Friday, August 22, 2008

Who are you?

On upstategeeks.com there’s a current thread called “Who are you?”. Basically it’s an invitation to share a little about yourself in whatever way you like. It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to say. For a while I didn’t want to post anything. I’m really starting to keep to myself more than I ever have and not talk a whole hell of a lot, so an exercise in revealing things about myself seems daunting in one way and pointless in another, but I’m still game for trying to make new friends, and part of making new friends is TALKING to them and learning about them and letting them learn about you, so I decided to go ahead and post something. Here’s what I said:

~ I’m a writer, storyteller, reader, joker, gamer, editor, daughter, sister, friend, girlfriend, plotter, dreamer, believer, skeptic, enthusiast, talker, sleeper, dancer, jumper, lover, fighter, driver, swimmer, blogger, watcher, player, typist, liberal, human in no particular order.
~ I’m a picker, I’m a grinner, I’m a lover, and I’m a sinner. I play my music in the sun. I’m a joker, I’m a smoker, I’m a midnight toker. I sure don’t wanna hurt no one.
~ I throw one hell of a party, especially when I have a little time to plan.
~ Over half my life has been molded and shaped by Star Wars.
~ I love quotes and funny/interesting/meaningful phrases, and collect them like a raven with shinies.
~ I always, ALWAYS give people more chances than they deserve. I can’t help it – friends are almost impossible for me to write off. You really, really have to screw up for me to kick you to the curb. I’m understanding to a fault, sometimes.
~ I’m not a vegetarian, but I respect their viewpoints, and always make sure they have something safe to eat in my home.
~ I may not agree with your opinion, but I’ll defend to the death your right to speak it.
~ I love the ocean and the mountains equally. The ocean is my passionate love affair. The mountains are the comforting reassurance of home.
~ I’m realizing as I get older that becoming more like your parents isn’t always a bad thing.
~ I’m also realizing that getting older isn’t the mixed-up house of horrors we always thought it to be.
~ I’m a seasoned veteran of dealing with my own internal issues, and have the scars – and strength – to prove it.
~ I’m never what I seem exactly. Except when I am.

Oh, and in case you didn’t know, I love toast.
And bacon… mmmmmm, bacon. ;)

Any other takers? Who are you?

5 Comments:

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Monkey Shines said...

I think this sums you up almost perfectly, love. But you did leave out what an incredibly gifted storyteller and writer you are. ;)

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger B Matthews said...

Aw, thanks, m'friend! I put that I'm a writer and storyteller in the first line... it's up to my readers and players to determine my level of skill in those departments, though... ;-)

Thanks for reading and commenting!

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger DNR said...

You forgot you're a lighitng geek.

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger B Matthews said...

Ha, you are correct sir. I did leave that out! I guess it's so second nature now that I don't even think about it...? Or perhaps it was a Freudian slip to leave it out! Hahahaha!

 
At 2:04 AM, Blogger David E. Galloway said...

I think your post on UG worked to some degree; you and Jenny seem that you're becoming good friends, which I am glad, because you two are some of my favorite people. :)

 

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