My name is Joie, and I’m a blogaholic. Wait, that’s a terrible beginning.
ANOTHER ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING
Hi there, and welcome to my WordPress blog! (Not much better, but it’ll have to do.)
After a few months of long form bloglessness due to the demise of my beloved Vox, a place where I made friends and documented my life for four years, I’ve decided it’s time to begin anew with WordPress. I’ve been maintaining some form of personal blog through one service or another since 2001, which is a pretty healthy chunk of my life (40%, but who’s counting?). I’m sure my writing here will be just as terrible, uninteresting, and embarrassing in retrospect as the last ten years’ worth has proven to be. Something to look forward to for everyone!
Some people reading this may already know me, either from real life or from the Internets; some people may be strangers stumbling across this blog via some form of WordPress magic; and some may be spambots looking to sell me excellent real estate (anatomical or otherwise). If you fall into the middle category, or if you belong to the first and have memory problems, or if you’re a particularly polite and well-meaning spambot, here’s a little about me.
This is me:
I am, in fact, holding a butterbeer, which, for the uninitiated, is a popular beverage in the Harry Potter series. That sentence tells you three things: first, that I am a bit of a nerd; second, that you’re likely going to have to endure a post about my recent trip to Universal Orlando and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter contained therein; and third, that I have no reservations about putting 5 commas in one brief sentence.
I attend school at the University of Montevallo, an excellent liberal arts college in the geographic center of Alabama. I am fortunate enough to also be employed at the University’s library, where I maintain our acquisitions and periodicals subscriptions. In other words, I handle our magazines and order our books—and if you think working in a library is lame, I’ve got news for you: YOU’RE LAME. (Burn!) I love my job, especially seeing all the shiny new books before everyone else does.
I have a cat named Fritz who gives the fiercest of affectionate head-butts. Here he is:
And if you can’t guess from the picture, I’m a musician—sometimes. My first degree was in music composition, which the Occupational Outlook Handbook ranks as the second-fastest growing career field in America, right behind bowling-pin-setter-upper1. My current academic and professional pursuits lie in the field of psychology. That my parents have never called me sobbing, “Why can’t you just get a nice degree in business or accounting?” is a testament to their supportiveness.
In addition to making music, I also love reading, spending too much time online (see aforementioned 10 years of maintaining personal blogs), playing video games, and watching individual television series in marathon sessions. Courtesy of my boyfriend, Stephen, I am learning to love going outside (the sun burns my pasty skin!) and riding a bicycle.
This seems like more than enough information to start with. I’m looking forward to many more years of self-indulgence and oversharing. Here’s to you, courageous reader!
1This information is false. Well, except the part about my having a relatively useless degree.