Gotta love that ‘just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-turned-on-my-computer’ look…
Oddly enough, I really don’t like writing about myself. Or should I say, describing myself. I could leave it to others – in fact that’s not such a bad idea – but nobody knows me as well as myself, so I’ll give it a shot. These blogs seem a tad disembodied without some kind of self description…
I am, for all intents and purposes, a walking contradiction. I am abstract of thought and expression, yet very practical and down to earth. A pragmatic idealist. I have an uber dry sense of humour and that, paired with my tendency for abstraction, means that often I am the only person who understands what the hell I am talking about. It’s a bit of a pain in the arse and I sometimes wish I wasn’t that way, but there you have it. I try my best. Some people like it.
I have a highly sensitive bullshit radar and don’t suffer fools gladly. Intolerant? Occasionally. Sometimes I will tell you to pull your head out of your arse, sometimes I will look for an angle to relate to you. Sometimes I will just sit and laugh to myself. It’s a mood thing.
That said, I am more often than not, too nice for my own good. I have inbuilt empathy.
I was a gifted child who skipped a year of primary school and went on to fail highschool spectacularly. I have two unfinished university degrees – which I may or may not ever complete. They are ‘Media Studies and Photography’ (double degree) and ’Librarianship and Corporate Information Management’ (with a minor in Internet Studies). I’m most likely to pick up the latter again, if any.
My main career path has been within the music industry. I’ve worked for a multinational record company, been a radio dj, voice-over artist, staged concerts, been a film critic, am a published music writer, worked with international touring bands and a whole host of other things, but I’m not going to list my entire CV here. I’m not currently employed within the music industry. I kinda miss it.
Here is a list of some things that make me happy:
Planting things and watching them grow, music, film, books, writing, snorkelling, retail therapy, scoffing at the television, my cats, swimming naked, travelling, long boozy lunches, good food, fine wine, irony, linguistics, photography, architecture, watching sport, the absurd and the ridiculous, new experiences.
I have an appalling short term memory, but a head full of mostly (?) useless information. I generally win at trivia games. I’m a ‘natural’ at many things.
So much piques my interest that I don’t know where to put myself…
I’ve suffered through almost every psychodrama known to man, and lived to tell the tale…. Slightly scathed, but wiser and with more heart and soul than I ever would have had otherwise. I like who I am.
I get on equally well with men and women. I swear wtih elegance and drink with panache. I like wearing dresses and skirts. I am all woman; impulsive, sensitive and somewhat hedonistic.
Was there something else I was supposed to say?
If I think of anything, I’ll let you know. ‘K?