All (or Nothing, Perhaps) about BlueCrab

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I'm a highly skilled procrastinator (well, I am if I pay attention; if I manage not to think too much I can usually get things done!) and I've been lurking on h2g2 for quite a while.

I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia (although I'd much rather not) and have four children of my own and two stepchildren (only two are still at home, though.) I make money by working at a Starbucks, and while I love the corporation and most of my co-workers, working outside of the house is not good for my mental equillibrium. As for some of the customer experiences... if you've never worked in a customer service position, you probably have no idea...

Things I'm highly interested in - and sometimes obsessed with - in no particular order: geology, sleep, flower and vegetable gardening, hiking (combines that geology/veggie stuff,) camping (preferably on my own - sweet solitude!) cooking - mostly baking - and having people cook for me, tattoos, reading... that's an entire list of its own, I think... cats! I love cats!

Trying to wrap my brain around string theory, contemplating alternate life forms, watching my children change as they grow - Oh, this is important! If you are in the midst of any of the many difficult parts of childrearing and need something to look forward to, think about this: at some unpredictable point in their later teen years you will realise that this is a grown person you're talking to, one that used to be the infant and child you fell in love with all that time ago. And - this is the good part - you get to fall in love with them all over again. There's just nothing else like it.

Authors, hmm, where to start? DNA, of course, although I confess I haven't read the shorts or the last book. Terry Pratchett, oh yes, oh yes. Great user of language, spot-on satire, extremely sharp eye for behavior and what motivates it, hysterically funny, sometimes lyrically descriptive, I could go on forever. And prolific, woohoo! They don't get much better. Lois McMaster Bujold - the Vorkosigan series, the Challion series, The Spirit Ring, all the shorts I've been able to find - wonderful stuff, all of it. Kage Baker: all I can say is - if you haven't read any of her books, find some now! Now, now, now! Unfortunately, there are only about six so far, but that means there's so much more to come. Larry Niven, the Ringworld series, many of the older shorts. Jane Austen - everything!!! David Weber's Honor Harrington series and offshoots.

Subjects - various biographies, gardening - well, mostly the pictures - archeology, science, anthropology, cookbooks (I read them like novels,) natural history in general...

March 2007: I've gotten around to joining the Thingites!! I've claimed the title of Flakey Pastry Baker for the Thingite Army

February 2011: What a world, what a world... I no longer love the corporation I work for; Kage Baker, one of my favorite authors, has died; and we are expecting our first and second grandchildren within the next month or so. I'm going to be an Oma!!!

December 2011: The 1st and 2nd grandchildren were followed in quick succession by the marriage of our oldest daughter and the birth of the 3rd grandchild (to a different daughter.) Number 4 is expected next July! Tally at this point: two children married, four children breeding, one answering 'no comment,' and one permanent abstention (she's the one who says the others are 'breeding...')

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