*~About Me~*

In no organizational structure whatsoever...

I'm 21, born on July 29th, 1980 at 10:25 a.m. in Iowa City, Iowa. I'm a lesbian, and came out at age 20. I identify as a strong femme, or "femme butch", but I usually just go by "femme". I'm pretty introverted, coming off shy and quiet until I get to know someone well enough that I'm comfortable showing them my loud, talkative side. I have some awesome friends who mean the world to me and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. No girlfriend, though. Hopefully that'll change. I work at Hy-Vee as the wine/spirits manager. I'm not attending college at the moment, but I do hope to go back someday.

I am the product of a single parent household. My mom died when I was 2. I don't really remember her at all. I have two sisters. Kim, my half-sister, is 26, married, and works as a nurse. My other sister, Krissy, is 19 and is attending college, majoring in elementary education. My dad has worked his ass off all his life to make sure we didn't end up out on the street and I think the world of him.

I went to private school growing up. More specifically, a catholic private school. Please don't hold that against me. I'm still recovering. I was a pretty good student when I applied myself. That was pretty hard to do though, because I have ADD. I was a very active music student, and played trumpet in band from 5th grade through my second year of college. I managed to make first chair in 11th and 12th grade, which I thought was pretty cool. I also sang in the choir from 9th grade through my first year of college. I started out as an alto, but by the time 11th grade hit I realized that I was actually better as a soprano. Band and choir are my best memories of high school.

I love music, and am very rarely without it. I always have a song playing, even if it's just in my head. My musical interests include Sarah McLachlan, Madonna, DJ Irene, Tori Amos, Elton John, Linkin Park, and way too many more to name. I am a raver. There is nothing I would rather do than dance all night in a room full of wonderful people to great electronic music. It's kind of hard to describe the feeling I get from raving, but it's a great one. Some people get it, some people don't. It's as simple as that. There's song lyric that says "When you feel it, you will understand". That about sums it up. No, I don't do drugs. Some people tend to associate raves with drugs, and although it's not an inaccurate one, I hate when people assume that I do drugs because I rave.

I like to read. A lot. I will read about anything as long as it doesn't bore me to tears. I have a few friends who write stories and poems, and they rock my universe. I like reading about other people most of all. I love when I stumble upon someone's website and they have a big long section about themselves, even if it's because they happen to be an egotistical bastard. Odds are I will still read their bio even if I think the person sucks.

Yes, I realize that my bio is a bit long. No, I'm not an egotistical bastard. Thank you for your time.