Jessica Birch

Summarizing myself always feels terribly artificial and more than a little strange, and tends to give me the nagging feeling that I ought to be talking about myself in the third person, like this substitute teacher we had in fourth grade for a week.

He said things like, "It should be understood by students that Mr. Brown believes they are making too much noise," and, "It should be known by students that Mr. Brown thinks it is time for them to sit down in their seats," and, "It should be realized by students that Mr. Brown thinks that class time is not the time to exchange New Kids on the Block stickers."

He never spoke directly to us but instead created this distancing narrative in which "Mr. Brown" and "students" were characters who wanted opposing things and yet were unable to come to any true compromise or even comprehension of each other because neither had a real voice, nor did they communicate with each other. I'm pretty sure this goes a long way toward explaining why I really hate the passive voice. And, also, why I refuse to write this page in the third person.

Y'know, if passive aggressive notes had been around back then, I bet Mr. Brown would have been a star. He just seemed like that kind of person.

On the off chance that it might be more genuinely informative than the above, perhaps you'd like to know that I'm a Scorpio* and my MBTI Personality Type is always INTJ, with a strong preference for Introversion, distinct preferences for Intiution and Thinking, and a slight preference for Judging (sometimes only 1%, but so far always ending up on the J side).

*I think this is wholly insignificant; I'm mentioning it primarily in the hope that no one ever again looks at me knowingly upon learning I'm a Scorpio and says, "Still waters run deep, huh?"

how much of a gamer am I right now?

fiction stuff

music, always. life has a soundtrack.

  • this is at least one of the ones for mine: my Pandora
  • people I've been lucky enough to see in concert (alphabetical, because I like sorting even though it makes me worry about Foucault's self-policing ideas):

    3 Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, 3 Years Hollow, Aerosmith, Al Green, Alice Cooper, Bachman Turner, Bad Company, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Bon Jovi, Bowling for Soup, Breaking Benjamin, Bret Michaels, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Buckcherry, Buddy Guy, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Fleetwood Mac, Foghat, Foo Fighters, Foreigner, George Clinton and the P-Funk, Godsmack, Great White, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Journey, Kansas, Kid Rock, Kool and the Gang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matchbox Twenty, Motley Crue, New York Dolls, Nickelback, Night Ranger, Nine Inch Nails, Poison, Pop Evil, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Redlight King, Seether, Shinedown, Skillet, Smokey Robinson, Straight No Chaser, Styx, The Four Tops, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Isley Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Van Halen, Within Reason, and ZZ Top

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