Those are all lies. Real talk: I will post a lot for a few months, then my posts will slowly dwindle and finally trickle to a stop. You'll see me a year or so later, flagellating myself and bemoaning my lack of commitment. I will read most of your entries and comment on those that are super interesting to me. I will say one or two interesting things for every hundred boring-ass posts I make about work and customers and my husband. I will reply to your comment if I remember to do so within the first hour or less of reading it. Any longer and it's like it never even happened.
All that said, I'm back, baby! Forgive me, lj, for I have sinned. It's been...slightly less than a year since my last entry. But I promise I'll be better this time. I'll give you the time and attention you deserve. I'll be so good to you. I'll never leave you again, if you just take me back one more time.
I'm a married lady living in St. Louis, Missouri. For those of you who aren't from the US/have no grasp of US geography/are unable to use Google Maps, that's right smack in the middle of flyover country. Also, I'm only a lady if we're using a very loose definition of the word. I'm 23, I have 3 cats that I like to think of as practice children, and I work at glorious Home Depot in the service of Dear Leader Frank Blake, may the gods shine their everlasting light upon him.
I'm a little (a lot) nerdy. I like to read, write, and watch whatever's good on the tee-vee. Current media obsessions include Mad Men, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Murakami, Futurama (my first love, my only love), the inimitable and awe-inspiring Craig Thompson, Doctor Who, and probably a bunch of shit you haven't heard of that I liked while I was still gestating so fuck you, you will never be this cool.
For fannish types: Gundam Wing took my fandom virginity, I married Harry Potter fandom and occasionally screw around with a couple other things on the side. Harry/Draco is my OTP but I like an occasional smattering of other HP pairings and I'm very openminded in other fandoms, because whatever, it's just fiction (except H/D, which I'm pretty sure is in the damn bible).
I'm wildly, bleeding-hearted-ly liberal. Left-wing doesn't even cut it. I am off the fucking wing. I am out in left-outer-goddamned-space. Formerly (when I was a teenager, and significantly more stupid) I have identified as an anarchist, a socialist, an anarcho-socialist, an agnostic, an atheist-agnostic, a Discordian, and a Wiccan. I was raised by Neo-Pagan lesbians and I really like hyphenated descriptors. Currently, if pressed, I will tell you that I am a Unitarian Universalist agnostic with atheist leanings. You may have guessed that issues like gay marriage and reproductive rights are massively important to me. I also care a lot about queer issues and at one time reveled in a long bout of utter gender confusion that definitely left its mark.
Like most decent women, I consider myself a feminist and I love to associate with other feminist women. HOWEVER. If I ever, ever catch you using a non-standard English spelling of the word "woman" or "women", I will shun you so fast your head will spin.
Other interests include linguistics, art, design, typography, sex, education, sex-education, and giving really bad advice to younger people I meet on the internet, which leads me to this caveat:
I am an adult. I may not always act like one, but I really, truly am. And as an adult, I have adult things happening in my life. Fun adult things. Sex, drugs, and folk music, mostly. I don't talk about this stuff a lot currently, but who knows what the future will bring? So if you are a young'un, please consider carefully before friending me. I don't kid myself that y'all under-eighteens are completely naive and innocent, as I do remember those days with astounding clarity, but I don't like to think that I'm directly contributing to your delinquency, nor do I want to scar you for life.
Okay. Got all that? Excellent. All I ask of you is a relatively decent grasp of English (or a willingness to teach me whatever language it is that you use), a fairly liberal outlook on politics, social issues, and life in general (or a willingness to entertain all kinds of thoughts and ideas without freaking out [I think we call that "open-mindedness"]), and a fantastic, perhaps slightly off-the-wall sense of humor (this one's non-negotiable). See how easy I am to please?
If interested, please apply below. St. Louisans, fellow fannish obsessives, and language nerds to the front of the line.