I'm about to turn 30 in a few months (February, which gives me something to look forward to that month and also makes me a Pisces, if you're interested), which worries me to some degree, but only because it's kinda wiggy to leave your twenties behind. My brother has promised me a black Grim Reaper cake, which I think will be just awesome so I'm really looking forward to that part of it. For all intents and purposes, I'm a widow - I lost my fiance to brain cancer 15 months ago. He was my husband in practice if not by law so "widow" is the classification that seems to fit best. We would've been married this past Spring but cancer had plagues him most of his adult life (3 different types of cancer, in fact) and was just bound and determined to have him. I just couldn't fight that and neither could he. I also have an ex-husband - we divorced due to religious differences: he thought he was a god and I disagreed. It was not an amicable divorce and if you hear me talk about him, I generally refer to him as His Stupidity. But enough about that. I have 2 kids, both boys, and they are an amazing source of alternating pride and gray hair. My oldest's fondest wish is to drop out of school and play video games all day (he's 9) and my youngest has ADHD (he's 5). I love them to distraction =)
It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do when I grew up. I majored in photography right out of high school - had a great time, met a lot of awesome people, but found out (many thousands of dollars later) that I don't have the talent to make it as a professional. So it's just a hobby now, one that I enjoy but don't do nearly enough of. I attempted to major in nursing but didn't have the time to really commit to the program or to the waiting list. So I decided to try for Medical Office Administration and succeeded. I worked in a surgeon's office for a while and hated it with a passion. When your password to get into your computer at work is "Ifuckinghatemyjob", yeah, there are some issues that need to be addressed. I have done a lot of things: many (too many) restaurants, machine operator at Black and Decker, photo lab tech, gas station cashier, daycare cook/assistant. Now I'm a Program Assistant at Appalachian State University and love it there. It's an interesting job - rarely a dull moment - and I usually have some time for LJ, which is nice.
I love movies and books and have a massive collection of both. My fondest wish is to have a house with a huge library and entertainment room so I can fill them both =) I am a huge Harry Potter fan and love to tell people what made me start reading the books in the first place. For a while, every time I picked up a magazine or Reader's Digest, it was filled with letters about how Harry Potter was awful and exposing children to Satan and how JK Rowling should be dragged out in the street and shot. I decided that I just had to see what the fuss was all about so I picked up a copy of Sorcerer's Stone. I fell in love with the story and joined the world-wide hordes of rabid HP fans. So, in essence, the religious bashing sent JK Rowling an avid reader who spends lots of money on the HP stuff. I find it wonderfully ironic, don't you? I'm also a huge fan of Babylon 5 (had a serious crush on Garibaldi for a while), Buffy, Charmed, and all manner of other fandoms. I haven't written any fanfic yet but it's only a matter of time, I'm sure. I have a great story idea involving Neville...but that's for another time and place.
Let's see, what else about me is even remotely interesting? I can't swim - never learned, doubt I ever will. I can't stand to get water in my ears - it just feels ooky to me. I was a band geek in high school. I played the drums, though I doubt that I could do it now. We did have band camp but if anything happened the way the movie portrays it, it was kept well-hidden from me. I slip in and out of accents very easily. If I spend any time at all with you, I can pick up your accent and manner of speech and will slip in and out of it without even noticing until someone points it out to me. I've signed up to do NaNoWriMo in November as well as LJ Idol, which just goes to prove that I have in fact taken leave of my senses. Hopefully it's temporary. It might turn out to be a good way to make some new friends though, which is always a plus.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little foray into the life of me. =)
Oh, and one more thing: I'm a bit wordy.