I believe you should be happy just being. I don't believe in a hereafter because i'd rather believe that right now is important, but i try not to get to caught up in the panic that now has to matter. Sometimes i like to lie down in a puddle of sun and bask for a bit.
Things i like to do: swimming, making sand castles, riding roller coasters, going to the waterslides, playing Magic the Gathering or Skyrim, playing with lego, baking, camping, scrapbooking, reading, dancing, and gallivanting
I want to believe that things matter. And I'm very opinionated, and stubborn. I have Causes and Beliefs. Nonetheless, i'm very happy to debate my opinions and ideas, and i try to have proof to back up my feminist agendas. I try not to take myself too seriously, even when considering other things to be of grave importance.
I want to live an examined life, however. The things that matter, i've thought about. I don't think it's worth doing something because everyone does. The norm and i are often non-compatible, and i have to work to understand social mores in a number of cases. When i was ten years old, i received a birthday gift from my aunt that i greatly disliked, and my disdain was too apparent for my mother's tastes. I still feel that she should have known me better than to get me what she did, and that I have every right to be offended by her apparent disregard for my personality and interests. I also prefer to leave bathroom doors open, and find it kind of odd that we are unable to openly discuss pubic hair, because really, most of us have it.
I'm kind of neurotic. I haven't been diagnosed with OCD, but i do have a compulsion to line up the lids on my markers a particular way and i reorganize every kitchen of any house i've ever lived in. I don't have an opinion about the Windsor being the only acceptable knot for your tie, but i definitely care about where you keep the spoons. My capitalization of the letter "I" is seemly errant but intentionally purposeful. I will scorn you if you scorn spelling; the dictionary is still my friend. I own several, and a highlighter was involved in the affair.
Sometimes i'm arrogant, but i've come to develop a much better sense of humor about it. Growing up is realizing how stupid you actually are as you proceed to make a goodly number of mistakes, and somewhere along the line i became self-aware enough to realize mine.
I have very specific ideas about sex, nudity, religion, gender, and so on. Not that ideas can't fluctuate. I'm pretty open, some would say too open. But it works for me.
At the moment I have two relatively serious romantic relationships. I am pretty busy, so i'm not actively looking, but i'm not opposed to meeting someone new either. My partners are always fully aware of whatever i'm doing with anyone else but are more or less uninvolved.
I am polyamorous, contrary, and hopeful.
That aside, i'm pretending to be on hiatus from responsibility while in actuality, most likely taking on more of it than i ever previously have. I could still be a lot better at brushing my teeth on a regular basis, however, and when i manage to accomplish that i may finally feel like a responsible adult. But probably not.
The only goal i steadfastly have held onto for the past decade or so is to own a Kitchen-Aid mixer, and now I own one, so a large part of my aspirations involve making cupcakes, but that is just delicious. Have I mentioned I'm fat? I fucking love food. Don't love fucking it though.
Seriously though, vogue though it isn't to admit it, i honestly think i'd be happy being a wife and mother. I am happiest when taking care of people i love. But if you build me a house, there damn well better be secret passage or room or two. I still haven't gotten over Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
Seriously though, I can organize the SHIT out of your shit. Not literally though, because that would be gross.
Probably my cleavage, laugh, or willingness to say things that are often perceived as inappropriate.
- One Big Happy Family: 18 writers talk about polyamory, open adoption, mixed marriage, househusbandry, single motherhood, and other realities of truly modern love
- Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox
- The Death Gate Cycle
- Hot, Flat, & Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution... and How it Can Renew America
- Every Tortall book by Tamora Pierce, over and over again.
- Not a lot lately, but I like all sorts of things.
- Lots of terrible pop hits, but I also love German folk metal, so there you go. I will listen/sing/dance to anything I like relatively unashamedly.
- Gingersnaps for Christmas!
- Potato chips ohgod
- Bacon and tomato sandwiches
- Long island iced teas
- Malbecs, on classy occasions
I think people are inherently equal, that gender (and some other things) are social constructs, that sex is fun, that people have responsibilities to one another as interconnected human beings, and that free speech is all too often underrated.
-- E.B. White
And yeah, that does get incredibly smart-ass messages into my inbox.
If you recognize where i'm camping in my one picture, like e. e. cummings, know about TOFU or want to go to Torture Garden in a few years with me.
If you have a reason.