|Website:||Derien's Trivial Little Place|
|Location:||Portland, Maine, United States|
Freak, born and raised in Maine.
When I started my LiveJournal (July 2nd, 2001) I was unemployed and working on our 150yo house in East Kingston, NH, with my boyfriend of going on 10 years. I'd had a job as a PC support tech at a 'dot-com' company until June 22 2001, when I was laid off.
Got a job, it didn't make the mortgage. Sold the house and moved back to Maine in the spring of 2002. I'm now working directly with the public again, as an airport screener. That is, I don't screen airports, I screen people AT the airport.
Yes, I am bi and poly. If you're a guy or a couple, please don't waste my time and yours and raise my bloodpressure by propositioning me. If you're a woman and just want sex put yourself in the same category. If you're a single woman and interested in a relationship with a couple... I might like to get to know you. ;)
Also, I'm daegaer's Official First Stalker Fangirl. ;)
eor - Light of my life and center of my universe, the brilliant one with the really nice butt.;)
Hawk - Brother, four years younger, lives in Seattle at the moment, has a history of being a nomad, makes drums, does carpentry and building, plays in several bands, and sometimes teaches various things (music, English).
Eightball - Brother, six years younger, lives in Santa Clara, teaches meditation and martial arts, and recently got a job in security to pay the bills.
Sillama - Mom, lives in Korea, teaches English. ("trip to Corea" is the link to her journal.)
Dad, lives in mid-coast Maine, retired social worker (but used to teach).
Various Co-workers and ex-co-workers appear in stories from time to time. I'll try to label them accordingly.
"Never attibute to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity."
--(Often called "Hanlon's Razor," this quote is attributed variously to William James, Robert J. Hanlon (1980), Robert Heinlein (1941), and Goethe (1774).)
When in doubt, always ask yourself, "What Would Jeeves Do?"
"Oh, you hate your job? Y'know there's a support group for people like that. It's called EVERYBODY! We meet at the bar!"
--(lj user) thepoorman
"If a cop stops you for speeding do you tell him that he should let you go because you got away with it in the last four towns?"
--(coworker) Orangejello (see pet peeves, below)
- Women who do the iron cross over the toilet seat and leave it wet. For godSAKE, if you're not going to sit on it, raise the damned seat! And you probably complain that men are rude for not putting it back down. Grr.
- Customers trying to tell us that some other place lets them do whatever they want. Where are you? You're here, not that other place. Get over it. Besides which you're probably either lying or you snuck one by them, and in either case you shouldn't boast about it. (See quote from Orangejello, above.)
Delight of Delights! (lj user) bravecows wrote kind, sweet words about me, without even any prompting on my part, and I adore her forever. :) (Only of course I had already adored her forever before she wrote this stuff.:))
Derien gave me the code that allowed me to embark upon my Life as a LiveJournaler, so she should technically own my soul, except that she's too nice to make a claim on it. derien's a rock -- a lighthouse on the cruel shore of LJ; a lamp in the wintry waste of the Internet; a damned nice person among masses of human beings that, frankly, would go for discount price at a People Garage Sale. (You would maybe be allowed to bargain for derien, because you wouldn't be able to afford that kind of quality otherwise.) Anyone who's ever talked to her knows how warm and silly and clever and fun she is, but here's something you might not know: she has the mad epistolary skillz you always wished you have but could never quite manage. Her letters are pure joy -- full of human interest and quotidian detail, people she knows and conversations she's had and things that happened along the way. Doesn't sound like first-page material, you might say. Hah! That just goes to show you haven't read any of her letters. I have, nyer! *preens*
(Makes me want to ask everyone I've ever written to for copies of my letters back. Considering my memory that would be the only way I'd ever recapture much of my life.)
Other places where I have accounts which I ignore in favor of my LiveJournal:
...EZBoard as Derien3. (I joined that to find my cousin's fanfic.)
...MySpace as Derien3. (Truly impossible to figure out how to do anything or how to see anyone else's profile. If you happen to stumble on someone it'll be completely by accident. With the added benefit of multitudes of people you would never want to know attempting to friend you.)
...Digital Pulp as Derien Demarais. (For posting stories, not really a blogging tool. Nevertheless, not really that good for posting stories on because of their annoying format where you have to click to the next page after nearly every paragraph of the story.)
...Yahoo 360 as DerienMe or Derien, I'm not precisely sure which you should search for, there. (Lousy interface.)
...Friendster as Derien. (Friendster is not only impossible to find things on, it's ridiculously slow uploading each. and. every. page. You may die of old age before you get a chance to make any friends there.)
...Vox as Derien.
...MeetUp as Derien.
...Zorpia as Derien. So far the class of interaction there seems very shallow. It's mostly dating-for-sex... which confuses me as the person who invited me was (I thought!) in a relationship she was really serious about.
...OKCupid as derien3.
...The Onion personals as derien3.
|Interests:||123: alice in wonderland, androgyny, anthropology, anthropomorphic personifications of death, architecture, arthur conan doyle, arthur dent, asimov's, aziraphale, banner/gregg, blackadder, blues brothers, books, bracy/gedge, british humour, caffeine, calvin and hobbes, canoeing, castles, clever valets, collecting books, crowley, crowley/aziraphale, curry, curves, cyberpunk, dilbert, discworld, douglas adams, dry wit, eor, fan fiction, fandom, fanfic, fanfiction, fantasy, fantasy fiction, fiction, ford prefect, free speech, friendship, g. manville fenn, george manville fenn, ghostbusters, gimli/legolas, good omens, goth, granny weatherwax, hhgttg, hiking, hobbits, homoeroticism, honesty, hugh laurie, i wish for peace, indian food, intelligent conversation, intelligent people, jackie chan, jeeves & wooster, jeeves and wooster, jeeves/wooster, kayaking, kids in the hall, kurt vonnegut, laughing, linguistics, lois mcmaster bujold, lord of the rings, love, maine, manliness, mediaeval history, merry and pippin, merry/pippin, monty python, museums, peregrin took, polyamory, polyfidelity, portland maine, queer rights, raffles/bunny, randomness, reading, red dwarf, red hair, redheads, relationships, renton/spud, rocky horror picture show, samuel vimes, samwise gamgee, sci fi, sci-fi, science fiction, science-fiction, second hand books, sergeant preston, sherlock holmes, ska, slash, slash fanfic, snuggling, spicy food, star trek, steampunk, stephen fry, sybil vimes, taoism, taters, tea, terry gilliam, terry pratchett, the real ghostbusters, the simpsons, triads, victorian homoeroticism, werewolves, wodehouse, women, words, writing|
|Schools:||University of Southern Maine - Portland, ME (1986 - 1992)|
|Mutual Friends:||5: afrai, daegaer, miss_gordon, mizzmarvel, yonmei|
|Account type:||Free Patient|