I'm going to answer this with my dating website profile because I think that's funny:
Never one to be good at describing myself, so I'll make this brief: I love to laugh and am a fan of dumb comedies, but I'm also known to be serious when necessary.
I love to learn and am of the school of thought that no one stops learning, no matter how old you are. Fun science geek fact: every time you learn something new, your brain forms new wrinkles. These are called rugae.
I sometimes unfairly judge people based on whether or not they like the Canadian comedy sketch group "Kids In The Hall." Pro tip: bonus points if you do.
I'm looking for someone who can make me laugh, has a romantic streak but isn't too cheesy about it, who can offer me stability and put up with moods, which change quickly. If you have a quick temper, either don't bother with me, or be prepared for me to bring humor into the mix to diffuse the situation. Life is too short to let things make you that angry.
I want someone to come home to, yet will give me the space I need when I need it and understand this aspect of me. Sometimes a girl needs some alone time. I want a man who can follow a recipe and cook, but even better would be a man who is willing to cook with me because that's sexy. I require several hugs daily, and we're talking GOOD hugs, nothing half-assed. I want someone who is empathetic, compassionate to others, and generous.
That's pretty much it, I guess. Obviously there's more to me than what I've written, but that's up to you to find out, if you're so inclined.
My creativity is fueled by the desire to change the world with my words.
Books and authors that make me want to be a better writer, and I hope I can reach at least some level of their brilliance for words:
Wally Lamb and "I Know This Much Is True."
Harper Lee and "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Dave Eggers and "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."
Chuck Palahniuk and "Diary."
John Steinbeck and "East of Eden."
These five books are the epitome of what writing should be about...to me, anyway.
And off soap box.
HI Erin! Thanks for reading Dog Days. I would've thanked you sooner, but I haven't been back since I posted the story. fos.
Thanks, Erin. I intend to create fiction of the highest silly billie class I can.... :-)
Erin, thanks for the help getting started on Fictionaut. I like that one you wrote about something about girls.
You smell good like girls.
If I'm awesomesauce then you are cottoncandypants!
I'm a dummy pants and forgot to thank you for your comment and fave, so THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT AND FAVE.
Thanks for your comment on and fav for my bike story, Erin. I know, I know--I'm a troublemaker!
Erin, thanks you for your comments, and the fave, on The Escapists. I really do hope that it inspired you to drop your little habit :) Rock on!
Your profile made me smile. Cool.
Hey Bday girl - thanks for *ing Traitor.
Thanks, Erin! Appreciated!
Erin, thanks for reading, commenting and your fave on 3 Short Shorts! I appreciate your support.
Thanks for the star for "Reverie," Erin. Thanks for the read, also.
I love the apocalypse stories. i think humor is a ghetto, where you have to be oh-so-clever. writers tend to get stuffy. The apocalypse stories are absurd and funny. I hope you make them into one good-sized story when you're all done and send it to humorous fantasy venues.
Hi Erin. Thanks for reading Books and Covers, and thanks for the comment, too - means a lot! fos.
You, me and risque go together like kool-aid and cults. Eagerly embraced yet a bit kooky.
I forgot to mention in my comment, you might want to try reading Mort by Terry Pratchett. It is, in your words, the epitome of what writing should be about. (Plus it has definite Donkalypse tendencies.)
erin: an irrational fear of squid and burritos? HEAVENS TO BETSY I MUST HEAR THIS STORY! :)
thanks for the comments re: "burrito porn" -- glad you dug it!
Thanks, Erin. Glad you liked "The Truth Will Out." I had fun writing it. (Less fun living it!) My goodness, you faved it! That was very kind of you. It's such a trifle.
Hey Erin. Carl wants to meet you too. XO.
Hello Future Cellmate - thank you for your lovely comments on Health Code. Much obliged. Mwah!
Hi Erin, thanks for your comment on Snowdick, much appreciated. You know, I thought about adding a neighbor calling the cops, decided I'd done enough harm already :) Did they make you take your snowman down?
Thanks for your nice comments about my strange little story, "Dew Drop Inn." I appreciate that and the fave, too.
Thank you for the fave and the enthusiastic comments on "1967, The things they wanted."
Glad you like 2089, thanks for comments :)
Erin I'm so glad you like the new What I wanted Group, it's fun and kind of intimate. I'm glad I started it..
hey glad you like Chopped. I'll put the tomatoes away. :D
Erin, thank you so very much for your kind words on 2006. I learned than when you are open, the words seem to write themselves. I look forward to reading your all your stories here! Cheers :)
Erin, I'm so glad you liked my merry little tale. And thanks for the fav!
Thank you, sister in the Sisterhood-of-Up-in-the-Nostril. I love your fat fav on my 19__.
Thank you, EE!
Hey my little partner in crime -- So glad you liked Jake Baker. Always love a review from you.
Thanks, Erin! Besos.
Erin - I am sorry I ruined your birthdays, however it was awfully nice of you to be kind to me after doing so! Ha! Thank you very much for your nice comments about "Tip".
Thanks for the fave of "Sermon of Lilac." I appreciate it very much!
Erin, my kindred soul, thanks for reading "Liplorn".
Thank you for your very kind remarks on ash, Erin. I hope you're having a great weekend. - Q
Thanks Erin. You excite me with your fave.
Thanks for reading me ;)
Damn glad I ran across you here.
Thanks for the very kind words and fave on Heart Line, Erin. You can tell your co-workers it's my fault...
Thank you so much for reading (re-reading?) and commenting on my ass!
No you didn't.
Erin, thanks so much for commenting on the rockwell story. As far as comments go, simple always serves it purpose and tends to sound so much better, right!?
Hi again. Yes, totally agree. We share deep with strangers. But it's all cool. I dig it. :)
Erin! Nice to meet you - and thanks for commenting on "Help Me Own You". Shhhhh. I'll never tell if I'm nice or mean when drunk.
Your writing has that exact, shocking, off-putting humor that I love. Ain't it grand to live in the USA?
Erin, Erin, Erin. Thanks for the fave on the meat stuffed in meat stuffed in meat thing!
Thanks for reading and commenting on "Brian Wilson Says," Erin. And thank you for the fave!
Thanks for the fave, Erin!
Thanks! It's good to know there are people in the world willing to read what I write. (also it's good to know that there are people who read [period, implied emphasis]. I know too many people who don't read and it's disheartening -- fictionaut seems to disprove this quite nicely).
I'm glad we're finally fictionaut friends (I'm not sure that "finally" is a relevant qualifier, but I like alliteration... in moderation, of course).
Thank you for the nice comments about "Tenderoni" Erin. I look forward to reading your work!
Thanks for reading color coded pills. Much appreciated.
Thanks for the favs. I like you.
Glad you changed the picture.
Thanks for reading my story "She spread her legs and flew away" - I'll always save the dog :)
Meant to mention - I love your About Me section. You have some serious power there!
Erin, thank you for the fav on Heartbreak Waiting To Happen!