Welcome! As with all introductions I find it fitting that my first post introduce the 5’ 1” occupied space that is me.
I am on the brink of entering my 26th year, which makes me a Leo of sorts. Although a more realistic version of the Lion I am is best represented in this book:
My hair usually looks like that. Although my eyes do not. I hope.
I went to Ohio University then moved to Cleveland. There I was very happy and learned many things:
1. Snow shoveling is painful.
2. What in the heck Costco is.
3. Lake Erie, if you squint and ignore the smell, can pass for an ocean.
4. Seagulls are not friends.
6. Many, many strange people go to the library.
7. The term ‘Tree Lawn’ does, in fact, exist.
Also, while there I met my favourite lady:
Her name is Sofie and I miss her horribly. Here she is bathing her silky coat in the warm morning sun. She enjoys Canine Carry-outs, naps, hiding random things under my bed (aka her nest), her blanket, chewing on sticks, rolling in all of our neighbors finely cut grass and frolicking, leash-less, around open fields. Her killing record is as follows:
4 baby bunnies, almost 2 squirrels, a baby bluejay, and her Mother, Stefi’s, hand numerous times (only when she has something she is not supposed to have).
Anyway, I was in Cleveland for a year and moved back to my hometown in Southeastern Ohio to serve a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA.
And here I am.
I prefer open windows to air conditioners.
I own 2 North Face items (which I will deny if asked).
I really, really dig Graphic Novels.
I say ‘dig’.
Burt’s Bees After Sun Soother loves my life.
My most prized drink is a gin and tonic (although I hear Pim’s Cups might change that).
My most looked forward to beer is a Great Lakes Christmas Ale with Joy.
I very much enjoy Van Morrison, Niki Minaj, Lisa Loeb and Bluegrass, Bluegrass, Bluegrass.
In the summertime I am at the community garden, (still) trying to learn how to swim in rivers and sitting on porches or fire escapes.
In the wintertime I am watching movies, building igloos, trying to make scarf’s look passable on me and drinking strong coffee.
I have a mate who, when I stop and think for a moment, is exactly what I have been looking forward to.
I tend to overuse both commas, exclamation points and the phrase ‘Best Day Ever’ at least everyday.
My favourite soap is anything that smells like ‘Irish’ or ‘Spring’ in the slightest.
An insight into my sense (or lack of) humor:
While trying to equate the amount of food the food bank distributes in one year to how many elephants that would be I became sidetracked….And with that I leave you with the best discovery of my little day:
"African as well as Asiatic males will engage in same-sex bonding and mounting. The encounters are analogous to heterosexual bouts, one male often extending his trunk along the other’s back and pushing forward with his tusks to signify his intention to mount. Unlike heterosexual relations, which are always of a fleeting nature, those between males result in a "companionship", consisting of an older individual and one or two younger, attendant males. Same-sex relations are common and frequent in both sexes, with Asiatic elephants in captivity devoting roughly 46% of sexual encounters to same-sex activity."