After half a decade of trying to figure out what one *does* do with an MA in English, I recently had the opposite of a 1/3-life crisis where I realized with great fanfare and glee what I want to do with my life. I'm now back in school studying library science and loving every moment of it. Working to become a librarian has fulfilled several formerly free-floating needs to help people learn, to put things in order, to improve my own research skills, and to contribute to something truly meaningful in my community.
By night, I work hard to transform myself into the ultimate sexy librarian, and by day, I work in economic publishing, indexing, and abstracting. I've gained a very wide but extremely shallow pool of knowledge about the economic and political sciences. I probably don't know enough about them to discuss them, but I do know the word "heteroskedasticity." I keep forgetting what it means, but I do know the word. :)
Other random bits of information: I'm a former Roman Catholic and a lazy Unitarian Universalist/Pagan. I reside comfortably on the leftward end of the political spectrum, and although I don't always pay a ton of attention to the "macro" side of politics, I am interested in local community activism. Most of the D&D campaigns I'm in spend more time talking, running around doing inconsequential things, and engaging in intrigues than they do fighting, dungeon-crawling, and amassing treasure, and I'm perfectly happy with that. I like to strip paint, pull up carpets, and tear down wallpaper.
I am anachronistic, artistic, acarophilic, and alliterative, apparently. :)