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About meI'm Recovering, Curious, and a Lover of Irony.
I love tools: I salivate in tool departments and hardware stores; Home Depot is practically orgasmic. *smirk*
I’m somewhat contradictory (Scorpio w/Taurus rising). This combination makes me particularly stubborn on the one hand, and tenacious (or perseverant) on the other hand. While the one, stubbornness, is a character defect, the others, tenacity and perseverance, are character assets. Of course, one’s experiences (both mine and yours) are naturally determined by one’s point of view. :)
My strong Scorpio personality also provides me with a certain intensity, autonomy, and the need for solitude. Everything you've ever heard about Scorps is true about me save one: I am generally not a jealous person.
I don’t have a creative bone in my body, but I thoroughly appreciate creativity in others. I have befriended and also dated many musicians and artists. I seem to attract such folk, I think as complementary to my own personality.
I initially appear as an extrovert until you get to know me, then it becomes clear that I am actually an introvert. While I do enjoy the company of my fellows, I also require time alone to recharge after spending time with others.
Math is a foreign language I’ve never been able to grasp; I think it might be easier for me to learn to speak Klingon. Still, I’m fascinated by computers and want to build my own some day.
My favorite superhero is Storm from the X-Men movies. (Yum.)
I love to read, so much so that I will literally read anything put before me, including the cereal box.
I have depression and PTSD. I’m on meds and quite stable. However, meds did not make me inhuman: I do still experience life and its ups and downs. I tend to go to more meetings and reach out to my Recovering friends during the downs.
I work a 12-Step Program (the one founded by Jimmy K.). It’s the most important thing in my life, and always will be so; without it, I have no life to live.
After moving all over the country for the past 25 years, I've finally decided to settle. I love where I live and do not plan to ever relocate again. I have spent decades searching for a family, a place to fit, people whom I could love and nurture and who would love and nurture me in return. I have found that for which I was searching. :)
I talk to myself...a lot. I answer myself...a lot.
I'm playful: My motto is you're never too old to have a happy childhood! I'm committed to making up for lost time.
I'm VERY out. Closets really are for hangers. I'm an Intersectionist Feminist, meaning I recognize the part that the intersection of various forms of oppression, such as sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc., play in the impact inequalities have on those being oppressed.
I don’t hate men; I despise inequality.
I'm a Lesbian. I lean masculine (butch or soft butch, depending upon your preferred vernacular).
I have a somewhat wicked, often twisted, sense of humor, and a wonderful sense of the absurd, not the least of which includes the ability to laugh at myself and the ridiculousness of it all.
I never smoke, drink, or use drugs (except for caffeine, sugar, and anti-depressants, the latter without which you would NEVER wish to have me cross your path).
I'm spiritual, not religious. What's the difference? For my purposes, religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell; spirituality is for those of us who have already been there...and made it out.
I have learned to start believing in miracles and synchronicity, and to stop believing in coincidence.
One of my favorite quotes:
"When you come to the edge of all you know, you must believe in one of two things:
There will be Earth upon which to stand, or you will be given wings."
About my libraryI'm still adding stuff; a lot of my books are still in boxes from my move...
GroupsBooks that made me think, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Female Sleuths, Feminist Theory, Historical Fiction, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Livejournalers, Progressive & Liberal!
Favorite authorsLaurie R. King, Anne Perry (Shared favorites)
Also onLiveJournal, MySpace
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Real nameMorgan R.
LocationLa Grande, OR
Account typepublic, free
Member sinceSep 18, 2008
Currently readingTwenty-Four Hours a Day, Revised Edition by Hazelden