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28 March 1970
This journal is very personal and many entries are friends-locked. I write a lot about my health issues (chronic kidney disease, bipolar disorder, etc.), but here's some other stuff about me:
  • I do a lot of artwork, mostly paper collage but with occasional forays into other media, and I venture to call myself an artist. Quite a few other people do, too. Sometimes I post photos of my work.
  • I used to write a lot of fiction (and in fact was even in an MFA program in creative writing for a couple years), but haven't done much fiction writing in quite a long time. I've begun to dip my toe into that river again recently, and I sometimes post the snippets I've been writing.
  • I have a lot of health problems, and I write about them a lot.
  • I have one husband (Shannon) and two cats (Callisto and Lucifer/Lucy). Shannon is infinitely amazing, Callisto is infinitely hungry, and Lucy is infinitely terrifiable.

My Various Online Footprints

  • My Amazon profile page: This page gathers together the various reviews I've written for items I bought on Amazon, the lists I've written (my favorite sf/fantasy books, my favorite kids' books, etc.), and various stuff like that.
  • My Amazon Wish List: Stuff I want, listed conveniently all in one place in case anyone gets a mad urge to buy me something neato keen.
  • My Etsy profile page: Etsy is "an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies," and my profile page has links to my own shop ("Polychrome Paper," currently on hiatus) and several lists of different kinds of favorite items from other shops.
  • My Yelp! profile page: I've written many Yelp! reviews (mostly for businesses in the SF Bay Area, primarily restaurants).
  • My stock.xchng profile page: I experiment with photography occasionally, and I've posted some of my favorite photos to stock.xchng, a website that hosts a huge number of free stock images.
  • My Facebook page: I read Facebook infrequently and post erratically.
  • Alias Adverb: My very out-of-date personal website is in need of much work one of these days.

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." -- Oscar Wilde

My current LJ moodtheme is made up of all kinds of random stuff that interests me: tv shows ("In Plain Sight," "The Vampire Diaries," "Queer As Folk: US," "Buffy," "Lost" "Doctor Who," "Stargate: SG1," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," "Firefly," "Glee," "Torchwood," "Moonlighting," "The Wire," "Veronica Mars," "White Collar," "Battlestar Galactica," "Pushing Daisies," "Top Chef," and "Criminal Minds"), movies (1995's Persuasion, the BBC's 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini-series, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, A Room with a View, Brokeback Mountain, Thelma and Louise, The Sixth Sense, Run Lola Run, Wayne's World, American Beauty, The Wedding Singer, Star Wars, E.T., Truly Madly Deeply, Memento, Amélie, Edward Scissorhands, Gerard Depardieu's 1990 Cyrano de Bergerac, and the LOTR series), as well as other random stuff (Jackie Chan, Jay and Silent Bob, Hanson, Eyeore, Pippi Longstocking, cartoons from my childhood, etc.).

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