Hi! My name is swirly87. It's been awhile since I've gone on Gaia, over 2 years now. For those of you wondering where I've been, long story short, I lost my password/account and it's taken awhile to regain it. Granted, I probably would have gotten it back soon if roommates (who thought I was too addicted and thought I needed intervention...), school (I really really wanted to graduate college with a decent GPA so I had to kick my studying habits into gear), and life (had to find a job after graduation) didn't happen. Anyway, now I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with a Minor in English.
I love animals, as evident in my B.S. in the subject and the fact that I work with animals everyday. I don't own any dogs and cats, but I do work with them everyday. I volunteer once a week at one of my local animal shelters, either walking/socializing the dogs or socializing/hanging out with the cats. I own two guinea pigs, who I adore and cherish very much (they're my little babies). Both are rescues. They were abandoned at my workplace, but now they live in a giant cavy-sized mansion (8 sq. ft cage attached to a 9 sq. ft. playpen).
I also love anime. My favorites being Naruto, Bleach, Fruits Basket, Ouran High Host Club, and Black Cat, just to name a few. I like reading the mangas for these anime as well. I also enjoy reading books of the supernatural and fantasy genre. Although I occasionally will read a romance novel, if the mood suits me. Sushi is one of my favorite foods of all time (if you hadn't already noticed). Ice cream, seaweed, and chocolate being included in the all time favorites list. Although to be more specific, my favorite chocolate is dark chocolate. I'm trying out role playing. So far it's been quite fun, although I would prefer it if people would stop using chatspeak.