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I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. I read your journals, and you update regularly and in detail. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you for your interest in my words.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they listen in rapture to the love-music of she-turnips."

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who comment all the time. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear. 

ETA:  Post as many tidbits about yourself as you'd like!  You don't have to limit yourself to one.
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Just one?

My mother went to finishing school in the South and I used to have to attend bi-annual cotillions (once in the spring and once in the winter) and got blacklisted from the local social register for showing up to a debutante ball with a car-full of drunk and stoned boys in tuxes... two hours after the debs were presented.


*g*

As a follow up to show how far I've fallen, I have three tattoos (two of which are relatively large). And six ear piercings (down from the height of 10 in my late 20s).

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Thanks for responding.

Post 50 things if you'd like. I'm a curious soul and would love to know about the person behind the username. :)

Oh, I would have loved to see the reaction as you showed up with your friends. *g* I have no idea what you look like, but I have a mental picture of some facets of your personality. Suffice it to say that I cannot picture you at a debutante ball.

Yes, I remember you mentioned your upper back tattoo in one of your recent posts. If you don't mind my asking, what images do the tatts consist of?

And six ear piercings (down from the height of 10 in my late 20s).

Does this mean you're becoming more conservative with age? ;)

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I understand your desire to keep part of your cultural heritage alive. I'm Indian; I was born and raised in the U.S., but my parents are from Calcutta, India. :)

Well I hope your first kiss is with someone you really like, and not that one guy you mentioned. You know, the one you think you should like, but don't. ;)

I married the first (and only) person I slept with; not because I think there's anything wrong with having more than one partner. That's just how things worked out. And I don't regret it. :)

I'm only 5'2", so I hear you.

I like Southern accents. Just a hint of sweetness.

Random things: I'm 34, but mentally 13, probably :) I live in north Spain (Basque Country). My fav color is green. Fav singer is Chris Isaak. I HATE Christmas, so figure out how these days are going for me (trying to forget about the world now :P). I don't eat meat, any kind, but sometimes I eat fish. Totally crazy about black tea. Have visited London six times, and once around Wales, UK for the win :). Been working at the same place for 10 years now (WOW!). My friends are the most important thing in my life. The MOST. I'm on holidays now but coudn't do anything as planned because of a terrible flu.

May come back later with some more. ;)

I have wool gloves in all my bags-purses-coats, because of this.

Have lots of gloves everywhere. All colours. ;)

I'm painfully shy in person, and I tend to get a little heavy-handed with the sarcasm to downplay that.

I think Cheetos are absolutely disgusting, to the point that I can hardly stand to be around someone who's eating them.

As a kid, I used to bring a book to the dinner table with me.


I'm a little shy, too. I often prefer to observe, analyze, and file things away for later. ;)

As a kid, I used to bring a book to the dinner table with me.

I can't remember if I actually brought books to dinner with me, but if you didn't know where I was, you could usually find me in my room with my nose buried in a book. My father wasn't happy when he found me reading Gone With the Wind when I was in 4th or 5th grade. *g*

I loved the county library, the media center at school, etc. Yum. Books. :)

I'm 21 and never really been out on a real date because it was drilled into my head at a very early age that school comes before anything else. And since I've only been finished with school since July, and I've been pretty busy with work...I haven't exactly put myself out there yet.

I can relate; my parents were the same way. That, and they were terrified by the notion of teen pregnancy. *g*

Good luck when you do start dating. I hope you have fun and meet lots of interesting people, regardless of whether they're all right for you romantically. :)

"Ah, there's so and so...they listen in rapture to the love-music of she-turnips."
whoa, that's kinda awesome. in a really weird wtf way. :D

Um, I'm lurking around this journal for the fic. :) Bones is a pretty minor fandom for me. HP, SGA, SG-1 and Supernatural are my main fandoms. I'm in love with the character of Jack O'Neill. Also Snape. And I think DB is hotter as Booth than he was as Angel, especially in the later seasons. I never really got into Buffy either, more because I was too late watching it I guess [I only started watching it last year or so].

In regards to non-fandom me: I love the colour dark blue, the song Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls, am a chocolate addict and am currently in desperate need of a holiday. :)

Yeah, I can't take credit for the bit about the she-turnips. But it was certainly weird!

Um, I'm lurking around this journal for the fic. :)

I'm glad you delurked. :)

I've read all the HP books, and I've watched and enjoyed the first two seasons of SPN, but I'm not involved in either fandom. SG-1 and SGA I know very little about, though witchofthedogs tells me I would love John Sheppard. :)

As for DB, I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers, as the saying goes. *g* I discovered him during the Buffy years and was wowed by him and by Buffy/Angel. B/A will always own a little corner of my heart. I've only seen a couple Angel eps, but I plan to catch up someday.

Iris is a beautiful song.

Ah, chocolate. What's not to love?

Hope you get that vacation soon.

Okay ---

I love all kinds of music, from classical to hip-hop. I love movies. I used to read a novel/week, now I read fanfic instead.

I'm a college professor, married, with one child - an adult woman, who's an art director/set decorator in movies/tv/print ads/commercials.

I've written a couple of books, and am working on a third, which is on the buffy and angel online fandoms.

I'm in reasonably good health, am reasonably happy, and am, overall, "reasonable".

How about telling me something about YOU?


Is that Giles in your icon? If yes, oh how I miss him and the rest of the Scooby Gang. I may have to go watch some BtVS.

I love all kinds of music, from classical to hip-hop. I love movies. I used to read a novel/week, now I read fanfic instead.

Oh, I am so with you. There's so much to listen to, read, and watch. Just not enough time. :)

I'm in reasonably good health, am reasonably happy, and am, overall, "reasonable".

I LOVE this. In fact, I may steal it.

I've written a couple of books, and am working on a third, which is on the buffy and angel online fandoms.

That is fascinating. I want to read that book. :) What were the subjects of your previous books?

How about telling me something about YOU?

I hate talking about myself, but since you asked... ;)

I'll tell you thirteen things:

1. The Hot Chick is one of my guilty pleasure movies. What can I say? Rob Schneider as a teenage girl cracks me up. *g*

2. Pan's Labyrinth made me cry.

3. I own way too many books about writing; it's an addiction. *g* Well, I probably own too many books, period.

4. During college, I interned at Ms. Magazine.

5. A couple years ago, I almost went back to school to become a marriage and family therapist. (My B.A. was in English.)

6. I think everyone has a story to tell, if only we are ready to listen.

7. I married the first (and only) person I slept with; not because I think there's anything wrong with having more than one partner. That's just how things worked out. And I don't regret it. :)

8. No kids yet. I was pregnant a couple months ago and had a missed miscarriage. We'll reenter the trying phase soon.

9. My parents are from Calcutta, India. They came here after marriage. I consider myself American and Indian.

10. I'm agnostic, so I don't believe in God. There could be one (or several)—I just haven't experienced anything that makes me think there is one. I'm happy to be proven wrong. On the off-chance that I'm reincarnated, I'd like to study psychology and sociology in greater depth in my next life. :)

11. I'm a low-maintenance type of person. Not much drama, pretty reasonable, and tend towards pragmatism and optimism.

12. Getting older doesn't have to be a bad thing. I like who I am at 30 more than I like who I was at 20.

13. If there's one thing I want for myself, purely for me, it's to be a writer.

Hope I haven't put you to sleep. :D

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Writing/creating is unlike anything else, isn't it? :)

*g* Don't worry, you probably won't have it all figured out when you're 67, either. I'm 30, and I still don't have a clue what the hell I'm doing. Somehow, we all muddle through.

I'm a romantic in the sense that when I meet the right person I'll just *know*. I'm loyal to a fault sometimes. And I believe in second chances.

Just beautiful.

I like to bake. I love to take pictures. I love all things ancient Egyptian (from the time I was in Kindergarten, I wanted to be an archaeologist). I enjoy scrapbooking.

...and that's probably more than anyone ever wanted to know about me. :)

Because of your journal entries, I had a hunch you enjoyed baking.

I like the idea of scrapbooking, but I don't actually do it. That may change once I have kids.

I hope you're able to feed your love for ancient Egypt even if you aren't an archeologist.

...and that's probably more than anyone ever wanted to know about me. :)

Never.

I'm 34 =O but I act like a teenager mostly I think because I'm surrounded by them, I teach kids and teens and I have 8 nieces and a nephew between 5 and 23. I'm also an administrator at an advertising agency. I love music, movies and tv. I'm cheerful and silly most of the time, though I tend to get depressed easily even for the smallest thing. So when that happens I read fics, especially smut, helps to lift my spirit ;) My mother language is Spanish btw.

Wow, you really are surrounded by kids and teens. :) Sounds like they keep you young!

Stories are fun to escape into. I hope you will speak up on the days when you feel sad.

My mother language is Spanish btw.

I wish I spoke Spanish; it's a useful language to know. :)

My name is Caitlin, I hate being called Cait or Catie (unless it's by a small child who can't say the -lin part of my name, then I don't mind). I live in the USA, and I read a lot. That's about my life :D

Oh, and I love to sing!

Books and music—the stuff of life! :)

This is a neat idea. Let's see, things about myself. I love to read, I love to write. But I'm painfully nervous about sharing my writing even though generally when I do people are very complimentary. I LOVE to travel. Michelangelo is my favorite artist and my goal in life is to see as many of his works of art as possible. At last count, I only have two to go. My hobbies also include cross stitching and photography and baking/cooking. I'm also very opinionated about things like politics and history, though I try to curb my more forceful instincts in order to not alienate people. And I am obsessively addicted to many a TV show and movies :)

But I'm painfully nervous about sharing my writing even though generally when I do people are very complimentary.

I understand this completely. I hope you're able to push past the fear—if that's what you want. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with writing for your eyes only. :)

Michelangelo is my favorite artist and my goal in life is to see as many of his works of art as possible. At last count, I only have two to go.

That's fascinating!

You take lovely photos; I've seen some of them on your website.

I'm also very opinionated about things like politics and history, though I try to curb my more forceful instincts in order to not alienate people.

Now you've made me very curious. *g*

And I am obsessively addicted to many a TV show and movies :)

Hear hear!



*ponders* Well I'm not sure exactly how many interesting tidbits there are about me..
Erm, my full name is Lauren but I usually go by Ren.
I don't remember ever seriously wanting to be a princess when I was little- though I do remember that I wanted to chase tornadoes for several years.
Horses are one of my absolute favorite animals, and coming into my room means being assaulted by posters, books, figurines and other such horsey stuff :D

Ren; I like it. :)

I don't think I ever wanted to be a princess either. And chasing tornadoes sounds much more interesting! (Albeit, kind of scary, too.)

I think I rode a horse once when I was a kid. I don't remember much about the experience apart from thinking that horses are kind of smelly. :D But I loved Black Beauty.

Well, I did post some things about me recently for no reason... maybe this is why? So you can go over to my journal and skip a few entries back... to here (see how nice I am to you, not making you search?) and read that list. Plus some others...

*I live on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. It's like... beach beach beach beach beach. And it's the northern most point of what can still be called Sydney, as the name suggests. Palm Beach, the very last one, is where celebrities rent holiday houses - Tom and Nicole and the kids for Christmas. Oh and Baywatch shot some stuff here before we told them to bugger off.

*I kind of rocked high school art but I only started in year 10. I like art and I used to be really into watercolours as my main medium but acting was always my first artistic thing. But I like to sing and play the flute and dance and write (once upon a time) so I really can't control myself! I'm a Pisces, you see.

*I was named after my Nanna and one of my Godmothers. This one is harder to remember and be useful but I thought I'd tell you anyway.

In no particular order:

I have a tattoo of an ankh on my lower back.

I started knitting my first jumper in January this year and still haven't finished it - I have one sleeve left to do!

I am the Queen of Spreadsheets at work.

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my favourite authors and I would recommend her books to everyone.

At age 30, I am still waiting to feel like a grown-up.


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