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Hobbies, Coding Projects, Websites I run, etc.
The User's Manual to Baerana
Basic Rabbit Info
Random essays and thoughts
Polyamory and dating
Some Sex Stuff
mostly, but not entirely, related to safe sex
you have been warned
Gadgets & gizmos I love
Our Science Fiction Books
My many pet peeves
My personal pain scale
My eyes look very creepy in photos
Vague timeline of my life
My favorite quotes
Are you liberal or conservative?
Why I won't shop at Wal-Mart
Why Having Children sucks
Why I am against Circumcision
Why I am an atheist
Why Diamonds suck
Countries that might be OK to live in
Why Smoking is gross
Daylight Saving time KILLS!
The word "addicted" is way overused
AA is a fraud
Why Marriage sucks
Civic duty and pride
How I make decisions
My amazon.com list
My boyfriend's amazon.com
our thinkgeek.com list
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hair- brown w/ papaya streaks
sexual orientation - bisexual, sapiosexual, pomosexual
Relationship Status - polyamorous, involved in three romantic relationships
Pets: one bunny named Nibbler
Children: ZERO! And I will really, actually NEVER have any
job - employed full-time+ as a CEO/sys admin of a small ISP
OS for desktops - atm, it's ubuntu
OS for servers - CentOS
web server - apache
Text Editor - nano
Window Manager - metacity
IRC/IM Client - Trillian
various labels: liberal, poly, geek, bi, atheist, humanist, feminist, childfree, marriagefree
I'm very far left of center, but not a vegetarian (i'm practically a carnivore). Nor am I spiritual - I am an atheist/secular humanist and believe in nothing supernatural. I care for the environment which is why I support nuclear and solar energy. I am a Libertarian in most things. I believe the federal government should exist only to enforce inalienable rights, such as the right to travel between states, and to regulate treaties between states, such as a postal system and common money. Otherwise, it should stay out of our lives! All other responsibilities and rights should fall to the states. Fiscally, I am very liberal. I want good roads, schools, and health care for all, and I don't mind my (state) taxes paying for it. I don't want people to suffer, and if they legitimately can't provide for themselves, the community should help them. I am for same sex marriage rights, I'm more-or-less neutral regarding gun control and I'm anti-drug laws (it's a health issue, not a political issue). I'm pro-choice and strongly feminist (real feminism, which is about equality, not hating men) And chances are, like it or not, you are a feminist, too!
"Who has turned feminism into a dirty word? One of the things that bugs the shit out of me is the fact that we can't even use the word "feminist" these days. It's been made taboo by a conservative media. The feminist movement in this country is one of the most powerful human liberation movements the planet has seen... so, to let this sort of conservative culture steal the feminist history from our consciousness and steal the respect from the people who fought and died so we could have such liberty is a travesty."
"All decent people, male and female, are feminists. The only people who are not feminists are those who believe that women are inherently inferior or undeserving of the respect and opportunity afforded men. Either you are a feminist or you are a sexist/misogynist. There is no box marked "other"." - 2 personal quotes from Ani Difranco, aka, Ani D
I agree with the above quotes, but I would amend, that women who think women are superior to men or deserving of special rights aren't feminists, either. Since it IS about equality.
I have tons of hobbies and interests. I collect books, key chains, and toys (mostly Care Bears.) I also have a pressed penny and postcard collection going, so if any of my friends takes a trip, one of those would be the perfect present to bring me! I'm interested in memetics, little known holidays, urban legends, gender and women's studies, psychology (my current psychology project is the psychology of lying, including microexpressions), hacking and mind hacking, philosophy, logic and logical arguments, etymology, and on and on. I'm particularly enthralled with fairy tales and mythology, and how those stories effect our social psychology. And, of course, computers.
I love organizing and finding new ways to be more efficient. I've narrowed "what I want to do when I grow up" down to being a professional organizer or an efficiency expert. I think my love for archology's stems from my love of efficiency. I really, REALLY want to live in an archology at some point in my life.
job description: I am a sys admin at a small ISP. Basically I keep our servers up and our clients happy, whatever it takes. This involves working with tech support, handling security issues, upgrades, patches, etc., acquisitions and procurement, and the judicious application of duct tape :) I was recently thrust into the additional role of CEO, mostly 'cause no one else wanted it :) But I LOVE my job!
career skills: Linux and BSD administration and kernel internals. Cisco, Riverstone, 3com, and HP networking equipment. And something most geeks are bad at, dealing with people.
career interests: Who knows anymore? I used to tell people I was a chem bio/comp sci major because I wanted to work on advanced bioimplants. Really, it's 'cause ever since I saw my first episode of ST:TNG, I wanted to eventually develop a android I could have sex with... I've recently decided I want to be a professional organizer when I grow up.
Interests: Politics, Law, Philosophy, Mythology, Psychology, Urban Legends, Anime, Etymology
activities: Reading, lego, jewelry making, toy collecting, gaming, brain teasers/logic puzzles, origami
color: hunter/forest green
games: The Sims, Trivial Pursuit, You don't Know Jack, D&D
books: Harry Potter,The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Mist of Avalon, The Time Traveler's Wife
music: Blues Traveler, Aerosmith, REM, Michelle Branch, Counting Crows
tv shows: Simpsons, Futurama, Sports Night, NewsRadio, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Red Dwarf, Coupling (UK version)
movies: Princess Bride, Dogma, Harvey, Love Actually, Almost Famous, Office Space, Usual Suspects, Donnie Darko, Rear Window, Nightmare Before Christmas or anything else Tim Burton has done, Wallace and Gromit
soundtrack: O, Brother, Where Art Thou?, Nightmare Before Christmas or anything else by Danny Elfman
cuisines: Mexican, American
authors: Mark Twain, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, Nancy Kress, Tom Robbins, Fay Wheldon, John Irving, Gregory Maguire, Fredrik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Orson Scott Card, Sheri S. Tepper, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams
book genre: SF, but I'll read anything
I'm really good at: organizing/cleaning, listening, reading, taking care of people/bunnies/children
The first thing(s) people usually notice about me: very shy, overweight (fat, not chubby), long hair, very caring, great listener
body art: visible tattoo, pierced ears
Magazine I subscribe to: BottomLine, Skeptic, Free Inquiry, Wired, several IEEE computer and security journals
One pillow or two: three - I have a big bed :)
ideal match: my primary significant other :)
Things that make me feel safe: hard rain, cleaning and organizing, things being clean and organized, throwing things away, locks, cold, taking trains, books, watching Friends seasons 5 - 9, hive buildings
turn ons: intelligence, long hair, sarcasm, thunderstorms
turn offs: not using turn signals, arrogance with nothing to back it up, smokers, liars
perfect first date: Taco bell -> lan party -> bar
from my past relationships i learned: I can live with anyone for 3 weeks. Anyone can be taught to be good in bed, but no one can be taught to be a decent person.
five things i can't live without: My pSO, my friends, my bunny, my computer, books
in my bedroom you will find: Hundreds of books, tons of electronics, my pet bunny's house, dozens of toys
If you could pick one super-human power, what would you choose: Professor Xavier's power
My 43 things "to-do" list
I usually don't think personality tests are very accurate, but tests with many questions and a good range of answers, and many possible results, can paint a reasonable picture. Here are some I've taken:
Take Free Enneagram Personality Test
personality tests by similarminds.com
personality tests by similarminds.com
personality tests by similarminds.com
aka - What are your religious and spiritual beliefs?
results for other personality tests I've taken can be found on my OK Cupid page