Age: over 40
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I've been on LJ for about 10 years or so, and like most people, I've seen FB suck away the friends and vitality that used to be here, so I'm happy to see this 2017 revival thing starting (hopefully it won't fizzle). I'm a writer (mostly SF) with a few published stories under my belt. I'm also a musician (drummer and singer) in a 2-piece band with my husband. I'm a fitness dork (Crossfit & rucking, i.e. hiking with a weighted pack). I am unfortunately employed as a data processing monkey in the commercial printing industry.
Top 5 fandoms (ie, "things that make me squee"): Star Trek (especially the original series), film noir, Japanese swordfighting & historical drama flicks, Toshiro Mifune, classic Hollywood movies, Hogan's Heroes, Evil Dead & anything Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell. Oops, that's more than 5.
I mostly post about: how my writing is going, how my physical training is going, the weather, band/music/songwriting stuff, the weekend report of activities, books I'm reading, how much I love eating food, occasional rants, and cat photos.
My last three LJ posts were about:
(1) cold weather, writing progress and idle speculation about becoming a clutter consultant
(2) some slippers I ordered that didn't fit, rucking with my new boots, some work B.S., and how I'd really love to get into an active writing group
(3) X-Mess and family stuff, cooking with Mom, and how I'm not a big fan of little kids (might as well get that out here).
How often do you post? How about commenting? I try to post several times a week. Sometimes when work gets stupid, I fall off of here but I always fall back on :) I try to comment regularly on people's posts, usually not on everything, but I like to let people know I am reading & that I care. My main obstacle to posting and commenting is that I do everything on my phone (all internet access is logged/blocked at my work).
I certainly don't expect comments on everything, and I'm quite tolerant of people who disappear for periods of time (since I sometimes do that myself). However, if I perceive that someone is not interested in me, only in having me be interested in them, the deal's off.
Gif that describes my day so far:
I made this cake for my niece's 15th b-day yesterday.