My interests are vast and varied, as are my talents, skills, and knowledge. I’m a self-employed technical editor, as well as a networker, investigator, instigator, and inconvenient truth teller. Although I’m hard-wired to be an introvert, I’m outspoken and opinionated AF. Ranting is one of my favorite forms of entertainment.
Things that make me happy include walking, music, historical imagery, anything vintage, abandoned stuff, farmland, rolling foothills covered with oak savanna, any flower in the family asteraceae, pedicures, head rubs, blue jeans, sea otters, goats (ya think?), tabby cats, bull terriers, modern impressionist art, the spectrum of light, interior design, cheeseburgers, cauliflower, Envy apples, and really good coffee. If you give me a topic to research, hand me a map, or set me loose in a hardware store, I can amuse myself for hours.
Things that bum me out include war (and manufactured consent for war), bigotry, disenfranchisement, the corrupt two-party political system, stubborn ignorance, group think, passive aggression, shoulders with chips on them, overdevelopment and the resulting loss of open space, commute traffic, the sound of tooth sucking, and pretty much the entire decade of the 1980s. I’m afraid of roller coasters, the dark, and running out of toilet paper.
I’m big on personal responsibility. I have no patience for hipsters, liars, intellectual snobs, fauxgressive neoliberal establishment Democrats (or any other sheeple), party loyalists in general, folks invested in negative/self-defeating dogma, and those who believe their feelings are universal truths to which the entire rest of the world should subscribe. I’m also contemptuous of anyone who exploits other people, animals, the environment, and/or the system to gain unfair advantage.
I don’t get my panties in a wad over being called girl, chick, babe, or sweetie, nor am I offended by “bitch get me a sandwich” jokes. That being said, I categorically deny the right of any man to legislate (or even opine about) what a woman can or cannot do with her own body. Fuck off with that shit!
I’ve been doing online social networking since the early 1990s. Through various internet protocols, I’ve virtually (and in some cases actually) met a copious number of very cool, very high-quality people. In fact, my husband Peter and I met online back in 1998.
I think Tom Petty is a musical genius. I’m deeply touched by the passion of Fiona Apple. I consider Donny Hathaway to be the greatest singer of all time. And I’m pretty sure that ‘If I Loved You’ by Rodgers & Hammerstein is the most perfect song ever written.
My favorite colors are blue and green and everything in between… with purple coming in second… followed closely by every other hue under the sun.
I’m a huge proponent of year-round daylight saving time.
I’m a diehard fan of The Andy Griffith Show.
I’m obsessed with a particular southern sea otter named Luna.
I seriously need to own a pickup truck at some point before I die. That may happen soon — i.e., the truck, not the dying.