About (of the Flu?)
A/S/L: Older than You wink /Female/Utah
I am a recently-heart-broken girl... but I won't say no to some decent flirtage! xd
I live in a fantastic little house that The Roomie (not shown here) and I are calling "The Ark."
Why? Well, between us we currently have 3 sugar gliders, 1 chinchilla, 2 small dogs, 2 parrots, 1 red ear slider turtle, 2 tree frogs, 1 lizard, 1 Leopard gecko, 1 canary, 2 parakeets, 5 hermit crabs, 1 Russian tortoise, 4 fishies, a large colony of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and a number of amiable houseplants. (and those are just the PERMANENT ones... we have fosters all the time) I get to teach classes and field trips to crazy children, play with baby animals, and color to pay my rent. Awesome, huh? But I MAY switch to part time this time because I might *drumroll please* GO BACK TO SCHOOL to be a Vet Tech and an ASL interpreter AS WELL. (For those of you so deeply entrenched in the net that that makes no sense to you, I do NOT mean AgeSexLocation... I mean, best beloveds, AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.)
I am a passionate person. I do not mean that in a sexual way, I mean that when I love something or someone I love them deeply and completely. Some of my insatiable passions are literature, my sugar gliders, religious studies, water aerobics, and art.
My favorite books are Children's Lit. In general, I have an inherent disdain for SERIES books. However, I love Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events as well.
My sugar gliders & chinchilla
are my babies
, much to my mother's chagrin (she reminds me OFTEN "I need Grandchildren! It's like Heroine for mothers!" My mom is hilarious.). They are the *always* good thing in my life when everything seems falling apart. (I have chemical depression, by the way) They need me to care for them... and that keeps me anchored. They save my life often.
I am religious... as for my own beliefs, you may have guessed I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka: Mormon! *cue scary music!*). I believe it... I live it. However, I admit that right now I have not been as devout as I want to be. Working on that. smile
But besides my own faith, I am fascinated by the beliefs of others (as long as they aren't YELLING them at me!). I am not here to "convert" anyone... but do not expect me to cast aside the gospel I know to be true, either.
I am not
a skinny girly girl. I was a tomboy all my life. I would prefer a football game to a prom every time. I am also rather "girthy," which I am MOSTLY Okay with. I never expect to thin... however, I do want to be HEALTHIER than I am now. To this end, and because it is FUN, I do water aerobics faithfully 5 days a week. I also sometimes stick to the Weight Watchers CORE plan... not quite so faithfully (I am addicted to bread and popcorn and those get me all the time. Not to mention CHOCOLATE!) I am also Diabetic (related to the weight thing) and have many other health problems that are NOT related to the weight thing. I battle them all with lots of meds and annoyance.
Other than that, I adore art. I have my fingers in the pies of just about every medium, though lately I merely doodle and take photos of my sugar gliders (dang grown-upness! Cuts into my colorin'!)
I am NOT however, admittedly, an anime fan. *hangs head in shame* I apologize to the fine people of Gaia for that. There are, occasionally, Anime pieces that I do love. They are just few and far between.
I also love gardening, turtles, poetry, theater, and children and teens. Like I said, I am a teacher at work... I am also a substitute teacher in regular schools in the off-season. The kids here on this site here and elsewhere may well be students of mine. I get very VERY protective. I will (and have the means to) report any inappropriate behavior toward minors by adults or adults pretending to be kids. You have been warned. You are not untraceable. You are being watched. ***** BEWARE. Mess with any of MY little friends and you are likely to end up on a list of people who will be meeting my aunt... who happens to be on the Internet Crimes task force for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Whoa. Sorry to take such a serious turn... but it is a serious issue.
But back to the silliness, the following things can make me laugh anytime: The Office, The Tick, MASH, Scrubs, rubber duckies, pronouncing "boobs" in stupid ways, Nacho Libre, Lilo and Stitch, talking like a dolphin, Homestar Runner (I :HEART: STRONG BAD!!!!), Ask a Ninja, Gilmore Girls, the Nutrigrain Ad on YouTube, druggies, WalMart at 2 am, etc. Now have a good night. I should feed the babies and try to sleep.
p.s. OH and speaking of those babies, I started a SUGAR GLIDER GUILD! Feel free to join!
(yes it's really Gaia but it was too long to fit IN my siggy so I Tiny Urled it. Capise?)
So, the good news is I am Blogging prolifically now! Almost everyday! The bad news is that it is not on HERE. But that doesn't mean you can't read....
I have no doubt about your literacy, since you have read this far.
ANYWAY, like I said, I recently began to fill cyberspace with my writing and you, too, can enjoy them if you like.