More About Who I Am:
When I'm not working, reading, or wasting my time on my computer, I'm either
creating and viewing all different types of art, listening to music (mostly alternative,
punk, gothic, classic rock from the 60's, native american, and industrial -
ethno-techno), or watching television. I also spend a lot
of time sleeping (or trying to sleep), writing, and hanging out with friends.
In My Office (9/30/98)
Other random details that may or may not tell you more about me: My favorite color is
black (as if you couldn't tell that already :) . I am a Virgo (9/8/60), born in the year
of the Rat.
My favorite boots have 8 holes, are 17 cm or 6" high, are colored black, and I
like 'em a lot.
My hair is auburn. It's currently straight and shoulders length. I am
seriously sick of it and contemplating a major change, perhaps shaving my head
-- I really hate it. I have grey-blue
eyes which change based on what I'm wearing. Since I usually wear only black, they tend to
stay grey. As of this past April, I have begun adding a little more colour to my
wardrobe. Now that Autumn is fast approaching, I've been unpacking my black
sweaters with glee.
My sense of humor can sometimes be a bit on the dark side.
I have a pretty decent CD collection.
I dislike cats even though I own one now, but I love dogs. They've sometimes been my only friends...
Gamblin Farms Maximillian
Good boy :-)
Toby (just Toby) ?-1992
I miss you, pup...
I usually prefer to go for healthy food... I tend to cook varied ethnic foods. My son
began eating sushi when he was 2 years old. Once, when we were down the Bahamas, as we sat
for dinner, he looked at his plate, turned to me, and sighed, "Lobster, again?"
He's 5 now. And he's my very best friend. He always will be.
I am 155 centimeters tall, or 5' 1". I weigh around
I have 2 pierced ears. My nose was pierced back in the mid-70s when I lived in India.
I've often thought about doing it again, but I won't. I have no tattoos. I wear makeup
only when I want to. I have a large scale burn scar on my left shoulder that I was
considering tattooing over with a large dragon, but it has lightened considerably...most
people don't notice it. I kind of think it's interesting. Another badge of my life.
When pressed, I will admit to being strange. People can tell I'm weird by the way I
look. There's something about the way I appear that seems stranger than your typical
black-clad freak. I can easily intimidate others.
Vampires? Cool fiction. I'll admit to reading Anne Rice, and more than one.
Aside from churches having interesting architecture sometimes, I don't
believe in established religion for exploring your spirituality. I don't really mind what you think about it. I like to think that I have a
spirituality, which may or may not conform to a recognised religion. I believe that I have
an immortal soul, that lives on. I have to, or I couldn't survive. I can feel the spirits
around me, and they're not just human, they're in animals, and trees, and other living
things. It sounds almost creepy, I know. I'm still looking for a spiritual community that
allows women to be anything they seek, and not limit them to specific roles. Even Buddha
describes four kinds of women and nine kinds of wives, the ultimate being a servant to her
husband. After learning this, it was enough to send me searching again. Allow me to be
what I am. I just want to be allowed to fail. I may just surprise you. I can't find what
my true limitations are unless I move from the social comfort zones already drawn for me
when I was born sans phallus.
My Rant About Government
Governments have no business interfering with the activities of others where the people
who choose to participate are the only willing participants in the process. When they
choose to tell me how I can act, or make me wear a seat belt "for my own good",
I say, "Live Free or Die" (Must have been all those years I lived in New
Hampshire.) I'm seriously concerned about impacts on both the environment and businesses
by governmental edicts, but neither should get full preference in my opinion.
gender should never come into decisions on everyday life.
The government has no business raising a class of citizens
that have never supported themselves, being born into welfare and dying in it.
And I don't like 30% of my paycheck going to programs that have massive
administration costs tacked on. Government workers have a tremendous amount of
benefits and job security; I have worked my butt off for years with little or no
benefits, and what part my taxes is getting back to me? Truly, the white collar
worker in this country is the one on the precipice: at any moment my whole life
can be taken away, through illness, accident or other tragedy, and it isn't the
government that picks up any part of my tab.
Recreational drugs -- I've done contraband stuff and enjoyed it, but I don't think it's
my thing, really. Been there, done that.
I am female. I am mostly heterosexual. My relationships are always open to negotiation
with regard to relationship type and can be renegotiated from time to time. I'll try
anything once, often twice! :) The kinky stuff I'm into is utterly private and none of
I have a few friends which will be part of my life forever. My friend, Robyn, saved my soul a number of times. I love her with the entire aspect of my being.
Robyn and Me
I got on the 'net at some unrecorded point of 1992. I write on
several listservs about computers, design, marketing, technology and how they
And should you ever wish to hunt me down, I can be found living
on the prairie,
somewhere in western Illinois.