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Not exactly Samuel Pepys

Alix (Tersa)
Midwestern girl with a BS in Animal Science now living in Silicon Valley doing software technical support.

You do the math.

I am an avid gamer, currently addicted to swtor and eagerly awaiting the release of "dragon_age 3" at the end of 2013 2014.

I used to do tabletop, online, and live action role-playing. I watch a number of cult TV shows and like most genres of cinema.

I'm a recovering NHL hockey fan, primarily of the San Jose Sharks (although I will idly follow other teams on occasion). I love to read. I dabble in writing, but never intend to publish; like Hillary, I do it "because it's there". I like to cook and consider myself an omnivorous gourmand. I have indulged in a number of crafting hobbies, primarily knitting, although in the past I've also dabbled in spinning, cross-stitch, crochet and soapcrafting.

I am a Taurus born in the Chinese year of the metal Boar, meaning I come naturally by my hedonistic streak and sometimes irrational stubbornness. I'm INXJ on the Myers-Briggs, a '6' on the Enneagram test, and right-brain dominant, which supposedly explains why I'm into crafting, sports, and writing and why I absolutely suck at speaking foreign languages (French and Russian) although I love and want to learn them anyway.

I co-habitate with two three cats:

Toast gets along
with Tali...
...and Izzy...Tali and Izzy...
not so much

I used to have a housemate I saw sometimes, cyranocyrano, but now he's in Michigan and I don't.

IN CASE OF A DISASTER IN THE SF BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA: Please check cyranocyrano's LJ for updates on my status. [ICE post]

Explanation for my default userpic:
I rarely use it, but it's the Queen of Swords card from the Renaissance Tarot by Brian Williams, because it's the image I most identify with 'me', my true avatar if you will. Why? In my infrequent dabblings in Tarot, it has been the only court card description that I feel really nails my personality--which includes any other Queen of Swords description from any other deck. The Renaissance Tarot seems also to be the only deck that actually 'speaks' to me regarding qustions about myself.
Queen of Swords: "A person of sharp insight, persuasive, powerful, and thorough. If extroverted, an administrator, an organizer, a firebrand, splendid as a summer's day - and sometimes as overwhelming. If introverted, a person of deep sentiment, susceptible to flights of ectasy, or the flames of inner torment."




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