dancing, arguing, asking questions, reading, driving in big cities, learning, writing poetry, quoting movies, making collages, kissing in the rain, gay boys, movie trivia, sour apple martinis, goth girls, rainbows, pedicures, Hello Kitty, Drew Barrymore, New Orleans, big words, cranberry & vodka, snow, gay bars/clubs, shoes, hippies, religious discussions, Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, deejays, cold weather, cleavage, swords, Halloween, makeup, trench coats, disco balls, coffeehouses, Monty Python, confidence, vampires, live music, Jay & Silent Bob, 80's movies and music, raves, Angelina Jolie's lips
RACISM, George W. Bush, mean people, war, ignorance, crocs (the shoes), fake people, homophobia, arrogance, hypocrisy, stupid people
STRONGLY FOR: 1. Adoption - My brother and my father were both adopted. My own child was adopted by a loving and deserving family. I agree that it is not for everyone, but I believe that adoption is the most unselfish, responsible, caring thing that a girl can do. 2. Increase in teachers' salaries 3. Decrease in football/baseball/basketball players' salaries (Yes, I know, it will never happen) 4. Marijuana legalization
STRONGLY AGAINST: 1. Abortion 2. The government's involvement in gay marriage - It is not the government's place to decide what constitutes a marriage.
- Fairly Possible - Finish my bachelors in English and get my masters
- Almost Impossible - 1. Tour Europe - specifically, Amsterdam, Greece, Italy, France, and England 2. Write a novel
- Impossible, but it is fun to dream - 1. Be a famous writer 2. Star in musicals on Broadway 3. Live in a world of peace, where all conflict is solved by discussion, not violence.
I am eccentric, bubbly, and inquisitive
Writers - Anne Rice, Christopher Rice, Edgar Allen Poe, Kate Chopin, Gregory Maguire, Jack Kerouac, Zane Classics - Pride & Prejudice, Crime & Punishment, Bleak House, Wuthering Heights, The Bell Jar, Catcher in the Rye, Roots, On the Road, The Awakening, Brave New World Shakespeare - Othello, Romeo & Juliet, MacBeth, Hamlet, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew Poets - Sylvia Plath, Jewel, Anne Sexton, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Samuel T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, William Blake, E.E. Cummings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Fiction - Harry Potter series, She's Come Undone, I Know this much is True, The Dante Club, The Davinci Code, all Anne Rice (favorite - The Feast of All Saints), all Gregory Maguire (favorite - Wicked), The Secret History, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Wrinkle in Time, The Westing Game, The Mists of Avalon, The Story of O
Directors/Writers - Kevin Smith, M. Night Shyamalan, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Raimi Actors - Colin Firth, Jack Nicholson, Christopher Walken, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Harrison Ford, Jason Lee, Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Ian McKellen, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman, Julia Stiles, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn Comedies - The Blues Brothers, The Breakfast Club, Three Amigos, Saved, Animal House, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Clerks I and Clerks II, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Sweetest Thing, Can't Hardly Wait, 40 Year Old Virgin, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Clue, Sixteen Candles, The Wedding Singer, Beetlejuice, Heathers, Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, Innerspace, Raising Arizona, Young Frankenstein, The Princess Bride Thriller/Horror - Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village, The Lady in the Water, The Craft, Scream I, Scream III, Gothika, The Shining, Carrie, The Evil Dead I and II, Army of Darkness, The Others, Tremors, Final Destination Drama - Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet, Girl Interrupted, St. Elmo's Fire, Donnie Darko, Sylvia, Crash, Othello, Cruel Intentions, Wild Things, Dangerous Liaisons, Brokeback Mountain, Walk the Line, Dead Poets Society, Resevoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill I and II, Mommie Dearest, Amadeus Romance - Their Eyes Were Watching God, Bridget Jones I and II, Pretty in Pink, Ever After, Pride and Prejudice (PBS version with Colin Firth) Action - Matrix trilogy, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Star Wars III, IV, V, and VI, Spiderman I and II, Batman, Batman Begins, all Harry Potter movies, Pirates of the Caribbean I and II Musicals - Rocky Horror Picture Show, Moulin Rouge, Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man (original version), Cabaret, All That Jazz, Mary Poppins, Fame, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, Grease, Rent, A Chorus Line, Cats, Chicago, Gypsy Others - Drumline, The Labyrinth, The Parent Trap, Wizard of Oz TV (still airing and cancelled) - Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, The Office, My Name is Earl, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Southpark, Teen Titans, That's so Raven, Fairly Odd Parents, Dexter's Laboratory, PowerPuff Girls, Clarissa Explains it all, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Beavis and Butthead, Sailor Moon
Basically, the music I enjoy consists of one or a combination of the following: intelligent lyrics, a strong beat, a powerful and/or sexy voice, beautiful instruments
Rap and R&B - Ludacris, Three Six Mafia, OutKast, Eminem, 50 cent, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Beyonce, Vivian Green, Joss Stone, R. Kelly Pop - Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson Country - Gretchen Wilson, Johnny Cash, Nickel Creek, Patsy Cline Musicals (not named earlier) - Mama Mia, Wicked, all Andrew Lloyd Weber Rock - Old - the Beatles, Chicago, Abba, The Police, Bangles, Belinda Carlisle, The Carpenters, Heart, The Doors, The Mamas and the Papas, Tom Petty New - Tori Amos, Jewel, Fiona Apple, NIN, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rage Against the Machine, System of a Down, Tool, Three Days Grace, Green Day, No Doubt, Morningwood, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Radiohead, Aerosmith, Lords of Acid, Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, Stone Temple Pilots [ Even though I do like some newer rock bands, I believe that true rock n roll died with Kurt Cobain. (My mother says that this is a sign that I am getting old)]
Favorite Songs (by artists not earlier mentioned) - Total Eclipse of the Heart (original), Sunshine of your Love, Papa was a Rolling Stone, Don't Fear the Reaper
I also enjoy blues, jazz, classical, and techno.
2. Racism and the world's (especially Mississippi's) ever present problems with it. I want to do something to help and change the current state of things, but sometimes it just feels pointless. Most people are just ignorant and stuck in their own antiquated and pathetic ways of thinking. Of all the problems in the world, this one frustrates me the most.
3. Religion and trying to figure out just what I truly believe. Being committed to one basic belief stifles your ability to accept other people and ideas, but if you do not commit yourself, then you truly do not believe. I believe in God, but, as to which religion is right, I do not think that any of them begin to know, understand, or teach the real truth.