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Girl Anachronism

busting balls since 1986

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Bio
"The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream"
--Wallace Stevens

"Do I dare
Disturb the universe"
--TS Eliot

"Writing isn't about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends....It's about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy."
--Stephen King

"If writing fiction is dessert, then copy-editing is eating all your vegetables. Blogging is snacking between meals."
--Neil Gaiman

"Beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression....the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow; quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you it will."
--Yoda

"Your feet are not set inexorably on the path. ... A man can turn around and leave that path to destruction, though it may require some help. The first step need not be fatal."
--The Seven Per-Cent Solution

"Who in their right mind in a choice between pancakes and living chooses pancakes?"
"Harold, if you’d pause to think I believe you'd realize that that answer’s inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led and, of course, the quality of the pancakes."
--Stranger Than Fiction

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
--Edgar Allan Poe

"I am but mad north-northwest; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw."
--Hamlet

"There is no such thing as a moral or immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."
--Oscar Wilde

"De réir a chéile a thógtar na caisleáin"
--Irish proverb, courtesy of Dr. Wirgau

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
--Roald Dahl

""Fifteen hundred years ago, everybody knew the earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the earth was flat. And fifteen minutes ago you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow."
--Men In Black

"My mind is set on overdrive
The clock is laughing in my face
A crooked spine
My sense's dulled
Passed the point of delerium
On my own; here we go"
--Green Day

"Then when you wake up one day about 40 years old, you say, “My god, I’ve arrived. I’m there.” And you don’t feel very different from what you always felt. And there’s a slight letdown because you feel it was a hoax. And there WAS a hoax. A dreadful hoax. They made you miss everything. And we thought of life by analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven, after you’re dead.

But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing, and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played."
--Alan Watts

"We all have our flaws," the Duke said, "and mine is being wicked."
~The 13 Clocks

"I will never be safe
I will never be sane
I will always be weird inside
I will always be lame"
~Everclear

"I'm not looking and I don't go hunting. I'm the type who's got to be found."
~Jeremy Brett

"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.”
~Paul Valery

Hi. I'm Karen. I am a technical writer for an insurance company in my hometown. I previously worked at a daily newspaper as a reporter/editor/designer for about three years.

I spend most of my free time reading and playing video games. I like to get outside for walks and bike riding, and I'm interested in vegetarian cooking. I also spend a lot of time hanging out with my cats, Jinx and Charm.

I can be hard to get to know because I can be flaky and mercurial. I'm mostly a loner who isn't interested in a lot of social stuff, but occasionally I want to get out and about with people. I get in the dumps at times, and don't open my mouth for days on end. You must not think I am sulky when I do that. Just let me alone, and I'll soon be right.
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