Accidents of Bread in Cheese

anatomical lectures on a piece of roast beef

EvilHippo of the Clan MacHippo
9 January 1985
I love tea, I dislike fluffy towels, I am repulsed by the smell of wet peanut butter. I have a love/hate relationship with the city of Chicago. I never know what to say on autobiography pages. I enjoy being a tourist in my own city. I have a slight ironic streak that I'm afraid means I'm a hipster. I try to maintain a child-like innocence. I am often mistaken for a Canadian (but not by Canadians). I make my smilies backwards. I am on the cover of a book I had nothing to do with. I develop crushes on people's voices, and on fictional characters, but prefer my real-life people to be friends.

I was an English/Creative Writing major, and had every intention of becoming a starving artist, until Circumstances dictated that I find an actual job. Now I've sold out and am working a rather soulless job in a law office until the economy decides to brighten up. I tend to live in my own little world. Part of it is here.

This journal, which used to be mostly fangirlish rambling, is... well, okay, it's still a fair amount of fangirlish rambling. I spent some time in anime fandoms, I still dabble in them. I'm a huge music nerd, and love trying to get people into new things. I've fallen back in with British and American television, especially of the sci-fi variety. Sometimes I work on being a comic nerd as well. No one, however, will ever pry me away from my books. I'll read anything with a good story, or good writing... I'll try reading anything that has words (even, sometimes, if they're not even words in a language I understand).

The true majority of my writing here indulges my habit of philosophizing (which I suspect is annoying, but I secretly hope some people enjoy it), and of providing narration to my own boring exploits. I thrive on surrealism and oddness, and do what I can to make sure my life has enough of it. I don't write as much as I used to, I don't write as much as I'd like to, and I don't write as much as I should. This journal inhabits a weird space half between my real life and my internet life. My life is boring, but I try to make it interesting. If I ever succeed with material as bland as my life at the present moment... hopefully that means I'll be able to make it as a real writer someday.

I also listen to a lot of music (okay, I'm a hipster). I take a lot of pictures. I occasionally write about life in 140-character intervals.

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