My LJ has always been an extension of me. I've been using it since 2002 and I'd like to stay active on it longer still. But it all feels forced if it isn't an interactive community. I need my friends list to make this journal what it is. As the posts and comments from my friends have slowly waned, I've felt my interest in journaling doing the same.
I don't fault any of my friends who have drifted away from journaling, and I can never replace them. But what I do intend to do is take my skeleton list and rebuild it. (I have the technology....) To flesh out places for new friends... new people whose lives I can share and who I can let into my own. New friends, new readers who make LiveJournal worth it for me once again.
The obvious place to look is to my own friends... the people still here who have kept me around this long. If I'm around because of them, I'm sure they've got some people worth being around, too. So if you read this, in addition to posting about yourself, PLEASE please please pass the link on as widely as you can... the more the merrier!
Preamble complete, here's the meat of this... hi! I'm Twirly. I'm kinda crazy, but it's okay, you'll get used to it. I'm a geek and a nerd, eccentric to the core, and random doesn't even BEGIN to describe me. I love things like Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly/Serenity, Law & Order SVU, Dexter, RHPS, Lord of the Rings, vampires (in general), HG2G, Wicked, Rent, Hairspray, Dead Like Me, and Spiderman. I like to read, I love to write, and I probably care more about animals than people, so don't take it personally. I currently work for the U.S. Census Bureau, but that's very temporary. When I'm not working, I spend a lot of time volunteering, and I have a passion for space exploration and you can find me at least attempting to go to pretty much every space shuttle launch. (Not that I have many opportunities left.)
I've been married since 2.7.9 to my wonderful Ducky, who is sometimes known as Paul. I live in Orlando, Florida and I am a graduate of the University of Florida. My degree in in anthropology with a specialization in archaeology and a minor in religion. No, there isn't any work in that, but I love it, anyway. Hopefully someday I'll be a museum curator, but I really need to go back to school first, and who knows how many times I'll change my mind between now and then.
I'm a Republican, but I don't really post about that much because I respect the fact that other people have varying views. My general stance is I can respect you for your views, and I expect the same in return. I'm also Catholic, and I LOVE being Catholic, but, coming from a background in religion, I find other ones extremely fascinating and love reading about them. But don't expect to define me by either one of those things because I'm full of all sorts of surprises. I DARE you to try and pigeon-hole me. ;)
Obviously, this post is public for sharing purposes, but I do post friends only and intend to continue doing so. I don't chase anyone down for comments, but entries that don't get comments make me sad, so I might whine about it a little. It's not personal, I swear. My user info has some more general information and, if you add me, once I add you back, you'll be able to read some more entries that I link to in the stickied post at the top.
For now, though - that's enough of ME! Let's hear from YOU! Tell me about yourself. Add me, if you like. Add each other if you like! Even if you don't want to add me, post a comment and let me know you were here, and maybe browse and find some other friends. This includes my current friends... you have to play, too! Oh - and please let me know where you found this entry from. My curiosity knows no bounds. :)
Welcome to the party - now, get posting!