|Occupation:||Artistic / Creative|
|Height:||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Vision:||No assisted eyewear|
|Hair Style:||Wavy - Long|
|Piercing Info:||One hole in each ear (even though I rarely wear earrings) and a navel-ring|
|Relationship Status:||Single - Involved|
|Family Info:||*deep breath* Both my parents are divorced and re-married, I have a brother and a sister, two step-brothers and two step-sisters from my step-father's previous marriage, and a half-brother and half-sister from my father and step-mother's marriage. I don't think my immediate family has ever been in the same room together (the fact that they're all still alive is a good clue). We put the 'funk' back into 'disfunktional'!|
|Astrological Sign:||Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)|
|Smoking:||No. But not bothered by it|
|Liquor:||Social drinker. One or two|
|Your Home:||Live with roommate(s)|
|Biography/About:||You can get most of this profile stuff from my blog.|
|Likes:||The smell of rain; The sound of a deep bass voice; Snow; Um...Kitties...; I sound like a dork|
|Dislikes:||Vomiting; Tunnel-Vision; Extreme Religious Right-Wing Fanatics (or E.R.R.W.F.s, as I've been known to call them. Okay, not really. Until now. Stupid E.R.R.W.F.s!); Canned Peas|
|Interests:||Theatre, Music, Writing, Reading, Philosophy, Psychology, Geology, Zoology, Anthropology, various other 'logy's|
|People/Heroes:||Catwoman! (Even though she's an anti-hero), Buckaroo Banzai!, Indiana Jones, Mahatma Gandhi (look, a non-fictional human!)|
|Books:||The Dune Chronicles, Lolita, Tropic of Cancer, Belinda, Summer Sisters, The 'My Teacher is an Alien' Series, Siddhartha, 1984, The Catcher in the Rye, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Notes from My Travels: Visits with Refugees in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan, and Ecuador|
|Authors:||Frank Herbert, Henry Miller, Arthur Miller, Bruce Coville, Jerry Spinelli, Judy Blume, Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, Hermann Hesse, George Orwell, J. D. Salinger, Baroness Orczy|
|Music Genres:||Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion, Alternative, Musical Soundtracks, Anything that sounds good|
|Bands/Artists:||Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Ani DiFranco, Leah Andreone, Suzanne Vega, Melissa Etheridge, Alanis Morisette, Tori Amos, Yes, Incubus, Queen, The Dresden Dolls, Muse, System of a Down, Radiohead, the pillows, Paula Cole, Garbage, Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, No Doubt, They Might Be Giants, Reel Big Fish, Aquabats, Phish, Jethro Tull, Cake, David Bowie, Bloodhound Gang, The Offspring, Annie Lennox, Billy Joel, Elton John, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Eat World, Beethoven, Bartok, Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand (shut up!)|
|Albums/CDs:||'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'-Genesis, 'Up'-Peter Gabriel, 'Veiled'-Leah Andreone, 'Little Earthquakes'-Tori Amos, 'Jagged Little Pill'-Alanis Morisette, RENT-Original Cast Recording, INTO THE WOODS-Original Cast Recording, 'Cruel Intentions' soundtrack|
|Songs:||'It's Alright, It's OK'-Leah Andreone, 'Musical Box'-Genesis, 'Happy Phantom'-Tori Amos, 'Chop Suey!'-System of a Down, 'Darkness'-Peter Gabriel, 'Hybrid Rainbow'-the pillows, 'Not a Pretty Girl'-Ani DiFranco|
|TV Shows:||'Journey to Planet Earth', 'CSI: Las Vegas', 'Law and Order: SVU', 'FLCL', 'Farscape', 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', 'Doctor Who?', 'Firefly'|
|Movies:||'Dream for an Insomniac', 'About Adam', 'Blade Runner', 'Serenity', Julie Taymor's 'Titus', 'Cruel Intentions', Tim Robbins' 'Cradle Will Rock', 'Kill Bill', 'Labrynth', 'The Princess Bride', 'The Dark Crystal', The 'Indiana Jones' series, 'Star Wars' 4-6, 'Wrath of Khan', Kevin Smith's 'Jersey' series, 'Dogma', 'Batman', 'Batman Returns', Anything by the Python boys, 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension', 'Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'Big Trouble in Little China', 'Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?', 'The Phantom of the Paradise', 'The Breakfast Club', 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', 'Gia', 'Napoleon Dynamite', 'Fifth Element', 'Resident Evil', '28 Days Later', 'Princess Mononoke', 'Empire Records', 'That Thing You Do', 'High Fidelity'|
|Actors:||Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Audrey Hepburn|
|Games:||Chess, Soul Calibur, Bloody Roar, Mortal Combat, Sonic the Hedgehog (yes, I'm a nerd)|
|Colors:||Grey, Blue, Black, Silver|
|Pets/Animals:||One Crazy Cat|
|Cars/Motorcyles:||I have a car, it gets me from point A to point B (when I can afford the gas)|
|Food:||Sushi, my mom's stu, almost any kind of pasta, Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake|
|Drink:||Decaf Cinnamon Mocha, White Russian, Guinness|
|Quotes:||(See Side Panel of Blog)|
|Position:||I like being on top|
|Plays/Musicals||ANGELS IN AMERICA; THE CRUCIBLE; THE PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT AS PERFORMED BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM OF CHARENTON UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MONSIEUR DE SADE; STOP, KISS; MASTER HAROLD and the boys; WAITING FOR GODOT; THE DOLL HOUSE; HAMLET; MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; AS YOU LIKE IT; RENT; ASSASSINS; INTO THE WOODS; SWEENEY TODD; THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL; MISS SAIGON; HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING; THE LAST FIVE YEARS; ANYTHING GOES|
In the digital age, you can seal your fate with the click of a button.
Events which occured hundreds of years ago have put me where I am today. Have put you where you are today. The advantages and disadvantages given to you and me at birth were determined way before we were conceived.
An idea turned the fate of this nation. A plane destroyed years of security and well-being.
An entire semester is reduced to a single letter, and an academic career turned into a number.
A person is reduced to a statistic.
A life is consolidated into a number.
Are you a number? Or is your life worth more...
It starts out small; little things that work their way in and begin to jab, to hurt. And my stupid, obsessive brain begins to cycle those little things through, round and around, and those little things get bigger and they consume my thoughts until there is such a noise that I can't hear anything new, anything good. After that, everything is colored by those stupid little things that I keep working around, and it becomes a physical pain that sets into the core of me. I get the urge to replace food with alcohol; self-medication to dull the pain. It's a hard urge to fight.
I'd hate to say...
Waiting for the bus, waiting for him/her to ask you out, waiting for your big break, waiting for someone to come sweep you off your feet and take you away from it all. There are a lot of things people wait for. Some things are necessary, because many things take time. But there are plenty of things one could do in the interim. Like living. There's so much life to live while your waiting for something to take place. And, who knows, maybe while your waiting to get married or waiting for the perfect job to come along, you'll realize that thing you've been waiting for is not what you...
There are a lot of things I don't like about our apartment. However, there are things to appreciate. Like one of my neighbors. I've never met her formally, but I have considered sticking my head out the door a few times to tell her she has one of the most awesome voices I've ever heard. She sings as she exits and enters the apartment structure, and her voice echoes throughout the courtyard with so much soul and power it makes me want to cry. It reminds me that, however harsh this city and its people can be, there is beauty in everyone. It's harder to see in some than in others, but...