My name is Alison, I'm a bit of an LJ veteran (~8 years now) looking to make a few new friends. Over the past few years many of my friends here have been too busy to update their journals (it happens to us all) and the site has been a little lonely for me.
Anyway, about me/what I write about: I'm 24 years old, hoping to finish up my MSc. in Environmental Biology at the end of summer 2012. While graduate school supposedly is what I eat, breathe and dream of, I try not to let it take over my life and don't write about it that much. My extra-curricular activities are what I adore; I'm a competitive foil fencer, I enjoy travelling, I love the Toronto Maple Leafs, do a wee bit of photography (particularly of animals) and I play the violin and alto sax in 2 different groups. I'm passionate about nature and the environment but I have a separate politically-inclined blog to express those feelings. Basically, I write about myself, my feelings and my life, which is why it's friends-only.
I appreciate other LJers who are proficient in English spelling and grammar. I'm not so much into reading about fanfiction, but don't mind the occasional discussion of a favourite TV show, book or movie. I respect the views of others and I expect people to act the same towards me - liberal/democratic or conservative/republican, we all have our own reasons for political inclinations and I'm not here to argue about them (hence having separate political blog). With that, I think it goes without saying, but I do not tolerate hate towards others (maybe a particular individual, but groups, NO).
If you have any questions, shoot away :) I also won't be offended if you friend and then de-friend later. It happens.