WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS JOURNAL:
Funny pictures and memes; recipes; craft stuff; lolcat
- and failblog
-esque macros; recommendations for books, movies, music, and fics; general blither-blather; and the occasional rant.
I'm an omnivore, and I love to cook (I have converted to mostly all organic foods), and so I might
talk about the food industry
from time to time. (If you're ever curious about this topic, I think renting Food, Inc.
is a good place to start.)
I curse sometimes; when I do, I love to use the word "fuck," due to its grammatical versatility. That said, I use expletives for emphasis, not as verbal abuse--I love snark and pith, but meanness will not be tolerated here.PRINCIPLES OF MINE:
I am a liberal Democrat, but I always welcome respectful debate
about anything--including politics--with reasonable, well-educated people. (Obviously, if you belong to the Tea Party, you are now excluded from debate on this journal.)
I'm down with all religions, and all mythologies interest me, but I dislike any dogma; RAmen
I may be straight, but I adamantly support GLBT issues; homophobic flames will be treated as a request for me to play with you the way a cat swats at a shiny object dangled in front of its face--it will not end well for you, but by all means, amuse me.
It's my life-goal to leave the world a little better than I found it.
Wearing white shoes after Labor Day will always be a fashion faux pas, but I will defend to the death your right to make such a
horrid, crass, terrible mistake
choice.THINGS THAT TURN ME ON:
Aside from cooking, I love to dance. I was raised on ballet and non-competitive ballroom. I'm currently all about Contra dancing
I also enjoy martial arts, such as Ninjutsu
(particularly Taijitsu, which is unarmed combat) and Capoeira
. I'm hardly a badass; I just like taking classes that resemble dancing at the Y.
I'm a slash fan
. Although I've been in many, many fandoms for over a decade under other names, I left that scene in order to take some time to deal with RL crises. This journal is a fresh start, I suppose. My current fandoms are BBC's Sherlock
(John/Sherlock) and the movie Inception
Anything written by Michael Ondaatje
is like an intellectual orgasm to me. Also, I may have an addiction to historical fiction... but I can quit any time I want, so it's fine... No, it's fine, everything's under control... I in no way have too many bookshelves or degrees because of it... *shifty eyes*
I consistently employ the em-dash, semicolon, and Oxford comma--and the later I use not solely because British accents are like ear-sex to me. ;-) I do so hope this does not jeopardize our friendship, but I understand certain kinds of punctuation--much like spices--are not to everyone's tastes.
I like to travel and have done so, extensively.
I enjoy learning new languages; I'm currently teaching myself Italian and American Sign Language.
a man in well-tailored suit. It gets me hot and bothered.
I am all about doing charitable work and donating time, materials, or money to various causes; the concept of Paying it Forward
really rings true to me.
My Profile lists that I like cats, and I cannot imagine living in a home without one
or half a dozen
, but I love all animals. I have a huge soft spot for the ultra-intelligent Australian Shepherd
, blue merles in particular.
WHY ARE YOU CALLED "CARDIGAN HERO"?
It is entirely possible that I own too many sweaters. It is not possible that I don them and then fight crime
Anything else you want to know, feel free to ask me. Also feel free to friend and unfriend at will and without explanation, and I'll do the same. Finally, feel free to get silly, wild, and crazy--I only ask that you play nice when you play here.
Well, what can I tell you that you can't already glean from my Profile? I'm not quite sure what all would interest passersby, but I feel as though I should prep anyone who is thinking about friending me, so here goes: