know Bliss

i am a lot of things. i'm a woman, a developer, a parent, a friend, a music lover, a gamer, an activist, a sister, a daughter, heavily opinionated, a grammar nazi, a wannabe musician, a volunteer, a code-snob, a student, a teacher, a geek, a pescatarian, tattooed and pierced. i am not currently a wife, but i have been in the past.

i have no interest in marriage and very little in permanent monogamy. this has nothing to do with my ability to be a mother or to be able to co-parent effectively with the other two parents involved.

random trivia

birthday:
june 29 ( fire snake ( cancer ) )
status:
single
children:
two biological, six by proxy
siblings:
five sisters, no brothers
tattoos/piercings:
i've kinda lost count now/six plus earlobes guaged to 1/2"
political views:
progressive
religion:
i'm not
pro:
personal choice, equality, family in all forms, expression, music, education, positivity, love, art, laughter, critical thinking
anti:
radical feminists, snap judgements, censorship, DOMA, ie6, pointy toed shoes, Glenn Beck
allergies:
stupid
movies:
american psycho, natural born killers, secretary, anything touched by Hiyao Miyazaki, all things Jackie Chan, princess bride, japanese "B" style horror movies, fight club, american beauty, a knight's tale, perfume, rocky horror picture show, evil dead trilogy, requiem for a dream
books/writers:
Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series by Douglas Adams, Tao Te Ching, Ayn Rand, R A Salvatore, Jhonen Vasquez, Ginger Voight
music:
atreyu, bob dylan, cake, cold storage ( this band is no longer together, but if you dig it, i know where to get the album ), control machete, david cook, deftones, downtown singapore, eminem, envy on the coast, harry connick, jr, incubus, jack off jill, jurassic 5, kill hannah, lovedrug, marilyn manson, me first and the gimme gimmes, muse, new found glory, nine inch nails, nirvana, nothingface, ozomatli, rage against the machine, slipknot, sublime, suicidal tendencies, system of a down, taproot, the exies, the offspring, the prodigy, the ramones, the used, zero 1, lots and lots of classical music and opera
to name just a few...
personal oddities:
i won't drink water that has been sitting uncovered for more than ten minutes because i can taste the dust
i hate for my fingernails to be wet
i have a minor epileptic thing in my right side
i have a pet snake named Ash
i frequently change my hair color ... favorite is hot pink
i used to race a geo metro ... and win
i have eight pillows on my bed and i use them all ... when i'm alone
i refuse to drive an automatic
i am a control freak in my own kitchen ... and probably yours too
i don't eat meat and identify as pescatarian
i hate matching socks
i own several pair of nice chopsticks and look for any excuse to use them
i buy outfits to go with shoes not vice versa
i silently judge other people's tattoos
i don't like iced coffee but i like my tea both ways
i like to be in the hot tub when it's coldish outside
i have lost more than 100 pounds over the past two years
i love stars and have them everywhere
i suffer from migraines and off and on insomnia