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The Wrath of the Whatever

From High Atop the Thing

3 October 1984
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I should mention that I recently made my journal friends-only. I was not at all pleased at having to do that, I assure you. I was much happier with a freely accessible journal. Don't ask me why. Anyway, now that I have a certain degree of security in place, I am now issuing a blanket invitation. If you have any interest in reading stuff, I have absolutely no problems adding you. Just drop me a line.

However, this should also be considered a warning:

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OK, now that the "friends only" thing has been covered... here's who I am in a nutshell:

I'm a graduate student at UMass in Boston (as opposed to one of the several other campuses). I'm totally addicted to M*A*S*H (the series, not the movie), Law and Order (both the original and SVU, although I can't stand CI), Star Trek: TNG, chocolate, and shopping. Kinda regular 20-something chick stuff. I'm a huge nerd too. For instance, I am currently afflicted with an extremely unhealthy (I've heard) obsession with classic literature (the Count of Monte Cristo, Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, Jane Eyre and the like)

As has probably become apparent, all that reading hasn't helped my abysmal spelling. (and yet, I insist upon using unnecessarily big words). I have a degree in Political Science and Philosophy, which means among other things that I tend to be very opinionated about seemingly very random shit, and also very willing to share those opinions at great length. This inevitably ends up spilling onto these pages, where you will find for your dubious pleasure a number of 'rants' on various topics. The politics thing, coupled with my interest in classic literature has produced one final personality quirk I suppose I should mention from the get-go: I can and will quote Niccolo Machiavelli at the drop of a hat, having read The Prince no fewer than 800 times.

If you are still reading this, I am impressed by your bravery in the face of such obvious drudgery. I'm afraid I can't offer much in the way of sordid misadventures, as I would imagine might interest the casual reader. However, what meager offerings I do present herein I hope will provide a small measure of amusement or entertainment to you, my dear reader.