
23. Do you have pets? 2 dogs - a Lab, Bel and her puppy which is wait for it - a schnauzer lab mix (yeah she took it like a champ from a lil' guy), PC (which stands for Petite Cochon - The Little Pig)
24. When was the last time you visited a park and what did you do while there? Oh wow it's been about 3/4 years ago - and I coached soccer there.
25. What is your favorite sport to watch? Soccer.
26. Which sport do you most enjoy actively participating in? Soccer. (Notice a trend?)
27. What do you usually do when you meet someone for the first time? Talk and ask a lot of questions... Getting to know you ;)
28. When was the last time you stayed or hosted a sleepover with friends? I have a 12 year old daughter - does that answer your question? I had a sleep over at my house for her friends and her last Saturday.
29. If you have to dress and leave in a hurry what is the one thing you can easily cut out of your routine? Fixing my hair - cause it's always curly and looks "Fancy" even if I put it in a bun.
30. Do you plan to go to college? I did already - Graduated w/ a Bachelors in Graphic Art in 2004.
31. What job do you think you would most enjoy as an adult? I work in Sales and Marketing - I some what enjoy it. But I really would rather be a culinary chef.
32. Do you hope to have children of your own? If so how many. I have two kids - two amazingly wonderful kids - Olivia, 12 and Drago, 9
33. What was the last item you cooked and ate? I'm eating it right now - I made baked Salmon with Garlic Lima Beans and a greek yogurt dipping sauce w/ lemon and paprika for the Salmon.
34. How many books did you read last year? a 1/2.... I never finished it.
35. Where did you spend your last family vacation?  Wow - sadly we haven't ever been on one since money is always tight, if we ever do go on a trip together, it's back to New Orleans to visit my family.
36. Do you have relatives in other states? If so, which ones? My sister in law is in Illinois, My cousin is in Maryland, My uncle, aunt, and other cousins are in Virgina. And the rest of my family is in Louisiana. I'm over in Texas.
37. Have you ever made jell-o? Yeah - but not a big fan of Jell-O
38. Are you ticklish? VERY.
39. What size shoe do you wear? 7 1/2 or 8.
40. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own? About 9
41. Which one fashion accessory do you like better than others? My pearl earrings.
42. Do you have chores at home you are responsible for? I'm a home owner - I'm responsible for all the chores.
43. If you were called on to serve a mission where would you least like to serve? I never thought about it
44. If you were called on to serve a mission where would you most like to serve? Ditto
45. What age do you consider old? You're only as old as you feel.
46. Which birthday are you most looking forward to and why? I'm kinda looking forward to 40 - because I dreaded 30 and it turned out pretty good - so 40 has to be better.
47. Do you prefer pens or pencils? Pens to write - Pencils to draw.
48. Do you like your handwriting? I do - but everyone else LOVES it.
49. Were you named after anyone? Nope
50. When did you last visit the zoo? 2 years ago.
51. Have you ever stayed on a farm? Nope. I'm not a farm kinda girl.
52. Have you ever been horseback riding? Nope.
53. Have you ever been water skiing? Nope. (Wow I'm boring)
54. What do you most like to do in the snow? I've only been in snow once... would love to experience it again.
55. What is your favorite all-time movie? The Breakfast Club
56. Can you change a tire? I can assist in changing a tire.
57. Is your room more clean or more messy? MESSY sadly
58. Do you prefer a bath or a shower? I love baths... with lavender oil and epsom salt.
59. What do you prefer to drink with your morning meal? Coffee. Or a Monster Rehab Tea & Lemonaide. But I don't drink when I eat - I drink 30 mins after eating.
60. If you had to be stranded on a deserted island with one person who would you want that one person to be? My hubs.
61. Which animal would you most like for your pet? A PIG!
62. Do you like sweet treats or salty treats? I prefer salty
63. Have you ever sung in the shower? Sure who hasn't?
64. Do you find it easy to save money? No but wow I wish it was!
65. Do you get an allowance? From who? Myself?
66. Do you have more friends that are boys or girls? More boys actually - all my husbands friends.
67. Which do you prefer you had - straight or curly hair? I wish it was straight some times since my hair is so curly naturally.
68. What color eyes do you most like? Brown. Deep dark brown eyes.
69. Do you prefer colored or white socks? Colored.
70. What would you say is your normal exercise routine? Cardio! Treadmill - Eliptical - Running
71. Have you ever had acrylic nails? Yes - and I miss them! Not in the budget right now.
72. Have you ever colored your hair? I color it BRIGHT RED!
73. What do you do when something funny happens? I laugh. Duh? What the hell do you do?!
74. How do you earn money? Sales Representative.
75. Do you like to dance? Sure
76. Are you on any teams or in any clubs in your school? If so which ones? This must have been a questionare thing for kids LOL
77. Where do you keep your spending money? On BILLS
78. Do you save trinkets and mementos? Sometimes. Been trying not to so much, too much clutter.
79. Did you have a favorite toy as a child? Cabbage Patch Babies
80. Do you share a bedroom? With my husband :)
81. Do you like drinking from the cup or a straw? Cup- I like to chew the ice :)
82. Do you like ice in your cold beverages? YES~! See above
83. What is your favorite sandwich? I like Panini's... the ones I create...
84. Do you carry floss in your purse? Yup! If I have stuff stuck in my teeth it bothers me to all ends.
85. Where is the fartherest you have ever traveled? To California.
86. Do you have family members who live in another country? If so, which family members and where do they live. Nopers
87. Which family member do you most resemble? My dad.
88. Which family member are you more like? I'm not sure who I'm like - I like to think I'm my own indivual - but there's times my husband will say you're acting like your mother - but I think that's more just nagging!
89. What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you? The weirdest... hmm....so last year this time my husband was deployed and we were facetiming each other and I was looking at the screen while walking, and I tripped over my sons backpack which caused me to flip over the whole recliner, due a tumbleset and I came back up right in a seated position.
90. Do you live in a house, trailer or apartment, etc.? A house :)
91. Have you ever won anything? If so, what did you win? I can't ever recall winning anything but I'm sure I have.
92. Do you prefer fresh air or air conditioned air? Fresh Air.
93. Do you prefer mountainous or flat regions? Mountains - they're gorgeous.
94. What is your favorite reading material? Live Journal ;)
95. Name all of the pets you have ever had? Moosie, Mee Mee, Bel, Baby, PC
96. Do you mow the lawn at your residence? I use to - my lawn mower is currently broken.
97. Have you ever been in a musical drama or play? If so, what was it? nope, but I've always wanted to.
98. Have you ever visited a planetarium? if so, where? Yes, in New Orleans.
99. What is your favorite childhood memory? Spending time at my parents business that we called "The Shop" my friends would come over and hang out - and I would sit in the "back room" on AOL ha ha ha
100. Do you usually buy or carry your lunch when at school? I bring my lunch to work
101. What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries
102. What color of clothing do you most like to wear? Black, Dark colors
103. What is your favorite cereal? Shredded Wheat
104. What is your favorite breakfast? Eggs Benedict
105. Who do you spend more time with? My kids
106. What is the longest car trip you have ever taken? Drove back from Nevada with my husband last deployment to Texas
107. Do you know how to iron your clothes? Sure
108. Can you sew a button on your clothing? Sure
109. Have you ever cut your own hair? Nope.
110. Are you creative in any way? If so, which way(s)?  I'm an artist/writer/cook. :)

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