Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Nice to meet you. :D
Who am I? Well, that's a question I ask myself every day - and I
don't know if I'll ever know the answer. I'm a searcher - searching
first and foremost for myself.
Before I go any further, I may as well be brutally honest. In the
interests of being completely open here and now, I freely admit
that I suffer from certain mental health conditions. No, I don't
need your pity or for you to hold me up - but I do expect you to
respect that sometimes I can't commit to something because of my
condition, and that some of my humour and knowledge is based around
these subjects. I'm not going to avoid the topics just because
they're stigmatised. I wouldn't expect you to be ashamed if you had
a physical health problem (maybe you were born with a heart defect
or something...), please don't expect me to be ashamed of something
I had just as little control over.
I love reading Terry Pratchett
's books as well
' Hitchiker's Guide
also enjoy the Pern
series by Anne
and various other fantasy
and fantasy humour
I enjoy photography
especially of animals
and children. I've
begun to take an interest in scrapbooking
and other craftish
pursuits, though I'm the first to admit my mind is far more
creative than my hands. I often get frustrated that my hands can't
create what my mind's eye displays.
Finally, I listen to almost all types of music but especially love
and new country music
One day I'd like to be somebody's "mummy". In the meantime, I have
4 beautiful nieces
and two very handsome nephews
, as well as a job in childcare
I am inventive, contradictory, and nurturing.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Love: In a stable and loving defacto relationship. :)
Job: I'm a qualified childcare assistant, but I'm currently on
disability pension and doing part time volunteer work at an animal
Life: I'm interested in making friends. :D
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Friends and family have assured me for years that I'm actually more
skilled at photography and creative writing than I'm tempted to
believe, and the same goes, I suppose, for my ability to attract
children's attention from even those who don't know me.
Serious pursuits aside, I have a knack for finding the most
complicated way in which to do something and then doing it. I'm
quite talented at touching my nose with my tongue - in addition, I
can also touch my chin, roll and bend and create a 'bathtub' with
I'm the only one in our group of friends who has yet beaten Zuma,
I'm able to consume more chocolate in one sitting than anyone I
work with, and I'm really, really good at accidentally providing my
colleagues with their daily dose of comic relief.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Definitely my socks, if they're observant people. I wear odd socks
almost all the time; but they have to be odd in just the right
If they're less observant, I really don't know. I've never asked,
and the people I would ask probably wouldn't remember anyway. ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I've never been very good at narrowing down favourites and I could
go on for hours listing them all, so I thought I'd just include a
few random favourites.
Books: I love to read and wander freely through a variety of genres
and book types. Humour is my first love, especially fantasy humour
such as that written by Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams, but I'm
happy curled up with non-fiction humour, or pretty much any other
flavour of humour as well. If I can't get hold of something new
along those lines, you might also find me re-reading a favourite
from the Harry Potter or Pern series', or perusing the shelves in
the chick-lit or children's sections.
Movies: Drop me in front of a screen with a family or children's
film or a romantic comedy and I'll more than likely be happy. I do
occasionally branch out to other genres such as drama or whatnot,
but most of my favourites belong to those two categories. Random
selection from my collection: 50 First Dates, Brother Bear, Lilo
& Stitch, The Butterfly Effect.
Music: These days my music collection is such a huge mixture of
everything I wouldn't even be able to narrow it down. If you want a
better idea of my musical tastes, you could find me on last.fm as
Foods: I often say "just give me something with sugar in and I'll
love you forever". It's pretty accurate. On the other hand, if you
give me plain Cadbury dairy milk chocolate you will win my undying
loyalty and devotion. At least until I finish off the chocolate...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I think people would be surprised what they can do without. If I
had a choice of 6 items to take to a deserted island with me,
though, here's what I'd take.
1. An iPod with as much of my favourite music as I could possibly
2. A camera.
3. One of my stuffed toys to cuddle.
4. An internet-active computer would be good, too - then I could
play games, write, or go online to pass the time.
5. Pens, crayons and biros with scrapbooks, Sudoku and find-a-word
6. A selection of movies and TV show DVDs (like Voyager, House and
Thank God You're Here).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What do I spend a lot of time thinking about?
Mental health issues and concerns. Children - how are the ones I
know? Will I ever have any of my own? Will I be a good parent one
day? Animals. How other people are feeling - are my friends okay?
Are my family okay? Will my actions affect this complete stranger
in a bad way? Whether people will like me. Whether I worry too
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...doing the same thing I do on a typical any other night, really.
At home, chatting on the computer. Taking OKCupid quizzes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I know more than the average Joe about a few different psychiatric
Also, I can't remember what the word convoluted means, so I had to
remove it from my profile! I could look it up - but I'd only forget
again, and I think having it there sounds like I'm trying to sound
smarter than I am, so it's better to leave it out. :D
You should message me if
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...you have similar interests.
...you don't mind chatting to someone who might be a bit quiet or
...you have no bias against making friends with someone who is on
the crazy side.
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