Now that those are out of the way....
Cartoon nut. Geek of many flavors. Book collection that out-weighs me many times over. Have turned my den into my "art pit". Ecstatic to have a yard to garden in again. And a fireplace for when the weather gets cold. Big kid who is quite content to stay that way. Rather substantial independent streak though. Lived through enough of life's ups & downs to know that you're best off being able to count on yourself first & foremost.
Translation - I try to do most of my own basic home maintenance incl. electrical, plumbing and the like. Only freak out about bugs when I wake up to find them so close to my face my eyes cross - yes, it's happened, and those promptly went flying across the room at high speed. Am enough of a country girl to know how to handle a gun, a chainsaw for firewood & drive a pick-up truck (that does include a stick), and a tractor. And yes, I do enjoy going fishing on occasion. I also love getting my hands dirty out in the garden - though apparently I look pretty good with a manicure. ;)
However - I also love spoiling myself with a massage & pedicure. I've developed quite a taste for the steak & shrimp on the hibachi at Miyako and the kamo soba out at Tachibana as well - have to be in the right mood for sushi. Love getting dressed up, just don't have much occasion these days. Really miss the BB King Blues Fest out at the Horse Park. Am looking forward to the Wines in the Vines concerts out at the local vineyards this summer. Keep meaning to hit the Gallery Hops in Lexington, just feel silly going by myself.
So...I'm a tomboy whose girly side has expensive tastes, but I've never been one to really get stuck in a rut anyway. *chuckles*
Latest critter count: 5 dogs - Fearghas (Aussie cattle dog mix) is staying with my folks due to fights, but living with me are Hephaestion (Husky/Lab mix), Remus (Husky/Shepherd/Collie/Malamute mix) , Olympias (highly neurotic, pure bred German Shepherd), & Inara (half St. Bernard & half black lab who's getting registered as an emotional support dog here soon) then 2 cats (Cassander & Petrocles - part Siamese brothers, from farm cat litters, one short hair the other long, otherwise have the exact same coloring) and a tank full of fish. Yes, it's a menagerie around here. Thank you. :) Still holding off on the finches or boa for a while longer though. And trying REALLY hard to resist adopting a horse.