backyard_birder (backyard_birder) wrote in add_me,
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Just your average gal

Hey there, like so many others these days, I was a long-term LJ user who left for a few years then came back. I’ve been back for a few months and have met some great new people and would like to try and meet some more.
About Me: I am a married female in my middle-thirties living on the northeast coast of the United States.  I don’t have any children nor do I want any, I do own a cat however and love pets.  I enjoy birding, hiking, photography, travel, nature, science and comedy. I work in a laboratory. I am quite introverted and deal with social anxiety, general anxiety and a teeny bit of depression.  I probably sit squarely in the middle of optimism and pessimism. I have what I call a "grab bag" of random medical issues that I talk about sometimes but nothing major. I approach life through the lens of humor. I love everything from sarcasm to puns & dad jokes. Being able to laugh, even at the most morbid things, gives me joy and the ability to cope.
What I Talk About In My Journal: At the moment, just my life. I like to post about places I’ve been (local and special trips), talk about new birds I’ve seen, everyday victories and annoyances, what’s going on with my day-to-day, random thoughts and feelings. I insert pictures where applicable. My life is blissfully undramatic, so no drama or soap operas here. Just everyday stuff you would chat with a friend about.
I could tell you that I love Mystery Science Theater 3000, Daria, Last Week Tonight, House, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Blackadder, Flight of the Concords, Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Scrubs, Community, Doctor Who, Waynes World, High Fidelity, X-files, Twilight Zone, Twin Peaks and Star Trek if that gives you an indication of my personality, but I don’t talk about those things much. I may reference them occasionally but I don’t do “fandom” posting.
I rarely mention politics, it’s too argumentative and divisive for someone with my level of social anxiety to handle. But if you must know I’m usually on the side of the Liberals and I might jump off a bridge if Trump is our next president. I don’t have any particular religion, I suppose I am a mixture of atheism, secular humanist and Zen Buddhist. Religion isn’t something I often discuss either, but philosophy might be.
What I’m Looking For In a Friend: I’m open to anyone who read the above and is still interested….with the caveat that my journal is a safe-space for me. If you bully, harass, or are nasty to me or any of my LJ friends, you’re out. That’s probably pretty obvious but I feel better saying it. Other than that, it’s cool with me if we don’t agree on everything, if I find you post too much about things I just can’t connect with, I will probably take you off my list, no hard feelings.
If we do click, I like to think I am a good LJ friend. I read almost daily, post at least weekly, and really do want to get to know you. With enough time I definitely consider friends made here to be “real” friends. Sorry for the novel, thanks for reading!  
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