Essentially I'm one of the many many people in the world that is not living up to their full potential. My work is in security and private investigations, which is so much more mind-numbingly boring than you'd expect. In my spare time I'm a bit of an eccentric: a little artsy, a little mysterious, a little intellectual, a little rebellious and A LOT curious about everything under the sun. A friend of mine told me of this site and it sounded like a lot of fun, mostly because I really miss receiving personal mail since my Grandmother died. I didn't think this would be an issue until now, but I'm not a dude. lol My name is Darian, which is normally a guy name but I'm a lady. Thank you. :P
********* I found out recently that when one uses automated postage machines at the post office that the amount can sometimes be off which results in the recipient owing the extra postage. I like to use these machines since I work the night shift and the post office counter isn't open when I'm awake. If anyone has received something from me that's postage due, let me know and I'll send you stamps to make up for it. Also, I'm really sorry about that, I didn't know until now. *********
Also wanted to let you know I'm open to private swaps and people looking for pen pals if anyone's interested. :)
50's bubble gum pop music and narrative story songs are what I grew up with, and I still love them. 90's alternative rock was my high school years so I've still got a major soft spot for that. Jazz and sultry torch ballads are the music of my soul. Otherwise, my taste is varied and I listen to anything and everything from all over the world. Mostly I don't like things that are uncreative/very repetitive or so esoteric that it's not relatable.
I read so much it's hard to really say. Short stories of all types tend to be my favorites because they offer basically a story appetizer. Some of the best books I've ever read were: "Flappers and Philosophers" by: F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Legend of Huma" by: Richard A. Knakk and "Illusions" by: Richard Bach.
For poetry I'm in love with Edgar Allen Poe and Pablo Neruda.
For plays Shakespeare is still king and I really enjoyed "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by: Steve Martin.
Currently Reading: T.S. Elliot's "Love Letter of Alfred J. Prufrock and Other Poems" and "How To Disappear" by: Frank A. Ahearn
I don't watch television. Weird, I know, but I made the choice to turn off the tube and haven't regretted it a day. Sometimes I'll watch a specific show on line but otherwise I'm out of that loop.
Shows I've liked: Futurama, Law and Order SVU, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, Legend of the Seeker, Twilight Zone, Medium, Shin-chan, Ugly Betty, Coupling, Shakespeare Revisited, The I.T. Crowd, Moonlighting, Cowboy Bebop, Tri-gun, Descendants of Darkness, Reaper and Twin Peaks.
Things I can do: Origami, silver smithing, chain mail, sword smithing, painting, sculpting, sketching, writing decorative script with ink pens, cross stitch, perfume making, hand dipped candles, costume/clothing design and embroidering bead work. Currently learning to be decent at ATCs!
Things I admire: Glass work, making cups and bowls, quilting, knitting, costume/clothing sewing, making paper, sketches and distilling essential oils.
Favorite Subjects: Poetry & literature, many types of music (but especially Jazz and torch songs), silver jewelry (used to make it), quantum physics, dancing, costumes, philosophy, the study of culture and movies that make you think. Film Noir, Ziegfeld Follies, Musicals, Psychology, Carl Jung, Dream Interpretation as a science not legends, Folklore, Cute Japanese Stuff, Unique Stationary, Hats (especially fedoras), Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki, Nintendo DS Games, Amethysts, Sapphires, Opals, Moon Stones, Rose Quartz, Watches, Steam Punk, Masquerade, Masks, Martial Arts, Fencing, Swimming, Yoga, Halloween Stuff, Things from the 20's - 40's, Gothic and Lolita, The Sandman by: Neil Gaiman, Books, Music Boxes, Albert Einstein, Rene Descartes, French, Gaelic, Mandarin Chinese, Sanskrit, Portuguese, Word Games, Kawaii/San Rio and Nature.
Favorite Animals: Cats, Zebras, Llamas, Sloths, Bats, Jelly Fish, Dogs, Panthers, Owls, Hedgehogs (not Sonic), Totoro (does he count?), and cute versions of deer, sheep, goats and cows.
Favorite Colors: Purple, Silver, Black, Dark Green, Sea Foam Green, Turquoise and Intense Red. Rainbow (things with a bunch of bright colors swirled together).
Favorite Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Chai, Root-beer, Ginger-ale, tart lemonade (especially French style), Mint or Cinnamon Cocoa, Heifer-Wiesen (it's a type of beer), Irish lager, Red Wine (Merlot, Shiraz, Sherry and Port), Vodka tonics, Mint Julips, Grasshoppers (it's a cocktail), Whiskey toddy and Rum.
Favorite Foods: Thai (especially noodle dishes), Sushi, Donburi, Onigiri, Italian pasta, Bread of any kind, cheese, fondue, Indian curries, Mulai Kofta, Saag Panir, Vietnamese BBQ, Pho, Greek Lamb, Spanikopeta, waffles, omelets (and anything made with egg), southern soul food.
Favorite Sweets: Flan, boba, moon cakes, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, lemon pie, butterscotch, tai-yaki, halo-halo, biscotti, cookies of almost any variety, marshmallow rice-crispy squares, whatchamacallit (it's a candybar), Wonka, Cadbury, red licorice, Kit-kat, gummy octopi, taffy, coffee toffee, candy corn and red bean.
Favorite Flavors/Scents: Orange, lemon, coffee, mint, chili pepper, ginger, butterscotch, peanut-butter, marshmallow, pear, watermelon, cantaloupe, whiskey, rum, pineapple, apple, blueberry, taro, sweet potato, sugar cane, cinnamon, cloves, marzipan, Chai, green tea and very dark chocolate (but not very into chocolate).
Favorite Cute Stuff: Choco-cat, Charmy Kitty, Twin Stars, Hello Kitty, Cinnabunnies, San-X black and white kitties, kawaii lambs, deer, goats, cows, llamas and sloths.
Anything Orange that isn't naturally orange (ie: orange juice and pumpkins = good thing, orange clothes = hate!), Earth Tones, Navy Blue, 70's Green, Gangster Rap, Gross Out Humor (ie: Family Guy-like things), Anything described as having a "minimalistic modern" look, Memorabilia for anything made in the last 50 years, Sports Memorabilia Made Ever, Soda Pop, Warhammer, War Craft, and Music/Sounds described as "relaxing" (ie: Sound of Waves Relaxation CD's, Josh Grobin, Andre Bocelli or Soothing Sounds).
Really don't need: lotion, candles, vanilla anything, doilies or scrap-booking supplies.
Highly allergic to Sulfur, this is usually not an issue except in some edible items they use sulfur as a preserving agent. Most often found in dried fruits.
And Bees, but I doubt that will come up. Still like honey and bee's wax though.
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