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 as Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide trilogy. I also enjoy the Pern series by Anne McAfferey and various other fantasy and fantasy humour books.
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 country music 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.
Job: I'm a qualified childcare assistant, but I'm currently on disability pension and doing part time volunteer work at an animal shelter.
Life: I'm interested in making friends. :D
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 my tongue.
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.
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. ;)
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 lildawni.
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... ;)
1. An iPod with as much of my favourite music as I could possibly fit.
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 books.
6. A selection of movies and TV show DVDs (like Voyager, House and Thank God You're Here).
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 much.
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 don't mind chatting to someone who might be a bit quiet or shy.
...you have no bias against making friends with someone who is on the crazy side.