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Amidst all the "zomg, LiveJournal is dying!" cries, I realize that maybe my long-established friends list... no matter how awesome is may once have been... is simply wearing thing. I remember days where I could go an hour off LJ and have 50 (or more!) entries to read. Now, I'm lucky if I get that in a day.

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!



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Jun. 4th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
i can testify that you are un-pigeon-holable.

also, i miss when lj was bumpin' too. :(
Jun. 5th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
I try to keep my corner of LJ bumpin' :D
Jun. 5th, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
I wuz here! lol. <3
Jun. 5th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Whee, frenzy!

I love when my friends find other friends from random comments in my LJ lol
Jun. 5th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I love meeting folk in frenzies!
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Jun. 5th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Holy crap, you're still alive!

I think I just took you off because I didn't think you used LJ anymore, but I'll definitely add you back.

Where are you going to med school?
Jun. 5th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
*lj-solidarity fist-bump* You might want to link this on Monday. Fridays are slow. I'll repost anyway, tho. :)
Jun. 5th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Well, I wanted it available over the weekend, because while weekends are slower, some people also only really use it on weekends. And if I waited until Monday, I need a whole week to have another weekend.
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Jun. 5th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Here via the lovely miintikwa. I'm rather un-pigeon-holable myself. I'm a writing reader or a reading writer, depending on how you look at it. I'm into some of the same things you are, but my love above all loves (other than the Welshman and our furbabies) would be Bollywood.

We may differ on our political and religious views, but I think variety is what makes life interesting and I wouldn't want to live in a world full of people like me. I definitely feel the same way as you - show respect for what others believe because you never know what you may learn. :)

Feel free to let me know if you'd like to be friends. Most of my posts tend to be friends-locked but I do have several public ones. :)
Jun. 5th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Yay you sound nifty!
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Here via miintikwa's link.

From what I see on your post here and your profile, you definitely sound like someone fun to converse with. If that's all good, I'm gonna add you.

And conversely, the two entries I point to with regarding to the basics of what you'd need to know about me are here & here...
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Hey - you sound cool and we have lots of stuff in common (Emily Proctor ftw!) - wanna try the friending thing?
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Jun. 5th, 2010 02:50 am (UTC)
I'm trying to come back in here again.

Jun. 5th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
Oh! I think I like you!
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Jun. 5th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Yay! A Twirled Frenzy!

I'm Dydan! I live in San Antonio, TX with my super awesome partner Jared and our cat menagerie. I work as a Clerk for an Inpatient Rehab unit at the County Hospital. I wear the "normal" hat to pay the bills, but once I clock out I let my hair down! I'm openly Pagan, bi and I'm a geek lovin' gamer. My politics...I believe in fiscal responsibility but I also believe in things like legal marriage for gays, legalization of marijuana, women's rights and colonizing Mars. Ok maybe not that last part.

I try to update my LJ daily, but it doesnt quite happen. Work blocks LJ and I dont always have time at night to update. I tend to be pretty liberal about friending because I like reading different peoples' perspectives about how they view the world. I may not always agree with you, but I'll always be honest and respect your right to your opinion. I tend to be pretty blunt (maybe too blunt) but the way I look at it, you'll always know where you stand with me. I'd rather be that way than speak in code and make people guess what I mean. My LJ is mostly Friend's Only. Sometimes I'm serious, sometimes I not.

And I like pie. :)
Jun. 6th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
You sound interesting.. mind if I add you?
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Jun. 5th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
22/f/al.. this is how it was done once upon a time
Hiii!!! *waves* Where is everybody?

Today I woke up with the a great idea. I wanted today to be wonderful. So I got up, I posted in my LJ, and I went to work with a big grin on my face. And it stayed all day. It was a wonderful day. I think I'll do this again some time.

Anywho, I, Michelle, am a math nerd, about to go to grad school for Operations Research (at UCF or K-State), and am currently working retail (BLAH). I like cooking, and going to the dog park. I really like grooming my dogs even though my mom has to get them done professionally after I'm through with them. :X
Jun. 5th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: 22/f/al.. this is how it was done once upon a time
I love cooks!
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Jun. 5th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Here's the password: miintikwa sent me

Much like removing a bandaid I suppose the best way to get through this is to rip it off as quickly as possible, accept the pain and move on:

My name is Derrick Ferguson and I'm from Brooklyn, New York where I've lived most of my life. Married for 25 years to the wonderful Patricia Cabbagestalk-Ferguson who lets me get away with far more than is good for me.

My interests include old radio shows, classic pulps from the 30's/40's, comic books, fan fiction, Star Trek, pop culture, science fiction, animation, television and movies...oh yeah...movies. I'm currently the co-host of the podcast BETTER IN THE DARK where my partner Thomas Deja and I rant and rave about movies on a bi-weekly basis.

My primary love is reading and writing and I've written four books to date: Dillon And The Voice of Odin, my love letter to classic pulp action/adventure with a modern flavor. Derrick Ferguson's Movie Review Notebook and it's sequel The Return of Derrick Ferguson's Movie Review Notebook.
Diamondback Vol I: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time, a spaghetti western disguised as a modern day gangster/crime thriller.

Anything else you'd like to know about me, check out the Pulpwork Press website: http://www.freewebs.com/pulpworkpress/

or Better In The Dark: http://betterinthedark.podomatic.com/
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Jun. 5th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
I was sent here by dydan.

Probably the best thing to do is to look at my profile...that pretty much says everything.

I update several times a week and all tweets are behind a daily cut.

I'll be honest in saying that I am in a dark spot in my life right now, so my journal reflects that; however, I try to through some other stuff in to keep it light.

Oh...and lots of Johnny Weir.
Jun. 6th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC)
we has friends in common.. good friends.

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Jun. 6th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yay! Added!
Jun. 5th, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
I'm here from a link in dydan's LJ.

About me:

I'm older than a lot of LJ users. My age is the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. (And if you know what that is, then I will probably want to friend you.)

I'm somewhere between poor and lower middle-class, depending on what my employment situation is like at the moment. Right now I'm verging on unemployment (getting laid off next week.)

In terms of politics, I'm very left-wing. You could call me a socialist if you want. I'm in favour of gay rights, same sex marriage, and legal abortion. I believe in welfare and aid to the poor. After I have said all that, I will add that I happen to be a Christian, though a lot of Christians would think otherwise. Believe it or not, I AM a Christian, and I belong to a church that holds the same beliefs as I do.

I'm Canadian, if that matters.

I'm bisexual but I don't talk about that a lot in my LiveJournal. It's more a fact of life than something I think about every day.

I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in my mid-30s, which really explained a lot about my life.

I grew up with juvenile diabetes, and I talk about that sometimes.

I love cats and am owned by three of them.

If you want to know more about me, you can check out my LJ; most of it is public. The only friends-locked entries are about my job.
Jun. 5th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Your age is, then, the reverse of mine. Which happens to be the same number of hours in a day.
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