Now, if you're interested in reading the novel:
I am a young adult whose past includes a healthy childhood, rough teen years, a complete high school education, a marriage (and subsequent divorce) without children, a love for people/things nerdy, and a long line of restaurant and bar jobs.
I am convinced that the best years of my life are still ahead of me.
Currently pursuing fluency in the Japanese language via ASU, a healthier lifestyle, and my own personal happy ending. I have a part-time job, and very little actual social life.
Trivia: I can recite "The Walrus and the Carpenter" and "Jabberwocky" (Through the Looking Glass) and "Yukon Ho!" (Calvin and Hobbes) from memory; my industrial is my favorite piercing, and I used to have one in each ear; I was a several-time beauty pageant winner in my youth; I choose Picard over Kirk; Tank Girl is my hero; I know rudimentary HTML, as my profile might suggest; I work as a cook at a Mexican food restaurant; My ego can be overwhelmingly inflated (especially when I'm nervous...it's a response to my social anxiety); I am allergic to fresh kiwi (but not the artificial flavor); I love facial hair on men (I suppose I don't have anything against it on women, either?); I swear...a lot; I hate wearing a bra; Love drag shows; I sometimes snort when I laugh; Not poly; I find status symbols distasteful; I'm about 3 points off from genius-level IQ; I like playing healers and thief/rogues in general (I usually identify as a kender or halfing of some kind...most of my friends consider me fae-like); I never use "lol", but I sometimes use "lawl" ironically; I never clip my pinkie nails; I weigh about 118lbs (and I have since 8th grade); I was born in Texas, but I've spent most of my life in Alaska; I sometimes drink milk right from the carton like a savage; I hate being alone; I'm a 2 on the Kinsey scale; I'm a true arachnophobe; I believe that there are 3 kinds of people: Savages, Humans, and Friends (they aren't mutually exclusive, ask me about it); I see nothing wrong with peeing in the shower; I dislike okra; I am a "night person"; I have two tattoos, and one is self-administered...the other was drawn by me, and butchered by my "artist"; I'm against shaving my legs regularly; I feel sad for the children (and adults!) who don't know that the Lion King is basically Hamlet where everyone lives at the end; One of my favorite sayings is "Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit"; I wear a claddagh and tell everyone that I'm of Irish blood, just because I like the stigma (no one ever argues the point, and I may well be).