Also time to welcome new friends! *waves to emmoyenne, spattergroit, holly_cky, picksthemusic, laura_isaac, hobbitofkobol, holdmesam, and tis_arse*
Just to give you an idea of what to expect, here's a little about me.
My name is Shelby, and I'm a 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. I live in Uptown Minneapolis with faithlynn and our ridiculously stupid beagle, Gucci. You'll probably hear about them from time to time.
Right, right. That's all just stock detail, though. Who am I really? Well, I'm an Aries and most of those traits apply. I'm strong willed, impulsive, stubborn, and opinionated. I'm a second generation American, and I come from Irish and Sicilian stock; although, there's a sinificant amount of German in my blood too. I am the sea-foam green sheep of my family. I really don't fit in at all. My mother loves computers, sports, wine, and - evidently - snarky phone calls. My father loves hunting, politics, fixing things - including people, and swearing loudly at the radio. I'm not sure that my 19-year-old brother feels strongly about anything, but! I love music, theater, film, tee vee, literature, fanfiction, photography, and art. It's pretty much all I concern myself with, actually... and it drives my parents nuts for various reasons. My mother thinks my goals are unrealistic, my father wishes I'd become a political journalist and fix the system. While I feel very strongly about certain social issues, I loathe politics, bureaucratic cock-ups, partisan hackery, and stay as far away as possible. Oh well. I stopped caring aaaaages ago. Whateva! I do what I want.
Things you'll find from time to time in my el jay:
Anyway, as a journalist, I love the news. Specifically, I love making fun of the news. In terms of watching it, I'm not a big fan. I get most of my televised news from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Otherwise, I love me some print journalism. Every now and again, I do a News Roundup, compile a bunch of news articles that are either relevent or hilarious, and serve them up with a steaming side of sarcasm.
I am a pirate [yarrrrrr], and I love sharing music. I would love to buy all the music I have, and someday I hopefully will... because the artists deserve the support. Unfortunately, at this point, I don't really have the means to give it. However! I can shamelessly fangirl them, and share them with the rest of the world, thus increasing awareness and enjoyment! So, I'll make music posts and mixes to share tunes with all y'all.
I love movies, and occassionally I write reviews. I ocassionally recap television shows as well. Mostly invasion, and I mod the community invadetheglades.
I post my writing occasionally. I haven't really written anything lately, but I do maintain mt_diaries, which consists of odd stories as they happen on the Minneapolis Transit system. I'm pretty much a relentless bibliophile. I love books, and I love words. I love writing, reading, grammar, and editing. If I have time, I will never refuse to edit a piece if you ask me. I love it that much. Feel free. There's even a semi-dead community for that too, though it's primarily available for short papers. Check out fnwc if you're interested.
I also love me some manflesh, and these are some of my favorite posts. Sex-a-licious picspams. 'Nuff said.
Other than that, I'm really good at ranting about what goes on in my daily life, and there's a fair bit of it. I love me some memes and polls, and I'm also the Queen of Random, so get ready for that I suppose. Also, I'm a comment whore. I love commenting and recieving comments, and I promise to read just about everything you write because I love my f-list that much.
So, welcome to it! I hope you enoy.
In other news, I really need to edit my story on Salem, and I'm having a really hard time focusing on it. I might have to just get a good night's sleep, a good cup of coffee in the morning, and some nice quiet time. It's too rainy, too thundery, and I'm too antsy and achey and distracted at the moment.
Luckily, I think I'm getting my hard drive tomorrow! *le flail*