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Red Headed Femme

"I think, therefore I'm single." --Lizz Winstead

"A Diarist...with a Megaphone"
7 July
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I'm a fortysomething single woman who has kept a paper journal for years, and finally decided to stick my toe in the electronic waters. Johnnie-come-lately, I know; for crying out loud, I just managed to figure out Facebook (which I use because it's popular, not because I'm terribly impressed). Twitter is fun and a heckuva lot better looking; Google Plus is nicer all the way around, and Pinterest is a quirky, cute little bulletin board.

I've worked as a pharmacy technician in several different venues: long term care, mental health, and currently with the Veterans Administration. Some of it is terribly sad, especially in my state (Arizona) where the powers-that-be are determined to unravel the social safety net. Just for your information folks, the seriously mentally ill aren't going to go away because you refuse to pay for their medication and caseworkers. They're going to show up at the emergency rooms, and the cost to society, in terms of cold hard cash and social degradation, will be double. But that's what happens when you elect Radical Republican Kooks.

(Needless to say, I'm not overly fond of Jan Brewer, Russell Pearce [He's gone now, thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster!] and their merry band of legislative clowns.)

I'm also a writer (stories published in Parchment Symbols, The Vampire's Crypt, Kaleidotrope, Tales of the Talisman, Black Satellite, and Redstone Science Fiction) and childfree feminist.

Other Things About Me

Favorite Bands (the 80s): Guns n' Roses, Metallica, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Quiet Riot, Lita Ford, Joan Jett, Heart, Pat Benatar, Winger, W.A.S.P., Styx, Journey, Foreigner, Dokken, Great White, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Blondie, Night Ranger

Favorite Bands (currently--note the contrast!): Anna Nalick, Amanda Marshall, Tish Hinojosa, Cheryl Wheeler, Indigo Girls, Dixie Chicks, Loreena McKennitt, Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams, Connie Dover, Kate Rusby, Thea Gilmore, Terri Clark, and--ahem!--Aerosmith (Steven Tyler doesn't get older, he gets better)

Favorite Movies: Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Matrix, They Live, Seabiscuit, Waterworld, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shadowlands, Independence Day, Stargate, Reign of Fire, Jurassic Park, The Truman Show, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Favorite TV Programs: Beauty and the Beast, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The X-Files, any televised horse racing

Favorite Snack Food: Salt & Vinegar potato chips, trail mix, cottage cheese w/pineapple, wasabi almonds


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