The personal dissolves so easily in the typical....
so in an attempt not to uphold the status quo I suppose, I ought to put some Essential Miscellany [as opposed to Useless Trivia?] about me here...
Should I ever find myself having to choose, I'd probably go for:
'Still' over 'Sparkling',
'Semi' over 'Skimmed',
'The Shipping Forecast' over 'The Weather Forecast',
'Kiting' over 'Flying',
'Carbon Footprint Watching' over 'Shoe Shopping',
'Grey Matter' over 'Dark Matter',
'Chemistry' over 'Physics', (in the metaphorical sense)
'BDSM' over 'Vanilla',
'Art' over 'Design',
'lowercase' over 'UPPERCASE',
'House' over 'Flat', [I like to have a garden, and a wormery. 'Cos they're worth it.]
'Gig' over 'Club' (most of the time, anyway),
'Wine' over 'Beer',
'Top' over 'Bottom',
'Mac OS' over 'Windows' (edit: I know, I'm a mug for it... your average mac-whore, really),
'Busy' over 'Quiet', [but NOT hectic!]
'Snow' over 'Beach',
'Company' over 'Solitude', [most of the time!]
'Sex' over 'Drugs',
'Fusion' over 'Fragmentation',
'Signs' over 'Symbols',
'Will' over 'Want',
'Actions' over 'Words',
'Abstract' over 'Concrete',
'Rubber' over 'PVC',
'Dom(me)' over 'sub',
'Life' over 'Death',
'Right-hand drive' over 'Left-hand drive',
'Film' over 'Theatre',
'Substance' over 'Style',
'Pacifist Activism' over 'Passive Aggression',
'Philanthropy' over 'Charity',
'Marmalade' over 'Marmite',
'Magpies' over 'Pigeons',
'Lateral' over 'Vertical',
'Social Interaction' over 'Bystander Apathy',
'Experience' over 'Youth',
'Oil' over 'Acrylics', [though I'm quite partial to Ink, actually!]
'Creativity' over 'Plagiarism',
'Pillow Fights' over 'Tugs of War'
'Oxford' over 'Cambridge',
'Rice' over 'Couscous',
'Herzog' over 'von Trier',
'Comedy' over 'Drama',
'Tolstoy' over 'Dostoevsky' [though both are favourites!]
'Cinema' over 'Movies',
'Nikon' over 'Canon',
'Skateboarding' over 'Fix-Push',
'Pushing-Forward' over 'Holding Back',
'Waking' over 'Sleeping',
'Paddle' over 'Crop',
'The World According to Garp' over 'Forrest Gump',
'Brains' over 'Looks' (the sexiest part of the body is the brain).
As with everything, you get out what you put in and that suits me. I am ambitious and disciplined enough to get the work and get it done, but I wouldn't consider myself the career girl type. I work to live and never the other way round.
Opening cans of worms.
Writing instructables and tutorials for projects, that nobody needs or has asked for.
Waxing lyrical about carnivorous domestic robots and their benefits.
Using big words where diminutive ones would suffice.
Drifting around on Wikipedia for hours on end, insisting this counts as 'productive time'.
Walking faster than most!
I draw whenever I can - which is pretty much anytime, anywhere.
I love photography, both 35mm and digital [as well as other formats!] My Mamiya C220 and Voigtlander Vito BL get more outings than their digital cousins, these days.
I am great at taking stuff apart, whether the item is broken or not and sussing out how it all works and sometimes even putting it back together afterwards. Wanna see my favourite socket set? ;)
Cracking inappropriate jokes, because 'everybody was thinking it, but was too British to come out with it'.
-> Freedom of Speech,
-> The Right to remain silent,
-> The Right to Vote,
->Freedom of Expression [using any medium necessary], and
although I hate to say it -
-> The Internet. For information validation and fact finding (and for free porn, obviously! *did I just say that out loud?!?*)
-> My DMs (I know that's seven, but FACT!)
->If I was to spill soap on my trousers, would that render them cleaner or dirtier than they were before?
->Our apocalypse, and where to watch it from!
I throw like a girl!
-> you are possibly [hopefully?] also unconventional, creative, intelligent, eloquent, witty, and - most importantly!
-> you have an opinion on whats going on in the world around you/us, and also enjoy the occasional, lively, topical debate. Submissive tendencies sexually would also be advantageous. I am NOT, however, looking for a full-time submissive. I use FL to advertise vacancies for those. :-)
-> you've noticed the subtle allusions to my 'darker' side' in the above.
-> you're mildly irritated by my excessive use of square brackets and/or my apparent lack of attention to detail when it comes to typographic conventions.
-> you're able to converse in full sentences and don't resort to txt spk or l33t on a full-time basis.